History Channel's 'The Bible' exalts man over God

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March 4, 2013

History Channel's 'The Bible' exalts man over God

About a week ago, I was contacted by the History Channel’s media group asking me to help promote “The Bible”, a new mini-series that was created and produced by Roma Downey, (Touched By An Angel) with her husband Mark Burnett (producer: The VoiceSurvivorShark TankCelebrity Apprentice).

After prayerfully reviewing the materials and consulting with my wise husband, I stated that I was unable to participate in promoting this endeavor due to its highly unbiblical content, as well as their portrayal of championing the virility of man while palliating the glory, righteousness and holiness of God.

God our Father revealed Himself through His holy word (the real Bible) to proclaim:
  1. God's righteousness;
  2. Man's depravity;
  3. Humanity's desperate need for a Savior—the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
From the words of the creators and producers of not-"The Bible" mini-series, their purpose is to portray God:
  1. As an angry God who punishes the "bad" people and curses the "good" people who disobey;
  2. As a really cool deity who still blesses all the "good" people no matter what they do;
  3. Whose ultimate desire is to "change the world", make people nicer and happier through social reform and show all humanity the "good" we all have within ourselves.
Show's website:  "The Bible - an epic 10-part miniseries retells stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation from Genesis through Revelation. This DVD set is sure to entertain and inspire the whole...offering new insight into famous scenes and iconic characters..."

Roma Downey: "We knew that we could make it heartfelt. We knew we could make it faithful. But we wanted to be sure that we could make it cool."

Mark Burnett: "Our goal is to breathe fresh, visual life into the sacred text, the Bible...There are many, many epic battles in the Bible, and telling those from the character perspective makes you care more about the outcome of the battles."

Nancy Dubuc (History Channel’s president and manager): "The faith community is going to sample it, unquestionably. Whether they stay or go remains with the TV gods. Our job has been to present this as an epic tale of adventure."

Kierston Wareing (Delilah): "My hopes for the Bible series is that it brings in a larger range of audience, especially the younger audience because I can really say this for myself, this is really different, it’s really modern, it’s for everyone. If I saw this advertised myself and I wasn't in it, I would certainly be tuning in."

Beloved saints of the Lord Jesus Christ, I share this review out of my abiding love and devotion to our heavenly Father, my great love and compassion for God's elect, and those who are still lost. Please, be careful what you teach and what you condone.

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea...It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves."
~Mk 9:42, Rom 14:21-22 (emphasis added)

This mini-series has unfortunately been endorsed and promoted by Jim Daly (Focus on the Family), Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Lisa Harper (Women of Faith), Luis Palau, Dick Rolfe (the Dove Foundation) and many other well-known Christian leaders and organizations.

Some of the project's advisers were: Joel Osteen who is a heretic, T.D. Jakes who is a modalist (which is heretical and blasphemous) and Rick Warren who is known for his faulty doctrine. Trying to obtain doctrinal accuracy from these men, is just asking for failure...of biblical proportions (pun and truth intended).

I'm not surprised by many of these advisers and endorsers, however I am disappointed by Jim Daly, Lisa Harper and Dick Rolfe's promotion of this Hollywood-ized show of the Bible.

There's so much added and so much taken away from Scripture (and I don't mean Bible stories, I mean the truth is omitted and replaced with lies) that this mini-series plays more like a religious soap opera with overly emotional characters than an accurate depiction of God's word, and His call for His people to be holy, as He is holy.

"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name." ~Matthew 6:9 

Biblical inaccuracies that matter (Jer 9:23-24):
  • Opening: Noah quotes Genesis while he's on the ark with his family (though only Moses knew this and was commissioned by God to write the Pentateuch). During this nice little family story time, Noah tells his family that God caused the flood because Cain killed Abel and not because God saw that the people of Noah's time were consumed with evil (Gen 6:5-8).

    Noah's monologue continues with Noah saying, "God has seen too much evil in people's hearts...wrong choices, wrong decisions", though it is written in God's word that there is nothing but evil in all our hearts; we are dead in our trespasses, born sinners and enslaved to the sinful passions of our flesh until we are born again as new creations in Christ Jesus the Lord (Rom 3:10-12, 2 Cor 5:17, Eph 4:20-24) .

  • First attack on the Gospel: Right after Noah's monologue, the voice-over narrator states, "After the flood waters engulfed the world, there is a new beginning for Noah's descendants, and a chance [for them] to restore the relationship between God and humanity." This statement completely negates the Gospel of Jesus Christ while it denies the depravity of man, the holiness of God, and humanity's desperate need for a Savior.

  • God visits Abraham: Never does Abraham demonstrate reverent fear of the Lord, rather he speaks to Lord as if He were a man. While this is happening, the two angels sent into the city are attacked by the people of the city and come to Lot's door, breathless and begging for Lot's help. The angels who earlier feared the people, now reveal they are wearing armor under their cloaks and have swords which is how they fight and kill their way out of the city. God destroys the city as the angels run away bleeding and injured; barely escaping with Lot and his family (Gen 19:1-22), as opposed to the accurate biblical telling of the angels appropriating their God-given, supernatural power from the moment they entered the city to the way they left.

  • Sacrifice of Isaac: Though Scripture depicts Abraham as one who quickly and faithfully obeys God's call to sacrifice Isaac (Gen 22:1-3), in this mini-series we find Abraham arguing and irreverently talking back to God, "What? No! Haven't I shown you enough faith?"

    After Abraham lifts his knife to strike the boy, biblically, the angel of the Lord tells Abraham not to touch Isaac. Abraham then looks up and sees a ram with its horns caught in a thicket which he understands to be God's substitutionary sacrifice; foreshadowing Christ's sacrifice for the sins of the world. But in the mini-series, Abraham asks Isaac for his forgiveness, the angel only calls Abraham's name and there is a cute little lamb just standing there, not caught in anything (Gen 9-13). The ram with it's horn caught in a thicket is a very important thing to change. The ram and it's horns symbolize strength while the thicket represents the crown of thorns our Savior wears as He's being mocked by Pilate's men.

    In Scripture, Abraham has no idea exactly where he is going (Gen 22:1-4) only that God will lead him to a mountain in the region of Moriah. But in the mini-series Sarah knows exactly where they are, and meets them at the foot of the mountain, hoping to stop Abraham. She cries out to Isaac who shows resentment towards Abraham for almost sacrificing him. Isaac runs and embraces his mother and Sarah glares at Abraham. The scene ends with Abraham rejected and standing alone.

  • Moses: God never tells Moses that he's standing on holy ground so Moses keeps  his sandals on (another clear omission of God's holiness [Exodus 3:5]). Moses speaks to Pharaoh himself (rather than Aaron speaking to Pharaoh) and Moses doesn't argue with God when He first calls him to this task (Exodus 3:10-4:17), instead, Moses is full of courage throughout the mini-series.

  • Second attack on the Gospel: After the crossing of the Red Sea (which in Downey and Burnett depicts as happening on wet and muddy land rather than the miracle of dry land) Moses confidently declares, "We're going to fulfill Abraham's covenant with God." What? This was a one-way covenant that God initiated while Abram (Gen 15:12-21) was asleep. The hope in this covenant is that God promises to this great and awesome thing for Abram and his descendants without any assistance or participation from Abram or any man. God established the covenant and He alone will, and can fulfill it, just as He promised.

