One day I sat to watch a movie called fireproof. As a young man like many young people, I had a different view of marriage. Nevertheless, this movie helped me greatly in that it brought to reality the journey of a biblical marriage. While some movies are aimed at helping people to be trained in a particular area others are meant to entertain. However, I believe movies that tell Bible narratives in as much as they would be entertaining must give only biblical information and nothing more. Failure to do so will result in stricter judgment for the producers and all those who promote them.
Let me explain this a little more. James 3:1 says, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” In Galatians 1:8 it says, “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” How does this relate to movies of Bible stories? A movie can inform and teach. Just like I was able to be taught and informed by fireproof. The Bible narratives like the story of Joseph and that of Samson teach us many things about God and how he related with the people at that time. It is from some of these that we know God’s character, God’s will, God’s attributes and so on and so forth.
So then if movies can teach and inform then they should teach or speak nothing else apart from what the Bible has revealed. For example nowhere in the Bible does it indicate that Joseph kissed Portiphars wife before he left his coat in her arms. So a movie that will show such a scene will be “teaching another gospel.” It will actually be adding to the Bible information that is not there. And I am sure you know what Revelation 22:18 says about people who do such.
How then will it bring stricter judgment? It will bring stricter judgment because the one who teaches will be judged with stricter judgment and that is what Bible narratives do, they teach. So God will have stricter judgment the producers of the movie and the ones who promote that movie.