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Something even more grievous has come to light regarding the series “The Chosen,” and I thought it important to address this newest development. I will be brief. It is regarding season 3 that will be in theaters starting November 18th.

It has come to light via various sources below, including Protestia and Spencer Smith and even the official third season trailer, that the Jesus of “The Chosen” has now officially quoted the Book of Mormon in season 3 by saying, “I am the Law of Moses.” This was viewed in the official new season’s trailer. Though some may argue that this is minor, and that the Book of Mormon, Nephi 15:9, actually says, “I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live,” the fact that what “the Chosen” Jesus says is more akin to the Mormon Jesus than the Biblical Jesus is incriminating at best and blasphemous at worst.

If you have not heard any of this about ‘the Chosen’ before, please view the article below entitled “Do Not Be Deceived: the Chosen” for more information. In short, the series ‘the Chosen’ is according to Dallas Jenkins is 95% fiction. It is said to be written by three authors of which the lead author and spokesperson is Dallas Jenkins. Dallas Jenkins himself a Christian but refers to Mormons as his brothers and sisters, works easily alongside Catholics and Mormons and even musicians who defend homosexuality, looks to both a Catholic priest for Biblical guidance as well as a Jewish/Buddhist/Messianic mystic, and now has had an audience with the Pope.

Interestingly enough, the Pope, astutely with wit and sarcasm, asked Jenkins if he plays Judas in the series. This barbed humor of the Pope says it all. After all, Jenkins who claims to be an Evangelical Christian has and is indeed betraying the true Christ for a false one.

We must remember that the real Jesus of the Bible’s Holy-Spirit inspired Gospels said that in the last of the last days just before His return there will be many false christs that shall arise to deceive many (Mark 13:21-23; Matthew 24:23-25). The Chosen’s christ appears to be one of those deceptions. It is a christ that has more in common with Catholicism and Mormonism and even other faith traditions than Christianity. It is a christ that makes people in other religions comfortable as they are and does not in any way call them to repentance. It is an ecumenical Jesus of the new world order beast system.

Furthermore and in agreement with Spencer Smith I conclude with this statement, “…If 95% of what’s in this deal is not in the Bible, I would be worried that it would taint my mind against Bible truth.” As Christians our minds are the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2), and those minds are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2) through the washing of the water of God’s word (Ephesians 5:26), and “4…the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2 Corinthians 10, emphasis mine)

Remaining vigilant,

Holy Light Ministries

Important Links/Sources:

Do Not Be Deceived: the Chosen,” March 17, 2022, https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2022/03/17/do-not-be-deceived-the-chosen/comment-page-1/

Note: There are more sources regarding ‘the Chosen’ at the end of this article

Quote: “Dallas Jenkins considers himself an evangelical Christian, when in fact he is ecumenical to his core. He is ecumenical for he sees Mormons as brothers and sisters, and as lovers of the same Jesus as Christians, and I heard him say that he will sink or swim on that statement. He not only views them in this light, but works right alongside them as producers, marketers, financiers, and in other capacities. And he has not merely worked with them on the Chosen in this manner, but also on a short film called “The Shift” which was written and directed by a Mormon and presents Mormon beliefs about various Bible topics including Satan. Dallas Jenkins also easily works alongside ecumenical Biblical advisers. One of them David Guffey is a strong proponent of the praying the Rosery, praying to Mary, and loved the blasphemous book the Shack. Another of the Biblical advisers is a Jewish rabbi, Jason Sobel, who while attending rabbinic school also practices yoga and Buddhism. It was while actively practicing Buddhist meditation he left his body and came before “a king” on “a throne” in heaven, and that king said he was to follow him. Sobel was never called to repent, nor ever says that he repented, but merely that he came to believe in “Jesus”, and assumed Jesus was the one on the throne. However, this experience is more akin to what Johanna Michaelson tells about in her book, The Beautiful Side of Evil…And then there are the lead composers of the music, one of which is the former frontman for Jars of Clay, Dan Haseltine who openly spoke up for homosexual marriage on a social media platform and stated that the Bible is not clear regarding the issue. This is one of the two men behind the music of the Chosen…

It is fiction mixed with a small amount of Biblical fact, 95% fiction to be exact according to an interview of the frontman and writer Dallas Jenkins. And what is he doing working closely, intimately with those who do not know the true Jesus of the Bible? And for that matter, why would we as Christians want to be taught by such a presentation? Why would we want to be entertained with lies about Jesus?”

