SHOWS LIKE ‘THE STORY OF GOD’ ARE DESIGNED TO STEAL YOUR FAITH, NOT STRENGTHEN IT
compiled by Michael Jeshurun
The National Geographic people are hopeful that it’s lush series with super-high production values was just slick enough to cause you to start to doubt the ‘narrow way’ of the Bible. Jesus did not say that He was a way among many, He said that He is the ONLY way for salvation, and the ONLY way to Heaven. He also says that anyone else claiming any other way is a thief and a robber. How ya like them apples?
I HAD A STRONG FEELING THAT SOMEONE WAS GOING TO OFFER ME THE PART OF GOD. I WAS TOTALLY PREPARED TO SAY, ‘THANKS BUT NO THANKS,’ UNLESS IT WAS A COMEDY.
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (KJV)
Last weekend, National Geographic released it very slickly-produced new miniseries called ‘The Story of God‘, featuring the velvety baritone narration of Morgan Freeman. In the first 3 seconds of the trailer, Morgan Freeman looks convincingly into the camera and declares “I have always been fascinated by God”. Only one problem, Morgan Freeman is a rock-ribbed atheist with no belief in any god, much less the actual God of the Bible.
In fact, during a July 6, 2012 interview with Fox, Freeman said that he in fact is a god. Here is how it went:
Fox411: Do you think there is a God?
MF: Do I think there’s a God? Um (pause) yeah.
Fox411: You paused.
MF: I paused because I am God.
Fox411: Because every man is created in God’s image.
MF: Yes or God’s created in my image.
Fox411: You played God in ‘Bruce Almighty.’ What was that experience like?
MF: I always knew that someone was going to come at me with a script to play God. It’s just one of those things, the way your career is unfolding and all the talk about gravitas etc etc, so I had a strong feeling that someone was going to offer me the part of God. I was totally prepared to say, ‘Thanks but no thanks,’ unless it was a comedy.
So National Geographic wants you to ‘take a journey’ with Morgan Freeman, an atheist who believes that he is a god, and travel around the world to see how mostly pagans and other atheists worship rocks and trees and the universe. And, oh yeah, along the way the Bible and Jesus Christ are reduced to just another way in an endless series of ways, all of which are valid to the person experiencing them.
“Thomas saith unto Him, Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:5,6 (KJV)
WHAT IS THE END RESULT OF WATCHING A PILE OF TRASH LIKE THIS? Well, the National Geographic people are hopeful that it’s lush series with super-high production values was just slick enough to cause you to start to doubt the ‘narrow way’ of the Bible. Jesus did not say that He was a way among many, He said that He is the ONLY way for salvation, and the ONLY way to Heaven. He also says that anyone else claiming any other way is a thief and a robber. How ya like them apples?
MORGAN FREEMAN IS AN EXCELLENT ACTOR, and because of his maturity and experience conveys a high level of believability and likeability. People tend to take what he says seriously, which is exactly why he, an atheist, was cast in a documentary about the God he denies even exists.
“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.” [John 10:7,8]
Our advice to Bible believers is to invite some lost people over to your house to watch this series, and when the show is over, open a Bible and let them meet the real God, and have a chance to be saved. We who are saved are called to be witnesses, make the most of this great opportunity to do just that. – By Geoffrey Grider
From The Blaze –
Now, if you take his comments at face value, it may appear that Freeman has some serious ego issues that would require an entire team of psychologists to remedy. However, we did some digging and discovered the actor has spoken about his oddball views on religion previously, though it is still difficult to completely understand his rationale.
Last month, The Wrap asked Freeman about an upcoming episode of his show, “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman,” which airs on the Science Channel. The episode was titled, “Did We Invent God?,” and the actor had an answer to the question: “Yes.”
In other words, Freeman doesn’t believe there is an omnipresent creator watching over the Earth but rather God was created by man.
He continued, “Well, here’s a scientific question: Has anybody ever seen hard evidence? What we get is theories from our earlier prophets. Now, people who think that God invented us think that the Earth can’t be more than 6,000 years old. So I guess it’s a question of belief. My belief system doesn’t support a creator as such, as we can call God, who created us in His/Her/Its image.”
Additionally, Freeman said it was “hard” to say whether he was an atheist or agnostic because he thinks “we invented God.”
“So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God,” he added.
From Christianity Today –
“Christians talk of heart, Hindus enlightenment, Islamists paradise. Me, I’m a privatist. All of life is this planet. Life ever after is here. I don’t think life exists on any other planet. If, like me, you think that it’s just us, you must make a move not to kill it. Ours is a planetary problem. Trees, animals, climate, we have to stop killing it.”
– Morgan Freeman
Out of all the faiths and religions he encountered, Freeman confessed that it was Christianity that had the most impact on him and he recounted a particular experience while visiting Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston during research for the documentary.
“In a Houston megachurch I connected somewhat. Encouraged to think positive. You don’t just get some things just like that! You have to go do it to get it. God’s plan for us is to succeed,” Morgan said.
The ‘god’ whose plan is for you to ‘succeed’ is incidentally not the God of the Bible! For that God says –
“Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” [Mark 8:34-37]
Think about it!