We came to this show a bit late, since we didn’t have Netflix until May. I’d seen it on the lists but hesitated until last night. Now that I had a first look (episode one) I can see how controversial it could be for fundamental Christians and Muslims alike. And I’m sure the Israelis aren’t thrilled either. After all, the Messiah is supposed to be Jewish.
The series focuses on the modern world’s reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East, whose followers claim him to be the eschatological return of ‘Isa (Jesus). His sudden appearance and apparent miracles spark a growing international following, casting doubts around who he really is, a case investigated by a CIA officerWikipedia
Even in the first episode, it is obvious that this young man absolutely identifies with his father, God, and calls himself The Word. But his knowledge of what other peoples’ thoughts are, and their concerns, shows me that there is nothing hidden from him. That makes him ‘different’, for sure. But is he the only One? In my humble opinion, no.
When he ‘escapes’ his jail cell, you get glimpses of other potential ‘miracles’ he could perform, including walking on water. But I’m speculating. There are nine other episodes to watch. The show was cancelled in March.