'Killing Jesus' Movie Waters Down Christ's Life and Teachings " Killing Jesus , the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, gets a movie treatment in a filmed version being telecast on the National Geographic Channel. The book does have some problems, such as contradictory statements about when the Gospel of Matthew was written, but the movie doesn't seem to be a faithful adaptation of the book. It leaves a lot of important things out from the book as it focuses on the political machinations of the Roman and Jewish authorities as they oppose John the Baptist and Jesus. When Jesus meets John the Baptist, Jesus seems full of doubt. Eventually, with Peter's help, Jesus proclaims Himself the Son of the living God, which leads to His crucifixion. "Like the book, Killing Jesus shows Jesus Christ's tomb was found empty but it doesn't describe the resurrection appearances of Jesus. Unlike the book, however, the movie's Jesus performs no miracles and only starts proclaiming Himself the Son of God after Peter tells Jesus that's who Jesus is. Also, Jesus is full of doubt at the beginning, unlike in the book. "Finally, unlike the book, the movie doesn't even mention the fact that the disciples of Jesus reported they saw Jesus alive after His death. The Killing Jesus movie is well shot and acted, but not as compelling or as accurate as the book, and certainly not as compelling as the New Testament Gospels. For a better historical analysis of the New Testament, see Movieguide's article ' You Can Trust the Easter Story! ' "We wondered why," Movieguide editor Dr. Tom Snyder said, "Bill O'Reilly would let National Geographic water down his book's teaching on the many miracles that history says people saw Jesus perform and why it would portray Jesus as full of doubt, especially at the beginning. That's certainly not the impression we got from reading the book." Unlike the book, the movie completely leaves out Jesus Christ's miracles, including the resurrection appearances of Jesus Christ reported by Jesus' followers. A statement the other day by Bill O'Reilly on his TV program about the movie suggests that Mr. O'Reilly and the filmmakers have an anti-supernatural bias in the way they deal with history. However, the miracles and resurrection appearances of Jesus are among the most well-documented events in ancient history. You water down history and the teaching of Jesus Christ when you leave them out. Movieguide has released a review of the book and the movie on its website at movieguide.org .
China is a world lender, a major source of manufacturing, has a strong economy, is poised to dominate the 21st century, and virtually owns the American economy by virtue of the huge amount of American debt she holds and being America's primary lender. With the growing power of China, in terms of economic clout, manufacturing and even militarily, many nations simply can't afford to upset China or to miss out on the opportunities presented by the new bank regardless of American objections. No nation or empire remains the main power forever. Just as America replaced the United Kingdom as the dominate world power, it appears China is in the process of replacing America.
If it were important we know the exact date the Holy Ghost would have included such in Scripture. By faith we should accept that when Scripture says three days and three nights, it means exactly that and certainly could not refer to a Friday death, quiet Saturday sabbath, Sunday morning rising.
The above post is very important and deserves another look, and more consideration. There is no date given in Revelation as to the time of its writing. Our best guess, and that's all it is, a guess, covers a very wide range of years. Since no specific year of writing can be proven, we need to leave that aside. Were the year this book was written important the Holy Ghost would have had John record the year, or record the names of historical men in power at that time so we could know. Since the Lord didn't deem such needful, we need to set aside our date guessing and look to what's actually is written in the Revelation. What does the Book of Revelations actually say? What is the plain meaning of what we read there? How does this compare with other books of Scripture on the subject? We know Scripture interprets Scripture, and Scripture never contradicts itself. The Book of Revelation must be approached with the question, "What saith the Word", as our starting point, as our main focus, as our guide through the book.
It may seem dark at the moment, but don't lose hope. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, keep moving and you'll get there. God won't abandon you; let God be your light. It may take some time, but in the end, everything will be alright.
I actually take my new place on that Board in January. The old Board had their final meeting recently and the next meeting will seat the new members; of which I am one. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers on this.