Mel’s Catholic Passion Movie
Have we Christians become so lukewarm and complacent that we accept just anything as truth? That all they have to do is put something out there and we grab it and run with it? Lord God, help us all when the antichrist comes on the scene!
If we dare understand the purpose of this movie by Mel Gibson, I believe we must understand the reasons why Mel Gibson made this movie in the first place, and in doing so, we learn some interesting truths about Mel Gibson, himself.
First of all, Mel is a Catholic who believes no one can be saved outside the Roman Church. That should immediately raise alarm bells about his movie. The pope also likes the movie which should raise more alarm bells.
Next, Catholics believe that Mary is co-redemptress because of the pain she suffered watching the Lord Jesus die. They believe her suffering also made atonement for sin.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem like many Christians have discerned the compromise and ecumenicism of this movie. Too many Christians claim to be Christians but at the same time they attempt to justify their love for “Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter”. So, sadly enough, liberal and ecumenical crowds alike, all fully embraced this movie as ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
BELOW IS A SHORT ARTICLE WHERE MEL STATES THAT THERE IS NO SALVATION OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CHURCH. DOES ANYONE ELSE HEAR ALARM BELLS GOING OFF? MEL GIBSON SAYS HIS WIFE COULD BE GOING TO HELL!
Mel Gibson – By Jeannette Walls with Ashley Pearson MSNBC-Updated: 12:35 p.m. ET Feb. 10, 2004:
Mel Gibson has come under fire for being hard on Jews in his film “The Passion of the Christ” – but apparently, he feels that Protestants are also doomed to damnation. In fact, it looks like Gibson, a conservative Catholic, believes that his Episcopalian wife could be going to hell.
Gibson was interviewed by the Herald Sun in Australia and the reporter asked the star if Protestants are denied eternal salvation. “There is no salvation for those outside the Church,” Gibson replied. “I believe it.”
He elaborated: “Put it this way. My wife is a saint. She’s a much better person than I am. Honestly. She’s, like, 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 is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it.”
Gibson also said in the interview that he was nearly suicidal before he made his controversial film. “I got to a very desperate place. Very desperate. Kind of jump-out-of-a-window kind of desperate,” he said in the interview. “And I didn’t want to hang around here, but I didn’t want to check out. The other side was kind of scary. And I don’t like heights, anyway. But when you get to that point where you don’t want to live, and you don’t want to die, it’s a desperate, horrible place to be. And I just hit my knees. And I had to use ‘The Passion of the Christ’ to heal my wounds.” Gibson’s rep wasn’t available for comment. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4224452/
Hello Fellow Christians! We need to wake up! The time is near and if you hadn’t heard any of this before, you need to read on so that you are not one of the deceived. Remember, satan is the great imitator and deceiver. This is not just another movie about Jesus. It was produced by a Roman Catholic to promote the Roman Catholic faith! DON’T MISS THE FOLLOWING INTERVIEW!
The following is from an interview with Jim Caviezel who played Jesus in The Passion:
Fr. Mario Knezovic:
How to bring Our Lady’s message to today’s world, how to open human hearts for God’s word?
Through one’s own life. It is not what we say but what we do. I dedicate my work to Her Son, I dedicate all that I do to Her Son. I ask Mary to guide me and my career. You can convert people only by living your life. This film is something that I believe was made by Mary for her Son. Because it was made by her, it will be attacked by the enemy. In the USA, this film is under major scrutiny because of the truth that it brings. By living the truth, you will also be persecuted, the enemy will attack you, but have no fear, Our Lord will send his help and give you strength. And you will inherit heaven.
Fr. Mario Knezovic:
“The Passion of the Christ” movie, in which you are playing Jesus Christ, is almost finished. What was it like to play Jesus? How did you adjust your body and your soul to the body and the soul of Jesus? How was it to be Jesus?
