When Abraham went into the tent with Hagar, I am sure his fervent desire was to honour God and help advance the work of God in bringing forth a seed as an heir to the promised kingdom. The work was going slow and when Sarah seemed willing to sacrifice herself in allowing Hagar to sleep with her husband, the plan seemed sound and something God would approve. After all, Hagar was only a servant girl and she would only serve a very minor role. She would remain simply a servant of Sarah and would have no part in the inheritance.
Of course the plan fell apart because Hagar despised Sarah when she produced a seed. It was a union between Abraham and Hagar and therefore not only was Ishmael Abraham’s son, he was also Hagar’s son and she had every right to claim him as her own.
The pain of the situation became so great that Abraham was forced to send away his son Ishmael from him. This was a great torture for him.
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. (10) Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. (11) And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. (12) And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Genesis 21:9-12
In 2 weeks the Seventh-day Adventist Church will release a movie called Tell the World. It is the story of our Adventist pioneers and the great struggles and trials they went through. The story has been carefully checked by some of the best Adventist men we have. The desire was good to tell the story of our foundations and the struggle the Adventist movement has gone through. Many Adventists are losing their connection with our Adventist foundations and the idea for this film I am sure was from a motive of helping our people remember our roots.
When my wife first saw the announcement about the film she went to the website link:
From there she found another link with information about how the film was produced (This link has since been removed)
As she began to read she was amazed to read these works:
Zed [filmworks] has produced several successful feature films — including House at the End of the Street with Jennifer Lawrence — but this is the first set in the 19th century.
“I was so excited with the opportunity to do a period piece,” said Mendies, (Mispelled – should be Menzies) noting most of his movies fall into the horror and thriller genres.
“This is very different.”
Mendies has hired a crew of 120 and a cast of 93, drawing talent almost entirely from the greater Ottawa area. The majority of the 1,000 extras are also from the region.
We then went to Zeb filmworks website and were astounded at what we saw. http://www.zedfilmworks.com/
We were trying to comprehend how these people were contracted to do this job for the church. Like Hagar, they were simply doing their job and they have faithfully fulfilled their role and produced a seed that the church was not capable of producing.
When we looked at the actors who starred in the film we became very alarmed. The film that the woman who played Ellen White starred in before she did that film was called Bitten. It is a story about Werewolves and there is an image of her demon possessed in that film
Did the making of the film Tell the World convince this woman that she needed to give her life to Christ and stop doing what she did before? It appears not. The movie she was involved in after Tell the World is called How to plan an Orgy in a small Town. The movie after that is called Clusterf*ck
You can search for yourself all the movies that the actors were involved in.
In speaking to some leaders in the church, I was told that the script is accurate and that all the leaders of the church think it is wonderful. I am sure the leaders have no idea who are the people who produced this film. I urge you to let your leaders know.
Can the church with a good desire produce a righteous seed through a bond woman that has a cast that are involved in MA15+ and R rated films? If these people have produced the film then does not the one who inspires them have as much claim to ownership of the film as the church leaders. Is not this film his “son” as much as theirs? If Satan can claim ownership of this film as much as the church leaders then can’t he send his spirits to where ever the film would be played? Does he not have a right to do this?
When the Israelite leaders brought a Moabite woman into the camp it caused a plague to sweep through the camp. Many people died as a result. When God’s people unite themselves with the world then Satan has right to attack God’s people and hurt, annoy and possibly kill them.
This film was produced at great cost to the church. It was somewhere between five or six million dollars. It was produced by the Australian Union Conference. I have confirmed reports that all the church leaders who saw it at the General Conference session thought it was wonderful. Many cried as they watched it. How easy it would be to just pretend that the actors are just servants and brick layers and that the spirit that attends them will not affect the movie. Can we be that naïve? Can we ignore that each person has a spirit that controls their life either good or bad? What does the Scripture tell us?
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Cor 6:14-18
The production of this film is a yoke that is unequal. The seed produced is not through a channel that God approves. I urgently appeal to all that our leaders need to be approached and asked why has this movie been allowed to be produced in this manner? Who vetted this cast and crew? Who checked the characters to make sure their reputations were appropriate for the wonderful people they were portraying. Yet all of this says nothing of the whole principle of drama, acting and movies as a whole. What have we been counselled about these things?
I have put together this presentation about the principles of good and evil spirits and also details about the movie. Please share and let others know and please pray that our leaders will realise this is a mistake and the film should be cast out or have a javelin put through it.
We are on the very borders of Canaan, must we repeat the history of Israel to the letter by bringing this Moabite movie into Israel? What plague will befall God’s people. Let us pray in earnest that the plague will be stayed and this sorry action will be repented of.
Many of us love the church deeply and these things cause much pain and sorrow. To the leaders of the church we would appeal, “Why are we involved in these things?” “Please do the right thing and destroy this film and save our people from a great plague.” Surely there will be men of God in the church will can’t sit still and be comfortable that a woman cast involved in MA15+ movies should be called upon to play the part of Ellen White. Are there any leaders awake to this great evil? Who will tell Ellen White in heaven that we had a demon controlled werewolf play your part in our movie? Lord have mercy! The eyes of our leaders have been glazed over and now great abominations will be manifest in the church unless we repent of this wickedness.
Father in Heaven, please help the leaders of the Adventist church remember the principles upon which we were founded. Please stir them up to stop this terrible evil from taking place in the church. Please raise up men who will not be bought and will stand against this shameful act and refuse to allow it to be played in the churches and schools. We pray this in the name of your begotten Son Jesus.