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Title: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on December 25, 2012, 05:47:38 pm
Bible stories come to life on History

Famed television producer Mark Burnett tackles his projects with passion, but The Bible is a special labor of love.

The 10-hour, five-part docudrama, which premieres March 3 on the History Channel, will span the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, presenting some of its best-known stories, including Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Daniel in the lions' den and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Former Touched By an Angel star Roma Downey, Burnett's wife and fellow executive producer, heads a large international cast in the role of Mother Mary. Keith David, an Emmy winner for voice-over performances, will narrate with a musical score by Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

"In terms of importance, nothing we've ever done, not Touched By an Angel, not Survivor, not The Voice, not The Apprentice, none of this could possibly compare to The Bible," Burnett says. "To us, as a family, we love the Bible. This is not a TV show to us. It's images and sound and sacred text that people will still watch, way after our grandchildren are old people."

Since the entire Bible can't be covered in 10 hours, the miniseries, which was filmed in Morocco, focuses on a select group of stories and features such compelling figures as Abraham, Moses and David. Some stories had to be compressed for artistic purposes.

"In the end, what we've done is a meta-narrative, a grand narrative of emotionally connected stories. We know we're not qualified to teach the Bible. We're qualified to be good television producers and storytellers. By telling these emotionally connected, big stories, hopefully millions of people will reopen their Bibles," Burnett says.

He hopes the project brings comfort after the Sandy Hook school shootings. "What happened Friday is absolutely the saddest tragedy imaginable," Burnett says. "Our prayers are with the families and friends. We hope The Bible, by shedding some light into the world, can help in some small way to try and stop the darkness."

Downey came up with the idea for the miniseries a few years ago. "It is our obligation to tell the stories as written," he says. "The stories are so brilliant and compelling."

The project will have broad appeal, he says. "If you know the Bible, you'll enjoy seeing the stories come to life. If you've never read the Bible, I think you'll love the stories," he says. "There's a reason the Bible is the most widely read book in the world."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2012/12/16/history-bible-docudrama-mark-burnett-roma-downey-sneak-peek/1771069/


Title: Rick Warren creates “The Bible”-Driven sermons, small groups
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 27, 2013, 09:45:30 pm
http://standupforthetruth.com/2013/02/rick-warren-creates-the-bible-driven-sermons-small-groups/

2/2013

Lord, what are we going to do?” asks a disciple.
 
“Change the world,” Jesus answers, in a slightly British accent
.
 
Here is the movie trailer from the History Channel’s new The Bible series set to debut March 3rd – Easter Sunday:

Link to video trailer inside

Will The Bible remain true to Scripture, or will its producers, Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel“), and her husband Mark Burnett (creator of reality TV shows “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Shark Tank,” “Survivor” and “The Voice”), change things? We won’t know until we see it, but already The Bible is getting huge accolades and even a smartphone app. Downey plays Jesus’ mother Mary in the series.
 
And when America’s Pastor, Rick Warren ties his name and his Saddleback church to the project, well, many of you are probably wondering about the wisdom in joining in any church-sponsored small group studies around this movie.
 
Warren plans to give an exclusive preview and behind-the-scenes look at the production in a  90-minute simulcast that will feature an overview of the series with Burnett and Downey, according to Pastors.com, Warren’s website for Christian leaders and pastors.
 
Warren will incorporate the History Channel TV series during the next five weekend sermons. His Sunday evening services will feature a viewing of the series on big screens. He is encouraging other churches to do the same. Will your church tie into the Saddleback series?


Title: Re: Rick Warren creates “The Bible”-Driven sermons, small groups
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 27, 2013, 09:49:00 pm
Uhm...Jesus never said to change the world...

John 18:36  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.


Title: Re: Rick Warren creates “The Bible”-Driven sermons, small groups
Post by: Kilika on February 28, 2013, 03:04:04 am
Amen, His kingdom is not of this world.

Change the world? Not exactly. More like level it!

But no, Jesus didn't present the situation like that. There is no changing the world, that's why it's going to be destroyed. I guess that's a change! ::)

And yes, if Warren is involved, run away.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on February 28, 2013, 03:48:07 am
Bill O'Reilly: The Bible contradicts itself
Fox News anchor wrestles famous 'angel' over truth of Scripture


Who was just surprised by that?  :D

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, who is writing an upcoming book titled “Killing Jesus,” proclaimed on his program Wednesday night that “a lot of the Bible is allegorical,” and the New Testament Gospels contradict themselves.

O’Reilly made the remarks during an interview with “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, executive producers of “The Bible” TV miniseries which begins this Sunday night on the History Channel.

Downey, who portrays Jesus’ mother Mary in the series, opened the interview by declaring her solid faith in Holy Scripture.

“Bringing the Bible to the screen came with a huge responsibility and one we took very seriously,” Downey said. “We had a great team of scholars and theologians helping us, making sure that we told these stories accurately and truthfully. I’ve been a believer my whole life, and that was very, very important to us. Something else that we wanted to do was to make it really, really cool. You know, we have teenagers at home and [it's] hard to get them to read anything, and one of the goals here was to get this generation interested and excited about Scripture, and I think we’ve been able to achieve that.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/oreilly-proclaims-the-bible-contradicts-itself/#pgJzqlTHt0Rcz7Hr.99


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on February 28, 2013, 03:57:36 am
"And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?" Luke 6:39 (KJB)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 28, 2013, 10:33:11 am
"And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?" Luke 6:39 (KJB)

Yep, and somehow FOX News was somehow a pro-Christian news network? ::)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 03, 2013, 11:24:37 pm
Watched a bit of this last night just out of curiosity - doctrinally, it was LAUGHABLY bad, to say the least! They just added alot of stuff in there just to entertain, at the very least.

For example, when sodomites went to attack Lot's house, the angels that went to him went into a TRANCE while looking up to heaven, and by doing so got the sodomites's eyes to go blind. Uhm, scripture says otherwise...

Gen 19:10  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
Gen 19:11  And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.


Another example was when Moses went to face Pharoah to get him to let the Israelites free, Pharoah had him BEATEN UP in one scene...Uhm, this NEVER happened in scripture, and even my mom was like "This didn't happen!".

And another bad example was when Abraham took his son Isaac up to a mountain for a burnt offering when commanded by the Lord(to try Abraham), while showed Abraham doing so, at the same time Abraham looked like a scaredy-cat crying "please forgive me!". But scripture says otherwise, right? How Abraham showed great faith?

Rom 4:1  What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Rom 4:2  For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Rom 4:3  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.


Couldn't bare to watch past the 1st hour or so.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on March 04, 2013, 02:55:11 am
I missed the first hour, so we got it all between us! ;)

The second hour I started watching, and it was at Moses in Egypt, then returning as God commanded, and the show ended at Joshua taking charge after the death of Moses.

No question the series is a churchianity effort, and will promote their mainly Catholic version. And the Catholic commercial that came on, wow! Among others things, it said that Catholics "assembled" the bible. The whole thing oozed Catholic cult lies.

Anyway, pretty much as expected. The wife wanted to watch it, so I'm basically adding commentary as we watch, showing her the lies they tell and what scripture really says. So, truly "all things work together for the good..."


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on March 05, 2013, 03:53:50 am
NOTRadio_03.04.13
Monday, March 4, 2013 at 4:38PM

Today's Show: THE BIBLE TV MINI-SERIES (BONUS SHOW!)