The catharsis for me to play this role was through Medjugorje, through Gospa. In preparation, I used all that Medjugorje taught me. Mel Gibson and I were going every day for Mass together. Some days I couldn’t go for Mass, but I was receiving the Eucharist. Somewhere along the line, I heard that the Pope was going for confession every day, so I thought that I should go for confession as often as possible. I didn’t want the Lucifer to have any control over the performance. We have sins of commission, but also sons of commission. My sin of omission continuously is that I don’t love enough. So, the confession was the preparation for the Eucharist…
Ivan Dragicevic and his wife Lorraine gave me a piece of the true cross. I kept this on me all the time. They made a special pocket in my clothes for it. I also had relics of Padre Pio, St. Anthony of Padoua, Ste Maria Goretti, and saint Denisius, the Patron saint of Actors. Another thing was fasting. I read many of the messages continuously. Every day everyone could see me with the rosary in my hands. http://www.medjugorje.hr/Int%20Caviezel%20ENG.htm (to read entire interview!)
Think of it this way……it would be the same as a Mormon or a Jehovah Witness doing a movie on the passion of the Lord Jesus Christ. The end result is a different Jesus that what is presented in the Bible. Of course Romanism believes in a different Jesus and a different gospel…. and so this movie fits right in.
And of course let us not forget the money changers who were ready to cash right in on this Catholic movie, and so they did! They were ready with action figures and replica “cross nails” for people to purchase. Some actually believe they will have good luck for buying a replica of one of the nails!
THE VIOLENCE OF THE MOVIE:
So far I have given only a high level overview of this catholic movie. It is time to get into some real dangers of this film.
One aspect of Mel’s movie that is very apparent is that it is a violent R rated movie. The movie shows extreme torture and beatings on the Lord Jesus. Many have been shocked and moved to tears just watching the extremely violent scenes.
But does this line up with what the Bible says? Does the Bible go into the extreme pain suffered by the Lord Jesus as He died on the cross? No it does not! The Bible mentions that the Lord Jesus was beaten, mocked, scourged, and his flesh marred more than any man. But the details of the suffering of the Lord Jesus have been left out of the Bible.
We really do not know all the suffering that the Lord Jesus endured for our salvation. The Bible believing Christian knows that after the His physical torment, the Lord Jesus endured the wrath of God as a substitute on the cross for us.
The Lord Jesus literally suffered hell and the wrath of God so we would not have to. I would say the suffering the Lord Jesus endured before the wrath of the Lord was far worse than any physical suffering he endured by the hand of man.
Yet, I repeat, the Bible does not go into extensive detail on how the Lord Jesus suffered. Instead we know the Lord Jesus suffered and paid the price for our sins and then He was raised from the dead. True Christians serve a living Savior who will never die again like the constantly dying Jesus of the Catholic Church.
This brings us to a major question about this movie. Why does Mel Gibson focus so much on the violent physical suffering of the Lord Jesus when the Bible does not do that?
HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY:
1) This is a Catholic movie and it presents a Catholic Jesus who is not the Jesus of the Bible. Catholics focus on the death of Jesus. This is why they have a big dead Jesus hanging limply on their “cross” in their churches. Every mass is a re-sacrifice of the Lord Jesus in a bloodless manner for the sins of the people. As you can see Catholics are obsessed with the death of the Lord Jesus. This R rated movie shows with extreme graphics about two hours of the torture and death of the Lord Jesus.
CHRISTIANS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT! THE BIBLE STATES VERY CLEARLY THAT WITH ONLY ONE SACRIFICE, THE LORD JESUS PAID IT ALL!
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Saved Christians focus more on the fact that the Lord Jesus is alive! We serve a living and resurrected Savior who died only once for our sins! In fact, the one sacrifice of the Lord Jesus was sufficient as payment for our sins forever!
Yet Mel Gibson and the Catholics are obsessed with the death of Jesus. This R rated Passion movie has many emotional and violent scenes of the physical death of the Lord Jesus. It is literally a Biblical snuff film.
2) I believe the violence is intended to break people down. This is a very violent and emotional movie. It is designed to cause the viewer to suffer emotionally. I believe the violence will break down barriers in a person as it presents a false non-Biblical Jesus. I believe this violent movie will literally damage the conscience of the viewers. The violent images of the suffering of this Catholic Jesus will be burned into people’s conscience and mind. Only repentance and a touch by God’s Holy Spirit will bring healing to a person’s conscience damaged by this movie.
