information will be added as I research further.
"I will set no wicked
thing before mine eyes:..."
the movie "The Passion" a Christian movie? Or is it a
Roman Catholic Anti-Christian movie?
Passion of Mel Gibson
David Neff -editor
Mel Gibson is in many ways a pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic.
He prefers the Tridentine Latin Mass and calls Mary co-redemptrix. Early in the
filming of The Passion, he gave a long interview to Raymond Arroyo on the
conservative Catholic network. In that interview, Gibson told how actor Jim Caviezel,
the film's Jesus, insisted on beginning each day of filming with the celebration
of the Mass on the set. He also recounted a series of divine coincidences that
led him to read the works of Anne Catherine
Emmerich, a late-18th, early-19th-century Westphalian nun who had visions of
the events of the Passion. Many of the details needed to fill out the Gospel
accounts he drew from her book, Dolorous Passion of Our Lord. -
By the way, "Christianitytoday.com"
shares positive comments in the article showing their acceptance
of Mel Gibson's additions to the film via the Roman Catholic Vatican
approved book "Dolorous Passion of our Lord."
Since Mel Gibson found
it important to draw "additions" from the book "Dolorous
Passion of Our Lord" that was written by a Roman Catholic nun, I
decided to investigate this nun and her book. Turns out, she was
a nun that was venerated (given sainthood) by the Vatican. She lived
from 1774 to 1824. In her life she supposedly had numerous visiosn,
which she placed in a book called, "Dolorous Passion of Our
OF THIS BOOK
Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich was an
Augustinian nun at the Convent of Agnetenberg, Dulmen,
Westphalia, Germany. She lived between 1774
to 1824. During her life, God gave her extensive visions of the past, the
present and the future. Many theologians believe that she received from God
more visions than any other saint. The Dolorous
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ are the visions of Anne
Catherine Emmerich concerning the totality of horrific sufferings our Dear Lord
Jesus Christ suffered in his work to save mankind. This includes the Last
Supper, the Agony in the Garden, the Arrest, the Scourging the Crowning of
Thorns, the Trial by Pontius Pilate, the Carrying of the Cross, the Crucifixion
and the Dying on the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
They are incredibly, highly detailed and descriptive, revealing to us more
information about the Life of Jesus Christ besides what we read of Him in the
Bible. -NIHIL OBSTAT: GEORGIVS D. SMITH. D.D.
CENSOR DEPVTATVS IMPRIMATUR: EDM. CAN. SVRMONT
VICARIVS GENERALIS WESTMONASTERII, DIE XXI MAII MCMXXVIII
HERE to read the entire book. so as to prove it's
evil nature. Click to the "passion" section
of the book that Mel Gibson used directly
from that page.
Mel Gibson, a man that seeks to
de-glorify Christ Jesus, and place Mary upon the cross as co-redemptrix (co-saviour)
used this "vision" of an obviously possessed nun exactly
as Satan planned. Below I have a list of facts I dug up searching
online that prove the movie is in no way Biblically sound. This
movie is without a doubt a Roman Catholic movie designed to get
the people ready for Rome's version of Christ who students of prophecy
refer to as, Antichrist. This Hollywood version of the Jesus of
Rome is in fact the very one that WILL APPEAR on Earth in these
last days to gather a people unto himself. (See John 5:43)
The people need to be
readied for this Roman Antichrist. So Mel Gibson, and a host of
others have been literal pawns in the hands of Satan over the years
to do just as Satan needs. It all started of course long ago, but
it wasn't until Our Lady of Fatima did
the world see such a fury of overwhelmingly obvious demonic activity
before the eyes of man. Is it any wonder in these last days we see
all sorts of spurious doctrines flooding the churches? The people
are primed and ready to accept lies for truth.
One thing I would like
to make known was a comment the actor that played "Jesus"
(James Caviezel) made on a TBN sepcial at 6:35pm on March 08,
2004. In the video segment, this actor was
shown practicing his lines during a break on the set. He
stopped for a moment, looked at the camera, and said, "Why do you look for the living among
the dead?" How fitting is a statement such as this to be made by a
Hollywood christ! The imposter Jesus states to all the World
that why are we as Christians looking for the living Christ among
the spiritually dead portraying Him from Hollywood! How true James!
How true! I pray one day the Lord oopen his eyes to the prophetic
statements made by his own tongue.
It's truly amazing to
me how so many flock to so much obvious and open error. And it's
always the same thing time after time. Satan will actually speak
through some of his pawns in ways that those with eyes can clearly
see as being not only demonic, but prophetically accurate. It's
as if he mocks our Lord and sneers his comments in open jest. It
truly sickens my soul to see such a display as this.
The World is being readied.
We have the image of the
beast being built as we speak in Washington D.C. Hollywood,
under the instruction of Rome is pumping all sorts of videos,
books, and movies about their version of Christ, and people are
soaking it up hook line and sinker. It's no wonder graphically anti-Christian
men like the Pope and his minions are looked upon as "moral
leaders" when not too long ago ALL
denominations openly declared the pope antichrist! But today?
Those that have called him evil in the past, are embracing him as
their leader today. And many of his subjects actually refer to him
as the Sweet Christ on Earth.
Prophecy is so accurate!