    The correlation between this covenant and the new covenant that Christ establishes (through His shed blood) is once again, an unbreakable covenant because it's initiated and fulfilled only by God Himself: for those He calls, He grants them the gift of repentance that leads to salvation found only in His Son (John 6:44, Rom 8:29-30, 2 Cor 7:10).

  • John the Baptist: In Scripture, John the Baptist is the one who is commissioned by God the Father to "Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight." (Matt 3:1-3). But in the mini-series, when John sees Jesus as he's baptizing people, rather than proclaim who Christ is and how unworthy he is to even untie Jesus' sandals (Luke 3:16), John merely says, "Lord, you need to baptize me." To which Jesus replies, "John, what you are doing is right." Again, the mini-series neglects to reveal Christ's deity, His greatness and that His desire is to fulfill all righteousness (Matt 3:13-15).

  • Third attack on the Gospel: Prior to being beheaded John exclaims “He [Jesus] will bring a new age of righteousness and justice. His [Jesus’] power will draw all men to a new world.” This entire statement is very new-age and doctrinally unsound. Jesus is not interested in social reform. He's interested in reconciling utterly sinful human beings to a holy, righteous and good God through: His substitutionary death for sinful man, His resurrection of new life for those who've repented and trusted in Him, and a glorious eternal life spent in the presence of the Almighty once we've completed our sojourn here on earth.

    Jesus did not come to earth, die, be resurrected and ascended to the right hand of the Father so we could have a "better life" here on earth.

  • Jesus' calling of Peter:  Jesus sees Peter rolling up his nets and asks him if he needs any help. Peter is tired and angry and rudely declines Jesus' offer. So Jesus just smiles understandably and starts walking in the water toward Peter's boat. When Jesus gets waist deep, he asks for Peter's help into the boat. Peter reluctantly helps Jesus. Jesus suggests they go fishing, Peter angrily says "No". Jesus then smiles and pleads, “Peter, just give me an hour, and I will give you a whole new life.” To which Peter retorts, “Who says I want one?” No majesty, no power and no reverence for Christ is depicted here; only humanity's vivacious spirit and the God of the universe trying to convince people to follow Him.

  • Fourth attack on the  Gospel: While Jesus and Peter are fishing, Jesus tells Peter He needs Peter to help Him "change the world." Downey, Burnett and their theological advisers continue to portray the Almighty much like the false pagan gods who something from their subjects in order to do anything. Nowhere in Scripture does God state that He is trying to change the world or needs our assistance with anything; rather our Lord clearly states, without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). Also in the Scriptures, our LORD declares He is going to do something magnificent—He's going to give us new hearts and new minds and conform us into the image of His Son, Christ the Lord. God certainly has no interest in merely making this world a nicer place to live.

  • Last Supper and Fifth attack on the Gospel: While the actor who portrays Jesus says the bread is the body of Christ and the wine is Jesus' blood, he never says the most important thing: it is for the forgiveness of sins (Matt 26:28). Though all of Scripture points to the Gospel, in this mini-series, there is no Gospel message; only a message of man's power to have enough "faith" to see himself through and lead others to a "better place".

  • Second Coming: They have the actor who portrays Jesus to say that he's coming again, with a smile and in a comforting, reassuring tone; as if Christ's Second Coming will be a happy day for all...which it won't be. As it is written, our Lord's awesome Second Coming will be a time of great rejoicing and relief for believers, and a dread beyond words for unbelievers (2 Thess 1:5-9, Revelations 3:10-11, 22:12).
Throughout the entire series, God's holiness and righteousness is either completely omitted or diminished. The Almighty is portrayed as the Roman Catholic's works-based God who curses people who disobey and blesses those who obey, mixed with the heretical false god of Joel Osteen who wants to give you a big hug and make you happy no matter what you've done. Putting both sects of heretical teachings together produces man-centered, sappy deity who desperately wants people to know about His love (as defined by the world) and will punish all the "bad" people, while allowing all the "good" people (by their own merits) to continuously receive blessings regardless of any ungodly behavior.

This is most certainly not the true nature of the Almighty God as He reveals Himself through His word. The one true God reveals Himself as: holy, awesome, righteous and just, full of compassion and mercy, who, in spite of our great sins, provides salvation to us through the condescension, perfect life, death and resurrection of His one and only Son, Christ the Lord.

There are many more incredulous liberties Downey and her husband took on their re-writing of the Bible stories, but it's unwise to belabor the point. What I've shared should suffice and convince any God-fearing, Christ-loving, Bible-believing Christian to stay away, warn others and respectfully share this truth with the Christian leaders and organizations that are endorsing this project.

Q. "Even though there's a lot of error in this movie, still, don't you think it's a great way to show people who God really is, I mean, can't God use anything to save someone?

A. No, I don't think this movie is a great way to reveal the truth about God since it's filled with lies about God. And yes, I realize God can use anything to save someone, but He only chose to use the message of the true Gospel to save all men (John 14:6, Acts 4:12). Nowhere in Scripture does God command or allow His children to use the work of Satan to proclaim His truth. And God is clear, anyone who denies Him and defiles His holy character or word, works for the devil, not for God.

Since the beginning of time, the devil has attempted to minimize and blaspheme God's holy character by lulling us to disregard His holiness, justice and righteousness. God has never called His children of light to partner with the works of darkness (2 Cor 6:15-16). As God's children, we are commanded to pursue holiness, rather than try to find a way to compromise the glory of Christ in order to "reach more people".

Q. "Sunny, don't you think you're taking this a bit too seriously? I mean, when's the last time you saw "the Bible" trending at #1 in social media? Don't you think this is great!?"

A. Jesus said, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God...Now when He [Jesus] was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs that He was doing. But Jesus on His part did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was in man...The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 'I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.' " ~Luke 16:15, John 2:23-25, Jer 17:9-10

Q. "Sunny, this is Roma Downey and her husband's movie. Don't you think they have the right to leave out or add into the film whatever they want?"

A. While I agree that this mini-series belongs to Roma Downey and her husband, the story they're telling doesn't. The Bible and everything in it belongs to God and no one else. God clearly states in His word, that He has given no one "creative liberties" with His word or His immutable character (Is 46:5-11, James 1:16-18).

Q. "I know they left things out in the mini-series Sunny, but did you really expect them to fit the entire Bible into 10 hours?"

A. No, I didn't expect them to include every detail of God's word in that short time span. However, when I said they left much out and added much in, I didn't mean biblical content, I meant biblical truths were left out and lies were added in. Downey and Burnett tried to re-write the word of God to fit their idea and the public's idea of who God should be; someone more approachable, easy to get along with, someone who makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this depiction of God is false. It is the world's idol of who they want their god to be. Their god who has no power, no authority and no salvation.

Q. "Don't you think it's useful for all Christians to have this great springboard to talk to people who normally wouldn't be interested in God or the Bible (i.e., people at work, school, etc.)?"

