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“Last week I was just talking with a missionary from New Guinea. I asked him about the ‘Jesus’ film. He said it has wrought havoc in New Guinea. The animists, the pagans, the idol worshipers, they just add this figure that they’ve seen in this movie [the ‘Jesus’ film], and he becomes one more spirit being to whom they pray.

“In India, you know, you've got 330 million gods--one more isn’t going to change much. This ‘Jesus’ they see becomes another avatar, another incarnation of Vishnu, and so forth. Here’s a problem...my Bible tells me in 1 Peter 1, verses 22-25, we are 'born again...by the Word of God...the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you.’ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God’ [Luke:4:4]. Jesus is the living Word [John:1:1].

“The Scripture emphasizes the Word, the Word, the Word, over and over. Jeremiah says ‘Thy Words were found, and I did eat them’ [Jeremiah:15:16] and so forth. And now, [people of our generation] think that we can improve upon the Word of God by acting it out...by pretending that [a person] can be Jesus.”

--Dave Hunt on KJSL, May 2, 2004