I had a strong feeling that someone was going to offer me the part of God. I was totally prepared to say, ‘Thanks but no thanks,’ unless it was a comedy.
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (KJV)
Last weekend, National Geographic released it very slickly-produced new miniseries called ‘The Story of God‘, featuring the velvety baritone narration of Morgan Freeman. In the first 3 seconds of the trailer, Morgan Freeman looks convincingly into the camera and declares “I have always been fascinated by God”. Only one problem, Morgan Freeman is a rock-ribbed atheist with no belief in any god, much less the actual God of the Bible.
The Story Of God with Morgan Freeman:
In fact, during a July 6, 2012 interview with Fox, Freeman said that he in fact is a god. Here is how it went:
Fox411: Do you think there is a God?
MF: Do I think there’s a God? Um (pause) yeah.
Fox411: You paused.
MF: I paused because I am God.
Fox411: Because every man is created in God’s image.
MF: Yes or God’s created in my image.
Fox411: You played God in ‘Bruce Almighty.’ What was that experience like?
MF: I always knew that someone was going to come at me with a script to play God. It’s just one of those things, the way your career is unfolding and all the talk about gravitas etc etc, so I had a strong feeling that someone was going to offer me the part of God. I was totally prepared to say, ‘Thanks but no thanks,’ unless it was a comedy.
So National Geographic wants you to ‘take a journey’ with Morgan Freeman, an atheist who believes that he is a god, and travel around the world to see how mostly pagans and other atheists worship rocks and trees and the universe. And, oh yeah, along the way the Bible and Jesus Christ are reduced to just another way in an endless series of ways, all of which are valid to the person experiencing them.
“Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:5,6 (KJV)
What is the end result of watching a pile of trash like this? Well, the National Geographic people are hopeful that it’s lush series with super-high production values was just slick enough to cause you to start to doubt the ‘narrow way’ of the Bible. Jesus did not say that He was a way among many, He said that He is the ONLY way for salvation, and the ONLY way to Heaven. He also says that anyone else claiming any other way is a thief and a robber. How ya like them apples?
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Morgan Freeman is an excellent actor, and because of his maturity and experience conveys a high level of believability and likeability. People tend to take what he says seriously, which is exactly why he, an atheist, was cast in a documentary about the God he denies even exists.
“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.” John 10:7,8 (KJV)
Our advice to Bible believers is to invite some lost people over to your house to watch this series, and when the show is over, open a Bible and let them meet the real God, and have a chance to be saved. We who are saved are called to be witnesses, make the most of this great opportunity to do just that.