About Jesus Steve Sweetman
recently watched a video entitled "2012 Doomsday", produced by
Faith Films. Faith Films
might be a Christian organization, although if they are, you wouldn't
know it from this movie or their web site.
Their mission as stated on their web site is to "promote
their positive message to the largest possible audience."
For this reason many Christians and groups soften the gospel in
order to make it more palatable to more people.
Such a gospel is not the Biblical gospel. You
can read what the apostle Paul says about tampering with the gospel in
Galatians 1:6 - 8.
main story line to the movie concerns "pop culture's" take on
the Mayan religious calendar. The
Mayan religion predicts a re-alignment of our social and material world.
After a series of major calamities, we will enter a new age of
peace and tranquility. The
date for this convergence, as it's called, is in December 2012, although
some Mayans dispute that.
Faith Films is Christian, it disturbs me to think they'd promote an unbiblical, and even demonic view of end time
events. This is not meant to
be an educational documentary of the Mayan religion.
If it was, I wouldn't be disturbed.
I'm always interested in learning what other people believe about
things. The film is to be a
tool to promote Faith Films positive message.
I'm just not sure what that message is.
people might suggest there is sufficient Christian content in the movie
to lead people to Jesus. That's
not true. The movie spoke
only of "God", or should I say the Mayan "god".
The name of Jesus was mentioned once.
His title Christ was mentioned once.
There was some vague allusion to a rapture that non-Christians
would be confused about, if they caught it in the first place.
The gospel of Jesus that requires people to repent and hand their
lives over to the Lord Jesus Christ is nowhere to be seen in the film.
thing that disturbed me most goes beyond the movie itself.
Many Biblically illiterate Christians will watch this movie,
enjoy it, and feel no tinge of disturbance.
If this was a
Exodus 32 Israel worshipped a gold calf.
They learned this form of worship from polytheistic paganism they
saw while living in Egypt. Most civilizations back
then, if not all, believed in more than one God.
That's what polytheism is, and that's why the first commandment
"burned with anger" because Israel
paganized worship to Him
(Exodus 32:10). Moses had to
intercede on behalf of Israel so God wouldn't destroy them.
Ironically, after seeing the calf worship for himself, Moses also
"burned with anger" and had 3,000 Israelis killed.
That's how disturbed he was. Moses
did what He pleaded with God not to do.
problem with this calf worship was that Israel
incorporated it into the worship of Yahweh Elohim.
Such a mixture disturbed God back then, and it still does today. Many
Christians and churches are doing the same today by adopting worldly and
other religious practices and philosophies into Christian worship.
When the church embraces, and even promotes, worldly and pagan
philosophies, we border on polytheism.
We commit "spiritual adultery" by uniting ourselves
with other gods. This is
what "2012 Doomsday" seems to do in my thinking.
"If" Faith Films is Christian, they've taken the Mayan
religion, mixed it with their Christian faith to produce a product that
is acceptable "to the largest possible audience."
This mixture by Christians should disturb us.
God and Moses burned with "righteous anger" because
script – I'm not saying
Faith Films doesn't have some good quality films.
They're a professional production company.
I'm just disturbed that a film like this is produced by
Christians, assuming they are Christian. See
for yourself. You can visit
Faith Films at http://www.faithfilms.cc/