Jenkins understands that pastors may have concerns with the show from time to time.
“I can’t promise any pastor, that there will never be anything in the show that is different from how they would do it. What I can tell you is that I come from a conservative theological background and I do believe the Bible is God’s Word … What we are hearing without exception over and over again is people saying, ‘I’m reading the Bible more than ever because of ‘The Chosen.’ My prayer life and my Bible reading have been enhanced by my experience with ‘The Chosen.’ ‘The Chosen’ is a supplement to God’s Word, not the other way around. May God shut us down if ‘The Chosen’ ever becomes a replacement for Scripture.”
Jenkins said ultimately, he is only trying to make a quality Christian TV program, and he hopes the show can serve as a useful instrument for those in ministry to point people to Jesus.
“We’re trying to make the best show that we can. We’re trying to honor God and the character and intentions of Jesus and the Gospels. Now I believe that if we do that, and if we’re authentic to the story, it can be enjoyed. And it has been in droves by people who believe and by people who don’t,” he said.
The full interview can be viewed on the Baptist Press YouTube channel.
This article originally appeared on BaptistPress.com.