Is Netflix’s ‘Messiah’ a Christian TV series or blasphemous? The answer remains a mystery: Review
Source: The Christian Post
By Jeannie Law, Christian Post Reporter
The Netflix series “Messiah” produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey has perplexed Jesus followers who are left wondering what message the series creators were looking to share in this obscure show.
Will he “convert you or con you?” the 10 episode series trailer for “Messiah” asks.
The series was released Jan. 1 and stars “Mission: Impossible” actress Michelle Monaghan. She plays CIA agent Eva Geller who is determined to get to the bottom of a worldwide phenomenon surrounding a religious man referred to by some as Al-Masih (Mehdi Dehbi) who claims to be sent by God.
Created by Michael Petroni, “Messiah” depicts peoples’ reactions toward an ambiguous Christ-like man claiming to be sent from God who builds a worldwide following of people from different religious backgrounds, including Jews, Christians and Muslims. What makes the series compelling is that the filmmakers also imagine how secular society might respond to a man claiming to be the Messiah in this day and age.
A conflicting part of the series is that Al-Masih never states what he believes. Many of his attributes mimic Christ, such as walking on water and raising the dead, among many other things, but this second coming is not in line with what the Scriptures teach. The Bible is clear that Christ’s return will be a sight the entire world will behold.
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