The Lord Jesus Christ is not on
the cross. He is seated on the right hand of God: After Jesus
"had by himself purged our sins," he "sat down on the right hand
of the Majesty on high." (See Heb. 1:3) The Lord Jesus Christ,
who is God, is exalted in heaven at this very moment. It is an
The Bible tells us about the things the Lamb is worthy to
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches,
and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."
Do you really believe the Lord Jesus Christ is receiving honor,
glory, and blessing in an irreverent Hollywood re-creation of
his crucifixion which is designed to be a shocking and even
horrifying visual experience?
The Holy Spirit did not inspire even John (the disciple who was
especially close to Jesus) to give a graphic account of our
Lord's scourging and crucifixion! John's written account
documented what the Holy Spirit chose to reveal about this
event—and no more.
God did not choose to reveal in his Word the minute details
about what happened to Jesus physically during his scourging and
crucifixion. He does not want us to seek to have an emotional,
worshipful experience based upon someone's imaginings of this
sacred event. To do so is to choose to experience God in the
midst of extra-biblical, vain imaginations rather than to
worship him strictly in truth—within the confines of scripture.
(Jn. 4:24). To choose to worship God while making
rationalizations for anti-biblical or extra-biblical
imaginations is to choose to worship him in deception. God is
not mocked and those who do this will accept the spirits that
come with deception: seducing spirits.
Mel Gibson "revealed" in his film what God did not choose to
reveal in his Word. He poured over every detail involved in the
making of this film, from actresses who presently star in
lascivious movies, to Satan's pervasive role and eerie music
played throughout the film. The demonic music made the film
reminiscent of horror rather than of glory. Satan loves violence
and gore and this film provides enough of it to kill the Lord
Jesus Christ many times over.
The Holy Bible is specific in stating that the hour had come for
the Father to glorify his Son that the Son might glorify his
Father. (Jn 17:1) The scriptures do not provide gruesome details
about Jesus' death, but rather inform us that his death
glorified his Father, and that his Father glorified him for his
obedience unto death—even the death of the cross. (See Phil.
Our Lord Jesus Christ loved us by giving himself for us an
offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
(Eph. 5:2) It is no wonder that many angels round about the
throne and the beasts and the elders are saying with a loud
voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and
blessing." (See Rev. 5:11-12) Jesus is worthy to receive all
Our Lord Jesus is not, however, worthy to be marked with
darkness. Mel Gibson chose to mark his particular version of
"Christ" with antichrist symbolism! He did this by adding to the
biblical account about the occurrences in the garden of
Gethsemane. Mel had this "Christ" beaten in the face so that his
right eye was blackened and swollen shut near the beginning of
the movie. This turned him into a "one-eyed Christ" for almost
the entire film. Mel also chose to have a completely naked
"Jesus" walk out of the tomb, with the camera skimming over his
bare backside. These two citations alone mark the film for
Did Mel Gibson include a gospel presentation at the end of the
film? No! The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who
are perishing. The movie would not have appealed to the world if
the offense of the cross was included. The depiction of a Christ
with Antichrist markings undergoing extremely graphic torture
with slow-motion scenes of sickening gore is not the preaching
of the cross, nor is it offensive to those who despise the Lord
Damage control articles written by those who hold leadership
positions in the Christian establishment and excuses made for
Mel Gibson by media who are in collusion with his agenda will
not change that fact.
If this movie was truly having a godly spiritual impact upon the
Christian viewers, (as some have stated is the case) the
apostate religious establishments would be losing members all across the
country. If Christians emerged from this film truly changed and
much more appreciative of our Lord Jesus' sacrifice on the
cross, they would abandon their lukewarm mammon-driven religious
institutions and stop supporting most parachurch ministries in
droves. The huge, powerful religious corporations and parachurch
ministries, which are largely headed by men who secretly are
working toward the merging of the denominations into a One World
Church, are not threatened by this film. Instead, they endorse
it, as they do all ecumenical devices.
The film, "The Passion of The
Christ," is serving the same function as almost every
"Christian" book and movie released today: to condition God's
people to fall away from the real Christian faith and accept
Satan's counterfeit. For this to occur, Christians must be
convinced to accept as authentically Christian whatever is being
marketed to them in the name of Christ.
God did not lead Gary and I to view this film.
The Holy Spirit
convinces men of sin. Of course he does not sin in order to
convince men of sin and of course he
does not lead Christians
into sin in order to prove to themselves or to
others that something that is marked by Satan is
truly evil. God commands his people to prove all things, but we
must not give place to the devil in order to do so.
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