On February 25th, 2004 , a new movie directed by superstar Mel Gibson opened in thousands of theatres throughout the United States . It was Ash Wednesday, as it is called by many, when the new movie, The Passion Of The Christ, was presented to the general public. The general consensus of massive multi-million dollar ministries was, “This is a ‘must-see’ movie!” At this point, we must remember that we are living in the end-time, and that these last days are days of great deception and strong delusion. Jesus himself said in Matthew 24:5, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” The Mel Gibson movie presents a two-dimensional Christ who is found in the secret chambers called movie theatres where admission money must be paid or those chambers cannot be entered. In Matthew 24:26 Jesus said, “Wherefore if they shall say unto you… behold he is in the secret chambers: believe it not.” In Luke 17:22 Jesus said, “The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, see here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.” The religious leaders are telling the millions of people that they must go and see one of the days of the Son of Man, and since most Christians can no longer think or discern, they will blindly follow blind leaders, and as Jesus said, “They will all fall in the ditch!” If people would only pray fervently and stay in the true Word of God instead of performing like trained seals in front of their religious leaders, they could then survive the gross darkness of deception.
One vital fact that we must never forget is that the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, happened only once, and that singular event is effectual for all eternity. Hebrews 6:6 warns of what happens if that event were re-enacted in any way as the following words reveal: “… Seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”
Another point that must be remembered is that the movie claims to depict the “last twelve hours” of Jesus’ life on earth. This is an outright lie because Acts 1:3 clearly states, “To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God .”
It is quite obvious that God does not approve of this movie for we can see clearly that His Word condemns it. During the filming of the movie, God was sending obvious signs of His disapproval. The star, Jim Caviezel, who played the part of Jesus, had the following things happen to him during the filming. Caviezel suffered hypothermia as he hung on the cross nearly naked and caught pneumonia and a lung infection. He dislocated his shoulder while carrying the cross, and he was struck by lightening twice. This was confirmed by an Associated Press report. In another scene, Caviezel was chained to a post to be whipped, and in the simulation, the actor doing the whipping missed and actually struck Jim Caviezel putting a 14-inch gash in his back. When this happened, Caviezel said, “I may be playing Jesus, but I felt like Satan at that moment. I turned to him, a couple of expletives came out of my mouth.” There you have it! Jim Caviezel, the man playing Jesus said he felt like Satan, and began to cuss at the other actor.
Another star of the movie, The Passion of the Christ, who was hand-picked by Mel Gibson, is Monica Belluci, who plays Mary Magdalene. Monica Belluci is well known in Hollywood as a hard-core pornography star! She has starred in such movies as “Irreversible”, which reportedly included rape scenes so explicit and intense that at its premiere showing, 250 people walked out, and some needed medical attention. Twenty people had to be given oxygen. This is the woman chosen by Mel Gibson to be a star in his movie. When we consider that such ministries as Focus on the Family are promoting the Mel Gibson movie with its pornography star, we can see that Dr. James Dobson is out of focus and should have done his homework! Dr. Tim LaHaye said: “Everyone should see this movie. It could be Hollywood ’s finest achievement to date.”
There is also a powerful mystical side to the Mel Gibson production containing elements of witchcraft. One review said, “Flashbacks, special effects, and a sulfurous evil presence lurks throughout the film.” Jim Caviezel said, “I drew heavily on my Catholic upbringing, reread the Gospels and studied writings of Christian mystics.” Caviezel also said, “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 Anothony of Padoua, St Maria Goretti, and Saint Denisius, the patron saint of actors.”
Mel Gibson stated that he based his script largely on the visions of two Catholic mystic nuns: St. Anne Catherine Emmerich, who was an 18th century Augustinian nun, and Mary of Agreda, who was a 17th century Franciscan nun. Gibson said, “Emmerich supplied me with stuff I never would have thought of.” The script was originally written in English for this movie but was translated by a Jesuit priest, who calls himself “Father” William J. Fulco.
It was quite a script and was filled with blood and torture to excessive extremes. The Bible does not use such intricate details. The Scripture tells us what we need to know. In Luke 23:33 it says, “And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary , there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.” It is also of great interest to note that when Diane Sawyer interviewed Mel Gibson she asked him, “It’s your hand in the film holding the nail?” He answered, “It is, yeah, my left hand.” Gibson made a point of the fact that it was his left hand holding and positioning a nail to be driven through the hand of Jesus. In the occult, the left hand indicates “the force”, and the Latin for left is sinister. There is a high order in esoteric Illuminism called Ordo Sinistra Vivendi or “Order of the Left Hand Path.” Its purpose is to destroy Christianity by deception.
During a showing of the Passion movie in Wichita , Kansas , a woman was watching as Gibson’s left hand held the nail, and at the precise moment when the nail was driven in and blood poured forth, she dropped dead. Kansas is the geographical center of our country and the nail was centered by Gibson’s sinister hand. Was this a sign?
Has this wicked nation that persists in evil crucified the Son of God afresh and put Him to an open shame? Is this dead woman being carried from a theater a sign from God? As a former occultist and witch, saved by the grace of God, I discern the evil in this Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of the Christ! It should be avoided as a deadly abomination.
Pastor David J. Meyer
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