If you are planning on going to see Ridley Scott’s new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings in the hopes that it will at least be somewhat faithful to the biblical account of the Exodus, you might not want to waste your hard earned money, because it is definitely nothing like Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston.
Even though the original Ten Commandments movie used some artistic license, it did not go out of its way to reflect an atheistic directors own feelings about the Exodus in ascribing certain miracles to natural disasters, as Ridley Scott has done in Exodus: Gods and Kings!
A newly released survey by Christian News Service found in a group of 1200 respondents that “80 percent of the Christian community and 74 percent of non-Christians plan to see the upcoming ‘Exodus’ movie if it remains true to biblical accounts. However, 69 percent of Christians and 68 percent of non-Christians reported it would be ‘totally unlikely’ for them to see the film if it was not Biblically accurate.”
If professing believers hold to their said convictions, that means that the vast majority of professing Christians will refuse to reward Hollywood with their hard earned cash if they are aware of the blasphemy in the new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings!
Much of the Hollywood crowd finds itself in a very precarious position because on one hand they hate Jesus Christ and Christians, and on the other they want to exploit them by making supposedly biblically-based movies. Their hatred for God and truth is often revealed in interviews, which cause them to lose potentially millions of dollars in ticket sales. However, it seems that the bottom line is not even the love of money in Hollywood (and there is plenty of that), but evil ideology and propaganda, as evidenced in the fact that cleaner movies with wholesome family themes have proven to make more money, but much of Hollywood would rather glorify evil than even make money off cleaner movies!Christians have asked for more Christian movies, but this is a case where many will regret what they have asked for. What can we expect when godless, atheist directors like Darren Aronovsky directs Noah or godless atheist Ridley Scott directs a movie about the Exodus? Make no mistake, Scott claims that humanity comes from apes and was not created by divine fiat:
“You come from something on all fours, to something that stands upright and gathers fruit from trees, and then realizes that it’s a lot more convenient to walk upright, so now you have Homo sapiens.”
“Ape-to-man, it makes sense — you can even look at the drawings and the diagrams of why it makes sense. And I don’t think that God touched a rock and suddenly there was man. It’s not that simple.” (Source)
While Scott ridicules the idea that God created us, he would have us believe the preposterous fairy tale that we were seeded by aliens from another galaxy, which is depicted in his movie Prometheus. (Source).
Ridley’s Scott’s Prometheus was a prequel to his movie Alien, whose alien character was designed by Crowleyan Satanist, H R. Giger, who died in 2014. Giger, who was reportedly a member of the Swiss branch of Crowley’s OTO (Source) ended up winning an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the alien (xenomorph) in the Alien movie franchise. Giger’s deeply disturbing and sexually perverse, biomechanical “art” appears to be taken from demonically inspired nightmares. Giger, who followed the teachings of Satanist Aleister Crowley, even quoting Crowley’s “Do What Thou Wilt” maxim in his satanic Necronomicon, conjured up dark visions from demonic entities that he claimed were communicated to him through dreams and visions. Giger described his “mediumistic” creative process as “automatic” and claimed that it came through him “like a kind of exorcism". (Source)
“I think that most of the images in my paintings are evil,” admits Giger, but claims “you can’t say that I’m evil.” (Source)
As a student inspired by Aleister Crowley’s Satanism, Giger even produced his own occult Tarot cards which were largely influenced by Crowley’s own Tarot! (Source)
Ridley Scott said, “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it [the hideous alien] through because [the studio] said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic.’” (Source)
Ridley Scott has also made movies glorifying the satanic cosmology of Gnosticism, which we expose in our exposé Hollywood’s War on God. Gnosticism presents the Creator God as a powerful but angry being with a low IQ. Interestingly, as we shall see, Scott depicts God in the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings as a little boy with great power, questionable intelligence, and a temper. Scott, owing to his atheism, spurns biblical miracles and reportedly depicts the most powerful event in the Exodus, the parting of the Red Sea, as a natural act. “You can’t just do a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them,” says Scott, who remembers scoffing at biblical epics from his boyhood like 1956’s The Ten Commandments. “I didn’t believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that I’d better come up with a more scientific or natural explanation” (Source)
Scott claims that he looked for a natural explanation that could have caused the parting of the Red Sea and thought of how tsunamis first cause waters to recede. Scott said:
“I thought that logically, [the parting] should be a drainage. And that when [the water] returns, it comes back with a vengeance.” (Source)
Of course, the idea that the Hebrews just happened to arrive at the Red Sea just when a massive earthquake and tsunami occurred – causing waters to recede and allowing the Hebrews to narrowly escape and then collapsing on the Egyptian army that was hotly pursuing them – is so ridiculous that it is yet another example proving the adage, “it takes more faith to be an atheist than a believer!”