3) I believe the extreme violence of the movie is a way to show hatred to the real Lord Jesus. Satan, satanists and his followers hate the Lord Jesus of the Bible. They delight in a violent movie that shows extreme and prolonged violence against the Lord Jesus of the Bible.
Even though the Jesus of Mel Gibson’s movie is not the Jesus of the Bible, many will not know this fact. They will assume that they are seeing the real Jesus not knowing they are seeing a Satanic counterfeit. Satan loves the death and brutality of the death of the Lord Jesus. It is His resurrection from the dead that he fears.
4) This movie will not bring people closer to the Jesus of the Bible. Instead all the liberal churches and doctrine rejecting people who see this movie will be brought closer to Roman Catholicism. This movie will be a major uniting force between apostate Christianity and Romanism. Just watch and see!
There will be major ecumenical moves after people’s hearts have been made ready from this movie. There will be major moves toward a one world religion with Romanism at the head in the coming days!
5) Watch for liberal and false leaders to praise this movie and encourage people to God. Read this Scripture as it is very real in these last days:
2 Cor 11
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Satan has his ministers and those he has raised up in leadership position in the professing Christian church. These false leaders praise this movie and say that it is good solid Bible doctrine. These servants have a part to play in the great last day’s deceptions. I have watched these leaders in horror, these who have been raised to positions of influence, encouraging people to see this violent movie!
Don’t misunderstand. I expect many sheep to be deceived by this movie, therefore singing praises about it. And I also know and believe that God can use this movie for good as He so chooses.
The deceivers I am referring to are the leaders and teachers in the professing Christian church who ought to know better. If they claim that this movie is very Biblical and encourage people to go see it, they are either being greatly deceived or are just plain liars. Who are they servants of…Satan or the true living God?
But, please, don’t just believe me. You study to show yourself approved before God and decide in your heart what the truth is.
SOME DOCTRINES IN THE MOVIE:
– Garden of Gethsemane: Jesus is tempted by a FEMALE devil that uses a male voice. This is heretical and totally outside the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus was only tempted by the devil in the desert after His baptism and 40 day fast. There is no record in the Bible of Jesus being tempted again by the devil.
The devil in the Scriptures is male not female. Also the devil taunts Jesus trying to make Him doubt that he can bear the sins of the world. Again this is false teaching. If the devil knew what the Lord Jesus was doing, he (not she) would not have never had him killed. These errors are not minor! Why would so called professing Christians like this movie and call it a great outreach to people?
– Mary is psychically connected to Jesus in this movie. Remember Catholics believe that Mary suffered making her co-redeemer with the Lord Jesus. Throughout the movie Mary is aware of what is happening to the Lord Jesus and she feels his pain. Mary suffers through the beatings and when Jesus is dying on the cross. Many times the Lord Jesus is portrayed as very weak only to gain strength by a ‘look’ from Mary. This is pure soul damning heresy!
According to the Bible Mary is a sinner who needs salvation just like everyone else. Yet this Catholic movie portrays her as co-redeemer who also bears the pain of the sins of the world. Again, why would so-called professing Christians like this movie?
– Mary becomes a nun and is Peter’s first Confessor. Mary and the other ‘holy’ women are viewed to wear the cloths a nun would wear. Mary is referred to others by her Catholic name of “Mother”. Remember when in the Bible where Peter denied the Lord Jesus three times and then the cock crowed? Well nothing crows in this demonic movie. Instead the eyes of Peter meet the Lord Jesus and he runs away weeping.
He comes across Mary, Mary Magdalene, and John. Peter cry’s out his sadness and failure (confesses his sin to Mary) and he is absolved. As you can see this is about as non-Biblical false teaching heresy as one can get! Yet many professing Christians who see this movie have no problems. Why is that so?
– The Catholic method is how the thief on the cross makes it to heaven. Since the false religion of Catholicism teaches purgatory for a person to finish paying for their own sins, they had a problem with the thief on the cross. To bypass purgatory they simply had the thief on the cross wear a scapular when he died. Romanism teaches that purgatory can be bypassed of a person is wearing a scapular upon death.
In reality the poor Catholic does not find out that this is false teaching until after he dies in his sins and perishes for all eternity. When he realizes scapulars, teachings of Romanism are all false (after death), it is too late and he is eternally lost!
