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I watched patiently for 9 minutes before stopping this video. It is apparently a lengthy exercise in straw man fallacy. The very first part of The Chosen Episode 1 starts off with saying:

"The Chosen is based on the true stories of the gospels of Jesus Christ. Some locations and timelines have been combined or condensed. Backstories and some characters or dialogue have been added.

However, all biblical and historical context and any artistic imagination are designed to support the truth and intention of the Scriptures. Viewers are encouraged to read the gospels.

The original names, locations and phrases have been transliterated into English for anything spoken."

Clearly, The Chosen is not a translation of the gospels. This video is reviling the creators for making something that is intended to honor our Lord. This video doesn't acknowledge that the series makes this disclaimer, so in that regard this video is deceitful (or at least misleading).

Film has nothing to do with Revelations' warnings to scribes instructing them to not add or remove content from the copies they make and distribute. This is a series based on a true story. It's an interpretation of how things could have happened.

For example: People who have read the gospels know that nothing is said about Peter and Matthew having a relationship before meeting Jesus. They know that it is added on to make the characters and story relatable and entertaining. Peter being a fisherman owing significant taxes to Matthew (Rome) at the tax collector booth, filing for too many extensions, struggling to make ends meet, sinning by gambling and by ratting out fellow fishermen to Rome for fishing on the Sabbath, etc. We know the Bible doesn't specify these things, but it doesn't rule them out either. I think it is a great depiction of how Jesus' disciples were struggling with the sinful lives they were living prior to meeting and walking with our Lord and Savior. It is character development, and portrays the miracle of the fish caught in the nets as being more than a demonstration of power, but rescuing Peter from a seemingly inescapable bad situation (by providing a way to pay his debt to Rome) while simultaneously teaching.

As for people who haven't read the gospels, by watching this they should enjoy a great and inspiring story, and become more interested in actually reading the Bible. The Bible (Old Testament) is cherished by the characters and is often referred to.

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