...the church’ would be virtually unrecognizable to the original 12 apostles chosen by Jesus
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
With supporting interviews from some of the world’s leading historians and theologians, the new documentary on the book of Revelation makes a compelling case that for more than 1,300 years, many of the core beliefs that have shaped the faith of over 98 percent of Christians today are either rooted in or have been significantly altered by ancient pagan practices and ideas.
Made over a span of three-and-a-half years with a million-dollar budget, the film calls into question the origins of modern baptism, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord’s Day, and the commonly accepted concepts of death and hell.
Are these rituals and doctrines accurate biblically? Or are they deceptions that have caused Christians around the world to unwittingly pay homage to false gods for centuries? These questions and many others are fully addressed in Revelation.
Produced by Amazing Facts, the film makes the case, calling upon authentic historical records and world-renowned scholars, that soon after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the early Christian church was infiltrated with several blatantly pagan beliefs and practices, which have endured even to our time. In fact, many of the traditions that Pastor Batchelor calls into question are sincerely believed by millions to be authentic Christian teachings given to the church by Christ himself.
Batchelor, who is widely known to be a leading proponent for accuracy in biblical teachings, says, “Over time many Christian teachings have either been changed, distorted, or thrown out altogether, so that what most people know today as ‘the church’ would be virtually unrecognizable to the original 12 apostles chosen by Jesus.”
Pastor Batchelor, who is a Christian of Jewish decent, explains that he is not attacking sincere fellow believers, but he wants Christians everywhere to wake-up and take a closer look at the facts revealed in the Bible.
He goes on to say, “I am a Christian and, of course, I’m not here to hurt anyone or to be offensive, but I believe we need to say what the Bible actually teaches on these subjects. The book of Revelation reveals that there would be circumstances and powers that would cause the church to make severe compromises. These compromises have, in turn, been documented in great detail by both secular and church historians.”
While Batchelor is disturbed that the majority of Christians have accepted these false teaching as truth today, he explains, “The amazing thing to me is all of this was predicted long before it ever happened; the same Bible that established these teachings also says that they’d be changed and who would change them.”
Revelation: The Bride, The Beast & Babylon is available now for purchase on DVD at http://www.revelationmystery.com and will be available for download in the Apple iTunes store on November 26.
About Amazing Facts
Amazing Facts is a Christian media ministry sharing the Bible through radio and television on more than 650 stations around the world. It also operates AFTV, a 24/7-satellite network (http://www.amazingfacts.tv). Each year, more than 300,000 people contact Amazing Facts to receive information about Bible prophecy and other topics. Its many websites also receive more than 4.9 million hits per year.
About Doug Batchelor
Pastor Batchelor has frequently taught on the book of Revelation on the Discovery Channel and appeared with Tim LaHaye in the National Geographic documentary The Riddle of Revelation. He is also the author of numerous articles and books on prophecy and hosts the weekly radio program Bible Answers Live.