If you’ve watched any television lately, you will have most likely seen a commercial for Assassin’s Creed III, the latest version of an extremely popular video game. As of February of 2012, the two earlier versions had sold over 38 million copies. AC3 takes place before, during and after the American Revolution and if it is anything like the earlier versions of the game, it will mock anything Christian or patriotic to do with George Washington and other historical figures.
Version 1 and 2 of Assassin’s Creed are full of mockery of the Bible and Christians. For example, in AC1, they introduce a bartender named Desmond Miles who is a descendent of a long line of assassins. He is forced to use a machine that sends him back in time to different periods and events. At one point, he has a conversation with a scientist:
“Scientist: “Anyone can write a book and they can put whatever they want on its pages. Anything! Use to be we thought the world was flat.”
Desmond Miles: “Some people still do.”
Scientist: “Yes. And they publish books about it. Or that the moon landing was a hoax. I believe that there’s also a book that claims that world was created in seven days. A best seller too.”
Desmond Miles: “Where’s this going doc?”
Scientist: “The point I suppose is that you shouldn’t trust everything you hear, everything you read.”
In the game, they introduce a weapon known as the Pieces of Eden. They use this weapon to brainwash and control the people. At one point in the game, they actually reveal that the Pieces of Eden is the Word of God – the Bible. It is used in the game to deceive and control mindless people.
The game also says that the Red Sea was never parted and that Moses used the Pieces of Eden to lead the people. In a reference to the New Testament, it says that the water was never turned into wine and it shows Jesus on the cross holding a Piece of Eden.
In another layer of the game, the opponent is the Pope who says that he took the position to gain power and that he doesn’t believe in the Bible because it’s just a book written by men and is full of lies and superstitions.
Throughout AC1 and AC2, Christians, the Bible and God/Jesus are mocked and ridiculed. With millions and millions of copies of this game being sold to our young people, they are the ones being brainwashed by the video game into rejecting God, Jesus and the Bible. For all intent and purpose, the game might as well be called Satan’s Creed as such vile lies can only come from him.
A good friend of mine, and former colleague, Carl Kerby posted a 9 minute video clip on his ministry’s website that talks about Assassin’s Creed. I highly recommend you take the time to watch it and show it to your family and friends and urge them to stay away for this anti-Christian video game. If any of your children, grandchildren, nephews or nieces ask for this game for Christmas, please share this with them and direct them to something more Godly and uplifting.