A. Let me ask you a question. Do you believe Romans 1:16-17, that the Gospel of Christ alone has the power to save and reveal the righteousness of God? If you do, why would you need anything else to talk to people about the Lord? If you're sincerely desiring to learn ways to reach more people for Christ, go to www.livingwaters.com to find out how you can biblically and effectively share the Gospel in every area of your life. Trust me, God's word was sufficient for Christ and all His faithful witnesses of old and I assure you, God's word is still sufficient to do the job today. God doesn't need the spectacle of Hollywood to make Himself more presentable to the world.

Q. "Wait, why did you make a distinction between the Roman Catholic god and your God? Aren't they the same? Aren't Catholic's also Christians?

A. That's a very good question. I make that distinction because God makes the distinction between who He is and who others like to say He is. Roman Catholic teaching is not in accord with sound doctrine and there are many false teachings within the Catholic church about who Christ is and how a person can be saved. But rather than go into all that here, I'd like to refer you to a friend of mine, Mike Gendron with Proclaiming the Gospel. Mike is a former Catholic who was once in training to be a priest. He is now a born again believer in Christ and has a great heart, full of compassion for those still within the Catholic church.

Q. "Okay, I agree with everything you just mentioned, but don't you think the more mature Christian could use this as a teaching tool so we're better equipped to defend our faith and help those weak in faith to distinguish between the errors and truth?"

A. In law enforcement, when they're training officers to quickly discern counterfeit money, do you know what they do? They tell them to study the authentic bill so well, that it'll be easy to spot a counterfeit. Just the same, God commands His children, children of the light, children of truth, to be students of His word so that we are not tossed by the waves of false teaching and false doctrine (Matt 7:15-20, 16:12, Eph 4:11-14).

Q. "Well, don't you think it's still a 'good' movie? I thought it was well made and quite entertaining."

A. Remember what Jesus said, only God is good (Mk 10:18); therefore if whatever anyone does is not of God, then it of no good. Besides, God never created us, nor revealed Himself to us, for our entertainment, He did it to make us a holy people—set apart for Him.

"Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.' And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot."
~1 Peter 1:13-19

Not-"The Bible" mini-series depicts mankind without sin, therefore no need to repent, leaving no reason for God to show grace or mercy, and nothing to forgive—ultimately leaving all mankind destitute, without any means for salvation.

This is truly a grievous film with a destructive end for anyone who thinks they will "find God" through the heretical and blasphemous message of this mini-series.

Read (below) other biblical reviews that honor God rather than entertain the masses and please help me spread God's truth and warn the other saints of these wolves in sheep's clothing. Then faithfully share the true Gospel to a dying and depraved world (2 Tim 2:15, Heb 4:11-13).

May God's name and character always be honored and exalted in the lives of His children.

To God alone be the glory.


  1. i loved reading this. I actually had no idea about "the Bible" thing... but thank God there are real hardcore true faith children of God who refuse to compromise and not keep quiet!
    It is time for people to wake up! Especially the church.

    May you be blessed for writing this!

  2. Thank you for this. I wonder how many people will miss these inaccuracies because so few people truly understand what is in the Bible

  3. It's little wonder the church, particularly in America, is in the shape it is in when so many of it's members do not know, or worse do not care, about God's Word being communicated to the world accurately. Thank you so much for working so hard, so late, to get this done. You are a blessing.

  4. To God be all the Glory and Honor. The Bible is not titled for entertainment purposes only it is the sacred word of God to His people.

  5. Thanks Sunny, I don't have television but I will share this with as many as I can.

  6. disqus_DrRUxZoEqLMarch 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    This miniseries should be renamed "Loosely Based on The Bible".

  7. Thank you @google-bb37a0a22b08eae01d91f19848e0746c:disqus. May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness to Him.☺

  8. It was my pleasure precious sister @MomsMustardSeeds:disqus. Yes, this was one of my concerns as well; that so few nowadays read their own Bibles, we are more easily deceived and carried away by our emotions than ever. I pray for all my brothers and sisters. May we know God more that we may love and honor Him better (Jer 9:23-24, Lk 10:27).

  9. I completely agree darling. I love you. Thank you for being such a tremendous blessing to me by being the most fabulous husband ever!♥

  10. Amen @c0f51abf1f92e2b6d5f94b21c7338b15:disqus. ☺

  11. My pleasure precious sister @facebook-702141468:disqus. I'm grateful for your heart and love for God and His people. May our Lord be merciful and continually lead us to His truth.

  12. Ha, ha, ha @disqus_DrRUxZoEqL:disqus I agree!☺

  13. I absolutely agree with your stand and comments. Although I must commend you that you could watch as much of the series as you obviously did from your comments above. My husband and I turned it off after roughly 20 minutes, because of the inaccuracies and false portrayals, and obvious "hollywoodism"

  14. Every part of the mini-series made me cringe...it was so inept at portraying our awesome God as He is. I've had many write to me saying the same thing you said, after only a short time watching, they had to turn it off. Sadly, I've also heard from many Christians who found it quite entertaining. :(

  15. Thank you for this very thorough review of the movie. I was recording it to watch later but I will simply erase it. Although, it may be a good tool for me to find out how much I know about the bible. Maybe I'll watch it with my pastor and we can quiz each other on the inaccuracies after. No, I'm simply going to warn everyone I know of the heretic nature of this film. I should never have expected more from Hollywood.

  16. Hello there brother Mitch. You're most welcome and it's always my joy and pleasure to serve my Lord (fighting the good fight) and warn His sheep there are ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing who will do anything to have an appearance of godliness but deny the power, authority, holiness and righteousness of the God who gives it.

    "But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. AVOID SUCH PEOPLE." ~2 Tim 3:1-5

  17. I was wondering if I was missing something that was actually good. I am glad I check out your review first. I now have time to read the actual Bible instead of watching some Hollyweird attempt on what they seem to feel the Bible should be like.
    Many in my church where I attend mentioned wanting to watch this, and that fact alone concerns me now after reading your article.

  18. No precious sister Kathy, you're not missing anything good, you're missing something bad...which is good.☺ And yes, if any of us want to get the best Bible experience, reading it is the only way, for it is the Holy Spirit of God who breathed every word and leads us into all spiritual understanding (1 Cor 2:13). Regarding those in your church, I'm sure, much like yourself, aren't familiar with the details and may be interested in watching it due to this. Perhaps you can be used as God's tool to share the truth with them.☺

  19. I thought I should post these two comments over from this post about the miniseries. (http://mikeratliff.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/the-history-channels-bible-miniseries-mishandling-of-gods-word/)

    A.S. Says: "Roma Downey is openly new age: “Roma also attends the University of
    Santa Monica, a private graduate school founded by New Age spiritual and
    self-help guru John-Roger, and will graduate with a master’s degree in
    spiritual psychology in June.

    ‘As someone who has been on a spiritual journey for many years, it
    seems a natural extension of that work,’ says the lady still seen in
    Hallmark Channel reruns as angel Monica. She notes, ‘The skills I’m
    learning will ultimately qualify me to be a therapist’ — not that she
    has plans to start a practice anytime soon. ‘It’s really so interesting
    to learn about human behavior.’

    And other matters.

    Says Roma, who lives in Malibu, ‘My kids go to school about a
    40-minute drive away. I’m open to the group’s opinion about what we
    listen to on the way there. On the way back, I get my own selections —
    books on tape by Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins…My husband says I’m so
    self-realized I’m practically levitating.’”