In this special one-hour bonus show, Chris discusses the premiere of the new Bible miniseries from the History Channel.  The series has been promoted by Christian ministries across the country, and was reportedly produced by two professing Christians, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (who are also married).  They are each known for their successful Hollywood careers and spared no expense in creating a new version of the Bible on film.  It's something that's been anticipated by many people for weeks now.  In their interviews, the producers certainly seem to share a genuine faith in God -- but what are they communicating in this series?  Does it really give an accurate portrayal of the Bible?  Chris gives his review of the first episode.

http://www.noiseofthunder.com/storage/NOTR_BIBLE.SERIES_03.05.13.mp3


Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:35PM
Today's Show: THE BIBLE TV MINI-SERIES -- PART II

Chris continues his discussion on the History Channel's new Bible TV miniseries, examining the faith of producers Roma Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett.   Also discussed are the theological advisors who provided insights for the series.  Upon watching the first episode, we can only wonder if anyone recommended "reading" the Bible before making a film about it.  Was the purpose of the series to merely tell stories, or to communicate the Word of God?

http://www.noiseofthunder.com/storage/NOTR_BIBLE.TV.SERIES.TWO.mp3


Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 5:30PM
Today's Show: BILL OREILLY VS. THE BIBLE

Chris discusses the recent interview with Fox News host, Bill O'Reilly discussing the new Bible TV miniseries.  O'Reilly says the series represents "fundamental Christian beliefs," and then goes on to say that the story of Adam and Eve was merely an "allegory" since the "science" of Evolution proves it can't be literally true.  Can a true Christian believe this?  Is it possible that God created the world by an evolutionary process?  And what is the truth about evolutionary theory?

http://www.noiseofthunder.com/storage/NOTR_BILL.OREILLY.INTERVIEW_03.08.13.mp3


Monday, March 11, 2013 at 3:13PM
Today's Show: RAHAB, JOSHUA & DAVID: THE BIBLE MINISERIES CONTINUES

Chris discusses the latest chapter in the History Channel's Bible TV mini-series, comparing these recent dramatizations with what is actually written in the Scriptures.  Was Rahab the harlot coerced by the Israeli spies?  Did they threaten to kill her son if she did not cooperate?  Did the Angel of the Lord say He would "split rock" for Joshua?  And did King David desire to build a temple for God ... or for himself?  These questions and many others are just a few of the concerns over this second chapter of the new miniseries.

http://www.noiseofthunder.com/storage/NOTR_RAHAB.JOSHUA.DAVID_03.12.13.mp3


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 07, 2013, 09:42:26 am
http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/just-how-unbiblical-is-the-bible/

Just how unbiblical is 'The Bible'?(History Channel tv series, THAT IS)
 
Famous Christians of today deviate from Scripture in TV series


With Ninja angels in ancient Sodom, the highly publicized TV miniseries “The Bible,” which made its national debut Sunday night on the History Channel, does not always stick to Scripture, despite being produced by two famous Christians and having numerous biblical experts as well as Texas megapastor Joel Osteen advising on the project.
 
The program was brought to life by Roma Downey, former star of “Touched by an Angel,” and her husband, Mark Burnett, the renowned Hollywood producer of shows such as “The Voice,” “Survivor” and “The Apprentice.”
 
“Bringing the Bible to the screen came with a huge responsibility and one we took very seriously,” Downey said on “The O’Reilly Factor” last Thursday. “We had a great team of scholars and theologians helping us, making sure that we told these stories accurately and truthfully.”
 
“I’ve been a believer my whole life, and that was very, very important to us,” she added.

But when the program debuted, it was obvious there were glaring additions made to the TV show that are never mentioned in the Bible.
 
With the first episode focusing on the events in Genesis and Exodus, the first major non-biblical entry was the inclusion of an angel turning into a Ninja-style warrior wielding two swords and embarking on an expertly choreographed, slow-motion stabbing spree to slay the wicked men of Sodom, as can be seen in the following video clip:

According to the Old Testament, angels merely struck the citizens of Sodom with blindness before God firebombed the entire city. The TV series did include those elements as well. The show, however, did not mention the rampant homosexuality in Sodom, or that the city’s men actually sought to have sex with the angels. (Genesis 19:5)
 
Fed up with people who twist Scripture or deny the truth of the Bible? You can get personally autographed copies of “The Divine Secret” by Joe Kovacs right now, or get autographed copies of both “The Divine Secret” and “Shocked by the Bible”bundled together!
 
Perhaps alluding to scenes like the the Ninja angels, Downey had told O’Reilly, Something else that we wanted to do was to make [the series] really, really cool. You know, we have teenagers at home and [it's] hard to get them to read anything, and one of the goals here was to get this generation interested and excited about Scripture, and I think we’ve been able to achieve that.”
 
Another deviation from the Bible depicts the patriarch Abraham arguing with God over the demand to sacrifice his son, Isaac.
 
“Have I not shown you enough faith?” he asks the Almighty in the program.
 
The Bible never hints that Abraham questioned the command to sacrifice Isaac
. But the TV program does correctly show God halting Abraham from going through with the execution of his son.
 
A common mistake in faith-related movies is continued in “The Bible,” as the Ten Commandments were shown to be blank on the back side of the tablets, when Scripture says “They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.” (Exodus 32:15)
 
According to the trailer for the series, a future episode about the New Testament depicts three wise men presenting their gifts to baby Jesus the night the Savior was born and put in a manger in Bethlehem.

But the Gospels of Luke and Matthew indicate no wise men were in attendance the night He was born. Only shepherds were present, having been invited by angels to see the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.
 
The famous wise men – the Bible never specifies their precise number – arrived later, possibly up to two years later, to present their gifts to Jesus when He was a young child in a house, not a babe in a manger. (Matthew 2:11)

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/just-how-unbiblical-is-the-bible/#OFlljwgEekdYMwqL.99


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on March 07, 2013, 11:36:38 am
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famous Christians and having numerous biblical experts

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Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 07, 2013, 11:40:37 am
Gal_6:3  For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on March 07, 2013, 05:07:53 pm
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as well as Texas megapastor Joel Osteen advising on the project.

That REALLY explains a lot. ::)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on March 08, 2013, 04:02:38 am
NOTR link updated


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on March 18, 2013, 07:48:25 am
I picked this up last night also, had to have been done on purpose. Kind of odd since i would bet the people behind this program probably voted for Obama

Why does the devil in 'The Bible' look exactly like President Obama?

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/18/article-2295082-18BFDB35000005DC-609_634x380.jpg)

Sunday evening's episode of the History Channel's hit series 'The Bible' threw up an awkward coincidence when viewers noticed that Satan bore a remarkable resemblance to President Obama.

Twitter exploded into life during the airing of the latest edition of the Mark Burnett-produced series with most noting the striking similarities between the 44th President and the devil played by actor Mehdi Ouzaani.

The show has been a surprise hit in the ratings, with the religious mini-series attracting 13.1 million viewers on Wednesday - topping television leviathan American Idol's 12.8 million viewers on Wednesday.

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Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on March 18, 2013, 12:53:24 pm
I can kinda see a resemblance, but not really. No matter, his fruit has already shown him to be a devil. And then the media/entertainment industry is used it seems to show the public of what's coming or what is currently. They act like they are playing "art imitates life" kinda thing, but the reality I think is that they use it to project their intentions. Art involves imagery in many ways, with the basic idea to convey a mindset or a thought to the viewer by what color, size, shape, volume, perspective, etc. Many try to use their images to put the observer into a certain attitude or emotion. Standard carnal mind games because the enemy knows too that man does indeed look on the outward appearance, playing on the "...lust of the eyes...".

Last nights episode has a really strong Catholic spin to start out. Notice too they left out any mention of the Spirit with Jesus' baptism and a couple other places the text version they used left out where scripture mentions the Holy Ghost. And of course the first disciple they highlight was Peter, again playing to the Catholic crowd.

In the book of John, it is Simon Peter and Andrew his brother, followers of John the baptist, who follow Jesus first. They hear John the Baptist say, "Behold the Lamb of God" to Jesus, so they left John and followed Jesus. Philip was third.

Matthew has Simon Peter and Andrew fishing, not just Peter. Jesus told them He would make them fishers of men, and they left their nets then. They didn't continue fishing.

