After Sunday’s airing of Home Box Office’s series “The Bible,” controversy erupted over the depiction of Satan. Series producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey denied any purposeful resemblance to President Barack Obama noting Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazaani often plays dark figures. Silver screen satanic characters have taken many forms, from horned monsters to the slick New York lawyer played by Al Pacino in “The Devil’s Advocate.” In Genesis, Satan appeared to Eve as a crafty serpent. It wasn’t until after Satan took serpentine form that God took away the creature’s legs, condemning all snakes, from innocent garter snakes to deadly rattlers,...
And the GOOD NEWS is, Michael, that God has even provided a means for us to BE "righteous"- thru the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ who died for the sins of the world. NEW LIFE and righteousness are available for those who put their trust in HIM! Any OTHER 'righteousness' that humans try to 'work up' on their own God calls SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and it will not 'pass the test' of His perfect righteousness, which was fulfilled by Jesus on the cross.
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