Wednesday 26 November 2014

John Hagee And His Deceptive Stand Concerning ISRAEL


John Hagee And His Deceptive Stand Concerning ISRAEL 

I remember viewing a convention which was televised for Christians United For Israel (CUFI). The CUFI is an organization which was founded by Pastor and author John Hagee which encourages Christians to stand with the modern state of Israel. The person speaking was a Jewish man by the name of David Brog (Executive Director of CUFI).  I listened as he sang the praises of former US President Harry Truman, because President Truman recognized Israel as a state.  President Truman was the president that authorized the use of atomic bombs over in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Mr Brog then sang similar praises about John Hagee, who received a standing ovation as he was introduced.

I listened as Mr Brog spoke in a room filled with people claiming to be Christians.  He told them that their Christian theology demands that they stand with Israel.  I knew where he was coming from and I am fully aware of what is being taught in many evangelical churches today.  I used to believe certain dispensational teachings, such as the land belonging to Israel, because that’s what was being taught in most churches.  However my further study of the scriptures revealed otherwise.  I never believed for a moment that a person Jewish or Gentile could be saved apart from faith in Jesus Christ.  I had no idea that many of the Bible teachers taught that the Jewish people were still God’s chosen people and that they are still in covenant with him, even though they do not believe that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah).

In recent years , I have been hearing  Bible teachers talk about the church of Jesus Christ as being a mere parenthesis in God’s plan and that the Jewish people are under a different covenant.  I came across an article by the Christian Research Institute regarding Pastor John Hagee, which was Statement DH005. Here are a few excerpts from that statement:

“Trying to convert Jews is a waste of time he (Hagee) said.
Everyone else whether Buddhist or Baha’i needs to believe in Jesus, he says. But not Jews, Jews already have a covenant with God that has never been replaced with Christianity he says.
The Jewish people have a relationship with God through the law of God as given through Moses, Hagee said. I believe that every Gentile person can only come to God through the cross of Christ. I believe that every Jewish person who lives in light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption.
The Law of Moses is sufficient enough to bring a person into the knowledge of God until God gives him a greater revelation. And God has not said Hagee.”
[Statement DH005 , Christian Research Institute, Charlotte, NC]

It is absolutely amazing to me that John Hagee could make such statements as those above considering the overwhelming proof in God’s Word that contradict what he said.  The greatest revelation that God has given to the Jewish people and the rest of the world is found in Jesus Christ. In other words Jesus Christ is God’s last word to mankind, and that most certainly includes the Jewish people. Listen to what Jesus Christ said to the Jewish people of his time:

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. (John 5:39-40)

To totally understand the impact of the words above, we must not forget that the one who is speaking is Jesus Christ.  Many do not realize that the word CHRIST actually means MESSIAH. So it is Jesus the Messiah who is doing the talking.  Jesus is the one who was sent from the Father above to preach the Kingdom of God, and ultimately become the BLOOD ATONEMENT for the sin of mankind.

Jesus the Messiah encouraged the Jewish people to search the scriptures (their very own Torah) because they thought they had eternal life. Jesus then made it clear to them that their own Torah testified about him, but they still would not come to him, that they might have life.  Please do not miss this folks, because Jesus was telling the Jewish people that the very life and salvation which they desired, could only be found in him. Jesus went on to say this to them:

Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (John 5:45-47)

Jesus was pushing home the same point once again, that the scriptures (the Torah, the books of Moses) had enough in them to show that he (Jesus) was the prophesied Messiah. That is why Jesus told them, that if they believed Moses then they would have naturally believed him. In the New Testament book of Acts there is a portion of scripture that will help us understand this better:

For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. (Acts 3:22-26)

The words above were spoken by the apostle Peter to the people of Israel after the miraculous healing of a lame man at the temple gate. Peter told the people of Israel that the man was healed by the power of Jesus Christ. Peter then told them that this same Jesus was “the Prophet” whom Moses spoke and wrote about in (Deuteronomy 18:15-18), and that those who would not “hear that Prophet” (Jesus the Christ) would be destroyed!  Peter then went on to say that all of the prophets (in the Old Covenant scriptures) foretold of the days which were taking place right then and there. Peter then went all the way back to Abraham to show the people that all the people of the earth (that includes absolutely everybody) would be blessed through Abraham’s seed (offspring)  and that seed (offspring)  is Jesus Christ.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of ONE, And to thy SEED, which is CHRIST. (Galatians 3:16)

In plain and simple language, the Jewish apostle Paul  told the people that Jesus Christ was, and is, the promised seed (offspring) by whom ALL of the nations of the world would be blessed. Paul told them the very same thing that Peter told the people of Israel after that awesome miracle.  The whole of the Old Covenant scriptures pointed to the time when Jesus the Christ (Messiah) arrived on the scene.  The message that Peter gave regarding that “Prophet” is right in line with the salvation or damnation message that Jesus gave after he rose from the dead. (Mark 16:15-20) The words of Jesus Christ below, become absolutely meaningless if a Jewish person could be saved without faith in Jesus Christ, by living in light of the Torah.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Jesus declared that NO MAN would be able to come to the Father unless thay came through him, because the Father is the one who sent him.  That means that there will not be any person Jewish or Gentile (the rest of the world) who would be able to go to the Father (in heaven) unless they come though the Son whom he sent. Peter spoke along those very same lines when he spoke to the people of Israel:

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:10-12)

