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Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ

June 11, 2004

 

1 John 5: 18-20

18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.  19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

 

There is much ado about the prior movie roles of the cast or crew of The Passion of the Christ. It seems almost ludicrous to hear some of the comments about the allegations of hard core pornography and similar issues. Many are focusing on the women and their sexual behavior personally or in movies, as if love of violence, lust and blasphemy by men would be less of a concern or an issue. People seem surprised to consider that the non-Christian cast and crew were doing 'a job' they were hired to do. To them, Gibson's Passion movie was a career choice and a way to make money. 

Many now also seem to think that the Passion movie might have changed the lives of those involved in it's making, so their past exploits should be ignored, on that assumption, which would then validate the movie somehow. 

If there has been change due to the faith expounded by some involved, then we would see it in behavior and work choices. People are known by their fruit, according to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Are the movies of Mel Gibson, Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Rosalinda Celentano, Maia Morgenstern and so on, any different than other movies, in Hollywood, the US, France, Italy, or just generally? 

Is there some expectation that they should be stellar and Biblical Christians and saintly because they participated in the Passion movie? Apparently to some--yes. But their lives have never shown anything but worldly views or behaviors. Some may claim to be religious, but that does not mean one belongs to Jesus Christ nor that one is abiding to the Word of God.  

A quick review of a few of the main cast, reveals nothing different in choices or their lives, other than they are much wealthier due to the glowing endorsements and support of the movie by Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and others. 

In fact, some Christians are claiming that where presentation of the Biblical Jesus has been rejected by Muslims for example, Mel Gibson's Jesus has been accepted. Think carefully what that means. The Jesus that Muslims can accept from the Koran, is a human prophet---with no divinity. And that is what they see in the movie, because all divinity was stripped from the presentation, including in specific spots where Scriptures were deliberately changed or corrupted. 

For example:

The “Jesus” of this movie, when asked to identify himself in the garden said I AM He, and has no one falling over backwards.  That “Jesus” is therefore not a presentation of the Christ of the Scriptures. 

John 18:6 As soon then as He had said unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground. [KJV]

In fact the subtitles are revealing:

[J] Who are you looking for?

[guard] We're looking for Jesus of Nazareth.

[J] I am he [no one falls back] [notice he is spelled with small h]

His Divinity is eliminated in that entire presentation. He had just been strengthened and invigorated by the angel----which is totally eliminated in the movie. Instead the focus is on the 'she devil'

In the movie 'Jesus' says, `My power is given from above, otherwise my followers would not have allowed this.'

What was actually said by Jesus, was not that My power was given from above, but that MY Kingdom was not of this world.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 

That difference again changes perception of the Divinity of Christ. And that matters. 

Christians are also glorifying and applauding the alleged pirating of Gibson's movie in DVD form, as that is what is reported as being sold in places like Saudi Arabia. The claims are that many are accepting the movie Jesus. Apparently people could not wait until August or the pre-ordering of the DVD's --available June 1-July 31. Instead, people are choosing to make money from the pirated DVD's. That's illegal. Have people forgotten that theft and dishonesty goes against what God is about? Not only is the claim that the movie is Biblically accurate, with the related approval for the use of divination--abhorred by God, but, now it is also claimed that God would have people steal and be dishonest, for His glory. 

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1 John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

 

 

About the Cast and Crew

 

2 Peter 2: 1-3

2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

People claim the need to support Mel Gibson, and his 'divine calling.' Many view him as a 'martyr' for making the Passion movie and supposedly being turned away by many in Hollywood. Apparently, his success has overcome the taint as his Icon company and it's divisions distributes many movies worldwide--since the Passion. He is also working on a TV show and also other movies. He's not hurting for work or financial success because he knew how to market his product and tap unused clientele. Namely Christians, pastors and churchgoers, who might never enter a theater or at the very least, attend a horrifically gory and violent R movie.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Many claim he is a devout Christian, although he would rather say he's a 'devout Catholic.' But his ventures do nothing to point to Biblical truth, rather, they take away. And the proof of that is in the Scriptures.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

God hates violence and those that enjoy it.

Psalm 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Psalms 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Mel Gibson believes only Catholics can get to heaven or can be saved. On being asked by Peter Boyer, interviewing Gibson for a New Yorker article, whether being a Protestant disqualified him [Boyer] from salvation, Mr. Gibson responded simply: “there is no salvation outside the Church.” He then went on to talk about his non-Catholic wife. “My wife is a saint. She’s a much better person than I am. She’s Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it’s just not fair if she doesn’t make it, she’s better than I am. But that [outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation] is a pronouncement from the Chair. I go with it."  [ Peter J. Boyer, “The Jesus War: Mel Gibson’s Obsession,” The New Yorker, September 15, 2003, 71].

