Amazing Contradictions: Dallas Jenkins and The Chosen

If you want to maintain your discernment and respect for God's Word, beware of these contradictions.

God commands us to judge things which affect our faith (2 Timothy 3:16, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 4:2-3, and Colossians 2:8).

I didn't write this post to pick on Dallas Jenkins. I wrote it to warn Christians to maintain their objectivity and use discernment in regard to The Chosen. There are reasons to be concerned.

Dallas Jenkins, created and produces The Chosen, and he has taken a strong stand in defense of Mormonism, claiming Mormons love the same Jesus Christians love, and he said, “I’ll sink or swim on that statement…I don’t mind being called a blasphemer…” (source

In contrast, Jenkins is not willing to take a stand to remove a gay pride flag from the set of his production even though he has the right to set rules for his employees. Gay pride mocks God’s design, denies God’s commands, and glorifies sins that send people to Hell. But Jenkins says he won’t prohibit such a display because he only prohibits things which are “harming someone else, or if someone's vulgar.” (Source

If you want to maintain your discernment and respect for God's Word, beware of these contradictions.
Jenkins claims that God told him that The Chosen “will be the definitive portrayal of My people and this is what people are going to think of around the world when they think of My people.” (source)

But after the gay pride flag situation, he said that even though The Chosen has “probably one of the most Christian content[s] in history,” he’s not comfortable being called a “Christian production” and he wants people to know that The Chosen has no statement of faith and they don’t have corporate prayer on set. (source)

Jenkins claims that the script is carefully scrutinized by Bible scholars. However, it has contained direct contradictions to Scripture, some of which distort the character of John the Baptist and confuse the mission of Christ. And none of these errors are necessary in creating an interesting gospel mini-series. 

Jenkins is willing to ridiculed for his false belief about Mormons, but he's not willing to set a simple rule that would prohibit ungodly gay pride displays on his set. 

He believes he’s called to create one of the most important portrayals of God’s people in all of history, but he’s not comfortable being called a “Christian production.” 

And despite Jenkins’ lack of discernment about Mormonism, despite his contradictory statements, and despite The Chosen’s inclusion of Scriptural contradictions, millions of Christians around the globe are trusting Jenkins to help them better understand Christ and the gospel. In fact, many of them get angry if anything in The Chosen is criticized. 

Dear Christians, we are living during a difficult time in church history when faith and reason are being challenged from every direction, but the most dangerous challenges are half-truths like these which are overlooked, ignored, or justified by Christians.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

Please check out the Bible Love Note's Collection: Are You Willing to Address Scriptural Errors in The Chosen?  It offers a collection of posts including: 

The Integrity and Humility of John the Baptist explaining how The Chosen misrepresented John's character.

Scripture Refutes The Chosen's "I Am the Law of Moses" Statement, offering multiple Scripture that refute this statement.

It also includes a 12-minute video Let's Talk about The Chosen's "I Am the Law of Moses" Statement, and an 8-minute video regarding the gay flag on set: The Chosen: Gay Pride Compromise. 

If you want to maintain your discernment and respect for God's Word, beware of these contradictions in Dallas Jenkins' claims.

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