– The false teaching of transubstantiation is graphically portrayed in this movie. As the Lord Jesus is raised up on the cross a flashback in the movie occurs. The viewer is shown one of Jesus disciples carrying a basket of bread and the Lord Jesus saying… this is my body and it is broken for you… etc. More heresy that the bread in the communion of the Catholic faith is the actual body of the Lord Jesus.
Why can’t professing Christians see these dangers and be warned? Why must they flock to this evil, violent movie filled with Catholic false teaching as if it were a good thing?
Also, as the blood of the Lord Jesus is shed on the cross another flashback occurs. Jesus is with his disciples and wine has just been poured into a chalice. He then says… this is my blood… Again the movie teaches the false doctrine of transubstantiation. This will be recognized by the Catholics but the professing Christians who see this movie and don’t understand transubstantiation will be blinded to what is being portrayed.
What more can be said. This movie is not only painfully violent, it is filled with false soul damning teaching.
This movie gives a tremendous psychological shock to a person. As a result there will be many people affected by this movie. A better word would be they will have their conscience assaulted and scared by all the extreme pain and violence in this evil movie. I expect to hear many testimonies that will go something like this:
My husband/wife really did not attend church. However, after viewing this movie his/her life was changed and now attends church.
There may be many ‘flavors’ of the above story. The sad thing about all these testimonies will be that fact that they were moved by a Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible. They were moved by the violent death of Mel Gibson’s catholic Jesus. They have come under a false gospel which has presented to them a false Jesus. Here is what the Bible says about that:
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.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
The Bible is very clear. Those who present a false gospel and a false Jesus are accursed of God. This means Mel Gibson and his staff right now have the curse of God in their lives for bringing to the world this exceedingly deceiving movie about a false catholic Jesus.
These verses are also a rebuke to those who claim to be a Christian yet are so easily led astray by a false presentation of the gospel with a false Jesus. God expects people to know better… but how many really do?
THE SAD CONCLUSION:
All the liberal professing Christians loved this movie. All those who do not have sound Biblical doctrine loved this movie. Great leaders in the church that profess to be Christian shouted their praises of this movie. This will effectively expose them as the “tares” that they sadly are. But this movie will be accepted and used by liberal churches that have fallen away from the Lord Jesus as “outreach”.
There will be a great uniting in the days ahead between Romanism and apostate Christianity. This tool will be a major uniting force between apostate Christianity and Romanism.
Finally, all who view this movie will have their conscience seared by the extreme violence, torture, and bloodshed. Their conscience will be seared and their hearts will be prepared to accept the coming antichrist.
24 For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Please beware of this violent Catholic movie! It is part of the great deceptions of the last days! The Church has fallen into apostasy and sin in the world is becoming un-restrained. We are even witnessing the destruction of marriage on a global level as sexual perverts are having their way and getting law set to encourage their lifestyles. Truly judgment is coming to this lost world!
The whole world is approaching a time when the antichrist will be revealed and will rise to power. He will be the leader of the coming one world government which will be based in the European Common Market.
There will also be a one world religion as all the religions of the world will unite under the popish Roman religion. There is strong Biblical evidence that the pope in power during the reign of the antichrist will be the “false prophet”.
In light of all this, we have Mel Gibson’s very violent Catholic movie that presents another Jesus than the one found in the Bible. This is a very emotional and violent movie designed to tear down and break the conscience of the viewer. The extreme violence and painful scenes will be burned into the conscience of the viewers. After the movie, expect major moves toward the coming one world religion of the antichrist. This movie will also prepare many hearts to receive the coming antichrist. The devil knows that his time is coming and this demonic movie is part of the preparation for the kingdom of the antichrist.
I believe this movie will hurt and scar many people. There is a severe warning from the Bible which would apply to Mel and his co-workers bringing this evil to the world:
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Some people hurt and scared by this movie will be God’s people. The above warning applies to those that do the hurting and damage to the conscience by the emotional violence in this movie. Yes, some of God’s people have been blinded, backsliding, and weak in doctrine. These people will attend the movie and have their conscience hurt by this movie. The multitudes of tares that see this movie will be moved closer to the coming one world religion and the antichrist.
