What’s So Bad About the Theology Behind “100 Days to Heaven”

In my blog Why T.V. Series “100 Days to Heaven” Promotes Bad Theology, I have shown why the series has a messy theology. Now, I have to show how devastating its implications are.

There are three dangers in the theology of the T.V. series:

1. It places one’s eternity in incredible peril. The Bible gives us no indication of a purgatory or another way to be saved when people die (and definitely, the Bible does not in any way indicate that when we die, we can return to life as a kid and right our wrongs in the span of a hundred days). As I have noted in the previous blog, we will be judged immediately after we die (Hebrews 9:27). It’s either we have settled our sins here in this life by asking for God’s forgiveness and placing our faith in Jesus, or we settle it in hell for eternity. This unbiblical theology places one’s eternity at incredible peril. It may be too late for one who has been strayed by this messy theology.  

2. It invites people to live careless lives. If one can be given a chance to right his wrongs after he dies, then he can live his life however he wants. He can pursue the lusts of his heart and live a sinful lifestyle. After all, he will be given a chance to make everything right before he can enter heaven.  

3. It nullifies the death of Jesus. If we can save ourselves after we die, then there’s absolutely no need to ask for God’s forgiveness and to place our faith in His Son. This makes the death of Jesus meaningless. God just sent His Son to be mocked, beaten, and crucified for nothing.

Do you realize how deadly the theology behind 100 Days to Heaven? It places one’s eternity at peril due to its messy theology, invites him to live a sinful life, and last but not the least, nullifies the death of Jesus, which is an incredible insult to God.


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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

One response to “What’s So Bad About the Theology Behind “100 Days to Heaven””

  1. Lemuel says :

    I always knew that Ms. Reyes is an evangelical Christian who have even lead other artists to Christ and she is very vocal about her faith even in the showbiz industry.
    However, her appearance as one of the lead stars in this teleserye will take a heavy toll on her testimony as a Christian, the Christians who look to her, and the unbelievers who are reading her life as the only Bible they will ever read.
    You have enumerated and accurately explained the dangers of the theology promoted by the TV show but may i add a few.In connection to #3, it does not only nullify the vicarious work of Christ, but it also belittles the holiness of God. God is a God of absolute justice and therefore must punish sin to the extent that is equivalent to the offense committed-in the case of man, as sinners who have sinned against an eternal God, the punishment is eternal condemnation. Instead of painting the reality of man’s situation, the TV series mars it and replaces it with a picture that elevates man from a sinner needed to be saved to a sinner who is the savior of his own self.
    #4. At best, it is man centered. It promotes self preservation. The main character wanted to change not because she realized that she has offended God and that she is in need of forgiveness, but simply because she doesn’t want to go to hell. it doesn’t take a Christian or a repentant sinner to choose heaven over hell as a place to stay for eternity.

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