However, in direct conflict to that, on the ABCNEWS' Primetime, on Monday, February 16, 2004 with Diane Sawyer, he said all people will eventually get to heaven:

DIANE SAWYER (ABC NEWS) -- "... when we talked with Gibson and his actors, we wondered, does his traditionalist view bar the door to Heaven for Jews, Protestants, Muslims?

MEL GIBSON -- "That's not the case at all. Absolutely not. It is possible for people who are not even Christian to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. It's just easier for -and I have to say that because that's what I believe."

DIANE SAWYER -- "You have the nonstop ticket?"

MEL GIBSON -- "Well, yeah, I'm saying it's an easier ride where I am because it's like -I have to believe that."

...MEL GIBSON -- "... it's our belief that by the sin of the first people, original sin, that the gates were closed to us, to eternal life, and that his sacrifice as a redeemer of all mankind was to open the gates to all of us again."

According to Mel Gibson's initial Traditional Catholic beliefs, there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. In his traditionalist doctrine, only the Catholic Church is authorized and equipped to interpret the true meaning of the Biblical word of God, and that word of God is to be interpreted vi verborum, according to the words, that is, literally.  

Mel Gibson's movies for the most part are Restricted, with heavy focus on violence, foul language, including the continual taking of the Lord's name, sexual content--which has involved adultery and fornication, theft, murder, hatred, lying and lust and the list goes on. Revenge and violence are held in esteem. He has produced and distributed many movies with similar content via his Icon Productions. He and Icon Productions will continue to do so. Quite simply--that is what he does to make money. And those many violent and restricted movies he acted in or produced or directed were made before and after he supposedly desired to make the Passion movie, roughly twelve years ago, and also since the making of the Passion. One of Icon Productions latest releases is Monster--about a woman serial killer. 

In 2003 Gibson acted in The Singing Detective > Tagline: When it comes to murder, seduction and betrayal he wrote the book. Now he's living it! 
Plot Outline: From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots. > Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence. In 2002, was Signs. >
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314676/

There is little need to review Mel Gibson's many other films, such as the 4 Lethal Weapon movies, Payback and so on. Most are known to be filled with violence, filthy language, and all manner of ungodliness. 

Mel Gibson and his potty mouth were well known before the Passion and likely well known during the making of it. He recently shocked some by publicly, rather than just in his movies, using the "f" word and saying how the Passion movie success really affected him--for the last time.

Gibson Stuns DVD Sellers with F-Word

Mel Gibson reportedly stunned a meeting of home-video retailers in Dana Point, CA last week when he appeared before them to support the Aug. 31 video release of The Passion of the Christ. According to the New York Daily News, which cited two independent sources, when one attendee asked Gibson about the movie, he shouted back, "F-- you! I don't mean f-- you; I mean f-- you in general. I don't have to answer any of these questions anymore. I'm a hell of a lot wealthier than I once was." One of the sources says that those in the audience were astonished, even though it was apparent to some that Gibson was joking.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335345/news

Also reported at : http://blogs.indiewire.com/eug/ June 02, 2004, with the same information and the added statements, 

"...Rush & Molloy characterize the exchange as follows: 

"He was cantankerous and said he had just rolled out of bed ... A 20th Century Fox executive claimed it never happened, but a second ear-witness told us, "He was joking. He does have no trouble saying 'f-- you,' though." 

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We are reminded of Jesus' own words, and those of the Apostle James:

Matthew 12: 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

James 3: 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

 

Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel was interviewed about playing Christ, on CNP member, Pat Robertson's 700 Club, and said:

“And let me tell you, I was on that cross. Many people who looked up there, I may be playing Christ, but a lot of times I felt like Satan. I had obscenities wanting to come out of me... Oh boy, I'll be honest with you, there are things that I went through that I can't even talk about. I felt like a great presence came within me at times when we were filming.” http://cbn.org/700club/features/ScottRoss-Jim_Caviezel_1.asp

Jim Caviezel claims to be a devout Catholic and claims he has accepted both Mary and Jesus into his heart and prays to Mary. While shooting the film and hanging on the cross for take after take, Caviezel laughed repeatedly, unable to speak the words of our Lord, "My God My God, why hast thou forsaken me." It was after many moments of laughter, takes and blaspheming, that he was reportedly struck by lightning--which of course was not attributed to be a possible warning from God, but attributed by some to be one of the many miracles associated with the movie. 

Some might suggest, being the high point on a hill during a lightning storm, and/or holding an umbrella in that situation defies common sense. There is nothing mysterious about it. Does the term lightning rod mean anything? Our children would know better. Ben Franklin would have been appalled.  According to the following source, Caviezel was struck by lightning while 'hanging on the cross.' 

Take 14

Jesus: My God! Why have you –

[Caviezel is struck by lightning.]

Off Camera: Cut!

