Revelations: An Opportunity for Christians
Dr. Marc T. Newman of MovieMinistry.com recommends that Christians should watch the NBC miniseries Revelations, which begins tonight (9 p.m. EDT), and use it as an opportunity to witness to nonbelievers.
In his column on Agape Press, he writes: . . .
In the midst of all this bad theology Christians can still make something useful of Revelations. The success of these kinds of sensational extra-biblical thrillers comes from a sincere desire on the part of many viewers to make sense of the world and to know what is coming. Christians can respond to this desire by focusing directly on Christ and examining what He actually says about Himself in the Scriptures.
Anyone who looks to the Bible quickly recognizes that there is no loss of drama, no lack of intensity. Shows like Revelations give Christians a chance to speak about how to know the truth, and the inevitable coming of Judgment -- including the judgment that occurs at death for everyone even if the Lord tarries. There really is a spiritual war going on and Christians can explain the need to choose sides -- the Scriptures note that humans are not really completely free -- people will be obedient to God or to sin; there is no other way.