Friday, April 07, 2006
Nice try, but not quite right
ABC's The Ten Commandments may seem like a great victory to some Christians and otherwise "religious" people. Isn't it thoughtful that a major network would go to the trouble of producing an updated and "good looking" version of the well-known Exodus story? It's interesting that a network with programing like Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, and other programming that has been frowned upon by Christian viewers has annual "religious" broadcasting around Easter and Passover.
It's unfortunate that they miss the mark by so far though. It's unfortunate that many Christians miss the mark. Christianity is NOT about keeping the commandments, it's not about what we do. It's about what God has done for us through Christ. It is about the grace of God in flesh. It is about the love of God that gave up everything to make us His own people. I plan on watching the new and updated Commandments. As a Christian, it is an important part of my heritage and faith. But I will be watching the law with the assurance of the gospel.
And, just a little advice for ABC from our brother and Apostle St. Paul:
"You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law." (Romans 2:23)