Contact: Rick Dack, 763-913-0351

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 22, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Did children morph into angels? Was Herod tormented by a ghost? Did the Magi follow a star? When influential media moguls/directors (Mark Burnett, Catherine Hardwicke), actors (Roma Downey, Christian Bale etc.) and writers (Mike Rich, Albert Ross) fictionalize scripture, introduce atheistic myths and the occult into Bible films there's a problem. When Hank Hanegraaff, Anne Graham Lotz, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Rick Warren, Hugh Hewitt and others fail to carefully examine the content of a Bible film yet endorse it anyway (via filmmaker interviews, radio spots, online advertisement) their research abilities and/or judgment needs to be questioned. Remember, the Bible is our standard for truth not the opinions of well-known clergy or media personalities. Never forget there may
be motives behind Bible film endorsements (money, influence, friendship etc.) with scriptural content being a
secondary concern. 


"Must we be grateful to Hollywood for the cinematic Bible crumbs they throw our way even if they're moldy? In 2016 'The Young Messiah' will be released into the theatres. A careful review of the film trailer indicates the use of non-biblical Vatican/Gnostic texts as film source material. Was Jesus a rich sailor who owned a fleet of ships? His Uncle, Joseph of Arimathea (?), was the wealthy owner of a tin and lead mining business in Britain?" asked Rick Dack of Defending the Bible International (newwww.DefendingTheBible.com multimedia website coming January 2016). The following are examples of celluloid myths we've been forced to consume over the last fifteen years.
 
  • King Herod is tormented by the ghost of Isaiah in his dreams (Killing Jesus. National Geographic Channel, 2015)
     
  • The Magi use maps/instrumentation not "a star" to find Jesus (The Nativity Story, 2006).
     
  • Mary denies the angel visitation to her Mother (Mary: Mother of Jesus, 1999).
     
  • Mary is accused of sleeping with a Roman/Herodian Soldier by her Father (The Nativity Story, 2006).
     
  • A boy becomes an angel in front of Joseph (The Bible: The Epic Miniseries, 2013).
     
  • Biblically inaccurate King Herod and "Massacre of the Innocent" scenes (Mary: Mother of Jesus starring Christian Bale and other films).
     
  • James, Jesus' brother, locates Jesus in the Temple (age 12) not his parents (A.D. The Bible Continues, 2015). 
     
  • Mary doesn't want to marry Joseph. She allows an occultist to read her future (The Nativity Story, 2006)
     
  • Jesus (age 12) has an identity crisis about being the Messiah, then he doesn't (Mary: Mother of Jesus, 1999).
     
  • Scripturally inaccurate scenes - Jesus' family flees to Egypt (The Nativity Story, 2006)
     
  • Jesus kills a bird and then heals it ("Jesus" starring Jeremy Sisto, 2000).
 
How can we defeat these anti-Christmas/young Jesus myths produced by Hollywood? Check out the "Biographies of the Bible" classes for churches and schools and learn how! These presentations include information on biblically accurate films, 3D animations of Bible sites, Hollywood stories of faith, archaeological biographies of Bible characters, artifact replicas and more (Rick Dack, 763-913-0351). Invite this ministry to your church and school today!
 
  
Contact: Rick Dack, 763-913-0351 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 9, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Lenny from FOX's animated series "The Simpson's" is dressed as a shepherd. He plays "I got your nose" with Bart (Jesus in a manger). Lenny says, "I've got the Messiah's nose…" Carl, also part of the Nativity scene yells, "Give it back! Give it back! He'll kill us all!" For years, animation had an air of innocence thanks to classic Disney, Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera productions but since the late 1980's The Simpson's, South Park, Family Guy, Futurama and other series' have broadcast anti-faith propaganda influencing faith seekers, young Christians, and even children, stated Rick Dack of Defending the Bible International (www.defendingthebible.com). Chris Turner, the author of "Planet Simpson," recalled his young nephew saying God is fake because Homer Simpson said so. The late Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon donated millions to American Atheists, his series partner Max Groening believes, "If there is a God, all evidence shows that He hates me." Family Guy/American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane openly admits his bitterness towards the Bible evidenced by his multiple interviews and projects (Inside the Actors Studio, films etc). Other examples of anti-Christmas propaganda include...
 
  • Matthew "inventing" the virgin birth of Jesus (FOX's The Simpson's).
     
  • God is a promiscuous, deadbeat Dad to Jesus (FOX's Family Guy).
     
  • "Booze Saves" not "Jesus Saves" (Futurama Christmas episode, Comedy Central).
     
  • Bribing a child back to Christianity using Christmas presents (FOX's The Simpson's).
     
  • Animals pass gas into Mary's face in the stable (Robot Chicken, Adult Swim).
     
  • A Nativity scene on city property is evil (FOX's The Simpson's). 
     
  • This Week In God: Christmas Christacular – A drunken God is flattered his name is used as excuses for war (The Daily Show, Comedy Central). 
     
  • Bart prays to Santa/Christmas commemorates the birth of Santa (FOX's The Simpson's).
     
  • "Oh Pruny Night" instead of "Oh Holy Night" (a parody of the California Raisins, FOX'S "The Simpson's").
     
  • As Joseph waits, God is having sex with Mary in the next room (FOX's Family Guy).
 
How can we defeat these anti-Christmas myths and mockeries? Check out the "Biographies of the Bible" classes for churches and schools and learn how! These presentations include information on faith-friendly animation alternatives, 3D animations of Bible sites, Hollywood stories of faith, archaeological biographies of Bible characters, artifact replicas and more (see all class topics at www.defendingthebible.com). Invite this ministry to your church and school today!