Could the scriptures be any clearer than this? The people of Israel are being addressed here by the apostle Peter and he told them that there was no other name by which they might be saved outside the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Read it again. Peter was speaking to the children of Israel there and the message that he gave them back then has not changed one drop since that time!
The passage below was written by the Jewish apostle Paul:

But God forbid that I should glory, save (except) in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. (Galatians 6:14-16)

Paul made it clear in that passage of scripture that he gloried only in the cross of Jesus Christ, and then he linked those who would walk according to that same rule to the “Israel of God.”  Paul also wrote the following:

Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: (Romans 9:6)

Paul was obviously putting a difference between the people of ethnic Israel and those of the “Israel of God” who recognized Jesus as the Messiah!
David Brog stated, at the CUFI convention the other night, that Christian theology demands that Christians stand with Israel. I would like to tell Mr. Brog that my theology demands that I stand for the truth, and that I preach the gospel to both Jew and Gentile. My Christian theology tells me that David Brog needs to repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or he will die in his own sins. Any Gospel preacher who is worth their salt would tell him the same thing.  Jesus declared the truth plainly and with boldness and to water down the message of the gospel is a fatal mistake:

And he (Jesus) said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:23-24)

The Lord Jesus Christ told the Jewish people of his day that he came from above (heaven), and that the consequences of not believing that he was the one who was sent from the Father (the Messiah), would be to die in their sins. The plain and simple truth is that every person who sat at that convention, whether Jew or Gentile, who rejects Jesus Christ as their Savior, will die in their sins and end up in hell. To preach anything other than that is to preach a bogus gospel. If ever there was a people who are responsible before the Lord it is the Jewish people. To declare that God has not given them the necessary revelation is nothing less than mind boggling. The Jewish apostle Paul consented to the murder of Christians before he was saved (Acts 8:3, 22:4, 26:9-11).  He then made a complete about face and preached that Jesus was the Christ (Messiah). He wrote the following words:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)
Paul, the Jewish apostle of Jesus Christ, tells us that the gospel was to go the Jew first. In fact Paul identified those who are the children of Abraham:
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. (Galatians 3:7)
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:28-29)
That very same Jewish apostle Paul told us that there is absolutely no difference between the Jew and the Greek (Gentile).  No difference! The only ones who can be called the children of Abraham are those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. John Hagee spoke about the Jewish people living in light of the Torah, but the Torah contains the Ten Commandments which stops and silences any person from justifying themself before a righteous God! (Romans 3:19-20) In fact the Torah contains everything about the sacrificial system which is gone forever. The Bible declares that there is NO atonement for the soul without the blood.
Right before the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, he cried out “It Is Finished” (John 19:30) which means that everything had been fulfilled at that moment, and his death was the perfect and final sacrifice for sin. It was at that very moment that the veil in the Jewish Temple was torn in half, signifying that the Old Covenant sacrificial sytem was to be no more.
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain (two) from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. (Mark 15:38-39)
Where is the Jewish Temple today? It is not to be found and there can be no atonement for the sins of the people without the shedding of blood.  The Temple sacrifices were not accepted in the sight of God after the ultimate, final and perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. That was the very purpose of the veil in the Temple being torn on half when Christ died. The high priest went into the temple and entered through the veil once a year, on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur-The Day of Covering).  The high priest took the blood from the animal sacrifices and sprinkled it on the mercy seat for the atonement of sin. But all of that stopped in the sight of God when Jesus, the great high Priest, entered into the true holy place in heaven.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)
The Old Covenant has been completely done away with and if somebody tells you something else then they are preaching falsehood to you. All of the sacrifices pointed to Jesus Christ. The Passover pointed to Jesus Christ also and that is why John the Baptist referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God:
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)
Paul the Jewish apostle of Jesus Christ wrote the following words almost two thousand years ago:
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his BLOOD we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:8-9)
The blood that was shed by Jesus Christ is now the ONLY blood that can reconcile a sinner back to God. Friends, that is the absolute Bible truth.  That was the very purpose Jesus Christ came to this world. The gospel message is still for both the Jew and the Gentile, but there is no special revelation or reservation for the “ethnic” Jewish person when it comes to salvation. In fact if there were a special revelation or reservation for the Jewish person, then everything that Jesus Christ preached meant absolutely nothing. If a fair minded person will read through the gospel accounts they will see that Christ was dealing with the issues of the heart, and he was constantly rebuking the Jewish Pharisees for their outward form of religion.  The Jewish apostle Paul wrote the following also:
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Romans 2:28-29)
It all has to do with the heart and nothing to do with a persons ethnic background. Jesus told Nicodemus, a Jewish ruler, that he needed to be born again or he would not see the Kingdom of God. Jesus did not say maybe, or could be, or should be, but MUST BE! The Kingdom of God is open to all people on planet earth, and their sins can be forgiven through the BLOOD of Jesus Christ.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (John 3:6-7)
John Hagee mentioned the fact that Christians are the wild branches that have been grafted into the  good olive tree, and he was obviously referring to the verses from Romans Chapter 11.  I am in full agreement with the truth that the Jewish people represent the good olive tree, but please do not forget to mention that this is speaking about the Jewish people who followed the Lord and recognized the Messiah when he came. The Jewish people who did not recognize the Messiah were broken off  branches because they rejected the very one whom God the Father sent!
The Gentile people who have put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ have been grafted into the “good olive tree” and they are there along with the Jewish people who also believe in Jesus and recognize him as the Messiah.  For the past two thousand years Jewish people have received the very SAME Grace that the Gentiles have recieved and they have received eternal life in Jesus Christ. There is NO difference between the Jew and the Gentile.
