However when season 2 came out, I was very disappointed that I had invested in the chosen. I'm fine with backstory. That's what made "The Shepherd" so good and even made the first 12 episodes pretty good, but starting with episode 13 he went from back story to changing the story. I believe that the answer to almost every question we have about life can be found in the bible. When you put words in Jesus mouth that He didn't say you may be creating new unbiblical theologies. Is it ok for Christians to be involved in politics? The answer is in the life of John the Baptist who rebuked Herod, and the only comment Jesus made about John in scripture is, "Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he". Matt 11:11-12. No negative comment about John the Baptist is in the bible.
But The Chosen writers changed that by having Jesus disagreeing with John for rebuking Herod and criticizing John for calling the Pharisees a brood of vipers. Jesus Himself called the Pharisees a brood of vipers (Matt 12:34 and Matt 23:33) and Jesus referred to Herod as "that fox" (Luke 13:32). They skipped an important story like Jesus's baptism but devoted most of an episode to an unbiblical story from Dallas's imagination that never happened. Would Jesus tell John the Baptist that he should not tell Herold to repent? That he should only tell the common people to repent???
In episodes 13-16 Jesus has His followers sending out flyers to promote what they called "His speech" (The Sermon on the Mount) but if you read Matt 4:23-25 you see that great multitudes followed Him because He was healing the sick and casting out demons. Jesus on several occasions told people not to make Him known. He discouraged large crowds from following Him. Read Matthew 12:15-17 and Mark 1:44-45, 5:43 7:44, 8:26 &30, 9:30 for just a few examples. There are many more. Even a casual reading of the gospels would reveal this.Season 2 of "The Chosen" also has Jesus practicing "His Speech" and looking for Levi's approval, but Jesus said,
Truth is more important than feelings. Jesus answered, "… For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." John 18:37
The Chosen started out so good, but Season 2 seems to have descended to Dallas's opinions. If you mix truth with a lie you get a lie. Don't take my word for it. Read the Bible for yourself. Dallas should have read the Bible for himself instead of depending on his advisors or inserting his opinions.
I am happy to say that while I may not agree with EVERYTHING I have not found major theological errors in season 3 and really enjoyed it. I wish it were possible to delete season 2, but in life you can't go back and redo, though I think most (if not all) of us wish we could. You can only ask God's forgiveness and move forward. I've often thought about this and thought that if anyone wished he do go back and do it over it would be David and Bathsheba. But God didn't allow that, so we ask forgiveness from God and move on.
Thank You Jesus!