We are now seeing a flood of satanic doctrines being promoted by
the media itself so as to better evangelize the decadence spewing
from Hollywood via the Vat of sin in Rome. (See 1 Timothy 4:1) The
"left behind" farce proved that fact nicely. Those books
and videos were found in most grocery stores, departments stores,
and I even saw them displayed in gas stations in my area! Satan
is promoting his lies in such a way that MANY the world over are
being readied for his arrival. And all those Roman Catholic doctrines
about "The Rapture"
have sealed the fate of most of them already. They are now awaiting
Christ to come and stand ON EARTH at the second coming just as Antichrist
planned. Yet our bibles are plain that Jesus Christ will never touch
the earth at that time. (See 1 Thessalonians 4:17) And another thing, look
at all the HUGE churches now-a-days. Some have upwards of 5000 attendees
each week! How can these men of God sufficiently care for each of
these people weekly? He can't! The biblical method of the church
is to keep it fairly small so the Pastor can be effective in evangelizing
his flock personally. When it gets to about 100 to 150 people attending,
it's time to lay hands on one of the deacons, install him as a pastor,
and open a new church in an area where many of that flock reside.
This is how the word spreads more effectively. Yet, the pastor's
are more interested in the weekly tithings of 5000 people. A massive
cash flow of that magnitude is a temptation some men simply cannot
handle. And so they become preachers of filthy lucre (money) instead
of TRUTH! For if they were to preach truth, no one would attend
their churches. That is why so many flock to their doors. And that
is why so many flock to Mel Gibson's movie the Passion.
What do I believe is
the main reason for the film outside of readying the people for
the Roman Jesus / Antichrist? I believe Michael Brown, a Roman Catholic
reporter said it best...
“This movie presents
the Blessed Mother in a way that reintroduces her to
Protestants. They are able to see her as someone they
can relate to. She is down to earth. They will laugh
with her. They will cry with her. They'll more fully
appreciate (as will everyone else) what she went through.
Hopefully, they'll grow to love her.” - Michael Brown,
Catholic reporter, runs www.spiritdaily.com a Catholic
news web site
And will this film generate
a desire to look to Mary more so now than ever before? Will the
Protestant being coaxed into accepting Mary as do the Catholic's?
John Debney, film’s composer
on Mary’s influence: “I felt from the very start that
the key focus of the film and the music was ultimately
the experience of Mary, Jesus' mother. Through her eyes
we see world-changing events unfold. Finding "Mary's
Lullaby,” her thematic thread, was crucial. I believe
that Mary had a hand in giving me her theme. I was rather
stuck, yet through prayer, I came upon what is Mary's
theme in the film. The flashback when Mary remembers
Jesus falling down as a child is particularly powerful
for me. The other [standout moment] might be the actual
nailing to the cross.” – John Debney interview with
“’Finally, I just prayed
to Mary, out of desperation,’ says Debney. ‘And she
answered with a lullaby that just appeared in my head
complete with lyrics: 'Don't cry my little one, if you
should fall, I will cradle you.' When we first put the
music to the scene, both Mel and I were crying. He asked
me where it came from, and I told him, from her.’” –
John Debney quoted in Detroit Free Press, 2/17/2004
“The intense Mariology
in the film has gone largely unremarked upon, perhaps
because evangelical defenders and liberal critics don't
like it or (more likely) because they don't get it.
But the Virgin Mary appears in virtually every scene
in the movie, and in keeping with traditional Catholic
theology, we witness the horrors not so much through
our own eyes as through the mediation of hers... There
are centuries of Catholic devotion to the Blessed Virgin
Mary packed into this scene, this movie…” - Stephen
Prothero is the chairman of the Department of Religion
at Boston University and is the author of American Jesus:
How the Son of God Became a National Icon.
see this movie they will understand why Catholics have
been kneeling in front of the crucifix (Jesus on the
Cross) for 1700 years. They will also understand why
we love Mary so much and how she suffered." – David
MacDonald, Catholic singer
Below is a list of facts
I gleaned off the Internet from folks that obviously saw this easily
proven fictional movie. In the list below are some situations
brought up in the film that were definitely NOT found in Scripture.
It also has many areas wherein it identifies certain sections of
the movie as being directly influenced by the demonic visions of
the Roman Catholic nun Anne Catherine Emmerich
that I mentioned earlier.
you have seen the movie, and have discovered a scene that was not
exposed here. Please contact me as
soon as possible so that I may add it to this page.
Before reading facts below, what
does the Vatican say about this movie? And sadly enough, what do
those just outside Rome have to say as well?
“I don't think they would
be well-founded criticisms because all the material
in the film comes directly from the Gospel accounts.
There's nothing in the film that doesn't come from the
Gospel accounts. So, if they're critical of the film,
they would be critical of the Gospel.” – Archbishop
John Foley, President, Pontifical Council for Social
Communications, The Vatican
“It is an accurate account
of Jesus' real sufferings for the sins of the whole
world. This is not a film anyone should miss.” -
Dr. Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral / Hour of Power
“The film is extremely
true to the biblical narrative, to the point of using
Aramaic dialogue with English subtitles." -
Lincoln E. Steed, associate director of the Public Affairs
and Religious Liberty Department of the North American
Division of SDAs and editor of “Liberty” magazine.
"We all thought
it was a magnificent work. There's really nothing like
it. It's true to the Bible. The faith we've all had
comes alive." – Pat Robertson
You are about to find out that not
only was Archbishop John Foley of the Vatican a bold faced liar.
Many of his friends are as well!
Jesus prays in Gethsemene
Mt 26:36-46; Mk 14:32-42; Lk 22:39-46
In the movie but not the Bible:
Satan watches as Jesus prays (Jesus' prayers are drawn from the Psalms); Satan
tempts Jesus, saying "Do you really believe one man can carry this burden?
