An actor who plays Jesus in an upcoming series says the entire production has been inspired of the Holy Ghost.
Yeah, so there’s a Second Commandment for a reason.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
That includes cinematic presentations borrowed from fictional story-lines about Jesus Christ, depicted by a Hollywood actor best known for morally-dubious B-movies.
Nonetheless, the director and producers of the television series, The Chosen, are out doing press events claiming that their depictions of Christ “do justice” to the Lord and Savior. Somehow we doubt it.
According to the Christian Post, “He also credited the ‘Holy Spirit’ for inspiring the content for ‘The Chosen.’
The actor said, Jonathan Roumie, who has appeared in numerous family-non-friendly roles, said, “I think that’s what most of us, especially as believers, attribute to why it’s been so profoundly impactful on people. It’s just the Spirit and obedience to wanting to get the story right and make it accessible to people.”
In a video designed to preempt criticism, director Dallas Jenkins admits there are Roman Catholics, Mormons, and atheists are involved in the production. He also acknowledges that the film makes up things not in the Bible (but offers that clear disclaimer, at the very least). It’s odd they are claiming the film “gets the story right” when they admit to making it up.
The Bible is inspired. Hollywood television series or movies designed to capitalize on fictional accounts of Jesus are not.