Paul Ford of The Morning News presents several 'bloopers' from the filming of the Passion, which is the source for the above. See: The Passion of the Christ: Blooper Reel 

In one interview Caviezel stated he was struck by lightning while they shot the Sermon on the Mount scene. On MSNBC Newsweek, February 16, 2004, interviewed by Smith, he stated:

"...We were shooting the Sermon on the Mount. About four seconds before it happened it was quiet, and then it was like someone slapped my ears. I had seven or eight seconds of, like, a pink, fuzzy color, and people started screaming. They said I had fire on the left side of my head and light around my body...." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4212740/.

The lightning bolt hit Jim Caviezel and the film's assistant director Jan Michelini ... It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot. Michelini had previously been struck during filming in Matera, Italy, when he suffered light burns to his fingers after lightning hit his umbrella. ..."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3209223.stm

....Caviezel was uninjured, but a producer described how he saw lightning come out of the actor's ear. An assistant director on the film, Jan Michelini, was also hit -- for the second time in a few months. The first time, a lightning fork struck his umbrella during filming on top of a hill near Matera in Italy, causing light burns to the tips of his fingers, VLife, a supplement to Variety publications said in its October issue. A few months later the second strike happened, a few hours from Rome. Michelini was again carrying an umbrella, and standing next to Caviezel on top of a hill, the magazine said. http://www.dailyhaggis.com/archives/weird/000484.html.

In another interview on, Facing the Challenge of our Times, Jim Caviezel stated:

"...Then I got struck by lightning. I was on Golgotha when it happened. It almost makes you want to quit. I can tell you that Jesus wasn't smiling on the cross. It really hurts, but as an actor I didn't go through anything that he went through. I was reading a book and read that he had suffered over 5,000 blows to his body and that really meant something." http://www.facingthechallenge.org/passion5.htm.

The book Caviezel would be referring to would be Anne Catherine Emmerich's Dolorous Passion or Mary Agreda's writings, or Bridgets', all three mystical and divination sourced writings which were Gibson's sources for the majority of information used in the movie. 

From the The Morning News 'bloopers,'  The Passion of the Christ: Blooper Reel :

The Last Supper. Jesus is in the upper room with his disciples. Judas (Luca Lionello) is seated nearby.

Jesus: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world – ah, Christ.

Judas:
Hateth you.

Jesus: Who’s on first, right?

Judas: [laughs]

Jesus: [rolls eyes at camera] John could write gospel, but, you know, could he write dialogue?

Off Camera: [laughter] Cut!

Aside from taking the Lord's name in vain, perhaps people are unaware that the Scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit, and when one mocks them, or the servants of Christ, they mock God. 

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Many have called Caviezel, Jesus, or some say his face is what they think of when they pray or think about Christ. One person in Italy fell at his feet worshipping him, while the film was being made. We are reminded that our God is a jealous God. 

Exodus 34: 14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

1 Cor 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

1 John 5: 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Very briefly, some of Caviezels' movies:

Since making the Passion, in 2004 Caviezel was in > The Final Cut. >Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence, sexuality and language. and Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius >Rated PG for language. 

Highwaymen >2003 > "Rennie Cray (Caviezel) embarks on a bloodthirsty rampage to avenge the death of his wife, murdered by a serial killer >Rated R for violence, some gore and brief language
High Crimes > 2002 > Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language.

The Count of Monte Cristo >2002> Rated PG-13 for violence, language and and some sensuality.
Angel Eyes >2001 > plays a guardian angel to Jennifer Lopez, with sexual scene. Rated R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality.

 

 

Rosalinda Celentano

It is to the shame of many who are spreading various reports, that they have not bothered to validate the information. Instead, as in the case of the questionable sexual character of Rosalinda Celentano, who played satan in the Passion movie, many are claiming her to be bisexual, lesbian and so on--and many are calling her Rosita Celentano. Rosita is sister to Rosalinda. Many then, including pastors, have slandered Rosita with their statements, and attributed to her, the movies her sister has been a part of.  

As a matter of fact, Rosalinda has been a part of very controversial movies including:

Diary of a Male Porn Star > 2003

The Sin Eater, also called The Order (2003) >Rated R for violent images, sexuality and language.
"L'Amore probabilmente" (Love, Probably) > 2001 > one reviewer stated it, " included the long lingering lesbian kiss between Rosa and Sonia."

From Rosalinda's fan website:

"...Rosalinda besides battling an eating disorder has also had to struggle against persistent rumors swirling around her sexuality. She is very androgynous, masculine in many ways and she has refused to say whether she was a lesbian or not. A person's sex is completely irrelevant to Rosalinda but what is inside them counts to her only. The Rumors of surrounding her and her very good friend Monica Bellucci have especially been hurtful to Rosalinda. She has had relationships with men and whether she has had relationships with women is not something that should be of importance." http://www.rosalinda-celentano.net/index2.html

 

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci, who played Mary Magdalene, was a high fashion model who changed to acting. Her own website reveals her posing for at least 2 calendars, nude, and she dresses and presents herself no different than many other actresses and women in general, revealing and sensual. That is so common as to make one wonder why people are surprised. 