In the end, Scott appears to have resorted to using an asteroid or meteor falling into the sea as a potential natural explanation in the parting of the red sea, and then uses cyclones to cause tidal waves to destroy the ensuing Egyptian army.
Ridley Scott also provides a natural explanation for Moses believing he is hearing from God. After Moses is hit in the head and knocked unconscious because of an avalanche, Moses awakes to the voice of a little boy before a burning bush. This little boy identifies himself as God, calling himself “I Am.” Moses’ wife suggests to him that he is merely imagining these things because he got hit in the head. Of course, many atheists will be quick to agree with her. Moses is seen talking to the little boy, but only he can see the boy, appearing to the outsider as though he is delusional. Scott appears to have approached many of the 10 plagues in the same way, although he does include some perceived miracles in an effort to string his Christian audience along. One of Pharaoh’s advisers even gives a detailed account for a naturalistic explanation for many of the plagues. Ironically, one of the reasons for the Exodus, beyond the redemption of God’s people, was the Lord revealing His omnipotent power over Pharaoh and the demon gods worshipped by the Egyptians.Scott not only diminishes God’s perceived power in the way he deals with the miracles, but further mocks God by having the great “I Am” depicted as an insecure 11-year-old little boy. Moses is repeatedly depicted as angry and even towering over the little boy while yelling. The little boy, who represents God, at one point even bursts into a temper tantrum saying that he wants the Pharaohs to bow down. While Scott was earnest in divesting God of his miraculous power, he was quick to show diabolical paganism (at least in one instance) in a very positive light (why are we not shocked?). For instance, an Egyptian sorceress, who cuts open a bird to divine its entrails, gives a fictitious prophecy not found in the bible. The sorceress prophesies, “one leader will be saved, and his savior will one day lead,” which is later fulfilled in Moses who rescues Ramses, only to subsequently become the savior of his people.
The source for this fictional prophecy is Josephus, who reports that it came from God’s enemies, Jannes and Jambres, who withstood Moses and Aaron in Pharaoh’s court and are pictures of the wickedness of humanity in the end times:
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty…Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men” (2 Timothy 3:1, 8-9).
The demonic practice of reading the entrails of sacrificed animals to divine the future is called “haruspex” or “extaspicy.” God’s Word condemns the idolatrous practices of the pagans and reveals that the idol gods of the Egyptians and other pagan nations are actually demons:
“They sacrificed to demons who were not God, to gods whom they have not known, new gods who came lately, whom your fathers did not dread” (Deuteronomy 32:17).
“They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons” (Psalm 106:37).
“What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we ?” (1 Corinthians 10:19-22)
Satan, in his desire to promote demonic doctrines in these last days (1 Timothy 4:1-2), is using Hollywood to twist biblical truth in an effort to introduce and glorify demonic practices. In our exposé on the movie Noah, we revealed how Satan and the fallen angels are depicted as the real saviors who help Noah, and God is depicted as an evil, vengeful being! Today, as our nation is largely abandoning the Lord Jesus Christ and Christian values for postmodernism, we are witnessing a sharp rise in paganism and new age beliefs as the fastest growing religious in the Untied States. Moreover, we are seeing a rise in paganism within the church itself, via Rob Bell, Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo and other emergent leaders who are introducing pagan practices and religions into the church (see our video exposé The Submerging Church for more on the Emergent Church).
