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The Truth Regarding The Chosen, NAR, Voddie Baucham, and Idolatry

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Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. - Matthew 12:30 (ESV)

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The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) dominionist agenda is quite clear in these end times. Because these folks worship this world, all of their attention is upon it instead of God. The rationales are convincing for those who have a difficult time discerning, but the bible always provides sunlight for the darkness. Dominionists believe in the unbelievably false theology of conquering seven cultural mountains, with the primary focus being entertainment and government. On the entertainment side we have seen an explosion in Christian adjacent productions and the apostate church is so giddy that the world is glancing their way that they do not do any deep dive to see if they should be behaving like the shy teenage girl they behave like. Recently for example the whole of churchianity was praising the movie, The Sound of Freedom, calling it a Christian imperative. Never mind that the producers are one radical Catholic and a Mormon studio. So every time I see Christians bragging about the impressive box office haul they never consider that the bulk of the 172 million dollars goes into the coffers of people serving the Catholic agenda and the Mormon agenda, neither of which are God's agenda. Previously the apostate church loved the heretical book, The Shack as well as the completely carnal bible miniseries with the Sassoon Jesus and the ninja angels at Sodom and Gomorrah. More recently however has been The Chosen, which butchers the life of Jesus Christ to promote unbiblical agendas and narratives. By the way, the same Mormon studio that gave us The Sound of Freedom brings us The Chosen. Recently pastor Voddie Baucham weighed in on The Chosen and cited the second commandment regarding idolatry to explain why he does not watch it. Now Baucham has always been generally decent theologically but more recently has been more dominionist leaning. For example, he gave this opinion while on the Glen Beck show. Beck is an openly rabid Mormon as well, so I am unsure how Baucham squares that circle. Putting that aside, let's reason once more through the above linked Charisma News article providing cover for The Chosen by providing the response from Dallas Jenkins, the creator co-writer, and director of the Chosen.

"Pastor and author Voddie Baucham isn't among those watching the hit TV series "The Chosen," with the renowned Christian thinker revealing his reasons are rooted in the Ten Commandments. During an Aug. 2 conversation on "The Babylon Bee Podcast," Baucham, 54, said "The Chosen" is "a line" he draws. When asked by hosts why he doesn't watch the monumentally popular show about Jesus and His followers, he specifically cited the Second Commandment. "2CV, man"Second Commandment violation," he said. "2CV" is an acronym for Second Commandment violation, with Baucham affirming his position.' - Charisma News

First let's deal with Voddie, who is not exactly accurate here. Perhaps he is making a deeper nuanced theological point, which he is known to do. Technically the TV show is not "idolatrous" as I doubt that people lift it up to a level of worship. The larger point however is that since The Chosen presents a different Christ, a false Christ, that in an of itself is an idol. If that was his point, he never actually got around to making it. The real problem with The Chosen is that people are using the concept of creative license to change the bible, which last time I checked God says is anathema. The typical doctrinal objections so far are:

1. Jesus encourages Nicodemus to essentially follow his heart and that soon it will be all about the heart. This may seem minor but it is not. The bible assures us the human heart is wickedly deceitful about all else. The world says follow your heart, not Jesus.

2. It portrays the gospel writers as recorders of history based on secondhand information instead of being divinely inspired. Again, the humanification of the word of God.

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