...looks beautiful and proves that the heresy and horrible scriptural changes are still intact!
Son of God is a repackaged version of the New Testament sections of the miniseries The Bible which aired on The History Channel last year.
For those of you who have forgotten this is the one produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey with the hotline spiritual advisory panel of Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes!
I shouldn’t need to remind you that the 10 hour miniseries while fantastic to look at was so theologically bankrupt that I couldn’t even bring myself to take the time to fully break down more than the first few episodes of the miniseries.
Needless to say that while Satan has been removed (see link below), a smooth move when you’ve already taken most if not all references to erm…sin out of the film to ostensibly save screentime- this film is still going to be filled with bad theology and horrible creative decisions.
For instance in the above trailer Seeker Jesus tells Peter in response to:
“What are we going to do?”
“Change the World!”
Which for those wondering is NOT what Christ came here to. He came to suffer and die taking ALL SIN upon Himself to provide a SUBSTITUTION for humanity. His blood is enough to cover everyone, but only covers those who are Born Again.
Christ didn’t come to this world to change the world….but to save us while in this world.
There’s also a clip from the feeding of the 5,000 which was just odd in it’s choices to have the disciples follow Jesus example and lift up their own baskets and pray to God and then SHAZAM! Fish and loaves in their baskets!
Later in one of the worst rewritten sequences in the entire miniseries Jesus has the stones removed from Lazarus tomb and ENTERS IT HIMSELF and then kisses Lazarus on the forehead and Lazarus suddenly awakens with wide eyes. A Jump scare of Biblical proportions not to mention missing the whole point of the Biblical narrative!
Also of note is the quick flash of shots just after the mallet slams into the head of the nail:
A shot of either the money changers cash or the cash that Judas tosses back toward the Temple Guards as they’re bringing Jesus out.
The clouds swirling around Golgotha that never truly bring about the darkness mentioned in the Biblical account.
Adam made of the dirt of the earth, a shot that I really love.
The destruction of Cirqe De’ Sodom and Gomorrah.
Moses staff being used to part the Red Sea.
All Old Testament things not that I’m complaining as surely they need to attempt to set up the story.
Although the placing of Jesus raising out of the water after being baptized is pretty strange being towards the end of the trailer.
Ending with the: “I am coming soon”. marking the end of the trailer and the end of the woefully inadequate Revelation scene is both smart marketing and a reminder of how underwhelming fitting the whole Bible into a 10 hour miniseries was.
Even though because of the running time of 2 hours there is less time for heresy my advice to you as you would probably imagine is, do NOT see this film.
Reading the Gospels will be be much more accurate and helpful so I recommend you do that.