...saving their souls is too costly;" Satan sends a snake to bite Jesus; Jesus
crushes the snake's head in an allusion to Genesis 3:15.
Many movie details relating to Satan are drawn from Sister Anne Emmerich's
visions, recorded in "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ." In "The
Dolorous Passion," Satan says to Jesus, "Takest thou even this sin upon thyself?
Art thou willing to bear its penalty? Art thou prepared to satisfy for all these
sins?" Emmerich also envisioned "the serpent ...This odious reptile of gigantic
size" in Gethsemane.
"The Dolorous Passion" spends much time on Gethsemane and draws many
Adam-Christ/Eve-Mary parallels. The book also refers to the serpent later in the
narrative, when Jesus is near death and is entrusting Mary to John's care. "It
did not appear to me in the least surprising that Jesus should call the Blessed
Virgin ‘Woman, instead of ‘Mother.’ I felt that he intended to demonstrate that
she was that woman spoken of in Scripture who was to crush the head of the
serpent, and that then was the moment in which that promise was accomplished in
the death of her Son."
people to come to courtyard
Bible references: Matthew
In the movie but not the Bible: In a very brief scene, money
is seen changing hands, with the implication that people are being paid to
testify against Jesus. This probably refers to Matthew 26, which says "The chief
priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against
Jesus in order to put him to death." But no money is mentioned in the gospels.
Other sources: "The
Dolorous Passion" says "The High Priests now sent for those whom they knew to be
the most bitterly opposed to Jesus, and desired them to assemble the witnesses
...The proud Sadducees ...whom Jesus had so often reproved before the people,
were actually dying for revenge. They hastened to all the inns to seek out those
persons whom they knew to be enemies of our Lord, and offered them bribes in
order to secure their appearance."
Jesus, Malchus' ear healed
Bible references: Jn 18;
Lk 22; Mt 26:52
In the movie but not the Bible: Before the guards
approach, Jesus tells some of his apostles "I don't want them to see me this
way," referring to other apostles; when Jesus, in chains, is being led away, he
falls and dangles from a wall. As he dangles, Jesus and Judas face each other.
reaction to Jesus' suffering
In the movie but not the
Bible: As Jesus is being tortured in Gethsemane, Mary awakens in her home
and says, "What makes this night different from all other nights?" -- a
reference to the Jewish Passover liturgy.
Other sources: "The
Dolorous Passion," which records, "During this agony of Jesus, I saw the Blessed
Virgin also overwhelmed with sorrow and anguish of soul... I saw these interior
movements of her soul towards Jesus... I beheld the spiritual communication
which they had with each other." However, Emmerich's visions of Mary do not
reference the Passover liturgy.
comes before Jewish leaders at temple locale
Bible references: Mt
26:57; Mk 14:53; Lk 22:54; Jn 18:13
In the movie but not the Bible:
Mary, Jesus' mother, and Mary Magdalene are depicted as standing among the
soldiers. In the Gospels, they don't appear until much later in the narrative.
Pilate's wife advises Pilate
Bible references: Mt 27:19
In the movie but not the Bible: The Bible references Pilate's wife
only once, and not by name; she sends her husband a message about Jesus saying,
"Have nothing to do with this righteous man--I have suffered much in a dream
because of him." In the film, Pilate and his wife have several conversations
about what he should do.
Other sources: Sister Anne Emmerich's
"Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" describes interactions between
Pilate and his wife, who is depicted as a sympathetic proto-Christian character.
Bible references: Matthew 13:55
In the movie but not
the Bible: A flashback to Jesus as a younger man shows him testing the
quality of a new table while Mary, his mother, works inside. She comes outside
to look at his handiwork, and they have a conversation. Though drawing from the
gospel's description of Jesus as "the carpenter's son," the scene itself is not
in the Bible.
examined by Jewish authorities
Bible references: Mt
26:57-68; Mk 14:53-65; Lk 22:54-71; Mk 3:22; Mt 12:24; Lk 11;15; John 6; Jn
18:22; Mt 26:61; Mk 14:58; Mt 26:59-60; Mk 14, Mt 26
In the movie but not
the Bible: A high priest says "You're all under his spell." Later in the
scene, Jesus is defended by some Jewish high priests, who say "This entire
proceeding is an outrage," "Who called this? Where are the other members of the
council?" and "This is a travesty--a beastly travesty."
influences: Emmerich's detailed vision of the Jewish trial shows the high
priests Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea defending Jesus. "Nicodemus increased
the rage of the enemies of Jesus by pointing out the passages in the archives
which proved the right of the Galileans ...the anger of the Pharisees was
heightened by his remarking that the members of the Council had cause to be
greatly offended at the gross contradictions in the statements of the witnesses,
and that the extraordinary and hurried manner in which the whole affair had been
conducted showed that malice and envy were the sole motives which induced the
Bible references: Mt 26:69-75; Mk 14:66-72; Lk 22:56-62; Jn
In the movie but not the Bible: Peter meets with Mary and
confesses his denial, calling Mary "mother."
Source: "The Dolorous
Passion" describes this scene: "Peter rushed out ...By the light of the torches
he soon recognised John and the Blessed Virgin, but the sight of them only
renewed those dreadful feelings of remorse ... 'Mother!' exclaimed Peter, in a
dejected tone, 'O, Mother, speak not to me--thy Son is suffering more than words
can express: speak not to me! They have condemned him to death, and I have
denied him three times.'"