    "revelation310 Says: "I was trying to find out more about Mark Burnett’s spirituality
    & came across some more info: “It was fascinating to hear both
    Burnett and Downey highlight the importance of on-set prayer circles and
    their connections to God in helping to move the project along.
    Considering the long, five-month overseas filming process and the many
    Biblical details that were needed to take viewers through the world’s
    most impactful story, some would argue that connection to a higher power
    was a must-have.” (New Age prayer circles I might add. I bet they were
    not calling on YHWH though Jesus Christ – she also said they felt
    “driven” to produce this show.)


  20. Thank you Damon. I had heard that Downey dabbled in New Age spirituality, which was revealed throughout this mini-series...it's so much more about humanity's "inner greatness" that it is about God and His awesomeness. Very sad.

  21. I was watching this with the local pastor, his wife, and a couple from church. I had to leave early as the movie made me sad; it was so wrong! Thank you for your clear review; now I don't have to watch any more of it. I did hear that a few people picked up their Bibles to find out what really happened, so Romans 8:28 still applies, even in the midst of heresy.

  22. I got this article in my inbox today. It goes into detail about the New Age aspect of this.


  23. I suffered through episodes 1 and 2 because I wanted to see how they would handle this. Now that I've seen those two, I will not watch any more. Period.

  24. http://www.facebook.com/Bible.Movie

    I reposted This Article.

  25. I'm so disappointed that my Pastor is promoting "The Bible." My husband & I have been watching it and following along with our Bible. It's horrible, the lies and false teaching! I don't think I can continue to stay in a chruch that promotes such heresy! One of his remarks about the angles in the "Lot" scene was to "get over it"...how do you get over the way they are preverting the Word of God?

  26. I keep asking myself: Why do most professing Christians think that God's warning not to add or take anything away from His Word only applies to written forms of it and so with TV, movies, dramas - 'anything goes'? Why do most not see that the 2nd commandment which plainly says "... of ANYTHING that is in heaven" also means anything used to represent God the Father, God the Son, or God the Holy Spirit (i.e. actors, pictures, movies)? Remember the golden calf Aaron fashioned? It was not an image of some pagan god, it was made to REPRESENT GOD. He was very, very angry that it was made, even though (because) it was meant to represent Him. Why was the mercy seat empty in the tabernacle? Nothing in the holy of holies represented God. If God did not direct any man made object/image to be used to represent Him, and expressly forbid it in the 2nd commandment, then why do we disobey Him? Just because He chooses not to strike us dead as He did Aarons sons?

  27. Thank you for your review of the horrible miniseries "The Bible". I call it "The Bible?" If the producers had good intentions they should have waited until they had some basic understanding of God and the Bible before perpetrating a fiasco like this upon the world. At best it is an opportunity missed.

  28. THANK YOU! I do not trust the History channel. Never did. When everyone kept telling me how great this series was, I was so uncomfortable. I didn't want to watch it. Now, reading your points, I am SICKENED. I care about those 'little details'- I knew it was going to be a satanic twisting of the Bible. Sounds like they basically turned the Bible into a series of mini-dramas and left out the entire POINT. Geeze. Will share this with my readers. Again, thank you. This took a lot of work and it is very, very much appreciated.

  29. This is kind of like what I'd call the Book of Abraham miniseries.

  30. An excellent article - however I would pick one nit. I know that the story about detecting counterfeit bills is fairly accurate. But the detection of counterfeit bills is rather one dimensional, while detecting truth vs error is much more complex. We indeed need to study error once we know the truth, and we are also commanded to be able to refute and respond to it and expose the deeds of darkness. Therefore we do have to study the errors in order to do this.

    I found a great article that expounded on this and why the analogy is not really quite appropriate:


  31. Wow! Excellent article!

  32. I love this mini-series. It is nice to be able to visualize the stories I grew up with. Is it perfect? No, most definitely not... but if you show me a pulpit with perfection I will be sure to be there on Sunday. It's the HISTORY channel, therefore they are approaching it from a historical perspective. If you want salvation and redemption perhaps you should produce your own series and air it on GodTV. It is a tremendous challenge translating written word into a visual medium, and I think they have done a wonderful job intertwining faith, love and turmoil into the story. If it's twisting and misrepresenting God's Word that you're worried about, perhaps you should read the original Greek and Hebrew text, rather than the tarnished English versions we have today which have been translated to benefit our modern society and those in power. You can't base an entire movie or a play on the first act, and we are only 3 weeks in to a 10 part miniseries.

  33. Don't let others speak for you or make up your mind based on their convictions. Reviews are personal opinion. If you watch it as entertainment, you will enjoy it. This series was watched by 13.1 million people. That is a lot of hearts that can possibly be touched.

  34. Did you delete my comment? LOL! Wow. I guess you only want opinions of those who totally agree with you. Typical.

  35. I understand you not endorsing something based on your convictions but I don't understand why you would call

  36. Thank you for spreading the truth brother.☺ I'm always grateful and blessed by those who contend for the faith.

  37. I love this mini-series. It is nice to be able to visualize the stories I grew up with. Is it perfect? No, most definitely not... but if you show me a pulpit with perfection I will be sure to be there on Sunday. It's the HISTORY channel, therefore they are approaching it from a historical perspective. If you want salvation and redemption perhaps you should produce your own series and air it on GodTV. It is a tremendous challenge translating written word into a visual medium, and I think they have done a wonderful job intertwining faith, love and turmoil into the story. If it's twisting and misrepresenting God's Word that you're worried about, perhaps we should be reading the original Greek and Hebrew text, rather than the tarnished English versions we have today.

  38. Very sad sweet sister Dawn. I'm sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for you and your husband. May God direct your husband to either speak with the Pastor in hopes of agreeing in Christ, or to lead you both to a God-honoring church; whichever happens, I pray that God will give you peace through your loving submission to your husband's headship.♥

  39. It was my pleasure precious sister. I hadn't planned on watching it either b/c I didn't even know about it until the media group for the History Channel wrote to me asking to help promote it...then I HAD to watch all that I did. It was difficult to watch and read through all the man-based "Bible" study and other materials their selling to go along with the "experience" of this heretical and blasphemous movie about our awesome and great God.

    Thank you for your thoughtfulness and encouragement. I'm blessed by your stance for God's truth and your obvious love for our Lord Jesus. I thank God for you sister and will pray for you as you contend for the faith.♥

  40. Hello precious sister Paula, thank you for sharing your "nit".☺ I very much enjoy when we believers sharpen one another with God's word....for how else will we mature in Christ?☺

    I read the article and one sentence pretty much sums up the premise of the entire opinion of the writer: "Truth and the Bible are made up of ideas, while paper currency is made up of facts..." Biblically, this is simply not true (2 Tim3;16). God's word alone is the only resource we have on this earth that is completely true—that is, perfectly factual.

    Since this article is not biblically based, I'll have to respectively disagree and continue with the the analogy that is fitting for this situation.

