Have you heard of The Zeitgeist Movie? It uses the work of 19th Century writers to illustrate that Jesus Christ never existed; He was just a myth.
Those who make these claims go further to say that the story of Jesus Christ - His birth, life, death, and resurrection - were all borrowed from other world religions. Jesus is, according to them, the Jewish manifestation of ancient sun-god worship.
Some may dismiss these claims as obviously ridiculous, but the film has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been one of the most watched videos on the Internet. More importantly, people are taking the "facts" in this film as "Gospel" and a growing number of people - under the guise of being shown the "truth" - have now been indoctrinated in the Zeitgeist religion without even knowing it.
When hearing reviews of the movie, it is not uncommon to hear such terms as: Shocking! Eye-opening! Disturbing! Revelatory! The Greatest Story Ever Told! Surely, this is enough to pique anyone's interest.
According to the website, the goal of the Zeitgeist Movement is "to communicate how all humans are the same at the fundamental level and how it is time we start to work together on a global scale to end the seemingly perpetual conflict and suffering in our current world society."
Well, there is certainly nothing new there. Just as the Ecumenical movement aims to erase all the differences in religions, this is just the same.
But why? Why is it so important that people be made to believe that all religions are the same? Why do we see the continued implication that erasing religious distinctions is necessary for world peace? Even President Obama chants this absurd premise, "Given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater."
In Revelations, the Scriptures say that the "whole world" wondered after the Beast. There is tremendous witchcraft currently at work in the world to make people believe what they want you to believe...and many are falling for it.
But as for the Zeitgeist Movie, are any of these claims true? The following videos give an overview of some of the main assertions alleged in the movie.
We certainly don't want people to go from blind belief in one thing to blind belief in another. Anyone who doesn't want to be caught up in a conspiracy to program the way people think will attempt to validate the claims made. Every seeker of truth will research this for themselves.
Neither does God expect us to have blind faith, for blind faith cannot stand. He has given us the mind to question, to know, and to find understanding.
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11