Bible reference: Mt 27
In the movie but not the
Bible: Judas is tormented by demons and confronted by street children, who
chase him prior to his suicide; as Judas hangs himself, a donkey carcass key
Source: "The Dolorous Passion" spends an entire
chapter on Judas' torment, describing him "rushing to and fro like a madman in
the valley of Hinnom: Satan was by his side in a hideous form, whispering in his
ear, to endeavour to drive him to despair, all the curses which the prophets had
hurled upon this valley, where the Jews formerly sacrificed their children to
idols." The chapter also mentions carcasses: "They shall go forth, and behold
the carcasses of those who have sinned against me, whose worm dieth not, and
whose fire shall never be extinguished."
As the chapter ends,
Emmerich describes Judas hearing "discordant sounds from the city ...Overcome by
despair Judas tore off his girdle, and hung himself on a tree which grew in a
crevice of the rock."
reaction to Jesus' punishment
In the movie but not the
Bible: Mary kisses stone floor as, underneath, Jesus hangs in chains
Source: "The Dolorous Passion": "The Blessed Virgin ...begged to
be taken to some place as near as possible to her Divine Son. John, therefore,
led her and the holy women to the front of the prison where Jesus was confined.
Mary was with Jesus in spirit, and Jesus was with her; but this loving Mother
wished to hear with her own ears the voice of her Divine Son. She listened and
heard not only his moans, but also the abusive language of those around him."
facing charges before Pilate
Bible references: Lk 23,
Jn 18; Mk 15:3
In the movie but not the Bible: Pilate's wife pleads to
him not to hurt Galilean; Pilate refers to Jewish "rabble"; Pilate asks high
priests, "do you always punish your prisoners before they're judged?"
"What is truth" discussion with Jesus
Bible references: Jn 18
In the movie but not the Bible: Pilate offers Jesus a drink
Other considerations: Gibson draws from the longer and more
nuanced descriptions of Pilate found in the Gospel of John, not the synoptic
appears before Herod
Bible references: Lk 23:6-12; Lk 23:8
In the movie but
not the Bible: An implied orgy at Herod's luxurious palace, complete with a
leopard. Herod asks Jesus, "Are you the one whose birth was foretold?"
Other sources: Scene may reference the Magi notifying Herod's
father (King Herod) of Jesus' birth. "The Dolorous Passion" describes Herod
"seated on a pile of cushions, heaped together so as to form a species of
throne, in a spacious hall, and surrounded by courtiers and warriors." Emmerich
also has Herod saying "'Who art thou?' ... Art thou he whose birth was foretold
in such a wonderful manner?"
decides what to do
In the movie but not the Bible: Pilate is depicted as working
through the dilemma in some detail. He says, "If I don't stop this, I know
Caiaphas will start a rebellion." Later, he says "I don't want to start an
uprising." One of his subordinates replies, "There already is an
Other considerations: Many Bible scholars agree that
Caiaphas and the other Jewish high priests would have been anxious to
avoid a rebellion in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, and that the
Jewish leadership would attempt to keep Rome from clamping down. Gibson omits
Caiaphas' phrase in John 11: "Do you not consider that it is expedient for us
that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should
Other sources: "The
Dolorous Passion" says Pilate "made another attempt for [Jesus'] release; but
the Jews instantly threatened to lay an accusation against him before the
Emperor. This menace terrified him, and he determined to accede to their wishes,
although firmly convinced in his own mind of the innocence of Jesus."
Bible references: Mt 27:28-31; Mk 15:19; Mt 27:26; Mk
In the movie but not the Bible: Before the flogging begins,
Jesus quotes Psalm 108: "My heart is ready, Lord." Satan watches scourging while
cradling a demonic imp; Jewish leaders watch. Pilate's subordinate, Abenadar,
says "Enough! Your orders were to punish this man, not scourge him to
Other sources: Thirty-nine lashes were considered the most
one could give without being guilty of murder. "The Dolorous Passion" describes
Jesus' scourging in vivid and excruciating detail. It says that Jesus' body was
"entirely covered with black, blue, and red marks; the blood was trickling down
on the ground ...they made use of a different kind of rod,—a species of thorny
stick, covered with knots and splinters. These barbarians ...untied Jesus, and
again fastened him up with his back turned towards the pillar. ...they
recommenced scourging him with even greater fury than before ...The body of our
Lord was perfectly torn to shreds."
Based on John 18:28, it's unclear whether Jewish leaders would have attended a
Roman scourging. The flogging is proposed in Scripture, but the timing of
scourging--whether before or after sentence to crucify--is not entirely clear.
The name Abenadar is not
mentioned in the Bible, but refers in Emmerich to the sympathetic centurion who
converts after Jesus' death, saying "indeed, this Man was the Son of God!"
Gibson leaves out this statement.
Mary Magdalene during the scourging
In the movie but not the
Bible: Mary says "My son, when, where, how will you choose to be delivered
of this?" Pilate's wife gives Mary and Mary Magdalene fine cloths which they
later use to mop up Jesus' blood; as Mary Magdalene wipes up Jesus' blood, she
flashes back to the moment when Jesus, as the movie implies, saved her from
being stoned for adultery.
