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Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Bible - The Mini-series

Don't know how many of you watched The Bible on the History Channel.  Was able to watch four of the five parts myself.  Overall, thought it was pretty good.  There were some parts either condensed or left out, but it would be difficult to get all the details and all the stories in within a 10 hour window.  They managed to get the overall theme of most stories out for all to see.  If it managed to bring the Word of God to just one person who didn't already have it, imagine Mark Burnett and Roma Downey would say it was all worth it.

To their credit, they didn't forget to include the not as good parts of the stories.  Moses was shown to be a murderer.  David's affair with Bathsheba was covered pretty well, too.  Paul's persecution of the early Christians was also featured.  Only problem I saw with it was the only name they used for him was Paul.  As most of you probably know, he was Saul until his experience on the road to Damascus.  Is a pretty integral part of the story.  Shows his rebirth through Jesus and all that.  But, the overall gist of the story of God using the person you would least expect to do His work came through.  Funny how that's a consistent theme throughout the Bible.  Almost makes it difficult for us "regular" folks to say no when God calls us to do something, don't it?

The Paul story also showed some things never change.  After he had his conversion, folks had a hard time with the fact he had accepted Jesus and was a different person.  They had a hard time forgiving him for his past transgressions, too.  Have to admit, when I see someone (most of the time some celebrity) say they have accepted God and changed their life, am ashamed to say my eyebrows go up and wonder what their angle is.  Do my best to look past it, but some times are easier than others.  Never root for them to fail, though.  Sad to say, have a hard time forgiving people sometimes, too.  Have always heard the expression, "I'll forgive you, but I won't forget."  My initial thought every time I hear it is how can you say you have forgiven someone if you won't forget what their transgression was in the first place.  But, I digress....  The point I was trying to make is Christians have just as hard time today forgiving people as they did 2,000 years ago.  Human nature, I reckon.

Overall, thought The Bible was very good and it lived up to the hype.  Doesn't happen very often.  When I found out two months ago that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey were involved with this, wasn't surprised about Downey but was a little surprised about Burnett.  Mostly because all I really know about him is Survivor.  Will look at that show in a slightly different light now.  Well done!