Unveiling the Flaw in ‘He Gets Us’


The Super Bowl commercial “He Gets Us” has caused a stir, but not necessarily for the reasons its creators intended. Raymond wrote about it on Monday, and I also did, about how the ad failed to stress the importance of the core message, repentance.

This is a reference to Jesus washing the feet of His disciples in John 13. The tagline for the Super Bowl commercial reads “Jesus did not teach hatred. This is a reference to Jesus washing His disciples’ feet in John 13 and the tagline for the Super Bowl commercial is “Jesus didn’t teach hatred.” “He washed His feet.”

It was a compelling and well-done ad, but it wasn’t subtle. “Washing your feet” is an act that can be humiliating or even humbling. The ad depicts mainstream society members humbling themselves in some instances. For example, a police officer washes a homeless woman’s feet. An immigrant’s shoes are washed by a middle-aged Texan. A young woman washes a priest’s feet.”

It was not just you. A parody by The Babylon Bee was met with a strong response.

Joel Berry of The Babylon Bee:

Berry answered to himself, “It is cleverly constructed so that those who are angry at the commercial appear to be ‘preachers of hatred’, furious about the idea of scrubbing your feet. “An ugly passive-aggressive trick. ”

Many have pointed out that the Super Bowl advert missed the importance of remorse and instead focused on the story about Jesus’ foot-washing in John.

The four Gospels have 3,779 verses. They cover themes like repentance, forgiveness, and the kingdom of God. Phoenix Hayes, an apologist, wrote that there are multiple warnings about Hell.

Childers discussed what Crain had written about the entire campaign. Childers talked about what Crain wrote in her article on the campaign.

Childers read the biblical story of John 13 to remind listeners about the “He Gets Us!” campaign. The campaign is viewed through the lens of a “social-justice narrative”. She referred to Crain’s Facebook post and two blog posts about the ads.

Crain, an author for the Washington Post wrote a Facebook post the day before the Super Bowl, about what people found when they searched “He Gets Us.” She came across a group-sponsored link that stated, “Jesus is inclusive.”

Crain continues to:

Say a progressive secularist (the audience that I was trying to reach with my long post and podcast from last week) clicks on “Jesus’ inclusiveness”. According to their view, inclusiveness means that all identities and behaviors are equally valid.

What is your opinion?

The article states, “Jesus was not welcomed by religious people.”

WOW When someone with a progressive viewpoint who despises Christian morals, and those who adhere to them, clicks the link to be inclusive, it confirms that religious people, and people who adhere to them, are unwelcoming, and bad.

After clicking the link, it’s hard to imagine what a Christian committed to historic Christianity could use this article for.

Childers commented on the Facebook post, saying “Many people have referred to the “He Gets Us” campaign as pre-evangelism. They readily admit, “This isn’t gospel in your face but we’re hoping to get people interested in Jesus.” It’s fine. But those who want to explore Jesus by watching “He Gets Us” will have to wade through too much progressive muck to get a true picture of Jesus.

The “He Gets Us” website is full of progressive dog whistles. The About Us page uses phrases that are straight out of the leftist playbook (emphasis added in original).

Crain pointed out in a blog post published a few weeks before the Super Bowl that the people behind the campaign used hashtags associated with progressive audiences even though they weren’t always used the same way. On the home page, you can see #inclusive#activist#struggle#refugee#justice#outrage#bias#judgment. The campaign also frames its content using terms commonly used by progressive social critics. ”

Crain addresses specific concerns in “He Gets Us”.

The campaign will likely lead many progressives to conclude that they like Jesus but hate Christians.

The campaign will help to reinforce the idea that Jesus’ social justice lens is the same as what progressives see the world through.

The campaign can be construed thirdly as promoting a theologically liberal Christianity.

Crain explains “He Gets Us”‘s Bible reading plans. The majority of them are superficial, and they point out progressive Christian interpretations.

Childers criticized the tactic “He Gets Us”, in which the “inclusiveness” of Jesus is emphasized.

She said: “You’ll think you are going to affirm Jesus, but then you will find out that Jesus excluded a lot of people.” “Jesus is inclusive but His invitation only opens to those who accept. ”

Paul’s letter to the Philippians addresses those who falsely preach the gospel. “What’s next?” he asks. He concludes by asking, “What next?”

“He Gets Us” presents a false, incomplete view of Christianity. During a time when truth is an uphill battle, it’s important to shine the light on the most important truth.

Childers called this out on the podcast.

You need to know the time.

Amen. The truth is more important now than ever. Do not be afraid.