Beware of the phrase “replacement theology” because it is a term used by Christian Zionists.  It paints a picture that portrays people who do not agree with their false theology appear anti-semitic. Do not be intimidated by that term, because the Lord Jesus Christ is the searcher of hearts and he knows what is going on inside your heart.
To declare that the Jewish people can still be in covenant with the Lord under the Old Covenant, living in light of the Torah,  is to agree with the Pharisees who rejected Jesus Christ two thousand years ago.  To declare that message is to oppose the very message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not only that but the apostle John warned us about those who have an “antichrist spirit” and he described them as follows:
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:3)
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)
If you were to ask many of the Jewish people who were present at that convention meeting the other night, whether or not they believed that Jesus Christ was the promised Messiah, they would answer no without any problem at all.  The very reason that the Jewish apostles were persecuted and put to death by people like Paul (before he was saved) was because they preached Jesus Christ as the Messiah! So here we are almost two thousand years later, being told by a “Christian” minister that the Jewish people can be saved by living in light of the Torah. Once again I tell you that it makes the gospel message that Peter and Paul preached, and all the others preached, seem like a waste of time. After Paul was converted the Jewish people wanted to kill him, but the Lord preserved him. Many times Paul was beaten to a pulp, and even left for dead, but the Lord kept using him for his glory. In fact if Paul were a “bug on the wall” at that convention meeting he would have been aghast at what he heard.
Toward the end of this one hour television program, there was a man dressed in an Israeli miltary uniform who walked out from the audience, up to the front of the room, and then knelt down to pray. He was wearing a prayer shawl of some sort over his head. Then another man dressed in an American military uniform came from the audience and tapped the praying Israeli soldier on the shoulder, offered his hand to him , and they shook hands. Is there a message being sent here? What was this supposed to mean? Could this be a statement being made here? Is this some type of propaganda? Could there be another war on the horizon?
John Hagee is the Pastor of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. He can be seen all over the airwaves throughout the world.  His preaching is often accompanied by very colorful video graphics which appear on a screen behind him.  He is known to preach against what he calls “Isalmo Fascism” in no uncertain terms.  I thought that I was hearing things when I heard him talk in favor of a pre emptive attack on Iran. Wait a minute, did I hear correctly? Please tell me if I heard wrong.  Can we as Christians rightly call for an attack upon any nation, which would most certainly end up killing innocent civilians? What on earth is going on here?  What about the words of the master teacher and Saviour of the world Jesus:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44)
Do you remember when the band of men came looking for Jesus at the place in the garden where he usually prayed? Do you remember what Peter did to Malchus?
Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. (John 18:10)
Sometime you can read a Bible verse and miss what really happened. Peter did not politely walk up to Malchus and start slicing his ear off.  It is quite obvious that Peter went to take the guys head off with a wild swing, and caught only his ear. But what did Jesus do after that?  Jesus actually healed the guys ear! (Luke 22:51) and then he made a prophetic statement:
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.  Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? (Matthew 26:52-54)
What about the words of Jesus Christ as he was dying on the cross?
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. (Luke 23:33-34)
Sometimes we must take a few steps back and analyze what is going on, and ask ourselves the question, Is this the Spirit of Jesus Christ at work here? Is it the Spirit of Jesus Christ that is calling for an attack against a nation or is it a “another spirit?”  Is it the spirit of Jesus that would call for an attack upon innocent Muslim people or is it “another spirit”? Where is the fear of the Lord in all of this?
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. (John 18:36)
Only time will tell what is going to happen in the following days.  We need to keep our eyes on the Lord like never before.  One thing I do know is that the Lord is merciful and that he abhors the killing of innocent people, and we have seen more than enough of that in recent years. That is what has stirred me to write this article. As Christians we like to take our stand on pro life issues such as abortion ( I am also pro life), but then we don’t even blink an eye when hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Muslim people are killed.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. (2 Corinthians 10:4)
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (Hebrews 13:13-14)
The scriptures tell us that HERE (on this earth) we have NO continuing city, and that includes the earthly city of Jerusalem. We, as Christians, are looking to the Jerusalem which is above (Galatians 4:26), not to the city in the Middle East.
But Jerusalem which is above is FREE, which is the mother of us all. (Galatians 4:26)
The Lord Jesus Christ had a conversation with a Samaritan woman, who was amazed that Jesus was even talking with her, because the Jewish people and the Samaritan people did not get along with each other. Jesus talked to her about true worship:
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee AM HE (John 4:21-26)
The Lord made it ever so clear to this woman that physical location did not matter anymore, because God must be worshiped in spirit and truth. Jesus said the hour was coming AND NOW IS when true worshipers would worship God in spirit and truth, which means that the hour had already arrived. The Lord Jesus Christ then went on to inform this woman that he was in fact the Messiah. Now either Jesus was telling the truth or he is a liar.  If Jesus declared to this woman that he was in fact the Messiah, and that the hour had arrived when people could worship him from anywhere in the world, then I would not dare to tamper with the word of God.  That same Samaritan woman went back to her town and brought others back to hear Jesus for themselves and, as a result, many were saved.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him (Jesus) for the saying of the woman, which testified, He (Jesus) told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. (John 4:39-42)
The same living waters (spiritual) that Jesus offered to this Samaritan woman has been offered to both Jew and Gentile alike, for nearly two thousand years.  There is no postponement, no other covenant, no other way, but the way which God has provided through his Son Jesus Christ.
Here are some recent comments on this article.
“PJ Miller” wrote the following:
“Beware of the phrase “replacement theology” because it is a term used by Christian Zionists. It paints a picture that portrays people who do not agree with their false theology appear anti-semitic. Do not be intimidated by that term, because the Lord Jesus Christ is the searcher of hearts and he knows what is going on inside your heart.”
Thank you… I wept as reading this post, but that statement spoke to me personally. I cannot tell you the tears I have shed in prayer over this entire Christian Zionist movement. At first it confused me…but the more I read about it and poured through the scriptures, the more ‘wrong’ it appeared to be.
To be honest, I just plain didn’t get it!