God’s Word warns us not to mix paganism with the true Christian faith, once for all delivered to the saints:
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. “Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you. “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1).
Ironically, in the Exodus, when God led the Hebrews out of Egypt and into the Promise Land, He warned them not to adopt the practices of the nations that He was driving out of the land, including reading omens, which the new Exodus movie glorifies as a supernatural means of discerning truth:
“When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you” (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).
While Moses is seen carving the Ten Commandments (the first of which commands us to have no other gods before the one true God) he tells his wife near the end of the movie that it is she (not God) who is the most important person in his life.
While God reveals in is Word that Moses was the most humble man on earth (Numbers 12:3), Christian Bale, who stars as Moses, has contradicted God’s witness and called Moses everything from troubled and tumultuous, to barbaric and schizophrenic:
“I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.” (Source)
Bale’s blasphemy is reminiscent of Russell Crowe’s insidious and disparaging rant against Noah, when Crowe erroneously claimed:
“The funny thing with people, they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure because he looked after the animals: ‘Awww, Noah. Noah and the animals. It’s like, are you kidding me. This is the dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish. He’s not benevolent. He’s not even nice. At one point in the story his son says, ‘I thought you were chosen because you were good?’ And he goes, ‘I was chosen because I can get the job done, mate.’” (Source – 3:59-4:28)
Tragically, the movie Noah portrayed God as even worse than Noah, because it depicted the supposedly unloving Noah as disgruntled at God for wanting to judge “innocent” people!
In a similar way to Crowe, Christian Bale, after calling Moses barbaric and schizophrenic, was sure to get in his licks in against God, stating “He [Noah] was a very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. He was equally very mercurial.” (Source)
Like the movie Noah, wherein Noah is depicted as being more caring than God (even though Noah is called uncaring by Crowe), Ridley Scott also depicts the allegedly “barbaric” and “schizophrenic” Moses (and even Pharaoh) as more caring and more reasonable than God. Moses tells God he is no longer impressed with Him because of all of the suffering He causes. Moses is not depicted as having a relationship with God and loving Him, but as merely tolerating what Moses perceives as inhumane, even though God is freeing His people from 400 years of slavery (while atheists and others will typically justify president Lincoln’s freeing of African American slaves at the cost of countless lives, they are quick to mock God, the Creator, for freeing His own covenant people).It is ironic that Bale would cast such dispersions on both God and Moses and apparently elevate himself as somehow morally superior to both, when Bale is known to be quite mercurial and may be projecting his own perceived weaknesses on God Himself.
Christian Bale has even gone so far as to claim that Moses would be perceived as a terrorist today along the lines of Al Queda and who would be attacked by US drones! (Source).
Bale simply reveals the fact that he really does not understand God’s holy character or the story of the Exodus if he believes that U.S. drones could have somehow stopped the almighty God’s sovereign plan to deliver the Hebrews and bring them to the Promise Land!
While it is true that Moses, like the rest of us, was far from perfect, it is blasphemous to call him barbaric and schizophrenic, when God not only called him the humblest man on earth, but declared “My servant Moses … is faithful in all my house” (Numbers 12:7).
Jannes and Jambres, like Christian Bale, spoke against Moses and it did not turn out so well for them! It is a dangerous thing to speak against God’s true servants. God judged Korah and his followers for speaking against Moses and the earth opened its mouth and had them for lunch:
“And as soon as he had finished speaking all these words, the ground under them split apart. 32 And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the people who belonged to Korah and all their goods. So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly” (Numbers 16:31-33).
God’ word warns against making the same mistake as Korah:
“Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion” (Jude 11).
After many of the Hebrews complained against God and Moses in the wilderness, God again unleashed His wrath in the form of fiery serpents:
“And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died” (Numbers 21:5-6)
When Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses for marrying a Cushite/Ethiopian woman, apparently because of her skin color, God was not pleased:
“Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. And they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it. Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth. And suddenly the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tent of meeting.” And the three of them came out. And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the tent and called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward. And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them, and he departed” (Numbers 12:10-15).
