Tonight begins the showing of the highly anticipated mini-series The Bible. Produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) I’m already seeing a tremendous amount of buzz on Facebook. Twitter also is seeing a lot of activity.
In fact, while I was looking at tweets more than 35 more dropped into the stream.
A few naysayers have popped up, primarily because they disapprove of some participants. This is to be expected, sad as it is, because there are always those who shoot first, aim second, and then determine whether they in fact had a reason to be firing at all.
Because this is an adaptation, I would expect some “storyteller’s license” though how much remains to be seen. Even if this is the case, it is still not a reason for concern. Here’s why:
There have been numerous adaptations of the Christmas Story, the Easter Story, indeed the entire Bible, over the years. None of them have halted the message of Christ. Even the scandalous Last Temptation of Christ did nothing to slow the spread, or diminish the power of the gospel.
If there are discrepancies in The Bible on HISTORY use those as further opportunities to point out the truth of the Bible. The Word has power and the Holy Spirit can use it to communicate the truth and convict of sin, righteousness and judgment.
So, even if there are a few minor issues, don’t throw The Bible under the bus.
To get a copy of the book A Story of God and All of Us, based on the mini-series, click here.