In the latest brazen act of broadcast blasphemy against the Christian faith, a new Netflix movie streaming movie in Brazil portrays The Lord Jesus Christ as a homosexual and his earthly mother Mary as an adulteress. Pop Culture entertainment knows no bounds when it comes to offending Christianity and mocking Jesus Christ and this new Christmas-themed film is just the latest offering. [B&E: UPDATE: A Judge in Brazil has now ruled that the show will be temporarily banned. See below for more details.]
According to reports:
“Netflix has released a blasphemous “Christmas special” movie that depicts Jesus as a homosexual and the Virgin Mary as an adulterer, prompting more than one million people to sign a petition to have the film removed from the popular streaming service.
A Primeira Tentação de Cristo, or The First Temptation of Christ, is a production of the Porta dos Fundos comedy troupe from Brazil. In the supposed parody, Jesus is shown bringing home a homosexual lover to meet Mary and Joseph.
On social media, Netflix proclaimed: “Jesus, who’s hitting the big 3-0, brings a surprise guest to meet the family. A Christmas special so wrong, it must be from comedians Porta dos Fundos.” Translated, Porta dos Fundos means “back door.” (source).
This was not even the first time that Netflix or this production company have disrespected the Christian faith. In 2018 the company produced another film in which The Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples wake up from a night of drunken partying.
Blasphemy – More Commonplace In The Latter Days
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” – 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Over 2,000 years ago the holy words of the Bible predicted that this proud, unholy blasphemy against God would be much more prevalent as the end times approached. Pop Culture has gone out of its way to attack, mock and disrespect the Christian faith. Why is this so important? Because it is one of the enemy’s ways of turning the hearts and minds of the unsaved away from God. The more the Bible and Christianity can be laughed at and scorned the less people have to take it seriously.
The sad truth about all people is that we do not want to be confronted with the harsh, universal truth: we are all sinners. Jesus Christ said:
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” – John 3:17-21
The First Temptation Of Christ is just one of numerous examples of TV shows and movies which seek to make a mockery of the earthly mission of Jesus Christ, His sacrificial death on the cross for the atonement of the sins of humanity and the Bible in general.
Beginning And End has previously covered:
- A Saturday Night Live Skit that pictured Jesus using an assault rifle to shoot and murder innocents. (source).
- NBC’s sitcom‘The New Normal’ which devoted an entire episode to mocking Christianity, including crude remarks about “killing Jesus twice” and having a homosexual character remarking on the “physique” of a statue of Jesus in a Catholic Church. (source).
- ABC’s series “GCB” (which stands for ‘Good Christian B—–“), a show about the church lives of a group Christian women, posted their own version of the 10 Commandments which included lines like: “Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s husband…unless he’s really hot.”, “Remember the spa day and keep it holy,” It also featured a Christmas play that depicted Jesus dancing with a scantily-clad woman who portraying ‘The Holy Spirit.’ (source).
- DC Comics series “Second Coming” which depicts Jesus returning to Heaven after His resurrection to be told by God The Father that He was a failure and has to “learn how to be a Messiah” from a superhero. (source).
At the same time, Hollywood refrains from any mockery of the faith of Islam. When irreverent, adult cartoon show South Park depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammed in humorous manner, the show was immediately censored before airing. In 2013, a trailer for a movie about Islam that was never even released made offensive depictions of the prophet Muhammed, sparking mass protests in the Muslim community. Former President Barak Obama condemned the trailer in a public statement calling it “disgusting” and even connected the killing of four American citizens on the offensive nature of the mockery of the Islamic religion.
Pray For Repentance
“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” – John 17:14-17
On several occasions The Lord Jesus Christ warned His disciples that “the world” – meaning the unbelieving population, would hate them and all who believe in Biblical Christianity. Why? Because Jesus and true Christians are not “of the world.” Being a born-again Christian means you have a new-born spirit – from God. It means that you have discernment to feel grieved, hurt and offended when someone mocks Jesus Christ – just as you would if someone mocked and attacked your mother, child or best friend.
In order to prepare the world for the much greater deceptions to come in he end times, the Devil must turn people away from saving faith in the Gospel – the good news of the Bible that Jesus Christ died on the cross to take the punishment for the sins all people have committed so that we could be forgiven when we put our full faith and trust in His atoning sacrifice. Hollywood has been a major weapon in the arsenal of Satan to deter, distract and discourage even taking Christianity seriously. The Bible says:
“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.” – 2 Corinthians 11:3
It is no coincidence that time and time again is it the Christian faith that is mocked and scorned. The Devil will use “any means” to “beguile” and trick the minds of the unsuspecting world to reject Christianity. Do not be deceived.
If you are a Christian, pray that Netflix removes this blasphemous show. A change.org petition already has over 2 million signatures. Also pray that those involved with the production of this show will repent of their sins against The Creator of humanity. The Bible is clear that all people will give an account for what the have spoken against God. Lord willing, the people involved in these blasphemous programs will repent and worship Jesus – the Messiah who took their sins, rather than having to stand before His throne still bearing their own shame and guilt. Because at that point, no one will be laughing.
UPDATE: The Show Is Temporarily Banned?
According to reports:
“A judge in Brazil has ruled that a film depicting Jesus as gay must be removed from the TV streaming service Netflix.
The film, The First Temptation of Christ, infuriated fervent Christians in the country.
Two million people signed a petition calling for it to be axed, and the production company was attacked with Molotov cocktails last month.
In the ruling against Netflix, the judge said: “The right to freedom of expression… is not absolute”.
However, the ban is only temporary while a final decision is made.” (source).