    Again, I do appreciate you sharing this sweet Paula.♥

  41. Hi Timothy, thank you for your comment. Ironically, it seems you shared your opinion without reading my review or ALL of the Scriptures shared in this article, for if you had, you'd know that this was not based on merely three weeks of the mini-series, but the entire series. My article covers the beginning to the end and was posted the first day NOT-"The Bible" aired.☺

  42. Hi again Timothy, no I don't delete comments unless they are vulgar or in any way dishonoring to God. I see you have three comments on here (this one, the one below and one under another reader's comment). If you posted any more, I'm sorry, but I checked my Disqus admin panel and didn't see anymore than these three. Perhaps you'd like to try again.

  43. Hi Timothy, you already posted this. I'll delete this duplicate.Do you see your other post?

  44. Hi Timothy, thank you for your comment. Ironically, it seems you shared your opinion without reading my review or ALL of the Scriptures shared in this article, for if you had, you'd know that this was not based on merely three weeks of the mini-series, but the entire series. My article covers the beginning to the end and was posted the day after the first day NOT-"The Bible" aired.☺

  45. When we're tending to God's work, He commands we tend it His way or no way.

    "Whoever does not love Me does not keep MY WORDS. And the word that you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me." ~John 14:24

    If Christ our Savior doesn't change the word of the Father, how presumptuous are we to think we have the right to do "better communicate" God than how God has revealed Himself?

  46. This mini-series was not done with the blessing of Hollywood - it was developed by people with God in their hearts and with good will. I have no doubt that this mini-series will bring people back to the church. The only ill-will and malice seems to come from bloggers and media.I would rather people who are interested have the opportunity to see stories from the Bible and perhaps interest them enough to see out a church and new life with God. To voice grievances in hopes that people will not view "The Bible" because it is believed to not be an absolute perfect translation as to the Bible as bloggers or media believe it should be (considering the many translations, versions, and interpretations that have come about since the Bible has been written), seems to be a hateful act in itself. I'm pretty sure the Lord wants anyone who is interested to find out about His Word... if "The Bible" is that stimulus, then it is better than no action at all. I believe you are doing more harm than good with your opinions.

  47. I feel better after reading this. I thought I was missing something when I viewed this miniseries. I was disappointed. Our oldest child who is 14 wouldn't watch after the second episode because, "I am not going to be afraid of God and this is scarey."

  48. Thanks Sunny for this review. I have been watching this while following along with my Bible opened...I can say that I am through with this show with the MANY inconsistencies and unaccurate portrayals. You made some really good points! I just got done watching the latest episode and was absolutely disgusted at the dialogue with Peter and Jesus in the boat...

  49. Precious Donna,

    I can see that you mean well, but you've taken John 5:39 completely out of context. When we pull parts of God's infinitely perfect word out and try to cram it into our imperfect and finite thinking, we always end up with heresy or apostasy...it's a dangerous road with a destructive end.

    First let me share what God says in His word about how He chooses to save people:

    "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith.'" ~ Romans 1:16-17

    "For 'everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." ~ Romans 10:13-17

    In John 5:39 Jesus was addressing the unbelieving Jews who condemned Christ for healing someone on the Sabbath, and trying to accuse Jesus of disobeying and misunderstanding God's word (which is crazy since Christ IS the Word of God). Because of this Jesus says in John 5:39 that the unbelieving Jews are the one's who misunderstand God's word by thinking that merely having the Scriptures will save them, but it won't, only believing what's in the Scriptures that testify to Christ will save them (which is what Jesus also says in the rest of John 5:39-38, "You search the Scriptures because in THEM you think you have eternal life; and it is THEY [the Scriptures] that bear witness about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me that you may have life."

    And no, the first step to anyone's salvation is when God the Father draws someone to His Son by believing the testimony about Him, found in God's infallible word...that is, the holy the Holy Bible. And this is true, not because I think so, but because God said so.

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.In him was life, and the life was the light of men." ~ John 1:1-4

    Jesus Christ, IS the Word of God; and no one can be saved without Him.

    "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6

  50. Thank you for your encouragement Zach. Yes, that conversation with Peter and "Jesus" is quite disturbing, isn't it?

  51. Amazing!!!! To God alone be the glory! Thank you for this ;-)

  52. thank you for this review.. I was interested before to see the series because I thought that it's time to finally have a show about the Bible in our modern times. But the series wasn't available in Asia. I have seen a sneak peek of the David and Bathsheba episode, and there was some added dialogue, and I thought "That wasn't right; that wasn't in the Bible." Thank God I saw this review via FB, and I trust your comments even though I haven't seen any of the episodes. More blessings!

  53. Been praying that this would turn people to the Truth, and to the Word through out. Some of the things mentioned above bothered me, but very surprised you did not mention the omission of ""To preach the acceptable year of the Lord" in the Nazareth scene. I was floored. Also at where they chose to put that scene in their timing. Of course the elevated status of Mary Magdalene is very glaring, her entire role is not supported by scripture.

  54. Susan Bunts WachtelMarch 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Amen Sunny...you keep on being a truth teller standing the firm foundation of God's Word. I appreciate you specially highlighting the inaccuracies in this series as compared to Scripture.

    I have not seen the series because we don't cable. However I did hear the interview on Focus on the Family with Jim Daly interviewing Roma Downey and Mark Burnette and there was something about it that didn't sit right. They seemed to be prideful and arrogant in their ability to show Christian filmmakers how it's should be done, with lots of money to make it a quality production. If it's not biblically accurate, it doesn't matter what the quality is.

    Secondly they seemed to be wowed by the moments that gave them goosebumps. They talked about a scene in the show when Nicodemus came to speak to Jesus at night. When Jesus said, "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.", a breeze suddenly blew through the scene. They felt it was wow moment.

    You are right, just looking at their advisers ought to be the first clue, something isn't right.

    Thank you for exalting Christ and being a truth teller, not worrying about what man thinks or says of you.

  55. I am glad there are people out there sounding the alarm, so hopefully many Christians won't waste there money on this or even worse people be misled by the things thought.

  56. I agree with most of what you say. The Word of God I believe is the infallible authoritative , inspired word of God.

    With scripture there is often a historical context and a prophetic context. In the verse I referred to John 5:39, this verse is also written to show us that simply knowing what Gods word says or even believing and following it to a degree is not enough to save us spiritually. So with this understanding , It is a very good reason for Christians not to get to worried about the unbeliever not getting an exhaustive account of the Bible. To us, every word is precious. To unbelievers not at all, which is the target audience.

    I think what many Christians are missing is that you must be seeking God to "hear" what is preached. And then be saved. Evangelism is a process of introducing people to God, waiting for God to prepare their hearts and then they are ready to hear the message of the cross.

    Take a look at some of the greatest evangelists that ever lived: Peter, Stephen , and Paul. Read the message they preached to jews and gentiles. Often there was no reference to hell, or mentioning of the 10 commandments or the full message of the cross in that witness. The result, often thousands were saved. Sometimes a miracle is what brought people to their knees. The important thing is to make sure that when one is ready to hear, they hear the Gospel.

    That being said, preaching the Gospel in its entirety right up front is fine too. However the Spirit of God is leading that is how it should be done. Never contradicting scripture, but sometimes just your testimony, like Paul gave, is what is needed. Then of course, what follows is the recognition that we are sinners, that Jesus shed his blood for the remission of our sins and we can now be born again by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    I am not crazy about the movie, I would not buy it. But I am excited about people seeing and hearing who God is and who he is in Jesus by just seeing this movie. When people see this movie, they may seek and and when they do with all their heart, he will be found. Jer. 29:12.