The full nets is from later on in John when several, Simon Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, the sons of Zebedee and two unnamed others, were out fishing and not catching anything and Jesus told them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat and pulled in loads of fish, so the tv show definitely played some "creative license" with the story line there so they could put the focus on Peter only. ::)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 18, 2013, 05:05:12 pm
Remember the last "Star Wars" movie had a character looking exactly like Pope Benedict, which was the same year he was appointed Pope(2005). There have been recent "Apocalypse" movies over the last 10-15 years("2012" and "Deep Impact") which featured black Presidents. And those numerous movies showing NYC's Twin Towers either getting blown up or showing messages of them getting so prior to 2001.

Yeah, pretty much Satan's minions have used the entertainment media to either telegraph their punches or condition the public. And for the most part it's been very subtle.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on May 16, 2013, 07:36:35 am
3 Reasons I Don’t Enthusiastically Recommend the History Channel’s “The Bible: The Epic Miniseries”

Adapting a book to film is tricky. Sometimes books-to-film turn out surprisingly well (e.g., The Gospel of John—my favorite “Bible” film). Often they don’t (e.g., the recent Narnia films).
 
The History Channel aired The Bible: The Epic Miniseries throughout March 2013. About 100 million people watched all or part of the series. (I bought the series on DVD after reading two reviews.)
 
On the one hand, this series will doubtless serve as a means to a good end for some viewers:
 1.Some people think that the Bible is a boring old book filled with irrelevant or misguided rules. This series may spark an interest in the Bible that will compel them to actually read it. That’s good.
 2.Some people think that the Bible is a collection of unconnected or loosely connected short stories. This series may help people view the Bible as one big story with turning points: from creation to the fall to Noah to Abraham to the exodus to Israel and then climaxing with Jesus. That’s good.
 3.Some people are relatively unaware of what the world of the Bible was like culturally. This series may help people better understand what the political scenes were like or how people typically dressed or what various places may have looked like. That’s good.
 
On the other hand, the series could be far better. While watching it with my wife, we became increasingly disappointed with it. I was planning to watch it with my children but not anymore. I don’t enthusiastically recommend it for at least three reasons:
 
1. It does not consistently present God as great and good.
 
The OT stories in particular depict God as capricious, bloodthirsty, and vengeful. It doesn’t root God’s righteous wrath in his glorious holiness. It doesn’t explain, for example, why God pours out his wrath in Noah’s flood or why Jesus came to earth and then died on the cross. Instead, the series focuses on telling part of the Bible’s story in a hip, entertaining way.
 
Most serious of all, the series doesn’t emphasize the Bible’s ultimate doxological purpose. It doesn’t compel viewers to think, “Wow. God is amazing! God is glorious! God is great, and God is good.”
 
After my wife read a draft of this essay, she replied,
 
I am not sure point 1 is strong enough. This is a way bigger deal than getting Cyrus and Darius confused. It rather “turned off” my faith. I was left thinking, “Wow, these stories are really strange. I can’t believe people actually believe this.” It feels like Greek mythology or other weird religious stories. It does not ring true or make me worship God.
 
For the millions of viewers who are biblically illiterate or have a very sketchy understanding of the Bible, I’m not sure that this series helps them understand God much better. At best it may contribute to stirring up their interest about God so that they actually read the Bible.
 
2. It gratuitously displays graphic violence.
 
The Bible is a violent book, but it doesn’t glory in the gore like these films do. The graphic violence is relentless and gratuitous. It’s Peter Jackson-esque.
 

The Samurai-angel
 
For example, my wife and I couldn’t believe it when a Samurai-angel who was delivering Lot and his family from Sodom dramatically pulls two swords strapped to his back and starts slaying people in Sodom with flashy Samurai-moves. And we lost count of the number of times the film graphically shows executions by throat-slitting or sword-piercing or decapitation, complete with blood-squirting and intense sound effects.
 
We got to the point where I would fast-forward through gory scenes on 2x or 4x speed while my wife looked away. This is definitely not for children.
 
What is the warrant for displaying graphic violence like this? Is it to keep the interest of people who have become desensitized to graphic violence and no longer recoil at it? Whatever the reasons, I can’t think of a good one.
 
3. It repeatedly changes important details.
 
Obviously, a short video-overview of the Bible (like a children’s story-Bible book) can’t include all the details, but the details it chooses to include should be accurate. This series repeatedly changes important details in at least three ways:
 1.It portrays stories inaccurately. Nine examples: 1.God’s people walk through the Red Sea on muddy ground in the midst of a rain storm (rather than on dry ground).
 

Azariah and Daniel
 2.
In the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, no soldiers die, but instead the king intentionally burns his hand during the attempted execution to see if the fire is real (rather than the furnace burning so hot that the flames kill the soldiers who cast the three men into the fiery furnace).

 3.Satan temps Jesus on a desert cliff (rather than the Temple Mount).
 4.Herod Antipas orders John the Baptist’s execution when John tells him about Jesus the Messiah (rather than reluctantly decapitating him after Antipas rashly promises to grant the wish of a dancing girl at his birthday party).
 5.Jesus walks into Lazarus’s tomb and gives a mini-discourse in the presence of the sisters before raising Lazarus from the dead (rather than shouting from outside the tomb, “Lazarus, come out!”).
 6.Caiaphas tricks Judas to betray Jesus, and Judas basically sins against his will. The film portrays Judas as a sympathetic figure.
 7.When Peter tells Jesus that he is willing to die for Jesus, Jesus responds with gratitude and emotionally embraces Peter, but in the middle of the hug, he apparently receives a revelation that Peter will deny him and then sadly breaks that news to Peter. Then Peter denies Jesus the following day after Jesus is arrested (rather than that very night).
 8.After Peter heals the lame beggar in Acts 3, he says, “It is through Jesus. He did not die.” Similarly, Stephen later says, “They tried to kill him, but they failed.” That is a really poor choice of words. (I realize that they are trying to communicate that Jesus didn’t stay dead and that he is alive.)
 9.Stephen got stoned to death without a trial, and Saul instigated and led the stoning.
 
2.It conflates important details. Five examples: 1.David confronts King Saul with Saul’s torn robe in the cave immediately after he cuts the robe, and Saul responds with defiance rather than an apology.
 2.The king who throws Daniel into the lion’s den is Cyrus (not Darius), and when Daniel comes out of the lion’s den, the king promptly decrees to Daniel that the Jews can go back to Jerusalem.
 3.Lazarus’s sisters inform Jesus that Lazarus has died when Jesus and his disciples arrive in Bethany, and the concerned Jesus asks to see the tomb immediately.
 4.The meeting between Nicodemus and Jesus (John 3) occurs on Wednesday of the Passion week.
 5.Thomas is present when Jesus appears to his disciples for the first time and expresses doubt that what they are seeing is actually Jesus.
 


Young Moses
 3.
It adds subplots that are not in the Bible. One rationale that projects like this make for changing details is that they have such little time to present such a massive story. But if you have such limited time to present what is actually in the Bible, why spend so much time on subplots that are not in the Bible? Here are three examples:
 1.Moses and Ramses have a childhood rivalry.
 2.Daniel tries to persuade his three friends to bow down to the statue of Nebuchadnezzar.
 

Pilate

 3.
During the life, arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus, prominent characters include Pilate, Caiaphas, Nicodemus, Malchus, and Barabbas with all sorts of added twists—mostly political ones, such as Pilate’s looming threat to cancel Passover and close the temple if there is further Jewish unrest.

 

(Wikipedia lists other discrepancies as well.)
 
The examples above don’t include less egregious changes. Four examples:
 

David prepares to fight Goliath

 1.
David starts speaking Psalm 23 to himself while he walks to face Goliath.

 2.Jesus tells the story of the praying pharisee and tax collector when he calls Matthew to follow him.
 3.Paul quotes parts of 1 Corinthians 13 while defending himself to a group of Christians who are skeptical that he no longer persecutes Christians.
 4.Peter tells John, “Good luck,” when John leaves Jerusalem for Ephesus.
 