The Lord has had me working on a couple Christian boards/forums for some years now..and it seemed every time I tried to point out what I saw as error in this, either my comments were ignored or someone would come back replying about replacement theology.
I began to doubt myself…wondering if it was me who was wrong, even crying before the Lord asking him to search my heart in case I had even a tinge of antisemitism lurking within. I never ‘thought’ I did…but wanted to be sure.

Years ago I believe the Spirit of God showed me there were to be many ‘faces’ to the apostasy and last day delusion…many layers, like an onion.
That Satan would slip in teachings and error, which would not be as obvious, as the ones which stick out like a sore thumb today.
This is one of those layers…I’m convinced.

Forgive my rambling, but only God knows how much I needed to read your post.
thanks again…and God bless.
Editors Note: I emboldened certain sentences  from this comment,  because I believe that they are very important.  I do not consider what PJ Miller said to be rambling at all.  In fact there is no doubt in my mind that PJ Miller was speaking “in the Holy Ghost” when they penned this comment, and I am thankful that this person had the courage to speak up about this issue.  There is a suffocating silence within the walls of the organized church that many true Christian’s  are beginning to see.  The Lord is raising those same people up to be His bold witnesses in these last days.  Thanks to PJ Miller once again for your honesty and obedience to the Lord.  [Bill White, Soulrefuge blog]

Here are some words of wisdom from “oxysmoron”:
Cannot Beware if not Aware…
Thanking Jesus.
Lord bless this one who has spoken Truth and keep Your hedge about him. Amen


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In December 2014, RACIST and Anti-biblical Hollywood film Exodus: Gods and Kings will be released. In this film Blacks are given lesser roles such as Egyptian thief , assassin, and servant while whites are given roles such as King, Moses and Joshua


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This shot of some of the casting for the Exodus film has gone viral.

Exodus: Gods And Kings – Hollywood Heresy Strikes Again

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Exodus: Gods And Kings is not faithful to the Biblical account.

In December 2014, Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and directed by Ridley Scott will be the latest Hollywood film that twists and distorts a Biblical story. Based on the account of the Exodus from the Old Testament, Exodus: Gods and Kings is riddled with Biblical and historical inaccuracies, false doctrine, racial miscasting and a theology that de-emphasizes God, sin and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Like the disastrous, heretical Noah film, Exodus: Gods and Kings may be marketed to Christians at Christmas time but it is certainly not a Christian film.
The Trailer
Below is the trailer for the film:

The Prophecy of Moses?
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Moses learns of his true identity and “the prophecy” from Nun, a fictional character never mentioned in the Bible.
From the opening scene of the trailer Moses is told by “Nun” (someone not mentioned in the Bible) about a prophecy the year Moses was born that he would be a great leader of Israel. This “prophecy” is not in the Bible and is instead taken from the writings of the ancient Jewish historian Josephus. Exodus: Gods  and Kings put its own spin on this in the opening scene of the movie with Ramses and Moses preparing to enter combat. King Seti, Pharaoh at the start of the film, has a  priestess cut open a bird to “read” its entrails. She then prophesies: “one leader will be saved, and his savior will one day lead.”  (source). In the battle, Ramses finds himself in a near death situation, until Moses is able to rescue him, thus fulfilling the prophecy.

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Moses’ rescue of Ramses fulfills the fictional pagan prophecy in the movie.

While it makes for great dramatic effect that there was a prophecy about Moses, the Bible tells no such account. Furthermore, Josephus records this as an Egyptian prophecy, divined by pagan sorcerers in Pharaoh’s court. Even if such a prophecy was made it would be nothing that Moses or any other Israelite would adhere or pay attention to because it did not come from the true and living God of the Bible. But Exodus: Gods and Kings distorts this by making the prophecy on par with the Word of God.
The Real Prophecy
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The real prophecy in Moses’ life was about the birth of Jesus Christ, not his own birth.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance… In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.- Genesis 15:13-14, 18-21.
This was the real prophecy from God, made to Abraham, the first member and father of the nation of Israel. It was the first prophecy of the Promised Land – the large land area in the Middle East which God would give to the nation of Israel to be their homeland. At the time of this prophecy Abraham, a faithful believer in God, had no children. Despite being close to 70 years old, he believed God’s Word and was declared “righteous” in God’s eyes for it (a perfect example of salvation coming by faith and not by and works or “good deeds” on our part). The world had been given over to sinful lust and pagan worship and thus The Lord was going to create His own nation  guided by Him and His Word. This is confirmed in the Septuagint, the oldest version of the Old Testament:
When the Most High divided the nations, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the nations according to the number of the angels of God.  And his people Jacob became the portion of the Lord, Israel was the line of his inheritance. – Deuteronomy 32:8-9.