    As someone who has spent many years in an outreach ministry, I have seen people convicted in many different ways, by the love of Christ, by the idea that he ate fish when he resurrected, by realizing The universe could have only been created by God because the first law of thermodynamics can't be violated.

    The Ten commandment movie, the Jesus of Nazereth movie, as well as the passion of Christ, all had inaccuracies. But many came to faith as a result.

    The movie is a first step, an introduction to God, Jesus . At this point I am feeling fine about its witness. But I understand your reserve. I am sure you mean well also.

  57. Dear Mrs. Shell,

    While it seems you are probably quite right about your assessment of the Bible TV series, since I havent seen it myself, and I thank you for the courage to go against popular conviction for the truth, I wish you had the courage to not perpetuate your John MacArthur-like anti Catholicsm. It doesnt matter what an ex-Catholic seminarian (Mike Gwendron) told you (I can site dozenes of ex-Protestants who would contradict him) about Catholicsm, he is not the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church does NOT focus on an angry God ready to punish at whim. That is a typical anti Catholic caricature this is not only ingornant and bigotted but is simply foolish and wrong. As a cradle Catholic with a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ of the Bible I know an immeasurabley loving God. I call Abba. And I'm not alone. I dont know of any true Catholics who perceive God as you wish to portray. At one time in history your characterization of the Church's emphasis on God's nature may have seemed accurate, but that was a time when many if not most Christian churches stressed that nature of God. And YES most did. It was called "Fire and Brimstone" preaching, that "Old-Time Religion"! So, again, thank you for your focus on the truth with regards to this TV series! But, please, if you want the truth about what the Catholic Church really teaches, you dont go to EX-Catholic seminarians. You go to the Catechism of Catholic Church the plethora of Church Documents, including the writings of the Church Fathers - those early Christians from as far back as the first century, some of whom knew the Apostles. They were Catholic and can represent what the Catholic Church actually teaches, not Mike Gwendron and John MacArthur. Thank You! Yours in Christ.

  58. You had me until your attacks on the Catholic Church. What makes you think we believe God is an angry God? I really wish people would take the time to actually LEARN about the Catholic faith before bashing it. You should be thanking the Catholic faith that you even have a bible, one that Protestants have twisted to fit their view of the world.

  59. I've been watching the program and have noticed many of the issues as well. It's been good for me because it's made me pick up my bible to see what the scriptures really say. It's also led to some good discussions between my wife and I about certain biblical stories.

    So overall I've enjoyed it.

  60. Thank you for you Gray. May the Lord our God be well pleased and the name of Jesus exalted.

  61. Thank you for your comment Nita. I didn't mention that omission because, as I stated in my review, there were really just too many inaccuracies for me to keep up with. I made as many notes as quickly as I could and posted enough examples of heresy and blasphemy that should convince any Bible-believing, God-honoring Christian to stay away from and stop promoting this hideous film.

  62. Very true Susan, both Downey and Burnett have been very open unfortunately, unashamed to admit that their main focus of this project was for the "wow" factor rather than the awe and reverence factor for God and His Christ.

  63. Hi Robert, thank you for your comment. You're quite right, I misrepresented the god Catholics believe in and I've made the correction within my review from "angry God" to works-based God, as this is what the Roman Catholic church teaches, for which I found from my own research on Catholic church websites.

    It is out of deep love for Christ and for you Robert that I share with you that God alone is God. The Pope is not infallible when he sits on the chair of St. Peter, the Priests are not the only ones who can correctly interpret Scripture, no priest has no authority or power to command Jesus to the Eucharist (Romans 10:6), there are no prayers to saints, Mary or anyone else except to the Father God through Christ Jesus our Lord and there are many other teachings and practices of the Catholic church that are not in accord with sound doctrine as it is written in the word of God.

    Please, for the sake of your soul, contact my friend Mike Gendron and speak to him about your grievances, he is more fit to speak with you than I am. May the Lord God bless you with His abiding love and salvation through Christ alone.

  64. Hi Jennifer, please refer to my comment (below) to Robert. I apologize for misrepresenting your Catholic god and have made the correction in my review as I shared with Robert. My prayers are with you.

  65. My "Catholic God"? God is God, there is no difference.

  66. One cannot expect good fruit from a bad tree. Roma is into new age--not Biblical Christianity, no naturally they are going to look to heretics for their "counsel" and the end product will be greatly distorted and cannot be used for even evangelism

  67. I was listening to Stand up for the Truth today....thank you for standing fast and sharing. I only caught 20 minutes of the miniseries and it made me ill so I have not watched it since.....I am looking for that Visual Bible you mentioned on the show with four hours just on Mathew alone. God Bless you for your teachings!

  68. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful encouragement friend. :o) You can watch the Visual Bible on YouTube or you can purchase the DVD's on Amazon.com or elsewhere. Just Google it. God bless you too. :)

  69. Could you have done a better job? I highly doubt it. So yes while there are factual errors, they have certain restraints that limit what they can do in a mere 10 hour period. The point is that Jesus saves, and he said he was the only way to heaven. I understand your point about the mini-series not being 100% accurate, but I believe overall it was a mini-series that was done well. Your criticism of it, and for those who support it make you look like an ass. If you don't like the way it was portrayed, then do you're own documentary and I guarantee you, it will also contain factual errors.

  70. I agree this was a total ignorance of the the word of God and a poor description of the true events of the gospel. But I will say that the point about the taking of the viniger is a moot point clearly scriptures point out in all the gospels that it was offerd but in matthew it says after tasting it he refuses it.. So he did know what it was and then refused it so he didnt just refused it from the start he knew then refused... But I do agree that he felt the pain and suffering of the cross and bore it of clear mind.. I just want that understood that he had a moment then refused it.. "Matthew 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. " I do agree with you that this shares a inaccurate view of the bible right down to the broken stone that wasn't rolled away.. I wish more people would have taken this time a read the message of the bible instead of watching the summery of inaccuracy's.. I pray we who see this will be used buy The Lord to teach His truth the message of redemption and salvation though his Son! Thank you for speaking out !

  71. Your argument is nonsensical, Kevin. The creators of the series selected what they would use in the series and how they would tell it, no one had them under a stopwatch. Besides, if I only give you 2 seconds to tell me your name, you're going to blurt out "Steve"? Um, no. If you're going to defend error, at least stick to the points used by the people who actually created the series, who have said the series is exactly how they wanted it to be. You could also try watching the Visual Bible for another example of how to communicate the Bible through media and do it accurately by sticking to what the scripture actually says.

    One more thing, if you're a Christian you should know that a man would never speak to a woman using that language. Maturity is your friend, don't be a stranger.

  72. patricia abercrombieApril 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    I had to quit watching....when it came to Sodom, I saw then that it was going to be ;politically correct! thanks for your review,,,,,

  73. Why would you use a lie as a "teaching tool"? If I used this to witness to someone, I'd have to watch it along with them and show them the inaccuracies and then give them Gospel.

