What about "The Chosen" TV series departs from God's Word?


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Profile pic Mark Vestal Proud of nothing of myself. Freed by Christ who did it all!
The Chosen tv series does not claim to be a completely accurate account of biblical truths. It is ultimately a form of entertainment with the underlying theme of biblical stories, but with the added viewpoint of what the lives of biblical characters might have been like during those times.

Ultimately, we should always turn to God's Word to discern truth from fiction, whether it comes in the form of media entertainment, man's interpretations, or those professing to be scholars of the Christian faith. 
Portraying theorized details of the lives of biblical characters isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially when the result glorifies Jesus Christ and potentially brings more people to the knowledge of the sacrifice He made on our behalf.

At the time of this writing there are 3 seasons of the series. I have hope that the producers in future episodes will include the life of Saul of Tarsus, our apostle Paul, to account for God's Ephesians 3:2 'dispensation of God's grace', which is separate from God's covenant with Israel and the gospels of those portrayed in the series. It is through Paul's gospel, given from Christ ascended into Heaven, where we today find our hope for salvation without the need of the priesthood of Israel and her earthly kingdom as dramatized in the series so far.

Regardless, I find the series to be very entertaining and enjoyable. I was especially moved when Simon Peter came to the realization that he was facing the Messiah in Galilee. A very moving scene in my opinion!

January 29 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
My family views it this way: "Right now I'm watching The Chosen. Netflix has the first 8 episodes. I found more on CW, on the Roku. So far no contradictions to the Bible, but there's a lot of background details to the characters that you don't find in the Bible, like Simon and Andrew's tax debts. The stories that are in the Bible are depicted with 100% accuracy, and that's what makes it really interesting. In the first 5 or 6 episodes, Simon is the main character. Jesus shows up in the first couple of episodes, as a minor Character. As the series progresses Jesus begins to be more emphasized. It's a very interesting series." --my son-in-law

I would highly recommend that you watch at least the first 3 seasons, and you can get those free on DVD at the public library. I do not think that Season 4 is out yet on DVD.

I convinced a neighbor and his wife to watch the Chosen on TV.

June 19 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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