With the nations of the world giving themselves over to the worship of fallen angels and idols, God raised His own people through Abraham.  Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, was renamed Israel and his 12 children formed the 12 tribes. And through this nation, the promised Savior, Jesus Christ, would be born.
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In the Bible, Moses teaches the Israelites God’s law. In the film, he teaches them how to fight.
Thus God was going to bless Abraham’s descendants with a land that was presently occupied by mighty nations. But first they would sojourn through the land of Canaan and Egypt for four centuries.  Those four hundred years came to an end during the life of Moses. So if there was any prophecy that was relevant to the Israelites, it was this prophecy. They could have known “for a surety” that the time of their enslavement was coming to an end just as God had promised – 430 years from the time of the promise to Abraham and 400 years from the time of the birth of his son Isaac, the promised “seed” of Abraham.
Moses was born at a time when the tribes of Israel, who were formerly living well in Egypt as guests of Pharaoh, were soon put into slavery by a successor to the Egyptian throne who no longer cared for the Israelites or the God they worshipped. The Israelites were in Egypt thanks to the rise in power of Joseph, one of the twelve patriarchs of the tribes of Israel. Through God’s grace he had become second-in-command in Egypt and as reward for his stewardship of Egypt during a global famine, his extended family was permitted to live in the Egyptian town of Goshen. This arrangement allowed the family of 70 members to expand into a thriving community and nation of millions. But eventually, the courtesy ended:
And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour. – Exodus 2:6-14.
Moses was raised by his birth mother and thus knew his Jewish heritage all along. He also knew of the prophecy of the Messiah and it was this faith that moved him leave his life of royalty and ultimately follow God’s command to confront Pharaoh.
 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;  Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.  By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.  – Hebrews 11:24-27.
In Exodus: Gods and Kings, Moses does not know his true identity. It is the fictional Nun who informs him of his Jewish heritage, saying his “parents never told him the truth” of his real destiny. Moses also does not even believe in God when the film begins and denounces God in a discussion with Nun. None of this is recorded in the Bible. The passage above from Hebrews shows that Moses not only believed in God, he purposely chose to side with the Israelites because he believed in the Promised Messiah. Hence Moses esteemed “the reproach of Christ greater riches than treasures in Egypt.” Moses put his eternal salvation of his soul above being a wealthy prince who was going to hell. He was willing to give up sinful pleasures and put his faith in the Messiah so that he could be forgiven of his sins and have eternal life.
Moses’ mysterious identity is major issue in the film. Ramses learns from spies that Moses is in fact an Israelite and forces him to confess by threatening his sister (who was living in the palace hiding her Jewish origin). Here is a clip of the fictional ordeal:

After the confession, Moses is then exiled from Egypt. As he is escorted out of the kingdom, Egyptian soldiers salute their well respected brother-in-arms. Again, none of this is in the Bible. Moses was not escorted out of Egypt. He fled after a death sentence was imposed on him for murdering an Egyptian who was harming one of his fellow Israelites.
Wrong Pharaoh
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Ramses II was not the Pharaoh of the Exodus.
“I was staggered to discover what kind of man he was and where he’d come from. I had no idea he was the counter-point to Ramses. I didn’t know how close their relationship was and that they were raised like half brothers, half cousins if you like.” – Ridley Scott, director of Exodus: Gods and Kings (source).
Ridley Scott’s statements shows the wildly inaccurate historical detail of the film as well. Ramses II, considered the greatest Pharaoh of Egyptian history, was born in ca 1303 BC and died in 1213 BC. The Exodus of Moses and the Israelites of Egypt took place in ca 1500 CB, almost 200 years before the birth of Ramses II. As show in our article “Did The Exodus Really Happen? Historical Evidence For The Exodus”, numerous historical sources, both Biblical and secular, support this. There is no historical record of Moses ever knowing or much less living alongside Ramses II or of any exodus during his reign. So from a purely historical standpoint, Exodus: Gods and Kings is incredibly inaccurate.
According to director Scott, Moses is like a “brother” to Ramses and potential heir to the throne of Egypt, who is passed over for Ramses. Again, there is no historical record of any of this (and as will be shown, the film is hundreds of years off in its setting for the Exodus). The significance of Pharaoh in the Exodus account was his pride and arrogance towards God. The first time Pharaoh speaks in the Bible, it is to proclaim: ..Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. Rather than worship God, his stubborn insistence on resisting and unbelief led to his conscience leaving him. And thus his hatred towards the Jewish people and Moses turned him into a genocidal maniac.
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Even the death of his son did not move Pharaoh to repent.

In Pharaoh we see the same callous and dismissive attitude towards God, the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of people today. As the world grows more hostile to God, any mention of the Bible and mocks anyone who would dare believe in the Christian faith, so has there been an increase in the sinful rebellion and sheer depravity of society. The Exodus account is clear that Pharaoh, who literally saw himself as a god-king, was going to be judged. Even after losing his own son, he refused to repent and acknowledge God. And his death in the Red Sea was a foreshadow of the defeat of Satan and the Antichrist and the judgment of all who live their lives in rebellion of The Lord.
Racism In The Casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings?

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This shot of some of the casting for the Exodus film has gone viral.
“Egypt was –- as it is now -– a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture. ” – Ridley Scott.

