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.