It’s no surprise when the media mocks Christianity. It’s a fairly common theme in TV programs and movies. Well, the American television company CBS has a new TV show that does just that. Just the trailer for this new show, Angel from Hell, the story of a brash “guardian angel” and her charge, is distasteful and shows no reverence for Christian beliefs. Use discretion if you watch it.
The “angel” is anything but an angel. She drinks a lot, uses foul language, encourages sinful behavior, and uses crude humor—all throughout the short trailer. This program is clearly an attempt to portray Christian beliefs in a negative light and to mock what God’s Word teaches us.
Now, imagine if this program portrayed Islamic beliefs in such a distorted and crude light. It’s highly unlikely any TV station would choose to do that!
So why is it that TV shows openly mock Christianity but rarely other religions? It’s because of the message of Christianity! You see, we should expect this. The Apostle Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us that the things of God are foolishness to those who don’t know Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14). They mock what they don’t—and can’t—understand because of their spiritual blindness. And our Western culture is so far removed from God’s Word and the gospel that nothing is sacred anymore. Romans 1 tells us that people who reject God will suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
We also know that we’re in a spiritual battle. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). We need to keep this in the forefront of our minds—we as Christians are part of a raging spiritual battle. So seeing Christianity and Christian beliefs mocked really shouldn’t be surprising—though this new TV show is an illustration of the increasing intolerance of the Christian worldview in an increasingly secularized culture.
We can use shows like this as touchpoints with the culture. In Acts 17, Paul used a pagan altar to proclaim Christ to the Greeks and some believed. We can do the same thing. We can reference things in our culture—like this show—and use them to point people back to the truth of God’s Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.