Jesus Christ Superstar, Why I did not watch, Put simply: it trivializes Jesus and Christianity, NBC fake news, Truth Magazine: “There seems to be no end to the methods Satan will use to destroy faith in God”
“Evangelist Franklin Graham doesn’t believe it was the Russians who intervened in this year’s controversial presidential election.
It was God, he declared during President-elect Donald Trump’s final public rally before the Electoral College vote Monday.”…Franklin Graham
“NBC presents ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. More fake news.”…Citizen Wells
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”…Jesus, John 8:32
Why I did not watch “Jesus Christ Superstar” on fake news NBC last night? Put simply: it trivializes Jesus and Christianity.
Truth Magazine explains this well.
“There seems to be no end to the methods Satan will use to destroy faith in God, in Christ, and in the Bible. The widely publicized and popular rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, is but another bold attack against the deity of Jesus and the truthfulness of the Bible. A greater distortion of the Bible and of the real character of Jesus would be hard to imagine. It depicts Jesus as being only a man who is deceived into thinking he is God’s Son. As a man he is depicted as being immoral by having a love affair with Mary Magdalene, who is supposed to be a harlot that has “had so many men before.”
In the opening song, “Heaven On Their Minds,” Judas is speaking to Christ and says:
“Jesus! You’ve started to believe
The things they say of you
You really do believe
This talk of God is true.
This is even a misrepresentation of Judas for he believed Jesus was speaking the truth. In Matt. 27:4 Judas said, “I have betrayed the innocent blood.” One of the charges against Jesus was that he claimed to be the Son of God. The only way he could be innocent regarding this charge was by being what he claimed.
In the opera when Jesus is instituting the “Lord’s Supper,” he says:
“For all you care this wine could be my blood
For all you care this bread could be my body
I must be mad thinking I’ll be remembered — yes
I must be out of my head!
Look at your blank faces!
My name will mean nothing
Ten minutes after I’m dead!”
Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus manifest doubt as to whether the apostles would remember him after his death. In Matt. 26:29 he promises to eat the Supper again with them in the “Father’s kingdom.” He knew this would be after his death and that they would be remembering him by eating the “Lord’s Supper.” Furthermore, Jesus never accused the eleven of not caring about him as is implied in the statement above.”
“These are only a few examples of the many perversions which are found in the script of Jesus Christ Superstar. The album sells for $10.98 at the local record shop here in Camden, and I understand that it has already sold over one million copies. It is amazing what a high price the Devil can charge for his perverted gospel and still get millions to buy it. This rock opera may portray “the modem interpretation of the last few days of Jesus life” as they claim in their advertisements, but it does not portray the interpretation of the inspired writers of the New Testament. The thing about it that amazes me most is the claim of some Christians that they cannot see anything wrong with it. But then Jesus did say some would close their eyes lest they should see (Matt. 13:15). Its whole design is to destroy faith in Jesus as God’s Son and makes a mock of all who believe him to be so. It depicts him as a mentally mad, would-be king, who failed in his quest for power. It ends with his death. Nothing is said about his resurrection. Thus, by implication they make his death the end and deny the one fact that proves his deity.”