Coney Reyes: A Reflection of Filipino Evangelicals’ Lack of Discernment?
Ms. Coney Reyes is one of the personalities I admire in the Philippine entertainment industry. I admire her not only for her acting, but also for her courage to profess her evangelical convictions in the midst of a difficult industry. However, I’m skeptical towards her latest T.V. series in ABS-CBN 100 Days to Heaven (see my blogs Why T.V. Series “100 Days to Heaven” Promotes Bad Theology and What’s So Bad About the Theology Behind “100 Days to Heaven” for background).
This made me ask some questions. Did Coney Reyes consider the theology behind the T.V. series? Was she able to discern the messy theology behind it? More importantly, is she a reflection of a larger problem, namely the lack of discernment among her local church, and in a larger scale, among Filipino evangelicals?
I’m absolutely clueless about the first two questions. As for the last one, I hope this is not true. But if it is, then we have a serious problem. If we lack discernment, then we are like children, “children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Ephesians 4:14). We can’t afford to lose this spiritual battle.
Let’s pray for Coney Reyes. After all, she is an influential figure in the entertainment industry. And let’s also pray for the Filipino evangelical community, as well as for evangelicals worldwide. The Church is in a spiritual warfare.
By the way, I’ll be blogging on discernment anytime soon. So keep in touch.