What was NBC thinking?
What was Saturday Night Live (SNL) thinking when they mocked Jesus Christ in this skit (here) this past weekend? What possible reason could they have in doing this?
For the purpose of entertaining the masses, SNL/NBC is portraying Jesus as a revengeful post-resurrection Christ out on a murderous spree. There is gory, blasphemous killing and blood spilling everywhere to the delight and comic relief of the studio audience. How low will NBC go to mock our Savior?
Dear Christians, this is nothing new.
NBC is merely borrowing an old Satanic technique showing that depravity and mockery are siblings.
Evangelist Luke tells us in chapter 22 how they mocked Jesus after His arrest:
And Matthew details in chapter 27:
28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
NBC, enticed by Satan to obtain comedic value and ratings out of mocking Jesus, decided to go ahead and broadcast this clip for the world to see. Unfortunately for them, this clip will serve as eternal evidence on Judgement Day, evidence which will convict them before God.
Imagine if NBC/SNL did a skit linking Islam’s Mohammed to such images or to pedophilia. They wouldn’t dare do such a thing because they fear for their lives. They know that Christians respond differently from the followers of Mohammed, and that Christians do not respond violently to the mocking of their faith.
Should we be offended and protest against NBC? No. This is expected. The work of Christ is based on mockery and death. That is how he took our sins upon Himself, and apostle Paul teaches us that we must identify ourselves with the sufferings of Christ as we are united with Christ and hidden in Him.
Satan will continue to mock Jesus.
The world will do the same.
By doing this they will mock His followers as well, which will continue and intensify until His glorious return.