New Age Philosophy and Lost

QUESTION: New Age Philosophy – Lost

ANSWER:

Lost (ABC TV, premiered September, 2004)—“Why are we here? Is there an intelligent force controlling our destiny? How am I connected to others in the grand scheme of things? Rarely does a network TV series ponder such existential issues. But on the Emmy-winning drama Lost, those questions haunt every castaway who survived the crash of Oceanic Air flight 815...For its compelling characters and cryptic sci-fi sleight of hand, Lost has been called ‘the next great cult-pop sensation.’

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“...[T]the creators of Lost seem intent on exploring faith in the supernatural sense. Miracles. Visions. Chance encounters that aren’t random after all. Is it fate? Karma? Divine intervention? It’s hard to say what the writers believe or want loyal followers to accept since the show’s spirituality lacks context. And it’s all over the map...Episodes...have incongruously featured depictions of the staunch faith of a martyred African priest and the heretical assertion by one (influential) character that Jesus’ baptism by John was orchestrated to absolve Christ of His ‘sins.’”1

Notes:

Rendered with permission from the book, Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews (Rev. 2nd ed), David Noebel, Summit Press, 2006. Compliments of John Stonestreet, David Noebel, and the Christian Worldview Ministry at Summit Ministries. All rights reserved in the original.

1 From a review on http://www.pluggedinonline.com/tv/television/a0001947.cfm.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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