Other sources: "The Dolorous Passion"
records that Claudia gave linen cloths to Mary: "I saw Claudia Procles, the wife
of Pilate, send some large pieces of linen to the Mother of God. I know not
whether she thought that Jesus would be set free, and that his Mother would then
require linen to dress his wounds, or whether this compassionate lady was aware
of the use which would be made of her present. ...I soon after saw Mary and
Magdalen approach the pillar where Jesus had been scourged; ...they knelt down
on the ground near the pillar, and wiped up the sacred blood with the linen
which Claudia Procles had sent."
Other considerations: Especially
in the Middle Ages, cloths said to be stained with Jesus' blood were considered
holy relics by Catholics.
Though a medieval pope
identified Mary Magdalene as being the adulterous woman described in John
7:53-8:11, the Catholic Church has since repudiated this view of Mary Magdalene.
Most Bible scholars today think the two women were distinct characters.
carries the cross to Golgotha
Bible references: Mt
27:31b-32; Mk 15:20b-21; Lk 23
In the movie but not the Bible: Though
the gospels do not explicitly record falls, Jesus falls numerous times; Mary and
company follow Jesus with Satan in crowd; in a flashback, Mary rescues a falling
Jesus as child; alluding to Rev 21:5, Jesus says to Mary: “See, I make all
things new"; from his palace, a worried Pilate looks out at Jesus carrying the
Other sources: Though the gospels do not say Mary
accompanied Jesus throughout his journey, "The Dolorous Passion" says Mary
"begged John to take her to some place through which [her son] must pass. John
conducted her to a palace, which had an entrance in that street which Jesus
traversed after his first fall." When Jesus falls again, according to Emmerich's
vision, Mary sprang "from the doorway into the midst of the group who were
insulting and abusing him, she threw herself on her knees by his side and
Other considerations: The Stations of the Cross, a
Catholic devotional, specify three falls.
bears the cross
In the movie but not the Bible: A Jewish girl helps Jesus wipe
Source: The extrabiblical legend of Veronica, a woman
who is said to have wiped Jesus' face with a cloth that later bore his image.
"Veronica wipes the face of Jesus" is included in the Stations of the Cross, a
Catholic devotional practice. "The Dolorous Passion" relates that she held the
cloth while Jesus wiped his face himself: She "made her way through the mob, ...
reached Jesus, fell on her knees before him, and presented the veil, saying at
the same time, 'Permit me to wipe the face of my Lord.' Jesus took the veil in
his left hand, wiped his bleeding face, and returned it with thanks."
"The Dolorous Passion" also
comments on the woman's name: "Seraphia was the name of the brave woman ...[she]
was afterwards known by the name of Veronica, which name was given from the
words vera icon (true portrait), to commemorate her brave conduct on this
Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
Bible references: Mt
27:31b-32; Mk 15:20-b-21; Lk 23:26
In the movie but not the Bible: A
Roman soldier calls Jews "impossible people"; another Roman says "Can't you see
he can't go on? Help him"; a Roman forces Simon to help Jesus, calling Simon
"Jew!"; Simon defends Jesus and tells them to stop, saying "I don't care what
you do to me"; Simon encourages Jesus, saying "almost there."
sources: Though the gospels say little about Simon, a chapter of "The
Dolorous Passion" describes him in sympathetic terms: "Simon of Cyrene was
filled with indignation and pity...Their cruelty to Jesus so exasperated Simon
of Cyrene that he at last exclaimed, 'If you continue this brutal conduct, I
will throw down the cross and carry it no farther. I will do so if you kill me
nailed to the cross
Bible references: Mt 27:33; Mk 15:22; Lk 23:33; Jn 19:17
In the movie but not the Bible: Cross falls forward to secure nails;
Romans use rope to stretch Jesus' arm closer to nail hole; "King of the Jews"
plaque omits Greek.
Other sources: Gibson draws from "The Dolorous
Passion's" graphic visions of the crucifixion process. "When the executioners
had nailed the right hand of our Lord, they perceived that his left hand did not
reach the hole they had bored to receive the nail, therefore they tied ropes to
his left arm, and having steadied their feet against the cross, pulled the left
hand violently until it reached the place prepared for it."
considerations: According to most Bible scholars, the nails would have gone
in the wrists, not the middle of the hands. Gibson follows Catholic iconography
in choosing the palms of the hands.
Interesting choice: Despite
flashbacks to Last Supper and images of the meal's bread, Gibson does not have
Jesus say "This is my body which is given for you." Catholics believe the
consecrated Communion host is actually Jesus' body; evangelical Protestants do
thieves are crucified alongside Jesus
Bible reference: Luke 23
In the movie but not the Bible: Bird pecks eye of mocking thief
soldiers take Jesus' clothes
Bible reference: John
In the movie but not the Bible: The Roman soldiers rip Jesus'
clothes, though John's gospel says they later gambled for his robe because "it
had no seam."
Other considerations: The "Seamless Garment"
movement asks Christians to support a "consistent ethic of life" by rejecting
abortion, capital punishment, and more.
John at the cross
Bible reference: Mt 27; Mk 15; Lk 23;44
In the movie
but not the Bible: Mary kisses Jesus’ feet and cries to Jesus
Related source: "The Dolorous Passion" says "John stood at the
foot of the Cross, and wiped the feet of Jesus with his scapular. Magdalen was
crouched to the ground in a perfect frenzy of grief behind the Cross."
Other considerations: At some Good Friday services, Christians
pray before a crucifix and kiss the feet of Jesus.
references: Mt 27:51; Jn 19:31-34
In the movie but not the Bible:
One tear from heaven drops, storm begins; the temple building itself cracks in
two but does not fall; Satan cries out in wrath.
