The False Gospel of “The Moment After”
“God, I know you're real. Please forgive me. Come into my life Jesus. Oh God, lead me.” —Adam (David White)
In the very successful 1999 religious movie, “THE MOMENT AFTER” produced by David A.R. White (in which David White also plays the role of Adam Riley), there is a false gospel.
At the end of the film Jacob Krause (Brad Heller) allows himself to be caught by the FBI. Adam Riley asks Jacob Krause why he allowed himself to be caught. Adam is startled when Jacob says that God told him to get caught in order to witness the truth to Adam. So Adam decides to have what Jacob has, saying “I accept.” Adam asks, “Why do I do?” Here is Jacob's plan of salvation...
“All you have to do is ask. If we humbly confess our sins, and ask Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Lord of our life, we will spend an eternity in His kingdom.” —Jacob Krause (Brad Heller)
Notice that there is NO MENTION of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the Biblical gospel as: the DEATH, the BURIAL, and the RESURRECTION of the Savior three days later. This is THE CROSS. There can be no salvation without the cross. Every sinner must go through Calvary to be saved. Jacob's plan of salvation completely left out the cross of Christ.
Now here is what Adam Riley prays to God in response to the witness of Jacob Krause...
“God, I know you're real. Please forgive me. Come into my life Jesus. Oh God, lead me.” —Adam Riley (David A.R. White)
May I say, that is a false gospel. You'll never get to Heaven by knowing that God is real, nor by asking Jesus into your life, nor by asking God to lead you. There can be no salvation without the cross upon which Christ died. There must be the burial (officiating Jesus' death). And then the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ literally and bodily from the dead. After His resurrection, Jesus was seen by over 500 brethren, all at one time, according to 1st Corinthians 15:6).
You'd be surprised how many preachers today don't believe that Christ literally arose from the dead, nor do they believe in a literal Heaven having a street of gold, nor do they believe in a literal Hell that burns with fire.
Jeffrey Hadden 1998 poll:
A survey of mostly mainline Protestant clergy by a prominent American sociologist showed that many doubt Jesus' physical resurrection. Percentage of doubters were found to be:
American Lutherans: 13% Presbyterians: 30% American Baptist: 33% Episcopalians: 35% Methodists: 51%
SURVEY SOURCE: Jeffrey Hadden, results of a survey of 7,441 Protestant ministers published in PrayerNet Newsletter, 1998-NOV-13, Page 1. Cited in Current Thoughts & Trends, 1999-MAR, Page 19.
MORE SURVEYS: Beliefs of liberal and mainline Christian clergy about Jesus' resurrection
The Devil has crept into our churches today through Hollywood and non-Hollywood movies alike, which present a homogenized, non-offensive, watered-down, ecumenical, vague gospel that says “receive Jesus into your heart,” or “Make a commitment to Christ,” or “Invite Christ into your life.” Others are led to Pray the Jesus prayer.”
My friend, non of these constitute the Biblical gospel. The gospel is the good news of Christ died, buried and risen for our sins. If we receive Christ's work of redemption as payment for our sins, then we are saved eternally. Salvation is instant, immediate, irreversible, irrevocable, non-returnable and permanent. Salvation is a miracle of God in response to one's faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior. Our faith plus the gospel equals eternal life.
I noticed on the ReligiousTolerance.Org website that they make the following statement...
* Barna Research defines a "Born-again Christian" as an individual who has "made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in their life today and who then indicated they believe that when they die they will go to Heaven because they had confessed their sins and had accepted Jesus Christ as their savior."
My friend they have a very WRONG definition of what it means to be “born-again.” Being born-again Biblically means having He (Jesus Christ), Who is the beginning (Revelation 1:8), born in you. We are born anew by the Spirit of God (the Spirit of Christ, Romans 8:9) the very instant that we personally receive Jesus, believing upon Him as the Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 1:12-13; John 20:31). Salvation is receiving, not giving. It is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
You can make all the commitments to Christ that you want and still go straight to hellfire when you die. The religious group in Matthew 7:21-23 has done many wonderful works in Jesus' name, they had cast out devils, they had preached in Jesus' name; but the Lord said, “Depart from me ye that work iniquity, for I never knew you.” Will Christ know you when you enter into eternity? Or will you be cast into the fires of Hell?
Matthew 7:21 tells us why those religious people were rejected by the Lord. The Bible says that they went around saying,
“Lord, Lord,” but they had not done the will of the Father. You can only get to Heaven by doing the will of the Father. That's what Matthew 7:21 teaches and warns. So what is the will of the Father? I'm glad you asked. The best way to interpret the Bible is with the Bible. We find the will of the Father in John 6:40...
John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
There you have it. The will of the Father is to believe on Jesus Christ as seen in the Scriptures. The Scriptures testify of Jesus Christ. John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Salvation is very simple my friend. Most ministers make salvation hard if not impossible. Christ died, that's history; Christ died, was buried and arose for me, that's salvation! John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
At the close of the film, THE MOMENT AFTER, (A WES LLEWELLYN FILM), the blockbuster hit song “People Get Ready, Jesus Is Coming Soon” by Crystal Lewis is played. Crystal Lewis is another Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) apostate. Lewis' video, TRUST ME, exposes her as being evil to the core. The video features Lewis sitting on a bed, luring the viewer, while singing the supposedly Christian lyrics. I dare you to prove me wrong... CCM singers never share the gospel with anyone.
The Moment After presents a wishy-washy, non-offensive, gospel that any hellbound Roman Catholic wouldn't be offended by. When you present the Biblical gospel correctly, it OFFENDS most people, because it EXCLUDES all forms of self-righteousness (this excludes sacraments, good works, water baptism, the Eucharist, church membership, making a commitment, amending one's ways, forsaking the world, turning over a new leaf, giving your life to God, and anything else that corrupts the grace of God in salvation).
Christ alone bore our heavy burden of sin on Calvary's tree. Anyone who tries to place part of that burden upon the sinner's shoulder by requiring a changed life, or mandating some effort on the part of the sinner to improve one's life, is a false prophet. Jesus paid it all. Our part is simply to trust upon the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive our sins. Whatever else that needs to be changed in our life is God's department and has absolutely nothing to do with the free GIFT of eternal life. A gift means a gift, free and clear (Romans 5:15; 6:23), no strings attached, just waiting to be received by faith.
Having said all that, I love the entire End Times series by David A.R. White, Kevin Downes and Brad Heller. Some of the other films include: The Moment After II (the awakening), Six: The Mark Unleashed, and End Of The Harvest). There are some others too, all available from Amazon.com. I love the acting and talent that God has given these people. Wow!
BEWARE: There is a hardcore pornographic film being sold by Amazon and other sellers titled, THE RAPTURE starring Mimi Rogers. It is evil to the core, false advertising, and totally misleading. This film has absolutely nothing to do with David A.R. White, but I wanted to make mention of it here since I'm mentioning other End Times films.
Matthew 7:23, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8
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