Her 2004 movie after the Passion is called,  She Hate Me >  Tagline: One hetrosexual male. 18 lesbians. His fee $10,000... each. 
Plot Outline: Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384533/

Other movies :

2 Matrix movies as Persephone > in 2003 > which are about anti-christ

The Matrix Reloaded >2003 Rated R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality.

Enter the Matrix >2003 (VideoGame)

The Matrix Revolutions > 2003 >Rated R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.

Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis > 2003> Rated R for strong war violence, some brutality and language. > internet fan chat revealed the scenes with Ms Bellucci's physical appearance and exposure well discussed and 'appreciated'.

Irreversible> 2002 >Premiered at 2002 Cannes Film Festival, ‘Irreversible’ proved so shocking that 250 people walked out, some needing medical attention. Belluci is explicitly raped, with a knife to her throat, and sodomized in this film for a full ten minutes without interruption.

The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards called the film, "hard core pornography." Monica Bellucci, whose character is raped and beaten in the film, said it was good to let people feel a range of emotions. "This is a film that people love or they hate, but it's good to have these kind of extremes,' she said."  www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00182.htm

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002) (USA) > Rated R for strong violence and gore, and sexuality/nudity.

Malena > 2000 > Tagline :A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys >Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence.

Under Suspicion (2000) Rated R for sexual content and language
Third Degree (2000) (USA) (working title)  Rated R for sexual content and language.
Dobermann > 1997 >Rated R for pervasive strong violence and language, and for drug use and sexuality.
As You want Me > 1997>  includes 5 drag queens in the short list of cast

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) (USA) (complete title)> plays a topless bride for dracula >  Rated R for sexuality and horror violence.

 

Maia Morgenstern


Maia Morgenstern, who is Jewish, played Mary the mother of Jesus, and stated in her Passion bio, that "she did her best film work prior to the Passion of the Christ in...The Oak Tree (1992) and Witman fiuk (Witman Brothers) (1997)". 

 

Other movies include:

Bed of Procust (2001) > One reviewer stated, "gravitates around a constant present time scene of Fred and Emilia's postcoital bedtalk. They lay there naked talking, and reading the deceased Ladima's love letters, Emilia getting up on occasion to fetch coffee or such."
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula > 2000> R for violence

Witman fiuk or The Witman Boys >1997 > Plot Keywords for Witman fiúk : child abuse, animal abuse, matricide, murder. It's the story of two adolescent boys who, deprived of parental love and guidance are drawn to a local brothel and propelled into a life of crime.

 

According to a 1997 review from the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Witman fiuk is "a kind of Freudian case-study in the land of Dracula". "...The two brothers...when their father suddenly dies, the upbringing of the boys starts to display holes. Their cold mother (played by Maia Morgenstern) is hardly affected by the death of her husband and she soon has a lover. The boys are meanwhile obsessed by the death. They pay nocturnal visits to their father's grave and start to dissect animals. At school, their rather strange behaviour leads to reprisals by other pupils. When the elder brother János meets the pretty young prostitute Irén, she becomes the new object of their obsession...The increasingly bizarre behaviour of the brothers is acted naturally..." http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/film/3213.html

 

Of the World

1John 4:5 

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 

 

People of the world live according to the world. They view activities and 'sin issues' far differently than those who belong to Jesus Christ. So many Scriptures apply to this. 

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God...13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

There are those who feel they must dissect the lives of all those involved in the Passion movie, in order to show that the people do not or did not belong to Jesus Christ or live for Him. That then must bring the realization that the movie was not of God. 

The entertainment industry itself thrives on glorifying  or focusing on sin, lust and love of money. The cast and crew were hired to do a job in that industry, which they did. The fact that some Christians think non-Christians should tow the mark on these things, or at the other end, some are making excuses for the ungodly, or Biblically deficient behavior or morals, is simply foolishness. And shameful. Not because these things can be approved. Rather, because so many have so easily been duped and deceived to accept a movie that is not built on Truth, while calling it true.  

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Phil 2:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The assertion that the movie and it's content was Biblically and historically accurate, and the 'true story of Jesus' declared by so many Christian leadership and individuals, and by Mel Gibson,  now have that legacy to face our Lord and Savior with. The proof of what the movie is, is found in the content of the movie itself, sourced from mystical writings, not the Word of God. Slapping the name of Jesus to it, did not make it Truth and is easily proven why not. 

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

It was not a Holy Spirit inspired movie nor divinely directed, although, God has definitely allowed it. The proof is always in the fruit. Because our God, who cannot lie, said so. 

Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

 

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