The Taken

Recollecting the stage where the made-up woman of Samaria desperately asks, “it won’t be all about mountains or temples?” to which the fabricated Christ replies, “soon, just the heart.” This is a staggering statement, auspicating the reign of anti-Christ; depicted in a scene to assure an anxious materialistic human (I say material because she trusted in works like mountains and temples).

We read in Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

We dare not trust to our hearts, says the Scripture. ‘Quite the contrary’ proclaims the false-Christ of a popular tell-a-vision series.

Implications set forth in that sequence: those who trust in earthly things are subject to certain anxiety concerning death and immortality, and this is true. So, these bodies may incline to search, entertain teachings on spirituality; this is true as well. In fact, there is nothing modern here. Channels employed to appeal to such people are new, however. Note the velocity information, either written or pictorial, travels because of technological advancements. Also, the expertise, skill behind such productions offer realistic interpretations that rapture the mind.

Anybody proposing accurate representation of Jesus Christ suggests it is possible to do so. Anyone inviting another to do so would obviously hold the same view. Any individual who looks upon such depictions and concludes they have come to an accurate knowledge of Jesus Christ approximates the play-actors themselves. If one temporal body possesses the ability to execute such a monumental achievement, all finite beings would have to possess the same capacity. Was Jesus Christ just a gifted actor, director or was He the only sinless person to walk the earth as God/Man? Should we cleave to particular theatrical producers besides earnest prayer and solemn reading of the revelation of Scripture? This is what we hear; people watching the array in their places of worship to augment their spiritual services. The Lord was remiss; leaving everyone in a wilderness with the foolishness of preaching, and a mere book to peruse repetitively for centuries—and no comforter!

Two points: ignorance concerning the character of the Holy Spirit and His indispensably important work. The other reeks of impertinence; reminds of the children of Israel in the days of Moses. We read in Numbers 11:4-6: “And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. Presently, we substitute manna with the bible. There is no substitute for the mixed multitude, as they remain exactly the same—carnal! Crying in the wilderness for something new — flesh to devour—betraying a lack of fulfillment; sans appreciation for what God has graciously, wonderfully provided in His Word and the Comforter in the life of the Holy Spirit.

If a person subscribes to this propaganda, the question immediately is not authenticity (because the claim is impossible) but degrees and to even think of trying is borderline lunacy; any attempt will inevitably produce indiscriminate mockery. Automatically, there is a diminution of the Glory of God, and this will not do. There is no fellowship with those who render Jesus Christ as one confounded. Remember the scene where the false-Christ seemed utterly confused, stumbling over what words to use prior to the Sermon on the Mount? Fortunately, Matthew takes him in hand; with patience delivers proper guidance and much needed instruction. How anyone accepts this and continues with the course is beyond the palisades.

Perhaps ‘The Taken’ is an apt name for this series. Taken by lies and deceit by the expert thereof. Are we commanded to evaluate the spirits because all spirits are not of God? Does not Scripture correctly inform us that Satan can transform into an ‘Angel of Light?’

Satan and his perfidious host have knocked down the best saints over millennia.

Isaiah 52:2

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

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