Emmerich says the temple's "arch was broken. The ground was heaved up, and many
other columns were thrown down in other parts of the Temple."
taken down from the cross
In the movie but not the Bible: Jesus' mother, Mary
Magdalene, and John take Jesus from the cross (the gospels specify Joseph of
Arimathea, but not others).
Other considerations: The pieta scene
(Mary cradling Jesus' body) and the tableau of nails and crown of thorns recall
am not a Seventh-Day Adventist. Yes, I am a Sabbath keeping
Christian, however I do not agree with that which comes from
the General Conference of the SDA church. Click
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of Legislative Affairs for the Seventh-day Adventist Church"
Friday, March 5, 2004
Passion of Christ Controversy
The New York Times Magazine last
Sunday asked the provocative question "Why are evangelical
embracing Mel Gibson's ultra-Catholic version of the Savior?"
Why has a film that The Wall Street Journal a week ago noted is steeped in
"Mariology" become a rallying cry to Protestants? "One puzzle of the
reception of the film thus far is why born-again Christians have given such a
big thumbs up to what is so unapologetically a Catholic movie," noted the
New York Times Magazine. These are good questions to puzzle over, and this is
a good time to do the puzzling.
I saw the film last week. I was not
impressed for two reasons. First, the film is by far the most violent film
I have ever seen. It is one thing to show that tremendous evil was
perpetrated against Jesus, it is quite another to wallow in two hours of
gratuitous, desensitizing violence of the worst Hollywood order. Mel Gibson
has added extra-Biblical tortures apparently to heighten the
emotive effect, and incorporated techniques taken directly from the horror
film genre (e.g., an extra-Biblical scene where a bloodied, gasping Christ is
thrown over a bridge only to land inches from the face of a terrified Judas
is reminiscent of slasher films in which distorted bodies suddenly appear
to shock the audience; the extra-Biblical grotesque scenes of the devil with,
among other things, a maggot crawling into his nose, all call to mind the
horror movie genre).
The second objections is that in addition to the
start to finish graphic violence, the film adds in a number
of extra-Biblical scenes to promote Mariology. This includes Peter falling
in a worship style at Mary's feet and calling her "mother." This shouldn't be
surprising, as this is Mel Gibson's beliefs and the film is based not only on
the Bible but on the visions of two Catholic Nuns.
Obviously good can
come out of almost anything, and maybe this film will bring about an
authentic religious awakening within some people that brings them to a
knowledge of our Savior. That said, we have been warned by prophecy
against a false revival based on ecumenism. The New York Times thinks it
is a "puzzle" that Protestants are championing this Roman Catholic version of
the life of Christ. Maybe as Seventh-day Adventist Christians we are a little
less puzzled than most.
"I will set no wicked
thing before mine eyes:..."
is a list of articles proving the fruits of a "devout"
Catholic are not as they should be. So many people believe the Roman
Catholic church teaches their flock to be Christians, when in fact
it's the exact opposite. Mel Gibson declares himself a "devout"
Catholic, and the Vatican praises him often as well. So much so
he was allowed a private audience with many prelates most "regular"
Catholics aren't allowed. His Catholic faith is thought of so highly
that he was commissioned by the Vatican to do this blasphemous movie.
With that said, notice the literal facts in black and white for
all to see...
Mel Gibson DUI bust
Actor-director's bail set at $5,000 in L.A.
Posted: July 28, 2006
3:56 p.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Mel Gibson was arrested by the Los
Angeles County Sheriff's Department in Malibu, Calif., early this morning for
suspicion of DUI.
The actor-director, driving a Lexus, was pulled over on the Pacific Coast
Highway and a Breathalyzer test was administered. The arrest report lists the
time of arrest as 2:36 a.m. and the time booked as 4:06 a.m.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said officers on patrol reported Gibson
was driving at an "excessively fast speed."
Bail was set at $5,000.
Contacted for a statement, Gibson's publicist, Veronica Pinto at Rogers &
Cowan in L.A., said: "At this time, we don't have any information on this matter
but are checking into it."
The 50-year-old actor-director just wrapped up filming of his Mayan epic,
"Apocalypto," in the jungles of Mexico's Veracruz state. Following the shoot,
Gibson offered to donate money to build houses for poor people in the region. He
is working through the Rotary Club and Mexico's family welfare agency.
Gibson began filming "Apocalypto," which follows the journey of a Mayan hero
on the run through the rain forests of pre-Columbian Mexico, last fall. Like his
2004 religious blockbuster, "The Passion of the Christ," which was shot in
Aramaic and Latin, "Apocalypto" is being done in an ancient tongue, Yucatec
The action adventure is set for release Dec. 8.
Gibson won a best-director Oscar for 1995's "Braveheart."
He has starred in the "Lethal Weapon" and "Mad Max" films, "What Women Want"
and "The Man Without a Face," among other movies.
Report: Mel Gibson skated twice before
said to be stopped for reckless driving 2 other times in Malibu, allowed to go
Posted: July 31, 2006
3:42 p.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
On the heels of a mad-packed weekend for "Mad Max," a new report claims Mel
Gibson had been stopped twice before for reckless driving in Malibu, Calif., but
was allowed to go free without a ticket or arrest.
According to TMZ.com, the website which first broke the news of Gibson's
anti-Semitic tirade during this weekend's arrest for alleged drunk driving, the
actor-director was pulled over by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy three
years ago for speeding at 74 miles per hour on Pacific Coast Highway just a mile
from his home.
