March 18, 2013

The Bible Mini Series - Something HUGE Is Missing From The Last Supper!

This is jaw dropping. I added it to my compilation of links, but this is worth its own post.

Something HUGE Is Missing From The Last Supper
http://standupforthetruth.com/2013/03/something-huge-is-missing-from-the-last-supper-2/

the direct link to SunnyShell.org's post on the subject is here
http://www.sunnyshell.org/2013/03/history-channels-bible-exalts-man-over_4.html

One does not even have to comment to see the blasphemy in what is MISSING here.

Btw, Jim Wallis thinks this series is great.  After all he was also consulted.  Great. Just great. I don't remember that being mentioned in the list of consultants on their website:


http://www.thebibleminiseries.com/frequently-asked-questions/

  • Mark Burnett and Roma Downey did consult a team of advisers while writing and filming the miniseries. This team includes: Rick Warren - Pastor, Saddleback, Joel Osteen - Pastor, Lakewood Church, Erwin McManus - Pastor, Mosaic, Jim Daly - Focus on the Family, Sam Rodriguez - National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Paul Eshleman - Campus Crusade for Christ, Bobby Gruenewald - YouVersion Bible, Brad Lomenick - Catalyst, Leith Anderson - National Association of Evangelicals, Frank Wright - National Religious Broadcasters, Tom Peterson - Catholics Come Home, Geoff Tunnicliffe - World Evangelical Alliance, Gabe Lyons - Q, Luis Palau, George Wood - Assemblies of God, Craig Groeschel- Life Church, Denny Rydberg - Young Life, Andrew Benton - Pepperdine University
  • The Bible miniseries is based on the (NIV) New International Version and the (NRS) New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
I wonder if they only want to list the less controversial/more popular consultants.  Hmm.... (if they think that list is less controversial, they are seriously out of touch.)

In his comments on the Last Supper, viewed here,(The Bible: Jim Wallis Comments on The Last Supper) it's apparently no big deal to Jim what is left out... he begins his clip right after the missing piece.  Not surprising.  Jim Wallis is a heretic, so he wouldn't care that "NO man comes to the Father but by me" and "for the forgiveness of sins"  is missing.  But it doesn't even say BROKEN FOR YOU or SHED FOR YOU.  As a Catholic I would be HORRIFIED.  I'm not Catholic and I'm still horrified.  Roma Downey isn't even being faithful to her false Catholic church.

Sin and God's wrath against it and the need for a perfect atonement has been missing from the whole series. It's been about the nation of Israel and obedience from the beginning.  Israel's blatant DISobedience is also entirely left out, even when mentioning how they have struggled to maintain control of the land.  WHY?  Because God said they would be judged if they disobeyed and went after other gods, which they did MANY times.  Why is that left out?

Jim also wrote an article extolling the wonders of the whole series:
http://www.bibleseries.tv/the-bible-series-an-invitation-to-change-the-world-video/
The video seems to be missing, but it links to the article here
http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/03/07/bible-series-invitation-change-world-video
in which he says:
Astonished now, Peter asks Jesus how this happened. Jesus doesn’t really answer the question but instead, gives his famous invitation to Peter — come with me and I will make you a fisher of men. “What are we going to do,” Peter asks Jesus, which is a wonderful question. And I love the answer Jesus gives, which is in all the promotions of “The Bible” series, “Change the world.”

That’s what we are going to do: change the world. Not just to save a few people from hell and get them to heaven, not to judge all the non-Christians, not to abandon the earth for mansions in the hereafter, not to make sure we all believe the right doctrinal things … No, Jesus came to change the world and us with it. To join him is to join the changing of the world with the in-breaking of a new order called the kingdom of God.

In a Washington, D.C., premiere of “The Bible” series a few weeks ago, I had wonderful conversations with Mark and Roma. Mark asked me if they were right to have Jesus say that he wanted to change the world. Those words are not literally in the scriptures, but it seemed to him and Roma that’s exactly what Jesus was talking about. Absolutely correct, I told them both. And we went through the first few chapters of Mathew which demonstrate that truth. I love the clarity and courage of the statement from Jesus in “The Bible.”
Jim Wallis's endorsement ought to be a giant red flag and sounding klaxon to anyone who considers the Bible authoritative and inerrant and believes in the five solas of the reformation. Yet, so many continue to endorse it as 'good.'

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also From now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:1-7 (this all takes place after the discussion of Judas' betrayal, and his departure from them, in John's gospel)

“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” -- Matt 26:26-29

Yes, I realize not every gospel account includes "for the forgiveness of sins" but don't you find it convenient that once again, they leave that line out?  They're doing a Bible overview, not a specific run through ONLY the book of Mark.  And they just stop Jesus's phrase after "I am the way the truth and the life" - you cannot chalk that up to them picking it from a gospel that doesn't include it.  Because the only gospel that contains this "I am the way" statement is the book of John.  This is more than just ignorantly picking a version that doesn't happen to mention the forgiveness of sins. They are making these decisions too consistently.  It's not like a broken clock, but more like a compass with reversed polarity.

I guess "consultants" Jim Wallis and Rick Warren and Joel Osteen don't want to be TOO clear about how to escape the wrath to come in hell.  Judging by their obfuscation of the truth, they don't actually  want to stop anyone from going there.

For a real discussion about what Jesus' words mean when he says "I am the way, the truth, and the life" please listen to this excellent broadcast by the White Horse Inn:

WHI-1144 | I Am The Way, The Truth, &The Life