Again, make sure you took the 5 minutes or so to watch the video or my comments will make absolutely no sense.
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1) First, as a disclaimer, I do not have a problem with the use of drama to illustrate spiritual truth. I know some of my Reformed minded friends, after watching this video, would argue that it is a clear reason why drama has no place in church. I, however, am fine with drama as long as it does not detract from the centrality of the word being taught from the pulpit and the skits performed are theologically accurate, biblical, and tastefully done. I realize that eliminates maybe 93% of all drama done in our churches these days, but tastefully sound drama can have a meaningful place in our worship of God.
2) I don’t know what is more appalling: The image of a spurned “boyfriend” Jesus unable to win the heart of his love interest, or the vacuous comments posted under the video gushing about how it made the person cry and weep.
3) Along the lines of the dejected boyfriend Jesus I am only bitterly reminded of my experience with girls in jr. high and high school, when after many attempts to woo my love interest with purchases of movie tickets and ice cream, she cruelly stabs my beating heart by going out with Matt Flett or Daniel Pruett or some other miscreant. But I digress…
4) Why is it a nymph like young, female co-ed the Jesus figure is prancing around with? Wouldn’t a college guy have the same experience being spiritually awakened by the Lord? Or perhaps a middle aged business woman, or an Army Ranger specialist, or long haul truck driver?
5) I realize the girl dancing around with the Jesus figure is suppose to symbolize the excitement and joy of the girl’s new found relationship with the Lord, but why do Christians believe our experience after salvation will be like hanging out with “my pal Jesus?” As if He is our best and only friend.
My experience upon being saved was quite the opposite. Rather than seeing my new faith as a time for fun and games with my buddy Jesus, I became sober minded, and my thoughts turned to an earnest understanding of Christ’s Lordship in my life and the seriousness of doctrinal truth pressed upon my heart. I had spent nearly an entire year as a freshman in college engaged in the frivolity of a “Jesus is my buddy” mindset that was promoted in the Baptist Student Union, and I didn’t want to have anything else to do with it after I was saved.
6) In light of God’s promise to discipline His sinning children as explained in Hebrews 12:3-11, I think it would had been an outstanding twist to see the Jesus figure seize a bull strap, yank the girl from the various sins, and whipped her breeches.