This year brings the miniseries' sequel, "Son of God" to the big screen. Rick Warren is unsurprisingly ecstatic, even partnering with Lifeway to release a Bible study to go along with the movie. After all, why would anyone want to do a Bible study based on the actual Bible? It seems now though that even "young, restless and Reformed" pastor Mark Driscoll is jumping on the "Son of God" bandwagon, offering a free pre-screening of the movie for all of his church campuses:
Jesus returns to the big screen at the end of the month. Who wants free tickets?
The producers who brought the miniseries The Bible to the History Channel last year have produced a new film, Son of God, which premiers in theaters this month. This film zooms in on the life of Christ, from birth to crucifixion to resurrection, sharing the gospel through cinema.
A movie about Christ offers Christians a unique opportunity. Think about the people you know—friends, family, co-workers—who would never set foot in a church. How many of them would be willing to go to a free movie?
With that in mind, Mars Hill Church has bought out several pre-screenings of Son of God for Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in areas near our churches. Tickets to these more than 3,500 seats will be available for free at these various theaters starting at 6 p.m. . . .
This isn’t just a pass to a free movie; this is an opportunity to bring a friend—a few friends—who would never otherwise hear the story of Jesus.The problem is that even those who see this movie will not hear the true story of Jesus Christ. Why? Because the producers of this movie have already demonstrated with "The Bible" that they care little for what the Word of God actually says, and the Word of God is the only place where someone can find the true story of the true Jesus Christ, King and Lord of all.
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. (John 5:39–40)Most will not be surprised by Driscoll's involvement with and promotion of this movie, however, and with it he can join a rather, ahem, notorious, list of supporters: