Curiosity About Jesus Started NatGeo’s “Story of God With Morgan Freeman”

(PHOTO:NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/SCREENGRAB) Morgan Freeman on set of "The Story of God," 2016.
Morgan Freeman on set of “The Story of God,” 2016.

The second season of National Geographic’s “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” is now underway and Academy Award-winning actor Freeman says his quest began because of his lack of knowledge that other religions acknowledged Jesus Christ.

The series premiere of “The Story of God” premiered on Jan. 16 and kicked off with an episode titled, “The Chosen One” in which Freeman explores chosen people from different religions.

During an interview with The Christian Post, “Story of God” executive producers Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger explained how their pursuit of truth in relation to the “Story of God” commenced.

“We were in Istanbul some years ago at the Hagia Sophia, a museum there that used to be a church and then a mosque. On the wall there, some of them had pictures of Christ, his resurrection and stuff like that,” Freeman explained. “Lori asked the [tour guide] that when it was a mosque if they covered those paintings up, of Jesus? And he said, ‘No because in Islam Jesus is a prophet.'”

The 79-year-old said he and his partner had no idea that Jesus was a figure in Islam and that wet their appetites to learn more about it.

“That was complete news to us, astounding!” Freeman said.

After a few years of sitting on the information, he and McCreary then decided to do something about it.

“How come we didn’t know stuff like that and why doesn’t the world know stuff like that?” he pondered. “We eventually came up with the idea of doing a show that would air these kinds of information. ‘Let’s go see what we can find out about God in the rest of the world.'”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Jeannie Law