If you wanted to see a Christian movie, you should have seen Is Genesis History?. This movie is wrong on so many levels according to numerous reviews by prominent Christian leaders. While I did not watch the movie, I read extensive reviews about the underlying themes and principles that were presented. With grief, I concluded that this was a gross misrepresentation of the Bible and who God is.
The biggest problem with this movie is the notion that there is no hell and that everyone can get to heaven. Somehow the author believes that the love of God cannot permit people to suffer eternal damnation in hell: essentially that love supersedes justice. This of course completely false and while I do not believe that people who went to see this movie walked out believing that this is the way God works, it is a shame that this was even remotely considered a Christian movie and only leads to the confusion of Christians who maybe aren’t on the strongest biblical ground right now.
The second problem is an extension of the first. If everyone goes to heaven, that means that there are multiple paths. This means that other religious groups get a free ride to heaven. Again, this is ridiculous. There is only one Way and that Way is Jesus Christ.
Thirdly, the author believes that you cannot take the Bible as literal truth. Also, he makes a point that to believe the Bible is true would be to reduce God to nothing but paper. It’s pretty self explanatory that this is outside the scope of who God is and how Jesus is the Word.
I think we as Christians really long for quality Christian movies that are biblically sound. You can’t really expect that very often when the people producing these movies have to put it through Hollywood’s lens. While the movie may somewhat represent the Word, it will not do so in a seamless manner. You can take the recent Exodus and Noah movies as good examples where the foundation is slightly off. There are noteworthy exceptions such as the Passion of the Christ that do an outstanding job of making a biblically sound movie. Another example would be The Bible tv series, which is on Netflix now, that also did a wonderful job. We desire wholesome movies like this. However, let’s not be blind to the wolves in sheep’s clothing when they reveal themselves to us. Be on guard to rebuke false teachings.