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"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:..."
-Psalms 101:3 


Is the movie "The Passion" a Christian movie? Or is it a Roman Catholic Anti-Christian movie?

 

 

Mel GibsonThe Passion of Mel Gibson
ChristianityToday.com March 2004
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 Lord."

 

 

BRIEF SUMMATION 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  

CLICK 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 Mikael Carlsson

“’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.

"After Evangelicals 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.

...if 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
Bible references: 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.

Source: 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.

Other considerations: "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."


Payment to people to come to courtyard
Bible references: Matthew 26:59-60
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."


Arrest of 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.

 


Mary's 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.

 


Jesus 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.

 


Pontius 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.


Jesus, the carpenter
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.

 


Jesus 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."

Other 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 accusers."

 


Peter denies Jesus
Bible references: Mt 26:69-75; Mk 14:66-72; Lk 22:56-62; Jn 18:25-27
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.'"

 


Judas' remorse
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 decays nearby.

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."

 


Mary's 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."


Jesus 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?"

 


Pilate's "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 gospels.

 


Jesus 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?"

 


Pilate 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 uprising."

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 perish?"

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."

 


Jesus is scourged
Bible references: Mt 27:28-31; Mk 15:19; Mt 27:26; Mk 15:15
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 death."

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."

Other considerations: 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 and 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.

 


Jesus 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 cross.

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 embraced him."

Other considerations: The Stations of the Cross, a Catholic devotional, specify three falls.

 


Jesus bears the cross
In the movie but not the Bible: A Jewish girl helps Jesus wipe his face

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 day."

 


Simon of 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."
Other 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 for it.'"


Jesus is 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."

Other 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 not.

 


Two thieves are crucified alongside Jesus
Bible reference: Luke 23
In the movie but not the Bible: Bird pecks eye of mocking thief

 


Roman soldiers take Jesus' clothes
Bible reference: John 23
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.

 


Mary and 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.

 


Jesus dies
Bible 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.

Other source:
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."

 


Jesus is 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 Catholic iconography.



I 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 here to see why. 

From: "Office of Legislative Affairs for the Seventh-day Adventist Church"
Date: Friday, March 5, 2004

Passion of Christ Controversy

The New York Times Magazine last Sunday asked the provocative question "Why are evangelical Protestants
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:..."
-Psalms 101:3


Below 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

 

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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 Maya.

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
Actor said to be stopped for reckless driving 2 other times in Malibu, allowed to go free

Posted: July 31, 2006
3:42 p.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com


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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 site says.

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 vehicle.

"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 offended.

''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

EXCLUSIVE: MEL GIBSONTMZ 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 report.

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 detox cell.

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."
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Comments updated 7/30/2006 12:15 pm EST



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Notice 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 company.

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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?

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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 following pic...

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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.

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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!

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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, yes.

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 God!


Gibson confirms partner pregnancy

Actor Mel Gibson has confirmed rumours that he is expecting a child with his Russian girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.

"This 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. Pressed by Leno, Gibson described the situation as "unfortunate" and that Robyn, with whom he has seven children, was "an admirable woman".

'Hatchet job'

"Our marriage ended three years ago and we've been separated ever since then," he is quoted as saying.

Mel Gibson with Oksana Grigorieva
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." Remarking 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. As 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!

Also see this video of him admitting to all this on TV



 

Mel Gibson Jewish Question Interview Part 1 #   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDfUhlBgfoU 
Mel Gibson Jewish Question interview Part 2#     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fbNnE18Ugk
Mel Gibson Jewish Question interview Part 3#   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWbgzHblgSY

 

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