My advice is to get ready as the Lord Jesus is coming back soon! This movie is part of the very last day’s deceptions to lead people away from the Lord Jesus and into the arms of Satan and his coming antichrist.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
HERE IS A LINK WITH MORE INSIGHT ON THIS MOVIE:
SOME REVIEWS OF THIS VIOLENT MOVIE:
“The Passion of the Christ is so relentlessly focused on the savagery of Jesus’ final hours that this film seems to arise less from love than from wrath, and to succeed more in assaulting the spirit than in uplifting it.” — A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
“As it plays out, the brutality brings about more numbing revulsion than the revelatory empathy that Mel Gibson intends.” — Nick Rogers, STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER (SSPRINGFIELD, IL)
“Impressive filmmaking — but it takes a lot of wincing to watch Mel Gibson’s version of this powerful story.” — Diana Saenger, REELTALK MOVIE REVIEWS
“Two hours of gruesome, sadistic, stomach-turning and hard core graphically violent torture detached from any background information is not something to expose kids to, regardless of religion.” — Chuck Schwartz, CRANKY CRITIC(r)
“It’s as if Gibson is measuring God’s love by the amount of blood he shows on the screen.”
— Glenn Whipp, LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
“If Jesus actually received the amount of punishment dished out in this film, he would have been dead three times over before arriving at Calvary. ”
— Jeffrey Westhoff, NORTHWEST HERALD (CRRYSTAL LAKE, IL)
“Does have its share of very powerful moments, and it boasts some strong performances. Whether audience members will be able to concentrate on them amid the ultra-realistic and excruciating violence, however, is questionable.” — Jeff Vice, DESERET NEWS, SALT LAKE CITTY
“It definitely makes the viewer suffer–but its debatable if by itself that’s a truly enlightening contribution to one’s understanding of Christ’s message.”
— Frank Swietek, ONE GUY’S OPINION
“Watching it is an act of self-flagellation.”
— Mark Palermo, COAST (HALIFAX, NOVA SCOOTIA)
“If what you are looking for is an overwrought, hyper-violent reenactment of Jesus’ final hours, that is what you will get here, and no more.” — Eugene Novikov, FILM BLATHER
“Shockingly violent, chock full of scenes drenched in blood, this movie earns its R rating many times over.” — Rebecca Murray, ABOUT.COM
“Bloody to the point of gruesome, moving without being inspiring.”
— Roger Moore, ORLANDO SENTINEL
“The Passion of the Christ plays like a blend of a political-theology lesson and a snuff film.”
— Jon Niccum, LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD
“Gibson places his faith in Christ’s suffering, and is determined to make the moviegoer suffer in Jesus’ name as well.” — Sean Means, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
“A filmed bloodletting like no other on record, essentially a terribly graphic two-hour torture sequence.” — Tom Long, DETROIT NEWS
“The extreme violence does not teach a lesson; it’s an end in itself, more suited to the S&M crowd than to anyone seeking an uplifting sermon on everlasting redemption.”
— Glenn Lovell, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
“The basic message of Christianity — love your brother — is obscured under torrents of blood to the point of benumbing the audience.” — Bill Muller, ARIZONA REPUBLIC
“This work of obvious devotion may well be the first spiritual splatter film. It makes Gladiator and Braveheart — even Friday the 13th — seem mild by comparison.”
— Carrie Rickey, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“By turning the Greatest Story Ever Told into the Goriest Story Ever Told, director Mel Gibson breaks the filmmaking commandment Thou Shall Not Overkill.”
— Todd Gilchrist, FILMSTEW.COM
“So obsessively and so graphically bloody-minded that it comes perilously close to the pornography of violence.” — Rick Groen, GLOBE AND MAIL
“This is a two-hour-and- six-minute snuff movie — The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre — that thinks it’s an act of faith.” — David Edelstein, SLATE
“The movie is a compendium of tortures that would horrify the regulars at an S&M club.”
— Jami Bernard, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“Instead of being moved by Christ’s suffering, or awed by his sacrifice, I felt abused by a filmmaker intent on punishing an audience, for who knows what sins.”
— David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
Once again, please don’t just believe me. Study to show yourself approved before God and decide in your heart what the truth really is and what He would have you to do with what He has shown you.
May God Bless You all!