    Lies and half truths will only confuse a lost person. Can God still use it? Yes, God can provide someone to come along behind this movie and tell the Truth to that person God is the the one who saves and convicts.

  74. You are my hero! Thank you for taking apart this movie and laying it out on the table for what it truly is.

  75. I would not use this in the context of telling a "seeker" who God is and what Jesus came to do. What I am saying is that it is not a teaching, it is an outreach to introduce to those who don't know God, who God is. It is out there, millions have watched it, lets see, lets be prepared. For a person who is watching , a seed to find out more may be planted. A desire to seek may begin. Then what do they do? They go to the Bible or call a friend who is a Christian, or they go to church. The holes are filled and they then fall to their knees. I have to ask you and others , when you befriend a muslim or other non believer, do you not have a strategy that God gives you? Do you stay away from certain things that will cause the person to dig their heels in and kick you out? Yes, at first. you speak different parts of the truth for different situations. How often do you tell someone you have been praying for and meet with regularly to develop a relationship in order to save their lives that....if they don't believe they are going to hell. OR concerning the exclusivity of Jesus, this is tantamount to our faith.. to God ..and salvation but do you think telling a muslim that Jesus is the only way to the father, on the first few meetings will bear fruit? No, most people who have a heart for the muslim community (which I live near) understand that when they are face to face with real love that comes from Christians they are conflicted. They have never seen this love before, it wrecks them.
    The movie is not a teaching, it is something God may use for his glory, then that is where we come in. Did you ever hear of the movie Godspell?Not biblically accurate very different, written by a jewish man, but Gods hand was on that movie many were saved. When it resurfaced a few years ago, again people were saved. Anyway, God bless.

  76. I watched the first episode, wrote liner notes on it as it went along (plus what the advertisers were selling) and as soon as the Ninjas showed up in Sodom, I decided this movie was made by and for people who cannot read. I have denounced it as an absolute disgrace to anyone who asked me if I'd seen it. I spent 3 years in Bible College and took a mandatory course in both old and new testament in my first year, as a base for the following courses. I knew people who could read Hebrew and Aramaic, and I can spot a phony baloney at 10 paces. What a mess.

  77. Opening: In one sentence you say that Noah tells
    his family that God caused the flood because Cain killed Abel and not because
    God saw that the people of Noah's time were consumed with evil…then your next sentence contradicts this
    (Noah's monologue continues with Noah saying, "God has seen too much
    evil in people's hearts...wrong choices, wrong decisions",) Do you
    not think Noah was giving an example of the “wrong doing” and “evil” God has
    seen in the world?

    First Attack on the Gospel:
    Right after Noah's monologue, the voice-over narrator states, "After
    the flood waters engulfed the world, there is a new beginning for Noah's
    descendants, and a chance [for them] to restore the relationship between God
    and humanity." This statement completely negates the Gospel of Jesus
    Christ while it denies the depravity of man, the holiness of God, and
    humanity's desperate need for a Savior.

    Really..how is that??
    Is that not the reason for the flood?? Not the reason, God spared Noah…to start
    over?? He saw the same patterns
    beginning again and then sent Jesus Christ to be our eternal savior and path to

    Second attack on the Gospel: After the crossing of
    the Red Sea (which in Downey
    and Burnett depicts as happening on wet and muddy land rather than the miracle
    of dry land) Moses confidently declares, "We're going to fulfill
    Abraham's covenant with God." What? This was a one-way covenant that
    God initiated while Abram (Gen 15:12-21)
    was asleep. The hope in this covenant is that God promises to this great and
    awesome thing for Abram and his descendants without any assistance
    or participation from Abram or any man. God established the covenant and
    He alone will, and can fulfill it, just as He promised. Seriously?!!
    God is the one who fulfilled it! He gave
    Moses the ability to lead the people out from under Pharoah. This is fulfilling the covenant God made with
    Abraham…whether you say it as “Abraham’s covenant with God” or “God’s covenant
    with Abraham” it’s the SAME thing!

    I can’t even read
    anymore of this because this is what is so outrageous about some
    Christians. You feel the need to nit
    pick anything put out that claims to be religious and tear it to pieces. This is exactly why Jesus was considered a
    blasphemer and sentenced to death…b/c of priests who felt they were so
    righteous in their “knowledge” of the scriptures and laws of God that they
    couldn’t even see the Messiah standing right in front of them! Look at the big picture here folks. This is the big picture and reaching
    thousands who in turn are picking up their dusty bibles off their
    bookshelves. Praise God for that!

  78. Focus on the family on Facebook deleted my comments on about this and your link

  79. Focus on the family on Facebook is hocking the DVD set. They also deleted a link to your blog and a comment I made on why it was biblically unsound.

  80. The world and it's
    liberal preachers would have us believe that we are OK and Jesus just makes us
    better. Liberal preaching seeks to convince us that there are many ways to
    God. The unholy false gospel message says you can do it on your own if your
    nice enough, work hard enough and don't go overboard for any weird ideas about
    Jesus. http://walkingwithtony.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-kingdom-taken-away.html

  81. Christian that loved the movieApril 8, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Thank you for the thorough analysis but honestly, I think you are totally missing the point. At the very beginning of the episodes they state clearly that this is an ADAPTATION of the Bible and is meant to convey the Spirit of the stories. It is not a video reading of the Bible. Did they tell the stories well? I think so. One scene that stuck with me is Jesus in the boat when he said they were going to change the world. Clearly that conversation isn't detailed in the scriptures but I can clearly imagine Jesus out on the lake having a real conversation man to man with Peter where he asks him to help change the world. Jesus had the vision and Peter was going to implement the vision. The disciples changed the world. They took the gospel to the world. Yes, they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. Yes, they were called by God. BUT, they were the visible manifestation of a world change.

    Another thing that struck me was the portrayal of the angels and their "kick-ass" attitude when they were called to deliver the justice of God. (Sorry if you are offended that I wrote ass in a Christian blog.) We love to think about the merciful God that loves everybody (and he does.) We don't really think about the vengeful, just God that really does what he needs to do in order to bring his overall plan to fruition.

    I think the movies would make for a great Bible study. Watch the movie segment and then open the scriptures and read what is written. Try and find any editorial license that was done to make it a more entertaining story for TV. Tough to cram 4000 years into 10 hours of television...

  82. I agree with Timothy... Don't let one person sway you on what you watch or don't watch. The blogs are full of self-proclaimed experts with their opinion of the hour. The movie is an adaptation of the Bible stories. It doesn't claim to be scripture. It only hopes to maintain the spirit of the stories and I think it does.

    It does however, provide you with a different presentation of the stories much like The KJV, NIV, NLT, The message all take the same word of God and write it differently. The movie does take liberties with some things. for example, Paul is always called Paul. They don't try to confuse the viewer with Saul becoming Paul when there isn't enough time to do so and it really isn't important in the overall scheme of the story. Paul was still miraculously converted and still saved the Gentiles regardless of the name change.

    I would encourage you to watch the movies and come up with your own conclusions.

