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The “Legion” Movie – More end-times deception

In End -Time Deception, Entertainment on December 14, 2009 at 6:49 am

There is a new movie named “Legion” that is now in theaters and it’s supposed to be about the end of the world or the Apocalypse of the Bible. But it’s nothing but a perfect example of end-time deception that seeks to distort the Bible and draw people from God and Jesus Christ.

Here is the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8lGCjd9W8U

Well first off, the main problem with the movie’s trailer is that it’s completely unbiblical. It’s just taking people and themes from the Bible and making up stories about them to pass it off like it’s in the Bible when it’s not.

The Angels

All throughout the Bible, Gabriel and Michael are good angels. Gabriel is a messenger who delivered the news of Christ being born

Luke 1: 26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee , named Nazareth , 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Michael, an Archangel, is the angel assigned to protect the nation of Israel . Not only does he never rebel against God, it is he who kicks Satan out of Heaven in the book of Revelation.

Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Michael opposes Satan and his evil, fallen angels (the ones who really want to wipe us out!). He is completely obedient and faithful to God.

God “Losing Faith” in humanity

This is also a falsehood being given by this film. God is not “losing faith” in humanity at all. In fact he wants us all to live forever with Him!

2 Peter 3: 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

God does not want us to die or go to hell! He loves and cherishes us. So why doesn’t it always feel like that? Because of our sin. Due to our sin, we have become separated from God. But God, out of his love, provided a way that we can be reconciled to Him.

Romans 5: 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us so that the punishment we should receive for our sins would fall on Him. Jesus became a sin-bearer for us. When we put our faith in Him as our Savior we are saved! That’s how simple salvation is.

The Second Coming

Although it’s only hinted at in the trailer, the unborn baby that Michael is trying to protect is the Messiah (I read this in article about the movie)! Again, this is nowhere in the Bible! Jesus took on human form as a baby in a manger 2,000 years ago. It’s not going to happen again. When Jesus returns it is not going to be as a baby. He is full grown and will look that way. And it’s not going to be a private event. Everyone will know.

Matthew 24: 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before. 26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

See how on point the Word is! Jesus knew this would happen. He warned that there will be imposters and people claiming they know where Christ is or that they are Him. But we are not to believe it because when comes back, everyone is going to see Him coming and know it’s Him.

The Real Villain is missing! Or is he..??

Notice who is conspicuously absent from this trailer? Satan! With all the fighting, demons and machine guns, The devil is nowhere to be found. And that’s just how he likes it. Satan has set up a system in this world that tempts us to sin so much, without putting blame on him. He has set up a world where suffering, pain and death are blamed on God while be don’t pin anything on him.

Satan is the fallen angel who rebelled against God. So in essence, the character “Michael” in this movie is Satan. And He is trying to tell Lucifer/Satan’s story all over again. A fallen angel who was once good, who has rebelled and now wants to “liberate” humanity from an angry, oppressive God. This is the same lie the devil told Eve in the garden:

Genesis: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

See what he did? He took God’s word and turned it around (with a subtle lie) to trick Eve.

This movie is depicting exactly what the devil attempts to do: lure us into rebellion against God under the guise of a “good cause.” All the while elevating himself and making God look bad. This movie is a classic case of deception that takes the Bible and tries to turn it upside down and sell it as real.

The real end of the Apocalypse is Jesus returning to Earth on a cloud with his angels and saints. He defeats the antichrist and his false prophet with the brightness of His coming and the breath of His mouth. He also imprisons Satan, brings back peace and righteousness and reigns for 1,000 years. God wins. End of story.

We have no need to be deceived or scared by misinformation like this. We just need to look to The Lord and His Word to know the Truth!

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  1. I saw this movie last night (opening night) and i loved it. Comments below.