These sorts of changes may have only minor effects on people who watch this series and know little about the Bible. Many will think, “Oh! So that’s where that comes from! David spoke Psalm 23 right before he killed Goliath!’” Ideally, this will compel people to read the Bible for themselves. But I suspect that it will mislead and confuse people regarding details.
 
*******
 
That’s why I don’t enthusiastically recommend the series. I wish I could. I wanted to.

http://andynaselli.com/3-reasons-i-dont-enthusiastically-recommend-the-history-channels-the-bible-the-epic-miniseries


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 16, 2013, 08:48:21 am
On the one hand, this series will doubtless serve as a means to a good end for some viewers:
 1.Some people think that the Bible is a boring old book filled with irrelevant or misguided rules. This series may spark an interest in the Bible that will compel them to actually read it. That’s good.
 2.Some people think that the Bible is a collection of unconnected or loosely connected short stories. This series may help people view the Bible as one big story with turning points: from creation to the fall to Noah to Abraham to the exodus to Israel and then climaxing with Jesus. That’s good.
 3.Some people are relatively unaware of what the world of the Bible was like culturally. This series may help people better understand what the political scenes were like or how people typically dressed or what various places may have looked like. That’s good.
 
On the other hand, the series could be far better. While watching it with my wife, we became increasingly disappointed with it. I was planning to watch it with my children but not anymore. I don’t enthusiastically recommend it for at least three reasons:

Yeah, this is my beef when it comes to showing other materials et al like this to witness to someone - for example, how many times do you hear people say, "But many got saved watching Billy Graham's preaching!" or "But many got saved watching Mel Gibson's Passion", etc, etc.

Pt being that there's also the DARK SIDE to this - ie, some 98% or so watching these Billy Graham "crusades" end up falling away, and Gibson's "Passion" movie didn't exactly spark revival either(ie-I myself was hit pretty hard, emotionally, watching this film, but I didn't exactly get saved watching it). And it also goes for other stuff where Churchianity tries to sensationalize things - for example, back in 2001 when I attended a church out of town on Easter weekend, they put out a play production of various characters dying unexpectedly, and are faced at judgment. To be frank, it hit me(and many others) hard when they showed the unbelievers being dragged to hell. But what they were missing in it was the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for our sins(it's as if they wanted to scare you more than anything else instead).

Ultimately, it would be much simpler to open up your bibles to various passages like John 3:16, I Peter 3:18, Ephesians 2:8-9, etc instead to witness to someone. And if they don't listen, then that's on them.

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The OT stories in particular depict God as capricious, bloodthirsty, and vengeful. It doesn’t root God’s righteous wrath in his glorious holiness. It doesn’t explain, for example, why God pours out his wrath in Noah’s flood or why Jesus came to earth and then died on the cross. Instead, the series focuses on telling part of the Bible’s story in a hip, entertaining way.

From what I understand, this is what the Gnostics/Freemasons believe - you have Gnosticism influence in Hollywood/entertainment products...no wonder why they have tons of subliminal messages portraying God as such.
 
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For the millions of viewers who are biblically illiterate or have a very sketchy understanding of the Bible, I’m not sure that this series helps them understand God much better. At best it may contribute to stirring up their interest about God so that they actually read the Bible.

Also the same leaven the modern-day church(buildings) have - for anyone(including myself) that attends these churches, these churches preach/do a number of things that just conflict greatly with what the bible says. But en yet they keep making excuses like, "It doesn't matter b/c we preach Jesus to lost souls". Seriously - if the pastor is always preaching revival, then he doesn't believe the bible himself, b/c scripture clearly says it will get worse and worse as the end times draw near. Or if the pastor says we have to be in church all day on Sunday, he sure has no understanding of the bible either - b/c Christians aren't under the law anymore.

It's as if more subtle ways are being found to get bibles thrown away.

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2. It gratuitously displays graphic violence.
 
The Bible is a violent book, but it doesn’t glory in the gore like these films do. The graphic violence is relentless and gratuitous. It’s Peter Jackson-esque.

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What is the warrant for displaying graphic violence like this? Is it to keep the interest of people who have become desensitized to graphic violence and no longer recoil at it? Whatever the reasons, I can’t think of a good one.

The NWO minions have turned this society into a sex/violence obsessed society, which has been part of the NWO plan from the get-go. Gibson's "Passion" film was like this too - no, MG didn't display the violence in it like it was real, it felt like modern-day secular Hollywood movie violence, to be frank.
 
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3. It repeatedly changes important details.

It wasn't too long ago, Scorcese's "Last Temptation of Christ" in the 1980's, when he took many liberties changing important details with this film, and it got a lot of backlash for it(for good reason).

Wow...fast-forward to our present day, and you really don't hear much of a chirp over this "Bible" miniseries which took even more liberties changing important details.
 


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on July 02, 2013, 08:48:36 am
ahh, now they can just make stuff up and promote the CATHOLIC church, probably make the Muslims a part of it too.

'The Bible' TV miniseries will get NBC sequel

US television network NBC said on Monday that it will produce a follow-up to the History Channel's popular miniseries "The Bible," which topped ratings when it premiered in March.

The sequel, which does not have an expected air or production date, has the working title "A.D.: Beyond the Bible," picks up in the time following Jesus Christ's death.

It is the first announced project of Comcast Corp-owned NBC's long-from programming initiative.

The History Channel's miniseries drew strong ratings for a cable program. It averaged 11.4 million viewers over its 10 episodes and its March 3 premiere episode was watched by 13.1 million, which beat all broadcast TV programs on that day.

The series averaged about 11 million viewers per episode.

"The Bible" miniseries was created by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

The History Channel is owned by Walt Disney Co and privately held Hearst Corp.

http://dawn.com/news/1022275/the-bible-tv-miniseries-will-get-nbc-sequel


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 13, 2013, 08:16:59 pm
Mark Burnett to speak at Bill Hybels's Willow Creek Association 2013 Global Leadership Summit next month...
http://www.heritageqc.com/index.php/leadership-summit-2013/summit-speakers

Hybels is one of the Emergent Church leaders, FYI.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Christian40 on July 13, 2013, 11:18:08 pm
"The Bible Series" is due to be on the free tv channels here in Australia soon, one person i know asked me about it and i remembered that it was up there in the US before and i told them that it isn't based on the Bible. If it was the true story they would never put it on tv here.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 13, 2013, 11:33:35 pm
"The Bible Series" is due to be on the free tv channels here in Australia soon, one person i know asked me about it and i remembered that it was up there in the US before and i told them that it isn't based on the Bible. If it was the true story they would never put it on tv here.

Here in Dallas, they're currently running a play telling the bible from Genesis to the New Testament - from what I've read, they've made it into a *comedy*.

If that isn't blasphemy, then I don't know what is.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 18, 2013, 02:15:44 pm
The world loves its own...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/bible-earns-three-emmy-nominations-588426
7/18/13
'The Bible' Earns Three Emmy Nominations

The Bible has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, presenters Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul said on Thursday. The ten-part miniseries, a ratings and home video success for the History Channel, was executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. It nabbed three nominations in total, adding nods for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

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Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: PeanutGallery on July 18, 2013, 03:45:04 pm
'The Bible' Earns Three Emmy Nominations
...It nabbed three nominations in total, adding nods for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
What; no nominations for reprove, rebuke, correction, instruction in righteousness?


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on July 19, 2013, 02:58:07 am
 ;D


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 19, 2013, 03:05:35 am
What; no nominations for reprove, rebuke, correction, instruction in righteousness?

