Jesse Pinkman Rejects The False Gospel of Self-Acceptance [Breaking Bad - Problem Dog]





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Published on Mar 15, 2012

This is a powerful clip of the character Jesse Pinkman in the episode "Problem Dog" of tv show Breaking Bad wrestling with guilt after he committed murder.

Jesse is right: Actions must have consequences. It's not enough to accept yourself or accept the sinful acts you've done. Once we come face to face with the reality of who we are, we will see that only Jesus can make us acceptable to God. Turn from your sin and put all of your hope and trust in Christ alone for salvation!

In an interview with The New York Times, the show's creator Vince Gilligan said the larger lesson of the series is that "actions have consequences". He elaborated on the show's philosophy:

"If religion is a reaction of man, and nothing more, it seems to me that it represents a human desire for wrongdoers to be punished. I hate the idea of Idi Amin living in Saudi Arabia for the last 25 years of his life. That galls me to no end. I feel some sort of need for biblical atonement, or justice, or something. I like to believe there is some comeuppance, that karma kicks in at some point, even if it takes years or decades to happen. My girlfriend says this great thing that's become my philosophy as well. 'I want to believe there's a heaven. But I can't not believe there's a hell.'

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