by Ken Ham on April 19, 2015
Episode two of the TV mini-series A.D. The Bible Continues aired last week on NBC. This series is intended to depict what happened after Christ’s Crucifixion. Episode one showed His death and burial and dramatically ended with an open tomb. You can read our review of “The Tomb is Open.” This second episode, which aired Sunday, April 12, portrayed Christ’s Resurrection appearances and His ascension into heaven.
One of our writers and researchers, Avery Foley, wrote a review of episode two that highlights how the producers have neglected yet again to present the gospel. This was one of our main complaints with the popular The Bible TV mini-series (the precursor to A.D. with the same producers)—the gospel was neglected in the presentation. The producers have, so far, chosen to do the same thing with A.D. There have been opportunities to include a full presentation of the gospel, but so far that has not happened. There hasn’t even been a reason given for Christ’s death except for the pragmatic choices of those in charge. This does not match with the biblical text, which is clear that Christ died in our place, taking the penalty of sin and death upon himself so that “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Here is Avery’s full review of the second episode