They should have gotten noms for false Christs, false prophets, false teachers, and lying signs and wonders.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 12, 2013, 09:35:40 pm
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/fox-lands-bible-feature-film-cut-mark-burnett-172325575.html
9/12/13
Fox Lands ‘Bible’ Feature Film Cut From Mark Burnett-Roma Downey Miniseries

History’s 10-part miniseries The Bible was a big hit in the spring, averaging 11.4 million total viewers during its five-week run and garnering three Emmy noms, and partnering with 20th Century Fox on the feature film version makes sense. The studio already has a partnership with executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for worldwide home vid rights, and the parties have been in the planning stages of an international launch around Christmas. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released The Bible on home video in April, and it has become the top-selling mini ever across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD after selling 525,000 copies its first week on the street. As for the feature, details on release dates and overseas distribution are still being worked out. Burnett said in June that he had just completed editing the 2 hour and 15 minute feature version of the series focusing on the life of Jesus and was looking for a buyer. “Just on the scripted side, I could spend the next 10 years just distributing the Bible series and the movie”, he said of the project he and wife Downey produced with Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. Burnett and Downey have already sold a sequel to the mini, A.D: Beyond The Bible, to NBC.



Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on September 13, 2013, 04:39:38 am
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he said of the project he and wife Downey produced with Hearst Entertainment & Syndication

Really? And I suppose the Rockefellers are providing the financing?  ::)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on November 27, 2013, 10:20:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcIXCok9HPg



Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 27, 2013, 10:44:18 am
At the 2:10 mark, when Jesus is asked if he's the Son of God, he responds, "I am". Uhm...not quite says scripture...

Matthew 26:63  But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
Mat 26:64  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven
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Luke_22:70  Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.

And I don't recall him kissing people that he healed(when he did his 3.5 year ministry on earth, that is).

Hollywood is really ramping up these "Christian" movies next year, it seems like.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on November 27, 2013, 01:10:20 pm
Actually, He does say "I am"...

60  And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what [is it which] these witness against thee?
61  But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62  And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
63  Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?
64  Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
Mark 14:60-64 (KJB)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on December 04, 2013, 07:04:00 am
History Eyes Drama About Jesus’ “Lost Years” From Eli Roth, Eric Newman & Scott Kosar That May Involve Exorcism

History scored big with its blockbuster The Bible miniseries. Now the cable network is exploring another project about Jesus that would portray him in a more controversial light. I’ve learned that the network is finalizing deals for the project, from feature writer Scott Kosar (The Machinist) and producers Eli Roth (the Hostel franchise) and Eric Newman (The Thing). Titled The Lost Years, the drama explores the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult. There is very little information about Jesus’ life from about the age of 13, following a pilgrimage to Jerusalem he took with his parents, to age 30, when he began his ministry and was baptized by John the Baptist. Because the project is in very early stages, it is unclear whether it would be developed as a regular series or a miniseries.

The Lost Years is based on an original idea by Kosar who developed it with Roth and Newman. All three have strong horror pedigree — Kosar co-wrote The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and The Crazies, and Roth and Newman jointly produced The Last Exorcism franchise in addition to their other horror credits. That is not a coincidence — nor is Roth and Newman’s exorcism connection. I hear that The Lost Years was conceived in the horror genre, and it explores a theory about Jesus’ origins as an exorcist. Although the practice of ridding a person’s body of demons and evil spirits existed long before Jesus’ time, the term “exorcism” — which is done in Jesus’ name — wasn’t coined until later. In ancient times, when medicine was in its infancy, healing was done mainly on a spiritual level, essentially treating ailments by getting demons out the body. Thus the theory that, as the most powerful healer of his time, Jesus performed rituals akin to exorcism. Kosar is repped by Verve, Magnolia Entertainment and Howard Fishman. Roth and Newman are with CAA.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/jesus-tv-series-exorcism-history-eli-roth-scott-kosar-eric-newman/


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 04, 2013, 09:47:15 am
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In ancient times, when medicine was in its infancy, healing was done mainly on a spiritual level, essentially treating ailments by getting demons out the body.

Uhm...scripture makes a DISTINCT DIFFERENCE b/w sickness and demonic possession.

Mat_4:24  And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

And these filmmakers have grossly overlooked this...

Mark 2:8  And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Mar 2:9  Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
Mar 2:10  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
Mar 2:11  I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.



Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on December 04, 2013, 12:10:18 pm
So some horror film makers want to do a film on Jesus? Well of course they do! Never pass up an opportunity to spread more lies  ::)

And of course they want to make Him look like some mystic, and not the Son of God. I guess they are going for the Abraham Lincoln vampire killer angle.

These kinds of people, I think, like to take creative license, because they don't believe for starters, and because the story idea comes from the heretical Gnostic texts as the basis, so it's not much of a stretch to embellish the story and twist it a little more beyond the lies of the Gnostics.

Exactly BA! Huge difference between sickness and possession.



Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on December 19, 2013, 05:12:28 am
NBC Gives 'The Bible' Sequel The Green Light

"The Bible" was one of the most ambitious television projects of all time, and then it became one of the biggest cable hits of all time.

Premiering to 13.1 million viewers, the 10-hour miniseries was a smash hit for History, beating most everything else on television, including NBC. Well, the Peacock is ensuring that won't happen again. The network announced that it has greenlit the sequel, "A.D.: Beyond the Bible."

"We are firmly in the ‘event’ business and nothing has more event potential than 'A.D.' as it continues immediately after the 'The Bible' ended," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.

"Everyone’s lives were completely altered in an instant and the immediate aftermath of Christ’s death had an impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the time," NBC president Jennifer Salke added. "In the first episode alone you see the last moments of the Crucifixion, Judas taking his own life after betraying Christ, Peter denying Jesus three times, and then the miracle of the Resurrection."

The husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who created and produced "The Bible," are on board for the sequel as well. The couple said in a statement, "It is the story that changed the world. Millions have died for it and billions live by it. We know that an enormous community will be counting the days until 'A.D.' premieres. We look forward to making this an epic global television event."

Considering "The Sound of Music Live!" scored 18.6 million viewers for NBC, there is tremendous potential for "A.D." to smash its predecessor's ratings.

Even with impressive cable ratings these days on shows like "The Walking Dead" and "Duck Dynasty," there's still nothing like the reach of the broadcast networks to attract a massive audience.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/nbc-the-bible-sequel_n_4464329.html?utm


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 19, 2013, 09:30:57 am
The opening of the 1st seal in Rev 6 is getting closer and closer...


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 17, 2014, 09:38:11 pm
https://movies.yahoo.com/news/jesus-movie-son-god-cuts-obama-lookalike-played-202132649.html
‘Son of God’ Cuts Satan Scenes Featuring Obama Lookalike
2/17/14

“Son of God” producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have cast Satan out of their upcoming Biblical epic about Jesus Christ, an individual familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap.

“Son of God” is a reshaped version of last year’s hit History Channel miniseries “The Bible,” which co-starred Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan. Burnett and Downey came under fire last year because Ouazanni bears a striking resemblance to President Barack Obama, though the producers said at the time that the casting controversy was unintentional and merely coincidental.

“Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey said in a statement Monday. “The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead. For our movie, ‘Son of God,’ I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor.”

20th Century Fox will release “Son of God” on Feb. 28. The 10-hour miniseries has been pared down to two hours, which meant sacrificing Satan’s scenes to focus on Jesus.

The end of February has proven to be a lucrative time of year for faith-based movies, as “The Passion of the Christ” earned $125 million in its first five days after opening on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004.

The post ‘Son of God’ Cuts Satan Scenes Featuring Obama Lookalike appeared first on TheWrap.

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1John 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on February 18, 2014, 03:53:18 am
They cut a 10 hour mini series down to 2 hours? Wow, is there anything left? I'm sure they left the heretical parts in though.

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“Son of God” is a reshaped version of last year’s hit History Channel miniseries “The Bible,”

So is this show suppose to be a continuation, or simply a redo of the first show?


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2014, 09:42:57 am
They cut a 10 hour mini series down to 2 hours? Wow, is there anything left? I'm sure they left the heretical parts in though.

So is this show suppose to be a continuation, or simply a redo of the first show?

Or another opportunity to make $$. For the love of money is the root of all evil...