  83. Thank You Sunny for revealing the Truth about "Not the Bible" This series will lead many to sin and have a wrong view of God and what Christianity is really about. I watched a couple of series on YouTube and spotted lots of changes in God's Word immediately, This series will derail people from the truth of God's awsome power. T.D Fakes and Joel Olsten as advisors this series is from the pit of hell and should be avoided. If you want the true word www.livingwaters.com it will not entertain you like the "Not The Bible" but you sure will know exactly what Christ and God truely are about. God Bless You Sunny

  84. Thank you for your devotion to the Word, Sunny, and for so clearly articulating the false doctrine of the History Channel's presentation 'The Bible' and for responding to the questions/comments about the program on your website. May the Lord use your site to spread the Truth in a world so sorely in need of it and may He continue to use you to His glory! God bless you and yours!

  85. I am thankful God gave you the stomach to endure the entire show. After watching the first episode I could not watch anymore and simply trying to get trough the first episode made me sick to my stomach.

  86. One other thing that I didn't like was when Paul baptized Cornelius and the other Romans. He simply dunked their heads into the water. Baptism is a full immersion, as the Bible teaches. This again made me think that it had a very Catholic-heavy background or undertone. Great points you made.

  87. GOD bless you for dispelling the false doctrinal subject mater in this film the world needs more people like you to stand up and speak (or write in this case ) the Truth about the Word of GOD thank you for following the narrow road and keep writing Truth, may GOD bless you and keep you safe

  88. He told me to stay calm and let the spell do it’s work, which indeed it did. Not even 3-4 days later, Anthony called me and asked me out for a drink. He apologized to me and sincerely begged me for forgiveness and to give him another chance. I loved this man so much, I could not say no. He now treats me like a princess better than before if I may add. Dr. Abu made a believer out of me. I wrote to him and apologized for my rudeness and lack of trust and patience. He also explained to me that magic is not like a push-button kind of thing. It sometimes takes longer than anticipated but it always works and he was right. You may also need help in your love life and i recommend him as he is a great spell caster. Contact him via: Ominighospelltemple@gmail.com

  89. I read your comments after having watched the series. My wife and I showed the videos to our children and made any correction and filled in any holes that we perceived. It made for a good opportunity to discuss the scriptures with my family and spend time together with gratitude in our hearts for the sacrifice of our Savior.

  90. Rex, I'm sorry to hear that you used what God calls evil (blasphemy and false doctrine, that is: heresy) to attempt to lead your wife and children to what is good: The holy, righteous and infallible Word of God, where there is no darkness.

    "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!" ~Isaiah 5:20-21

  91. I understand where you are coming from. My comments were not meant to get you all upset or to get you to condemn the family time I had. The tone used in your response is a little overboard and to be quite frank rude. My understanding of the scriptures far exceeds what was portrayed in this mini-series and that is why I was able to correct any short-comings in these videos to my children. I could quote scripture back to you regarding how you responded to me, tearing down something that is bringing people to Christ, and an overwhelming combative attitude but I will not out of pure respect to you as a fellow follower of Christ and avoid turning your comments section into a bible bash. I appreciate your zeal in defending truth and righteousness and there were several things in the videos I wished they had done differently or quoted the scripture exactly but it didn't and that gave me and opportunity to open the scriptures with my family and make sure they are clear on what was said and done. I honestly didn't intend to offend you in anyway.

  92. Rex, I thank you for your concern in regards to possibly upsetting me and your thoughtful refrain from making my comment section a Bible bash. I appreciate both kind gestures you've made to me in Christ.

    I would like to reassure you that I was neither personally offended or personally made upset by what you shared. I'm sure you can agree with me that writing doesn't really have a tone (unless you know the person and have heard them speak before); therefore, often, the only tone we hear is the one we perceive from our own perspective rather than the one in which it was written.

    I assure you, I took no ill tone with you. I was simply stating a biblical truth in accordance with God's word with no personal inflection in mind.

    I'm thankful to know that you watched this with the Scriptures at hand. But the issue is that you did it to merely correct the errors in the mini-series, but that you didn't do it with the heart and mindset Christ gave us and commanded us to do: Open God's Word to know Him more and to love Him better, which includes loving what He loves and hating what He hates.

    God is clear throughout His Word that He hates those who blaspheme His name and holy character as well as those who teach what is false about Him, and especially any tainting of the Gospel.

    Brother, there are multitudes of soundly biblical resources and the Bible itself is sufficient to teach your children about God, His love, righteousness, holiness and more. We, as His holy and dearly loved children should never use what He hates, to teach anyone under our authority.

    Using what is evil as an opportunity to promote God's good is not possible for man. Only God is good and has clearly proclaimed in His Word what we ought to follow and use to teach what is good and He never condones, but rather condemns the teaches of heretics and blasphemers (like the Pharisees of Jesus' day) and commands us not to partake in their "yeast" (that is, their teaching) for it is wicked.

    Just a word of caution brother from one wretch saved by grace to another wretched saved by the same awesome grace of God.

  93. Fales prophets are also touching millions of lives as they lead the sheeple off a cliff... those people don't need entertainment they need a savior.

  94. Did you seriously just dilute the word of God and suggest people come up with their own conclusion about fale teachers? Wow. The arrogance of your statement proceeds you.

  95. You have hit every nail on the head. My husband and I watched the entire series because we thought about buying for our church library. We spent the entire time finding all the false teachings. Needless to say we did NOT buy it. Why we watched the whole thing I don't know! Guess we hoped it would get better.

  96. Thank you precious sister Carol. I believe, like me, you hoped for the best, but it never came. Glad you didn't waste your money purchasing it. :o)

  97. Be careful here nobody can help you here or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell caster here must be ignore.because most of them are scam i mean real scam which i was a victim and i got ripped of thousands of dollars because i was so anxious to get my wife back after she left me for over 2 years with my 7 years old son jerry,i have applied to 7 different spell caster here and all to no avail they all ask for same thing send your name your ex name address and picture phone number etc which i did over and over again and most of them were from west Africa until i saw a post about mama Anita spell and i decided to gave her my last trail.she ask me four things my real name,my ex and my ex mother name and $180 and said my ex will come back in 24hours, i have paid over $3000 on spell casting and courier and nothing have work for me after 3 days i was thinking about how much i have lost so far so i said let me give her a try so i called her again and send my real name,my ex and my ex mother name and the $180 because i swear it was my last try so i was waiting as she told me to wait till next day and i could not sleep that night because i really love my wife and want her back at 9pm that day i saw my wife on line on face book and she said hi at first i was shock because she never talk with me for the past a year and 9 month now i did not reply again she said are you there? i quickly reply yes and she said can we see tomorrow i said yes and she went off-line i was confused i try to chat her again but she was no more on line i could not sleep that night as i was wondering what she is going to say, by 7.am the next morning she gave me a miss call i decided not to call back as i was still on shock again she call and i pick she said can we see after work today i said yes so she end the call immediately i got off work she call me and we meet and now we are back again i call mama anita the next day thanking her for what she has done in fact i still call her and thank her as my life was not complete without my wife please be careful here i have been scam thousands of dollars if you want a true love spell then contact mama Anita (mama.anitatruelovespell@gmail.com)

  98. Guenther WolegazMay 15, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Kuuuuudos, Sunny! Gutsy gal! You goooooo! :)

  99. Thank you for your encouragement Guenther. :o)

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