"Sources say Gibson avoided eye contact with the deputy during the stop and
even though the deputy was suspicious of Gibson's sobriety, he let him go," the
TMZ also reports Gibson was stopped last year for driving 64 mph on the PCH
where the posted limit was 45.
"Sources say that Gibson was so cocky that he was on his cell phone the
entire time he was detained by the deputy. Ultimately, the deputy decided to let
him go without giving him a citation," TMZ states.
There's also new information concerning Gibson's arrest Friday morning and
the purported "sanitization" of information from police.
As WND reported, according to the police report, Gibson – initially
cooperative – resisted arrest and had to be forcibly restrained and handcuffed
by Deputy James Mee before he could be placed in the patrol car.
A distraught Gibson repeatedly said, "My life is f****d."
Gibson reportedly banged himself against the seat, yelling threats at Mee:
"You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you." The purported
field-arrest report reads, "Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me
saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of his money to 'get even' with me."
Gibson then reportedly began making anti-Semitic statements: "F*****g Jews
... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." He then asked the
deputy, "Are you a Jew?"
TMZ says it was told by sources "that Lt. Crystal Miranda told the arresting
deputy that Capt. Tom Martin talked to Sheriff Lee Baca who expressed concern
that the explosive report might leak to the media and that it needed to be
rewritten in a sanitized form."
It says Gibson admitted to drinking out of a bottle of tequila found in his
"We're also told that Gibson, who issued a statement over the weekend,
suggesting he was not of sound mind when he uttered the anti-Semitic tirade and
engaged in abusive behavior, was not in fact 'out of it,'" the site says.
"Sources connected with the case tell TMZ that Gibson was drunk but was in
control of his senses. At one point at the sheriff's station, sources say Gibson
was 'jumping like a monkey' on a steel cage and told the arresting deputy, 'I'm
not going to hurt you physically. I'm gonna hurt you. I'm gonna make you lose.'"
Gibson issued an
apology Saturday, stating:
''After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that
were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not
have, and was stopped by the L.A. County sheriff's. The arresting officer was
just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused
injury to any other person.
''I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and
said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am
deeply ashamed of everything I said and I apologize to anyone who I have
''Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my
belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and
indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my
behavior and for that I am truly sorry.
''I have battled the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and
profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming
of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my
return to health.''
Gibson's Anti-Semitic Tirade -- Alleged Cover Up
TMZ has learned that Mel Gibson went on a rampage
when he was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving, hurling religious
epithets. TMZ has also learned that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department
had the initial report doctored to keep the real story under wraps.
TMZ has four pages of the original report prepared by
the arresting officer in the case, L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy James Mee.
According to the report, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific
Coast Highway and told he was to be detained for drunk driving Friday morning in
Malibu. The actor began swearing uncontrollably. Gibson repeatedly said, "My
life is f****d." Law enforcement sources say the deputy, worried that Gibson
might become violent, told the actor that he was supposed to cuff him but would
not, as long as Gibson cooperated. As the two stood next to the hood of the
patrol car, the deputy asked Gibson to get inside. Deputy Mee then walked over
to the passenger door and opened it. The report says Gibson then said, "I'm not
going to get in your car," and bolted to his car. The deputy quickly subdued
Gibson, cuffed him and put him inside the patrol car.
TMZ has learned that Deputy Mee audiotaped the entire exchange between
himself and Gibson, from the time of the traffic stop to the time Gibson was put
in the patrol car, and that the tape fully corroborates the written
Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson
began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy,
"You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you." The report also says "Gibson almost
continually [sic] threatened me saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of
his money to 'get even' with me."
The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic
statements: "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the
world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"
The deputy became alarmed as Gibson's tirade escalated, and called ahead for
a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station. When they arrived, a
sergeant began videotaping Gibson, who noticed the camera and then said, "What
the f*** do you think you're doing?"
A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and
yelled, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"
We're told Gibson took two blood alcohol tests, which were videotaped, and
continued saying how "f****d" he was and how he was going to "f***" Deputy Mee.
Gibson was put in a cell with handcuffs on. He said he needed to urinate, and
after a few minutes tried manipulating his hands to unzip his pants. Sources say
Deputy Mee thought Gibson was going to urinate on the floor of the booking cell
and asked someone to take Gibson to the bathroom.
After leaving the bathroom, Gibson then demanded to make a phone call. He was
taken to a pay phone and, when he didn't get a dial tone, we're told Gibson
threw the receiver against the phone. Deputy Mee then warned Gibson that if he
damaged the phone he could be charged with felony vandalism. We're told Gibson
was then asked, and refused, to sign the necessary paperwork and was thrown in a
Deputy Mee then wrote an eight-page report detailing Gibson's rampage and
comments. Sources say the sergeant on duty felt it was too "inflammatory." A
lieutenant and captain then got involved and calls were made to Sheriff's
headquarters. Sources say Mee was told Gibson's comments would incite a lot of
"Jewish hatred," that the situation in Israel was "way too inflammatory." It was
mentioned several times that Gibson, who wrote, directed, and produced 2004's
"The Passion of the Christ," had incited "anti-Jewish sentiment" and "For a
drunk driving arrest, is this really worth all that?"
We're told Deputy Mee was then ordered to write another report, leaving out
the incendiary comments and conduct. Sources say Deputy Mee was told the
sanitized report would eventually end up in the media and that he could write a
supplemental report that contained the redacted information -- a report that
would be locked in the watch commander's safe.