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on February 19, 2014, 03:58:46 am
No doubt another cash making effort for them. I just was wondering if they are saying it's a completely new effort, or like the continuation from the first movie that they said they were doing.

This appears to be a new effort, as "The Bible" left off after Jesus had ascended.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on February 19, 2014, 06:24:25 am
They cut a 10 hour mini series down to 2 hours? Wow, is there anything left? I'm sure they left the heretical parts in though.

lazy


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2014, 05:19:11 am
 February 20, 2014
Roma Downey: Why we cut Satan from “Son of God”

The devil was trying to hurt our movie about Jesus. So we cast him out.

by Roma Downey

http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2014/02/20/roma-downey-why-we-cut-satan-from-son-of-god/31005

 ::)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on February 24, 2014, 05:35:51 am
 :o

She actually said that, and was serious? That's a jaw-dropper.

That kind of mentality and lack of faith, while proclaiming a faith in God, sends chills down my spine that people really are that way, truly blind, living in the darkness of their own lack of faith.

And the reason I say lack of faith is by her admission of fear that the enemy would even have the ability to mess up her little heretical sideshow called a movie.

Personally, I'd call that idiot out, front and center. Call him liar right to his face, just like Jesus says to.

Jesus says, "Resist the devil and he will flee from you".


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on February 26, 2014, 04:51:09 am
The “Son of God” Movie Is NOT What We Think–Do You Know The Voice of Your Master

Last year the History Channel featured the epic television event, “The Bible Series,” which was produced by Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett. This show captivated audiences and became the talk of many churches. Churches even purchased pre-written sermons to go along with the show, which according to outreach.com made it into 180,000 churches.

Roma and Mark were endlessly interviewed in Christian magazines, and on Christian radio. All along saying that they were sold out Christians and believers filled with the Holy Spirit.

And the churches bought it.

They promoted it.

And yet, as I watched “The Bible Series,” I personally became furious at how much they twisted the word of God. Not just omitting things for the sake of time–but changing the theme, the message, and the nature of Bible characters, and the nature of God Himself. That is unforgivable.

God will judge that.

I was furious.

My husband and I were sitting in our darkened living room with our bowls of ice cream and we couldn’t even get five minutes into it without pausing it and discussing how, not only is it different than the Bible, but that the way that it is different changes so much of the truth of God and the Bible. We would talk about what message it is sending to people that don’t know God. It got so bad that I had to write about it.

I wrote about it in “Wake Up! — me screaming then apologizing for some strange reason” and later in “The Bible Series on the History Channel–Turning The Word of God into Hebrew Myth“

All along the thing that got me the most upset was how easily the church allowed Roma Downey and Mark Burnett to come in and deceive us. We gave up our pulpits to strangers, thinking they were like us but all along they were fake Christians.

Did you know that?

They are NOT real Christians.

They are full on New Agers.

This is portion of what I wrote on this topic last year:

big article, must read: http://thelasthiker.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/the-son-of-god-movie-is-not-what-we-think-do-you-know-the-voice-of-your-master/


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 26, 2014, 10:59:11 am
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Churches even purchased pre-written sermons to go along with the show, which according to outreach.com made it into 180,000 churches.

Roma and Mark were endlessly interviewed in Christian magazines, and on Christian radio. All along saying that they were sold out Christians and believers filled with the Holy Spirit.

And the churches bought it.

They promoted it.

Satan is called the "prince of the power of the air" in scripture as well - meaning the entire MSM, airwaves, etc are runned by him(pretty much).

They also pulled the same stunt with Rick Warren and his PDL 10 years ago - where the media just out of nowhere started promoting him(and Bill Hybels) 24/7, and presto - the churches bought into it and further promoted him and his book.(ie-I was just a window-shopping Churchianity type then, but nonetheless it left me scratching my head over how this guy rose to popularity)

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Did you know that?

They are NOT real Christians.

They are full on New Agers.

Roma Downey's "Touched by an Angel" was also New Age - this show's messages didn't say a word about Jesus Christ.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on February 26, 2014, 12:02:38 pm
14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15  Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:14,15 (KJB)


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 26, 2014, 10:42:58 pm
http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/02/religious-leaders-stripes-endorse-son-god-movie/

Religious leaders of all stripes endorse Son of God movie

Hear from our friends and partners, some of the nation’s leading influencers in faith, who offer insightful commentary on selected scenes from the movie Son of God.

You can have hours of fun on the Son of God movie trailer site, where some of the biggest mega-names in the visible church are partnering and promoting the movie based on last year’s History Channel series, The Bible.

Yes, we’ve already seen most of this. It is, after all, the “just the Jesus” part of the original miniseries. Well, minus the devil character, who apparently looked too much like President Obama to be included in the final cut.

Who are the project sponsors?   T.D. Jakes, RIck Warren, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson, Bill Hybels, a couple of Roman Catholic cardinals and archbishops, Leith Anderson, Erwin McManus, Paula White, Christine Caine, George Wood, Crai Groeshel and many others representing some of the more concerning movements in Christendom.

Click on the photo image to hear what these leaders have to say. Pay particular attention to Bill Hybels’ take on the “We’re-going-to-change-the-world-(said-no-Bible-verse-ever)” exchange between Jesus and Peter.  It’s all about vision casting! No kidding!


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Kilika on February 27, 2014, 03:19:32 am
One thing that I do rejoice over with this whole churchianity lie and the way they use media, is that their own efforts to make movies, videos, etc. just serves to condemn them. I mean how else could that group of alleged expert evangelicals promote a movie that tells a lie? Because they themselves don't know what the truth is. They live in darkness and without discernment beyond the very basics, and on even the basics, some have it wrong doctrinally.

More than once out of frustration with these types and the junk information they put out, I've had thoughts of a movie that IS doctrinally correct, and not some churchianity Easter play. But thankfully, God calms me down and reminds me that wouldn't fly in the world. They don't want the truth, because the real truth exposes their sins that they refuse to admit to. Talk about the world's door closing on you at every turn! I'd expect just that, rejection, from the world for such a project. And the biggest protesters? I'd expect that to be churchianity and it's degreed theologians. Besides, thinking there should be such a counter movie to the world's lies is of the flesh, it's me trying again to take on the task that belongs to Jesus. His Word WILL prosper where it's sent. It will not return void. Jesus makes sure of that, with me or without me. Thank you Jesus!


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on April 30, 2014, 05:26:54 am
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to Direct 'Ben Hur,' Paramount Learned from Mistakes of 'Noah'

 Christian husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have signed with Paramount to direct the remake of “Ben Hur.” Burnett and Downey produced the hit television miniseries “The Bible.”

Faith Driven Consumer believes that Paramount Pictures learned from its mistakes with “Noah.” The media group says that Darren Aronofsky’s direction did not appeal to the Christian consumers that flocked to the box office.

“If faith driven consumers were a core target for “Noah,” Darren Aronofsky was the wrong choice,” Faith Driven Consumer founded Chris Stone said.

Stone is optimistic about the story that the couple will create with “Ben Hur” when it is released in February 2016.

“Burnett and Downey...have a strong track record of success in understanding, respecting, and reaching Faith Driven Consumers. If “Ben Hur” is managed like their previous projects -- which are the model of how to do this right -- it could be the next “Passion of the Christ,” which set the standard for Biblical box office performance,” he said.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 30, 2014, 11:30:43 am
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Faith Driven Consumer believes that Paramount Pictures learned from its mistakes with “Noah.” The media group says that Darren Aronofsky’s direction did not appeal to the Christian consumers that flocked to the box office.

Well, neither did Mel Gibson's "Passion", CS Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia", "Son of God", "God's Not Dead", etc, etc stay true to scripture.

Pretty soon - the majority of Hellywood movies will be these "faith driven" movies, and all of Churchianity will be singing "kumbaya!" like they defeated liberalism.