Exodus: Gods and Kings has already embroiled itself in controversy over the casting of almost all of the Egyptian royalty by White actors and reserving the roles for lower class Egyptians or slaves for darker skinned actors. #BoycottExodusmovie is one of the social media protests as many people are outraged over the predominance of Caucasian actors who look nothing like the portrayals ancient Egyptians made of themselves in their own artwork.

In the Bible, the daughter of Pharaoh saw the infant Moses floating down the river in an ark and had sympathy for the child:
And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. – Exodus 2:1-10.

So Moses was readily identifiable as a “Hebrew” by Pharaoh’s daughter. But yet, he was still able to pass as her son, despite the death sentence imposed by Pharaoh on all Israelite children. So the physical appearance of the ancient Jews were somewhat similar to that of ancient Egyptians.
Many people have taken offense to depictions of Biblical figures as Caucasian or Europeans speaking with British accents and for some it has caused them to view Christianity as a “White man’s religion” and be turned off from it. Especially for a movie set in Africa (not to mention the roles of Moses and Joshua, two of the most famous Jewish people of all time, are played by non-Jewish actors). So even these erroneous portrayals can have spiritual consequences. And it is no surprise. The Bible says of Satan’s deception:
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. (2 Corinthians 11:2-4).
Satan will use any method to distract and divert a person’s attention and heart from God, the Bible, their own sin and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. And entertainment has been a major vehicle in removing Godly values and faith and replacing it with worldly ideas and sinful lust. The racial animus caused by Biblically inaccurate films like Exodus: Gods and Kings are just one example.
“It also shows the hypocrisy of Hollywood,” Pastor Matthew Recker of Heritage Baptist Church added. Recker underscored that Hollywood promotes itself as being “tolerant” and promoting inclusion of people from all backgrounds and ethnicities. But when it is time to make a big budget movie, the preference for Caucasians in star roles extends even to historical movies about non-White peoples.
A Different Moses
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In the Bible it is God who fights for the Israelites, not Moses.
“Bale’s Moses is a chiseled prince with boyish charms, deadpan sarcasm, and impatient arrogance—until his personal battles scour him into a wide-eyed, reluctant leader who pleads with Ramses, played by Joel Edgerton, not to test God. Bale described Moses as someone who was straining under the “incredible weight on his shoulders” as the chosen deliverer, pointing to the many times Moses “tried to get out of the gig. … You know, it’s a hard job.” ” (source).
Moses in the Bible was called to lead the Exodus by a direct conversation with God. After fleeing as a fugitive to Midian, Moses married and lived in this area outside of Egypt for 40 years. With the Pharaoh dead, Moses was called by The Lord to return to Egypt:
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

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In the movie the burning bush was possibly a delusion of the “schizophrenic” Moses.
As Beginning and End has detailed in our article, “Is Jesus Christ The Angel of The Lord? – Finding Christ in The Old Testament”, this was a preincarnate appearance of Jesus Christ (an event that happens many times throughout the Old Testament). His title is “the Angel of The Lord.”
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

Once again, the prophecy made to Abraham in Genesis 15, the real prophecy of the Exodus, is referenced by God. The 400 years of oppression and slavery is coming to an end just as God had promised.
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Moses clearly cared for his people and wanted to see them freed from bondage. His doubts rested with himself. He was indeed scared to confront Pharaoh and convince him to free his people. But in his doubt there is a critical spiritual lesson:
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
Moses’ concern revealed doubt because of his own status.
And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty. But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
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The Lord used the plagues on Egypt to show He is truly ruler of all. Not pharaoh.

Notice it is God who will free the Israelites, not Moses. It is God who will get Pharaoh to yield and release the Jewish slaves, not Moses. It is God who will give the people favor, not Moses. The lesson here for Moses and for all people is that it is God who provides salvation. The Exodus and the journey to the Promised Land is all a type and shadow of the escape from bondage to sin and death that all people face, because all people are sinners. And God provides the only means of escaping sin and its curse (damnation) through Jesus Christ. This is the message of the Exodus. And God confirmed this to Moses by showing His supernatural power:
And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
God emboldened Moses by showing him two miracles. Leprosy was a deadly, incurable disease in the ancient world. And God both gave it to Moses and healed him of it in a moment. The God of the Bible does not seek blind faith. Christianity is based on informed faith. God has proven His word in the past and we are too trust it for our own futures.

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Moses, being a sinful human like all other people, still had his doubts. And God reassured him by sending his brother Aaron with him. Aaron was initally charged with speaking to Pharaoh. Aaron performed a miracle in front of Pharaoh. He also turned the rivers of Egypt to blood after God commanded it. Aaron was the first High Priest of the newly-formed Israelite nation. And yet Moses confronts Pharaoh alone in Exodus: Gods and Kings. 

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Moses did not threaten Pharaoh with his own might. He warned of God’s judgment.
In the Bible, Moses and Aaron walk directly before Pharaoh and announce: Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. In Exodus: Gods and Kings, Moses sneaks into the palace in the middle of the night and quietly warns Ramses to free the Israelites because “something is coming.”
Moses Was Insane?

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Christian Bale called Moses “schizophrenic” and “barbaric.”

