Jim Wallis

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have asked a number of theologians to help consult and promote their miniseries, The Bible. These “experts” are well known for Scripture twisting and presenting a false gospel to millions of sheep. Along with high-profile names like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes tied to the project, we’ve learned leftist activist Jim Wallis was also asked by Roma and Mark to weigh in on accuracy and even produce commentary video clips to air on The Bible website.

As Wallis explains on his Sojourners Blog,

What won me over to the whole series was the clip about Jesus meeting Peter, the fisherman. In a Washington, D.C., premiere of “The Bible” series a few weeks ago, I had wonderful conversations with Mark and Roma. Mark asked me if they were right to have Jesus say that he wanted to change the world. Those words are not literally in the scriptures, but it seemed to him and Roma that’s exactly what Jesus was talking about. Absolutely correct, I told them both. And we went through the first few chapters of Mathew which demonstrate that truth. I love the clarity and courage of the statement from Jesus in “The Bible.”

Yes, I thought of Wallis immediately when I heard the line he is referring to: “What are we going to do,” Peter asks Jesus. “Change the world,” Jesus of The Bible replies.

That’s what we are going to do: change the world. Not just to save a few people from hell and get them to heaven, not to judge all the non-Christians, not to abandon the earth for mansions in the hereafter, not to make sure we all believe the right doctrinal things … No, Jesus came to change the world and us with it. To join him is to join the changing of the world with the in-breaking of a new order called the kingdom of God.

What else did Wallis love about the miniseries? Yesterday we reported that a glaring omission to the Last Supper scene was left out. It is the part where Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6. The words, “for the forgiveness of sins”  is also missing, as are “broken for you,” and “shed for you.”

But Wallis sees this scene, not as a declaration of His divinity, but as a guy who is saying goodbye to his friends around a dinner table. He says he likes the idea of a fellowship table rather than an altar:

Notice that Wallis doesn’t connect the Passover meal, or the fact that Jesus is the perfect sacrificial Passover Lamb, to this scene. Instead it’s just a regular dinner, more of a friendly meal for fellowship and conversation.  A place to plan how we can change the world.

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I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.
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  1. Stephen Freese says:

    Mary, You, I others can only be continually vexed by the religious leaders today. I am a defender of the historic faith and I shudder every time Wallis makes his declarations of having a conversation or learning from or faiths (pagan) religions. I was mentored by the late, great Dr. Walter Martin and I have been blessed not so much with his brilliance, but I do have a silver tongue and use it daily. Most of my last eleven years have been working as a tentmaker in the Islamic world, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia etc. while also being a fervent watchman here, with on line blogs etc.

    The reason I came here to Appleton’s web site is this? I have been asked to come to work possibly in Appleton of all places LOL. in my professional “tent-making” career as an International construction project manager, for the national company called; “The Boldt Company”.

    If this is the new venture of faith I have been praying for, where I can be used of the Lord to stand in the gap in the battle for truth today, we may be meeting soon, as God leads. Please pray for me that if it be His will in heaven, it will indeed be accomplished here on earth as I follow His leading…Maranatha, Stephen Freese (Facebook/Stephen Freese/Rio Vista)

    I first started attending CC in 1984…

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