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Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 30 Nov 2019, 16:55
by mom3

Re: Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 13:21
by Roy
Wonderful! Special Note, The Christ child cries. :thumbup:

Re: Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 18:17
by Katzpur
Roy wrote:
01 Dec 2019, 13:21
Wonderful! Special Note, The Christ child cries. :thumbup:
It was just a whimper. I can assure you than Jesus would never have had colic for three months and cry 18 hours a day! :D

Re: Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 06:07
by Curt Sunshine
I love the video. Truly love it.

Given my feelings about Away in a Manger, seeing "Little Lord Jesus" cry makes me smile way more than it should. :oops: (Also, I hear "Little Lord Jesus" as a mocking nickname coming from a laughing 6 year old. :lol: )

Also, the wise men visited a young boy in a house. It is scripturally accurate. :clap:

Seriously, I love the video.

Re: Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 06:22
by DarkJedi
I do like the accuracy of the video, and it is well done. I have especially always been bothered by Jesus being a "perfect" baby. I think the video is on the long side and dragged a bit, but that's my only real criticism.*

*There's also a good amount of pressure here to invite someone to watch it with the missionaries. I may share it but not that way.

Re: Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 12:05
by Roy
I also enjoyed that this video seems to remove the historically shaky legend of the innkeeper (the word that was translated as "inn" in the KJV is translated "guest room" in the NIV). Current research and thought on the matter is that it would have been scandalous for Joseph not to stay with family in the city of his ancestral home. Also that the animals were likely kept in a connected section of the house and not in a separate structure. I noticed that the video reflected the updated research and thought on the matter.

My family had a discussion on this and the "no crying he makes" legend. My 12 yr old son asked why someone would say that Jesus didn't cry? We talked about how sometimes people use hyperbole to make their point. In the case of Jesus there is contrast in the extremes. Individuals that want to emphasize his power and Lordship may cut out normal baby activities to help make their point. Also, those that wish to emphasize the squalor and rejection of Jesus may play up his parents being turned away from the inn and the birth of Jesus in a literal barn.

I appreciate that this video makes efforts to include new understandings of the nativity in their depictions.

Re: Light of the World 2020 - Nativity Story

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 16:43
by DarkJedi
Roy I agree with your insights on the inn aspect of the story. Research indicates you are correct. Also, the same word used for inn in this story was used later for the upper room, which was also a guest room. I'm happy the church recognizes these things.

There is one tiny problem from the church point of view. Joseph Smith changed the word to inns in the JST.