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on March 22, 2015, 06:42:40 am
Roma Downey Discusses Passion for Bringing Bible Stories to Life

 Filmmaker Roma Downey’s passion is bringing biblical stories to life on the big and small screens. Working alongside her husband Mark Burnett, she produced the widely popular miniseries “The Bible” and the full-length film “Son of God.” Previously, Downey played the angel Monical on the TV series “Touched by an Angel.”
 
The Irish-born filmmaker told Irish Central that she feels called to spread the gospel through movies and television, especially considering the world events of today.
 
Downey compared the biblical disciples to modern persecuted Christians, saying, “You can’t help but see the parallels to these early believers and how brutally they were tortured. It’s inexcusable that it’s happening and that we’re not making more noise about it in this country.” 
 
Downey’s upcoming projects includes a four hour miniseries based on the bestselling book “The Dovekeepers.”
 
She explained, “A group of Jews escape the fall of the temple in 70 A.D. and they take refuge in a hilltop retreat built by one of the Herods. Their hope is to be left in peace but the Romans pursue them.”

The series will air on March 31 and April 1.
 
The next major project for Downey will be the remake of biblical epic “Ben Hur,” which is to be released next February. 

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Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2015, 07:36:27 am
The Christ of Lightworkers Media

Roma Downey is the co-owner, with her husband Mark Burnett, of Lightworkers Media, the producer of The Bible miniseries which aired in 2013 (the History Channel) and The Son of God movie which appeared in 2014 (20th Century Fox). The movie was adapted from the miniseries. In December 2014, Lightworkers Media will air Women of Bible.

The fact that Roma’s productions are widely promoted by “evangelical” Christians is evidence of the width and depth of the apostasy that we are witnessing in these end times.

The Bible miniseries was endorsed by Rick Warren, Jim Daly of Focus on the Family, T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Lisa Harper of Women of Faith, Luis Palau, Dick Rolfe, and many others. Osteen, Warren, and Jakes were advisers for the Lightworkers Media production. Rick Warren rented movie theaters for the showing of the Son of God movie. Osteen purchased and distributed 8,000 tickets.

Victoria Osteen and Kay Warren appear in the Women of the Bible. These women are wives of the pastors of two of the largest “evangelical” churches in America. Joyce Meyer is also featured in Women of the Bible.

Roma Downey played a prominent role in the January 2015 We Will Stand Contemporary Music concert, which featured Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Newsboys, Don Moen, Mark Schultz, Sandi Patti, Travis Cottrell (Beth Moore’s worship leader), Steven Curtis Chapman, Steve Green, Dallas Holm, Russ Taff, The Imperials, Don Francisco, First Call, Michael Omartian, Francesca Battistelli, Kari Jobe, Laura Story, Petra, 4Him, Point of Grace, Carman, Nicole Mullen, among others.

Downey’s productions have been hugely popular.

The first episode of The Bible, which ran on March 2013, was seen by more than 13 million viewers, the largest cable television audience that year (“Mark Burnett’s The Bible begets record ratings,” Entertainment Weekly, March 4, 2013). When The Bible was released on DVD a month later, it quickly sold more than one-half million copies to become the top-selling TV miniseries. Within the first month, the miniseries had been viewed by an estimated 95 million people (“#1 TV on DVD in last five years,” HollywoodJesus.com, April 8, 2013). The YouVersion Bible App, the official app of The Bible miniseries, had 88 million downloads and was the in top 15 of all free apps in the iTunes store.

The Son of God movie made $26.5 million in its first weekend, and within three months it had grossed $68 million.

Shouldn’t we rejoice that multitudes of people are seeing these multimedia presentations about the Bible and Jesus?

God warns His people to prove all things and to try the spirits. He warns of false christs and false spirits and false gospels.

“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:5).

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).

In light of what Roma Downey believes and practices, it is obvious that her programs and movies are introducing people to a false christ, a false spirit, and a false gospel.

NEW AGE SELF WORSHIP

Roma, who became famous for her role as “the angel Monica” in the New-agey TV series Touched by an Angel, is a Roman Catholic who holds New Age principles and communes with the dead.

Touched by an Angel promotes the New Age doctrines that men are not estranged from God by sin, that they do not have to be reconciled through Christ’s atonement, that God is the Father of all men, that angels are not perfect, and that salvation is by human kindness.

When Roma was married in 2007 to television producer Mark Burnett (her second marriage), the ceremony was performed by Della Reese, her co-star in Touched by an Angel. Reese is the co-founder with Johnnie Coleman of the Understanding Principles for Better Living Church. Coleman is a New Thought minister of the Unity School of Christianity, which teaches, “We are Divine through the Christ within, the individualization of God in us.”

Roma graduated from the University of Santa Monica with a masters degree in Spiritual Psychology. The university was “founded by New Age spiritual and self-help guru John-Roger” (“Roma Downey Happy Out of Spotlight,” Beck/Smith Hollywood, April 23, 2013). The university’s web site describes Spiritual Psychology as “the study and practice of the art and science of human evolution in consciousness.” It says that the benefits of Spiritual Psychology include “experiencing enhanced spiritual awareness through knowing yourself as a Divine Being,” “individual evolution,” and “learning to relate to yourself with greater compassion and awareness of yourself as a Divine Being having a human experience.”

The New Age book Loyalty to Your Soul by Ron and Mary Hulnick carries Roma Downey’s recommendation as follows: “The teachings in this beautiful book have sent me on a journey to the very center of my own being where, wrapped in the safe wings of Love, I feel as though I have come home.”

Loyalty to Your Soul teaches self worship. “Center your awareness in your heart and consciously look for the Loving Essence in the person in your presence. By doing so, you’re signifying your respect for the Soul before you ...  Maintain awareness that you’re in conversation with another Divine Being who is engaged in having a human experience” (p. 209).

She says that she listens to books on tape by New Age guru Eckhart Tolle, who teaches the divinity of man. (See our book The New Age Tower of Babel for documentation.) Tolle says, “God, the scripture is saying, is formless consciousness and the essence of who you are” (The New Earth, p. 219), and, “Christ is your God-essence or Self” (The Power of Now, p. 104).

COMMUNING WITH MARY

Roma says, “I have prayed to Mary and loved her my whole life” (“The Bible: An Epic Mini-Series,” Catholiclane.com, Feb. 28, 2013). (She plays the part of Mary in The Bible miniseries.) She promotes the use of the Rosary as a meditation practice. By this, practitioners pray to Mary as the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God. The Catholic Mary is a mediator between God and man who can hear and answer the prayers of every petitioner, thus having the divine attributes of omnipresence and omnipotence.

COMMUNING WITH THE DEAD

Roma also communes with the dead. On the Crossing Over television program on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002, she supposedly talked to her mother through the mediumship of psychic Jonathan Edwards (Drew MacKenzie, “Roma’s TV chat to dead mother,” TheFreeLibrary.com). Roma’s CD “Meditation” is included with Jonathan Edward’s book Practical Praying: Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life.

“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people” (Leviticus 20:6).

“And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?” (Isaiah 8:19).

A FALSE CHRIST

The christ of The Bible miniseries and The Son of God movie is not the Christ of Scripture. The christ of Lightworkers Media is the typical long-haired hippy of popular mythical imagination. He looks and acts like a cool surfer dude, a miracle-working super hero. He does not call people to repentance from sin; he does not warn of hell; he does not require the new birth for salvation. The christ of The Bible miniseries and The Son of God movie is the non-judgmental christ of The Shack, a christ who accepts everyone, sees the goodness in every person, and “puts no obligations on anyone.” He is a cool, modern christ. At the Last Supper, the christ of the Son of God movie does not mention “the forgiveness of sins” in connection with the cup and his death.

The Son of God promotes a New Age world in which all men will be saved, in which all religions are accepted by God. Before he is beheaded, John the Baptist says, “His [Jesus] power will draw all men to a new world.”

