Saturday, November 18, 2006

WorldNetDaily: Christ is making a comeback this Christmas

Ted Baehr, of MovieGuide fame, offers his brief preview of an upcoming film, The Nativity Story. (Warning: requires Macromedia Flash Player version 8 or later.)

Back in the Golden Age of Movies, Hollywood made a number of movies that either focused on or included the stories of Christ's Birth, Passion, and Resurrection. Ben-Hur was one--and you might remember that it won eleven Academy Awards. The King of Kings is another. One thing you can't miss is that Hollywood has made two movies under each title over the years.

And now here is The Nativity Story. If Ted Baehr's preview is at all correct, this will be better even than Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ.

That the Vatican will preview this film does give me a slight amount of pause. Like it or not, the Roman Catholic Church has added to the Bible in certain critical respects, something that John the Revelator [Revelation 22:18-9] specifically said not to do. Whether the producers of The Nativity Story are guilty of this, I can't tell until I see this film for myself. Ted Baehr seems to think that this movie plays it straight from the Bible. Let's hope so--because Mel Gibson demonstrably did not.

More to the point, one of two things is going to happen within our lifetimes: either we'll get the revival that Ted Baehr seems to think we're going to get, or we'll get the Tribulation.