10 Biblical Objections to “the Chosen”,” October 25, 2022, Spencer Smith, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oALc3evK8Tk

Quote: Spenser Smith reading from a Light House Trails publication entitled Ten Critical Concerns about the Chosen, says, “Let me read this quote by Dallas Jenkins here. ‘…this is a big deal because for me it represents two things that are important. One is the branching out of the show to the world. Another is the branching out of the show to people and traditions that I wasn’t apart of. So it shows that the walls are coming down…I’ve never seen a project that united more faith traditions.’ This is talking about ‘the Chosen’, guys.”

“…If 95% of what’s in this deal is not in the Bible, I would be worried that it would taint my mind against Bible truth.”

Jesus Quotes ‘Book of Mormon’ in the Chosen Season 3,” October 28, 2022, https://protestia.com/2022/10/21/jesus-quotes-book-of-mormon-in-the-chosen-season-3/

Quote: “Though disappointing to Christian fans of The Chosen, this development in the series should not surprise viewers, as director Dallas Jenkins previously defended his Mormon friends, saying, “LDS are Christians” in a series of videos that defended Mormonism. The first video in the series began with the claim that God answered the prayers of director Dallas Jenkins, through the LDS church, allowing Jenkins to film season two of The Chosen in its Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah. Apparently, Jenkins’ use of LDS resources and his friendship with Mormons have opened the door to heresy and compromise in the production of the series. As the series has gained popularity, its producers and actors have embraced ecumenism, with Jonathan Roumie and Dallas Jenkins visiting the Vatican to promote the series by meeting Pope Francis. The Pontiff asked Jenkins if he played Judas, which isn’t a stretch, considering his recent betrayal of the words of Christ.”

Note: How astute of the Pope to ask such a question!

“The Chosen: Season 3 Official Trailer,” October 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7z868kEl5s

Note: the specific Book of Mormon quote is at the 1 minute and 40 second mark

Is God Really the One Behind ‘the Chosen,’ as the Creator of the Series Declares?” June 30, 2021, https://christianresearchnetwork.org/2021/06/30/is-god-really-the-one-behind-the-chosen-as-the-creator-of-the-series-declares/

Note: Though I disagree with this author regarding God ONLY speaking to us through His word (for God does speak to us with His still small voice, and does speak to us through other believers through words of wisdom, words of knowledge, prophecy, etc. That being said, what He says always aligns with Scripture. Always), I find the rest of the article excellent.

Quote: “My chief concern is that most people don’t realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a.k.a Mormonism, is involved in producing the series. And that should give Christians pause.There are a whole host of pseudo-Christian cults around the globe. One of the most well-known cults is Mormonism.  No doubt some will find my assertion that they are caught up in a cult humorous, while others may find it disturbing that I would even suggest such a thing. However, as a Christian I’m not called to be nice; I’m called to speak the truth in love; likewise, I’m called to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).”

“On a recent podcast, Pastor Gabriel Hughes of When We Understand The Text (WWUTT), mentioned that a few years ago he wrote a review of a film directed by Dallas Jenkins, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. (See the podcast link below) Jenkins was upset by Hughes’ negative review and contacted him to let him know he was deeply offended. Hughes discussed what happened during their email exchange and went on to say that in his view, Jenkins “didn’t understand the Church let alone the gospel…he clearly didn’t understand the gospel at all.””

“Hughes plays another clip where we hear Jenkins say, “It’s a beautiful thing to see that we can agree on the stories of Christ.  You’ve got Catholics and Jews and Mormons and Evangelicals – we’re all loving the same show and this show is about Jesus. Maybe, just maybe we love the same Jesus.”

Hughes stops the interview and laments “I don’t know if he’s ever known the gospel.””

Note: For your convenience here is the Hughes podcast link: https://wwutt.podbean.com/e/wwutt-1420-qa-james-coates-nt-wright-the-chosen-ephesians-48-colossians-124/

“The Chosen and the Shift,” May 19, 2021, https://fitl.co.za/2021/05/19/the-chosen-the-shift/

Note: I have not completely read this article. I have added it as yet another source regarding issues with the Chosen. Feel free to read it if you want to do so.

Quote: “This critique of The Chosen TV series is a guest post by Ingrid McCullough. The Chosen is a popular series, with many claiming that the series has enabled them to relate to Jesus, and that it’s made the scriptures “come alive.” Where scripture is silent regarding certain events, or the characters of Jesus and his disciples, Jenkins has used his imagination to fill the gaps. Some find the mixture of facts and fiction in the series heartwarming and entertaining, but we don’t need warm and fuzzy feelings or speculation to know the Christ of the scriptures. We need the scriptures. If you’re a fan of the series, put your emotions aside and consider the facts presented in this article.”

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