Once again, film-makers are trying to make a mockery of the Christian faith.
Their newest effort, The Ten, is a movie about people breaking all the commandments. Apart from the obvious ridiculing of the moral law of God, there is also a part where “Jesus” takes the virginity of a girl.
Joe Kovacs offers his comments here.
As always when these types of attacks surface, I have to wonder at the shallowness and naivety of the writers and film-makers. I can only think that they must be absolute atheists, who have never heard of Pascal’s wager.
Productions such as these are not, contrary to popular opinion, an attack on Christianity, satire, spoof or “proof that God has a sense of humor”. It is plain and simple an attack on the living God. And an invitation to terrible judgment.
When I read this, it seemed eerily familiar to what Jude described. Likely written in the latter part of the first century, Jude observed similar behavior:
Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jud 1:5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
Jud 1:6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day–
Jud 1:7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Jud 1:8 Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.
Jud 1:9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
Jud 1:10 But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively.
Jude was speaking about those who were leaders, and had the power to influence. They were the beginners of the gnostics, and as such perverted the teachings of God for their own purpose and gain.
Just as these film-makers do, they ignored God, and were destroyed. Of course, it is easy to attack in the here and now, and bet on the wish that God does not exist, so there is nothing to fear. Can these producers affirm that 100% though? Of course they can make light of it, but that is to turn a blind eye to possible eternal punishment.
They take a big chance for the sake of a few dollars. And they will be held to account for that.
Mocking God is not a game.