“In the ‘Son of God’ what they are trying to present is not the Orthodox Christ, but one who’s message is not of repentance but of uniting all faiths into and earthly kingdom where all are welcome. In Antichrist’s kingdom heretics and sinners, all are told they are accepted as they are” (“Son of God: A Charismatic Revival Masterpiece,” Orthodox Views, March 1, 2014).

It can be no accident that the actor of The Son of God movie bears an uncanny resemblance to a New Age “cosmic christ” and ascended master called Sananda who is channelled by occultists.


http://wayoflife.org/index_files/the_christ_of_lightworkers_media.html


Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on April 03, 2015, 05:47:24 am
#Blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘A.D.’ Series

 When “The Bible” miniseries premiered two years ago, controversy swirled around its depiction of a dark-skinned Satan who some said resembled President Obama, as well as its portrayal of white main characters in the Moroccan landscape.
 
Fast-forward to the premiere of the sequel, “A.D. The Bible Continues,” on Easter Sunday (April 5), and you’ll see a decidedly more multicultural cast, the result of “honest” conversations between black church leaders and the filmmakers, Hollywood power couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
 
“For too long religious programming has neither reflected the look of biblical times or the diversity of the church today,” tweeted the Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, a Maryland-based black activist, writer and scholar. “We made this point to Mark and Roma after #BibleSeries, and quite frankly they listened. I’m glad for that.”
 
Now, in a partnership with the 12-part NBC miniseries, an African-American Christian publishing house will host online resources to help viewers connect the holy book to Africa.
 
“The discussion about biblical characters is not just limited to portraying them as European; there are some other considerations that need to be brought into it,” said the Rev. Melvin Banks, founder of Urban Ministries Inc., a 45-year-old organization that serves some 10,000 predominantly black churches.
 
“These resources that we are bringing to bear allow for this kind of discussion to take place.”
 
It’s a long-overdue conversation, said Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the first woman bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. “Many still have the Charlton Heston image in their minds and many still deny that there was a black presence in the Bible,” she tweeted on Monday (March 30) in an online conversation with Burnett and Downey hosted by Joshua DuBois, the African-American aide who directed the White House’s faith-based office.
 
Developers hope the online curriculum — including podcasts and artwork featuring Jesus and other biblical characters as people of color — will tap into the #BlackLivesMatter movement that has sprung up in the wake of recent deaths of unarmed African-American men at the hands of white police officers.
 
“Our desire is to connect the biblical stories with African and African-American history and let that help us to address many of the issues that our people face currently, especially young people but all age levels,” Banks said.
 
Burnett and Downey, who met in February with Banks at UMI’s Chicago headquarters, have emphasized the changes they’ve made in “A.D.,” which picks up with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection and traces the life of the early church.
 
“We spoke to a lot of the African-American church leaders and really took to heart about how society looks, and how it would have looked at the time (of Jesus) with Judea being the crossroads of different cultures,” Burnett told Religion News Service in an interview.
 
He cited a number of characters portrayed by black actors, including Mary Magdalene and the apostles John, James and Philip.
 
“It’s a very, very diverse cast, and appropriately so,” said Burnett, who noted the significance of the choice of Chinese-Zimbabwean actress Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene.
 
“Jesus chose to reveal his resurrected self to a woman, and in the case of ‘A.D.’ that woman happens to be a black woman, and I think that speaks volumes about our society,” he said.
 
His wife was even more direct in the Twitter conversation with DuBois. “The actors playing James, John, Mary Magadalene & more are simply amazing. This isn’t token diversity. They’re just GOOD,” said Downey, best known for her role on “Touched by an Angel.”
 
Banks, who said he was concerned about some of the depictions in the earlier series, said the presence of more people of color reflects the biblical history. His ministry’s online discussion will include questions about the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in “A.D.”
 
“All of the knowledge that we have of the Middle East says that there were people of color as a part of that whole makeup,” said Banks, whose ministry was one of the first to feature people of color in its Bibles and Christian education materials. “Therefore, to portray Mary Magdalene as African-American would be considered with the geography of that area, as well as John the apostle of Christ.”
 
The online discussions will feature the work of a multicultural group of scholars — including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor, and United Methodist theologian Thomas C. Oden.
 
Banks hopes churches will use UMI’s questions and research during Sunday school and midweek Bible studies after watching the episodes. Individuals can also download study guides and commentaries.
 
One week’s discussion will center on the Ethiopian eunuch, described in the eighth chapter of Acts and featured (as a black man) in the series.
 
“That brother went up to worship, and he heard from Philip that the messiah was the one promised in the Old Testament,” said Banks. “He not only accepted the Lord himself; he went back to his native country of Ethiopia and he spread the word.”

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Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2015, 06:51:17 am
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS AND CATHOLICS PRAISING NEW AGER'S WORK
(Friday Church News Notes, April 10, 2015, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) -

Southern Baptists, Catholics, Pentecostals, and emergents are praising the latest work of the New Age entertainer Roma Downey. Those who praise Downey's newest production, A.D. The Bible Continues, include Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Ed Stetzer of the SBC's LifeWay Research, George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Catholic Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Andy Stanley, Max Lucado, Perry Noble, and Rick Warren.

The praise from these men is effusive and lacking any warning about Downey's apostasy. For example, Stetzer says, "In 'A.D.', Mark and Roma have masterfully brought together the text and context, bringing the story alive in a fresh, new way--showing the true promise and peril of the early church situation. 'A.D.' is amazing television, and a gift to the church." Roma Downey is the Roman Catholic co-creator with husband Mark Burnett of the History Channel's popular The Bible miniseries and The Son of God movie. She calls Pope Francis "a new pope of hope" ("Roma Downey," Christian Post, April 4, 2013). She says, "I have prayed to Mary and loved her my whole life" ("The Bible: An Epic Mini-Series," Catholiclane.com, Feb. 28, 2013).

 She promotes the use of the rosary as a meditation practice by which she prays to Mary as the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God. The Catholic Mary is sinless and can hear and answer the prayers of every petitioner, thus having the divine attributes of mediatorship, omnipresence, and omnipotence. But Roma Downey's heresies exceed those pertaining to Rome's papacy, sacramental gospel, and communion with a demon masquerading as Mary. Roma graduated from the University of Santa Monica with a graduate degree in Spiritual Psychology, which is described at the school's web site as "the study and practice of the art and science of human evolution in consciousness." The benefits of Spiritual Psychology include "experiencing enhanced spiritual awareness through knowing yourself as a Divine Being" and "learning to relate to yourself with greater compassion and awareness of yourself as a Divine Being having a human experience."

Why would any Bible-believing Christian recommend movies produced by a New Ager without the loudest and most fervent qualification, at the very least? "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Cor. 6:14).



Title: Re: Bible stories come to life on History
Post by: Mark on November 17, 2016, 07:11:58 pm
Actress Roma Downey and Producer Husband Mark Burnett Launch Faith-Based TV Network

 Actress Roma Downey and her producer husband Mark Burnett are getting ready to launch their new faith and family-based TV network.

According to CBN News, the couple said there is a high demand for wholesome, family-friendly and faith-based entertainment and that Christian audiences often feel like there is a lack of programs they want to watch on TV.

The new network is called “Light TV” and will launch next month. It will be broadcasted on more than a dozen major broadcast networks, including networks in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

"This is the beginning of our new, multi-platform faith and family network, where the demand is greater than ever for family-friendly entertainment," Downey told Variety Magazine.

Downey and Burnett have already been involved in producing faith-based entertainment, including “The Bible” series and the film “Son of God.”

"As we have already seen from the success of 'The Bible' series and our 20 million social followers, this audience is looking for inspiring and uplifting programming that they can watch in a trusted and safe environment on any platform,” said Downey.

The new network will broadcast 24-hours a day and will feature wholesome films such as “Rocky,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Hoosiers.”

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/actress-roma-downey-and-producer-husband-mark-burnett-launch-faith-based-tv-network.html