Just as Russell Crowe, who played Noah in the heretical Biblical epic that came out last year, Christian Bale has now gone on record to rip Moses for being evil and mentally disabled:
‘I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life,’ he said. (source).
The Bible calls Moses a “friend of God.” Moses gave up his royal upbringing, wealth and status in order to lead the his enslaved people to freedom. When the Israelites were in the wilderness and rebelled against God, it was Moses who repeatedly pleaded to The Lord for mercy on them. He was a compassionate man who sacrificed everything for the freedom of his people and their reconciliation with God. Scripture says of Moses: “…was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth. (Numbers 12:3).
So where does Bale get this type of impression about Moses? From the research he did regarding the story:
Bale had been keen to work with director Ridley Scott after hearing such good things from so many of his co-stars over the years and, when Scott suggested that Bale take on the role of Moses, the star went straight into research mood, taking in texts like Jonathan Kirsch’s “Moses: A Life” and Louis Ginzberg’s “The Legends of the Jews” as well as both the Torah and the Quran in full. (source).

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The book concludes the authors of the Bible were liars.
Jonathan Kirsch’s Moses: A Life is a take on Moses based on one consistent principle: we should not believe the Bible. Here are some excerpts from the book:
“Yet much of what we think we know about Moses is simply made up, and much of what the Bible does say about him is left out of both sacred and secular art…But as we shall soon see, the real Moses has been concealed from us, sometimes by subtle manipulation of the ancient text, sometimes by pointed silence and sins of omission and sometimes by unapologetic censorship or outright lies, first by the priests and scribes who were the original authors and editors of the Bible, then by the preachers and teachers who were guardians of the ancient text…Devout tradition in both Judaism and Christianity has always felt obliged to portray Moses as unfailingly good, meek, dignified and devout, righteous and heroic – and that is why we do not hear much about the passages of Holy Writ in which Moses is shown to act in timid and even cowardly ways, throw temper tantrums, dabble in magic, carry out purges and inquisitions, conduct wars of extermination, and talk back to God. The real Moses – the Moses no one knows – was someone far richer and stranger than what we are customarily allowed to see” – (Jonathan Kirsch, Moses: A Life, p. 1-2.).
From the onset, this book tried to depict the Bible as being a false recording of history designed to paint Moses as a perfect hero, while hiding the “real information” about him from the public. Kirsch goes on to write that Moses was a magician who used the occult to perform his miracles. The book states:

“Sometimes he shows up in the guise of a sorcerer with as many tricks up his sleeves as a lounge-act magician in Vegas. Armed with the so-called rod of God – a shepherd’s wooden staff, but we might as well call it a magic wand- Moses works all kind of sideshow legerdemain to impress both Pharaoh and the ever dubious Israelites.” (Kirsch, p. 7-8).
Kirsch writes that Moses learned sorcery from his father-in-law Jethro who was, according to Kirsch, “a pagan priest. It was Jethro, not Moses who offered the very first sacrifice to Yahweh.”
This is one of the many erroneous statements in the book. The fact that Jethro or anyone would offer sacrifices to Yahweh, is a sign of worshiping the true God and not being a pagan. Furthermore, sacrifices go all the way back to Cain and Abel, the first two sons born to Adam and Eve. They both offered sacrifices to God, over 1,000 years before Moses or Jethro were born. Moses instructed the entire nation of Israelites to perform the Passover sacrifice while they were still in Egypt, as it was this sacrifice of a lamb without blemish and the subsequent place of the lamb’s blood on their doors, that saved them from the judgment of God upon Egypt in which every firstborn male was killed. Jethro’s sacrifice to God is until after the Israelites left Egypt and were in the wilderness (Exodus 18). Such blatant error is a indicator of poor Biblical scholarship from an author who does not believe the Bible and wants to disprove it outright to the reader.
To support the idea that Moses was mere myth, Kirsch says that once one gets past the first five books of the Bible, Moses barely mentioned. And by the New Testament, the name of Moses is “wholly discarded.” This of course ignores the fact that Moses is mentioned 79 times in the New Testament, with Jesus Christ referencing Moses frequently. And this the source material the man playing Moses relied on for the Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Where Is God In This Film?
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The Biblical Exodus is about God’s judgment and salvation for those who believe.
Kirsch’s view of Moses, as a fictional character who was a barbaric tyrant who used magic tricks, underscores the theme of the film: no one is take the Bible literally and God was not truly responsible for the miracles.
“If there’s one Old Testament image everyone knows, it’s the parting of the Red Sea. And when shooting that scene in Exodus: Gods and Kings (in theaters Dec. 12), director Ridley Scott knew that he want to treat the incident as realistically as possible. “You can’t just do a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them,” says Scott, who remembers scoffing at biblical epics from his boyhood like 1956’s The Ten Commandments. “I didn’t believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that I’d better come up with a more scientific or natural explanation.”” (source).
Exodus: Gods and Kings takes a similar route of providing a scientific explanation for the ten plagues that God inflicts on Pharaoh for his refusal to free the Israelites. The parting of the Red Sea is explained by cyclones which Moses is able to lead his people past before it crushes the Egyptians.  As Beginning and End detailed in our article “The Prometheus Film: Alien Deception Continues”, Ridley Scott does not believe the Bible:
“Darwinism seems to be logical,” Scott says, launching a long trajectory of a response. “You come from something on all fours, to something that stands upright and gathers fruit from trees, and then realizes that it’s a lot more convenient to walk upright, so now you have Homo sapiens.
“Ape-to-man, it makes sense — you can even look at the drawings and the diagrams of why it makes sense. And I don’t think that God touched a rock and suddenly there was man. It’s not that simple. (source).
In addition to his belief in evolution, Scott stated that he believes alien beings assisted with the creation and evolution of humanity. So it should be no surprise that Scott thinks of his own explanations for the miracles in Exodus: Gods and Kings rather than attributing them to God.