In Daniel Hays’ book From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race, he writes that Cush “is used regularly to refer to the area south of Egypt, and above the cataracts on the Nile, where a Black African civilization flourished for over two thousand years. Thus it is quite clear that Moses marries a Black African woman” (p. 71).
God was so displeased with Miriam’s racism and opposition to Moses that he struck her with leprosy to apparently teach her a lesson:
“When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. And Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, do not punish us because we have done foolishly and have sinned. Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother’s womb.” And Moses cried to the Lord, “O God, please heal her—please.” But the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut outside the camp seven days, and after that she may be brought in again.” So Miriam was shut outside the camp seven days, and the people did not set out on the march till Miriam was brought in again” (Numbers 12:10-15).
What a powerful object lesson! Evidently, God was saying to Miriam that if you think lighter skin is superior and somehow makes you better than others, then here, have some pure white skin in the form of leprosy. The truth is that red, brown, yellow, black or white, we are all the same human race, created in the image of God and souls for whom Christ died (Hebrews 2:9)! God looks on the heart, not on our outward appearance (1 Samuel 16:7)!
Ironically, the great majority of white actors in the new Exodus movie play leaders among the Egyptians, whereas darker skinned actors depict the lower class Egyptians, including slaves and criminals. This has led to various boycotts of the movie over race, including this one #BoycottExodusmovie.
21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch claimed in an interview that the bottom line in the perceived racism regarding casting came down to money, “I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such…I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.” (Source)
Murdoch also tweeted: “Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are,” despite the fact that ancient Egyptians portrayed themselves in ancient artwork as predominantly darker skinned!
The new Exodus movie gets God, Moses, miracles and even race wrong! This is unfortunate in light of all that is going on in the U.S. with race baiting, race relations and the country’s deep need for the creator God! Jesus warned that in the last days the love of many would grow cold; lawlessness would increase and “nation would rise against nation” (Matthew 24:4-13). The Greek word that Jesus used for nation is “ethnos” and is the word from which we derive ethnic or ethnicity! It seems quite clear that the media, rather than promoting healing, is instigating more unrest between various ethnicities. The new Exodus movie has only proven to pour more gas on the fire when it comes to racism. Thankfully, there is an answer to the serious problems that ail the U.S. and the world at large. This answer was given by Benjamin Watson, an African American NFL tight end who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints and won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. His entire Facebook post is worth reading, but his ending was most important:“I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.
I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.”
Unfortunately, when Benjamin Watson was interviewed by CNN he was suddenly cut of when he attempted to express that the answer to our sin problem is the Lord Jesus Christ. While the biblical Exodus teaches us many lessons in regard to God’s sovereignty, the evil of false gods, sin, and even a powerful lesson against racism, the greatest lessons, along with God’s sovereignty, is His love and His redemption foreshadowed through Moses and the Exodus, and fulfilled through the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as Moses humbled himself and left the palace in Egypt to identify and suffer with his people and save them from Pharaoh and Egypt, even so, our Lord Jesus Christ left heaven and became a man and died on the cross to save us from our sin, Satan, death, hell and the evil world system! Just as the blood of the Passover lambs were sprinkled in the shape of a cross over the households in Egypt to save the firstborn from death, even so, our Lord Jesus, the ultimate Lamb of God, was sacrificed on Passover day, on a cross, for the whole world, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16-21). Just as Moses lifted up the brass serpent and put it on a pole so that those who would look to it in obedience to God would be healed from their snake bites and escape death, even so, our Lord Jesus Christ was placed on the cross where he absorbed the wrath of God, not in the form of a serpent bite, but all the wrath we deserve, so that we could pass from death to life (John 3:14-16). Just as Moses hit the rock and water came out to save the dehydrated Israelites, even so, our Lord Jesus, the Rock of Ages, was struck and crucified so that through His death we could not only be forgiven, but be filled with the water of God’s refreshing Spirit and experience spiritual rebirth and life from the dead!