    It was truly a FANTASTIC movie. While the theology was completely wrong, the movie was grand. The characters had depth and history that i havent seen in a movie in a long time. You watched them develop as they began to more fully understand the predicament they were facing, instead of staying the same flat characters they were at the beginning of the movie which most films nowadays do. Not only that, but you knew the history of each character. You knew why Charlie was where she was at; you learned about Jeep’s mom leaving and him having to take care of his father, and now love Charlie no matter what. You knew why Audrey and her parents fought and why they were on the road; you knew why Michael decided to “give God what he needs not what he wants.” The characters had depth, something which i must applaud.

    Moving on from the fact that as a FILM (a fictional piece of work) it was spectacular, the theology was questionable at best. There was truth within it (because all lies need a basis in truth and so do all films). The first being that the world is lost in darkness. Another being that we are all in need of a savior who lead us out of the darkness. Yet another being the fact that within the darkness of today, there are those who shine and are not lost. Who love unconditionally for no reason; who follow the truth; who don’t care about themselves but solely about others. (That was Jeep within the movie.) One of my favorites, however, is what happens at the end of the movie. At this point you all know that Michael has fallen and “betrayed” God. However, at the end he comes back as an angel after being killed in human form by Gabriel. This is the representation of the love and grace of God. That no matter what we do, if we turn to Him, He will accept us back into His loving arms. Not only that, but Michael refuses to kill Gabriel. Gabriel then says “i would not have shown you such mercy.” To which Michael replies “and that is why you have failed Him.” It reminds us that we need to be like God and show people mercy and grace, no matter how hard it can be sometimes because that is what He did and what He calls us to do as His followers.

    While there were some great truths within the movie, it still contained fallacies that cannot go ignored. One being the fact that angels posses people, give them pointy teeth, curse worse than a trucker, practically bite people in half, and climb on the ceiling like a spider. Another being that God can change His mind and not know what is best. However, i do not see these as blasphemous as much as just untruths that the world may belief that we need to refute. As an American myself i do not think many people today truly know what blasphemy is. I would say it is more what Muslims believe–that Jesus was a prophet but not the son of God. Not that God can change His mind. It is important that we as Christians know and understand the lies that the world believe about God if we are ever going to clearly articulate the Truth of God to them. Otherwise, there will be a disconnect that will never be able to be overcome because we will not be able to take them from where they are to where we are.

    Overall, i enjoyed this movie very much. I had a great time viewing it and could not tell what was going to happen next most of the time, something most movies cannot accomplish nowadays. While it may have had some fallacies, it also had great truth and is a reminder to all of us that we need to be on our toes about the lies that Satan will try to fill us with about our God and be able to refute them with the Truth.

    My favorite part of the movie was a line by a character named Percy who said, “When i was little my dad used to tuck me in every night. And every night he would say ‘if for some reason you do not wake up in the morning, and today was your last day on Earth. Would you be proud of what you have done so far? If not, its time to change that.'” It is a reminder to me at least that we do not know when our last day will be and we need to live everyday giving our all for God, because we do not know what tomorrow will bring.

    I hope this made sense, and im willing to answer any questions about the movie.

    With Love in Him.

    • Thanks for your response and review. I think the difference between what you and I think about the film is that I am reviewing it from a Christian perspective. As a Bible-believing Christian, there is no doubt that this movie blatantly attempts to take the Bible and distort it by telling the story of Satan and his fall under the guise of a tale about the Archangel Michael (in addition to making an allusion to the antichrist as baby yet to be born). Not to mention that it completely misrepresents the God of the Bible and calls all Christians possessed among many other heresies. Just because a movie is a fictional work does not give it an excuse to so clearly and wantonly disrespect the religion of another. And when you are doing the Gnostic trick of trying to pass of the story of Lucifer as a heroic tale, it’s more than just disrespect or “blasphemy”, it’s deception.

      You speak of “truths” that the movie promotes. I don’t know what your source of truth is. Mine is the Bible. And when we go to bed at night, the security we have is Jesus Christ as our Savior. Whether we live or die, when you are born again in Christ Jesus, you are eternally secure. So again, I think our difference is just a matter of perspective.

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