Why T.V. Series “100 Days to Heaven” Promotes Bad Theology
An upcoming T.V. series from ABS-CBN quickly got my attention. 100 Days to Heaven is about a woman named Anna, who, due to a bad past, was cold and unkind towards others. Then due to a car accident, she died. She went to the gate of heaven but was not allowed to enter it. Instead, she was bound for hell. However, she was given a chance to live 100 days as a child and correct all her wrongs. Here’s the trailer:
But when we die, do we really get a chance to right our wrongs so we could enter heaven?
The answer is a resounding no! For Hebrews 9:27 says:
27…it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. (Emphasis added)
When we die, it’s either we go to heaven or to hell. The Bible does not give us any indication of a purgatory or of another chance to be saved.
So, we only have this life to “right our wrongs.” It’s either we settle our wrongs at the cross, where God’s wrath was poured out on His Son, and where all of our wrongs—past, present, and future—were ultimately settled by Jesus. And by believing in Jesus, we will be saved (John 3:16). Or we settle our wrongs in hell.
In light of these, and if the trailer accurately reflects the whole plot of the T.V. series, 100 Days to Heaven promotes bad theology. Even if the series were only made for entertainment’s sake, it is undeniably teaching some form of theology. Sadly, a messy one.
Note: The main character, the old Anna Manalastas, is played by the veteran actress and known evangelical Coney Reyes. I wonder. Did she consider the theology behind the story?