Initially, a Sheriff's official told TMZ the arrest occurred "without
incident." On Friday night, Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told TMZ: "The
L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigation into the arrest of Mr. Gibson on
suspicion of driving under the influence will be complete and will contain every
factual piece of evidence. Nothing will be sanitized. There was absolutely no
favoritism shown to this suspect or any other. When this file is presented to
the Los Angeles County District Attorney, it will contain everything. Nothing
will be left out."
On Saturday, Gibson released the following statement:
"After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were
very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and
was stopped by the LA County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his
job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any
other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was
arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are
despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said. Also, I take this
opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior.
They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me
from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am
truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult
life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior
unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps
to ensure my return to health."
Click to see portions of the original
Comments updated 7/30/2006 12:15 pm EST
this picture of Mel Gibson on the left. Notice his
fingers forming a triangle around his eye. Some
will say this is merely a coincidence that his fingers
fell that way. But looking at the picture underneath
that picture you see his LOGO for his production
This logo for Mel
Gibson's "Icon Productions" company that
produces his films is the age old "eye of Satan:
or as is better known, "Eye of Horus."
Notice how the nose, like Mel's fingers above "suggest"
a path for YOUR eye to follow. A "hidden"
triangle is apparent in both pics! Many "Rock"
stars use the "one eye" pose on their
first album jackets as a "dedication"
to Satan so as to ensure his "blessings"
upon their work.
You ask.. Why is
this symbol a problem?
As all know, Mel
is a Catholic. As is also known, the Catholic church
has used this "single eye" in a "triangle"
for hundreds of years. The picture on the left shows
the evil eye behind a Catholic Bishop. The pic on
the right is that of a Roman Catholic Monastery
in Greece! This symbol is found on their church
books, ceilings, clothing, youth group medals, and
scores of other items. It is also used on Government
documents as a shown of "ownership" or
"grand involvement" as is evident in the
Yes, that's the picture
of the back of an American dollar bill! As many
are also aware the US Government has been completely
taken by Rome many decades ago. Open evidence of
the final "nail in the coffin" came when
Ronald Reagan turned to face the Pagan Phallic symbol
found first in St. Peter's square to take
the oath of office as President. To top this all
off. Notice the final picture.
|To give you an idea of just how evil this symbol is. This picture (on left) of Aleister Crowley, who was dubbed “the wickedest man
alive” before his death in 1947. He is wearing upon his head the “eye of Horus”
as a sign of Satanic worship and acceptance. This man, a proclaimed 33 degree
Mason was reported to have single-handedly been responsible for the birth of
Satanism into modern American civilization. He spawned more disciples to Satan
then any other man alive to date. He was a self proclaimed “Magus” in the Pagan
church for many years as well. His anti-social values and legendary rebellion
towards authority catapulted him as an icon which in turn generated “hero
worship” by many young people, especially rock musicians of the 60’s and 70’s.
This man’s symbol for Satan’s “watchful eye” has always been a major symbol in
Catholicism from its infancy. So much so that they insisted upon its appearance
upon the American dollar!
How bad does it get?
Gibson even has a "one eye" Jesus in his
film! Is this not a depiction of Antichrist? Is
it not true Satan will act as Christ on this earth
soon to deceive billions? And does not this Satan
prefer the "single eye" image / logo?
Am I saying this actor is Antichrist? NO! Am I saying
he is a pawn of Satan so much so that even Satan's
symbols spew forth as a native language? Sadly,
Pray for these people.
For even they can come to Christ. The REAL Christ!
Mel Gibson is not displaying
fruit of a Christian. His fruits are VERY apparently evil!
Remember this the next time you share his movie with someone after
telling them it is a "good" movie sanctioned by the Christian
Gibson confirms partner pregnancy
Actor Mel Gibson has confirmed rumours that he is expecting a child with his Russian girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
is true," the 53-year-old star told US chat show host Jay Leno on the
Monday edition of The Tonight Show. "We're gonna have a child." Last month Gibson's wife Robyn filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences.
The actor was subsequently seen at a Hollywood premiere with Grigorieva, a 39-year-old musician, on his arm.
by Leno, Gibson described the situation as "unfortunate" and that
Robyn, with whom he has seven children, was "an admirable woman".
"Our marriage ended three years ago and we've been separated ever since then," he is quoted as saying.
Gibson was seen with Grigorieva at a Hollywood premiere last month
"When it's all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself," he added.
"I'm to blame. If you're inclined to judge, put it here."
that the child he is currently expecting would be his eighth, the star
jokingly referred to himself as "Octo-Mel" - a play on so-called
"Octo-Mom" Nadya Suleman. Robyn Gibson is said to be seeking a share of the money and assets the Braveheart actor has earned during his career.
it is thought no prenuptial deal was signed, Robyn could receive half
of the star's reported $640m (£402m) wealth under Californian law.
Think of it... Gibson
committed adultery, fathered a child out of wedlock, as well as
in adultery, and still he is seen as a good Catholic when people
view his blasphemous movie? His new girlfriend is actually 2 years
younger than is oldest daughter, yet nary a Catholic sees him as
a bad man, and they all praise his work with the Vatican on the
movie, or as it should called, "a Vatican commercial"
designed to sell the Pope and his doctrines. It's amazing how far
down the scale Catholicism has sunk into. Soon it will be as it
was in the dark ages and Christians will be killed for refusing
the Vatican demands! Please pray for Mel and all Catholics!
see this video of him admitting to all this on TV