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11-Year Old Isaac Andrews plays the role of God.
Given his rejection of the Bible, it should not surprise that Scott cast an 11-year old boy to play God in the film. Isaac Andrews plays the role of God (in the form of a boy named Malak) when he appears to Moses at the burning bush:
“Sacred texts give no specific depiction of God, so for centuries artists and filmmakers have had to choose their own visual depiction,” Scott tells THR. “Malak exudes innocence and purity, and those two qualities are extremely powerful.” – Ridley Scott (source).
Depicting God as a child who is being “channeled” by The Lord is not only unfaithful to the Bible, it is blasphemous. Yet this is the outcome when a Biblical movie is being made by those who do not believe any part of the Scriptures to be true.
Evidence of The Exodus – Did The Exodus Really Take Place?
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Is there historical and archeological proof of the Exodus? Yes, there is.
This discussion begs the questions: is there evidence that the Exodus actually took place? With plagues of hail, locusts, supernatural darkness, blood, the parting of the Red Sea and other miraculous phenomena taking place as the Bible records, is there any non-Biblical source that records these events? The answer from history and archeology is a resounding “yes”.
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The Ipuwer papyrus records many of the plagues of the Exodus.
The Israelite enslavement in Egypt and the Exodus took place during the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt, which would be the eleventh twelfth and thirteenth dynasties. This period came to an abrupt end when the Hyksos, foreign Asiatic invaders, swept in and rapidly took over Egypt, ruling for the next 400 years. So what allowed this conquest to take place? It was that Egypt was ravaged by a series of disasters and plagues just prior to the Hyksos invasion. And this is recorded in the Ipuwer Papyrus, an ancient text written by an Egyptian scribe named Ipuwer, who records the aftermath of the plagues upon Egypt and the sweeping conquest of the Hyskos. And in his lamentation, the Egyptian scribe confirms much of the historical account of the Exodus as recorded in the Bible. One historian writes:
The synchronism, however, is still valid, and Velikovsky was quite right to connect the two accounts [the Biblical Exodus and the events of the Ipuwer papyrus]. But, rather than simultaneously describing the same plagues, it appears that Moses recorded Act I of the drama: the devastation of Egypt and the escape of the Israelites at the hand of the Lord; and that Ipuwer described Act II: the conquest of Egypt by the Hysksos on the heels of the Exodus. Velikovsky identified the Hysksos as the Biblical Amalekites whom the Israelites battled in the desert at Rephidim after crossing the Red Sea.4 That provides a further link between the two accounts. (source).
The Similarities From Secular History
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There is historical, non-Biblical evidence of the Exodus.
Looking at the Ipuwer papyrus alongside Scripture reveals startling similarities:
  • Earthquakes
Right after the Israelites left slavery, The Lord appeared to them in the wilderness. The Bible records God’s presence as causing a great deal of earthquake and volcanic activity:
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. – Exodus 19:18.
PAPYRUS 2:11 The towns are destroyed. Upper Egypt has become dry (wastes).
PAPYRUS 3:13 All is ruin!
PAPYRUS 7:4 The residence is overturned in a minute.
PAPYRUS 4:2 …Years of noise. There is no end to noise.
PAPYRUS 6:1 Oh, that the earth would cease from noise, and tumult (uproar) be no more.
  • Plague of Blood
Historical non-Biblical proof of the Exodus
The plague of blood is recorded in Egyptian historical records.
Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood….And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. – Exodus 7:17-21.
PAPYRUS 2:5-6 Plague is throughout the land. Blood is everywhere.
PAPYRUS 2:10 Men shrink from tasting — human beings and thirst after water.
PAPYRUS 3:10-13 That is our water! That is our happiness! What shall we do in respect thereof? All is ruin!
For a much more detailed breakdown of the evidence of the Exodus, see our article: Did The Exodus Really Happen? Historical Evidence of The Exodus.
Exodus: Gods and Kings Is Not Faithful To The Bible
Is Exodus movie Biblically accurate? | Ridley Scott Exodus Heresy unfaithful
There is only one place to find the real story of the Exodus.

“They went off the biblical text, but the biblical text was very terse,” – Rabbi David Baron, technical advisor to Exodus: Gods and Kings. (source).
With talks of an Oscar nomination and a star-studded cast, Exodus: Gods and Kings will no doubt be a blockbuster hit. But sadly, it is not a film that is faith to the Biblical account and is not a Christian film. Will churches and pastors rush to embrace it as they did with the heretical and wildly inaccurate Noah film?
The account of the Exodus is one of the greatest stories in human history. It is the first recorded mass slave uprising. But much more than that it is a testmant to God’s sovereignty and salvation. It is a type and shadow of the slavery all people are in – slavery to sin. As all people are sinners and thus in bondage to it until they are freed. And that freedom comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus Christ leads a person to free forgiveness and a new spirit that is free from sin and the sentence of hell. Pray for Ridley Scott and the cast of Exodus to learn the true meaning of the Exodus as much more than an adventure “myth.” It is a story that points us all to the true Promised Land: eternity in Heaven. Pray that not only they but anyone who has a hard heart towards God will not resist in arrogant disbelief like Pharaoh, but take on the humility of Moses, confess their sins and receive God’s free love and forgiveness.