Mel Gibson’s The Passion: Religious Movie or Blasphemy?

Jim Caviezel and the music composer for the film confessed that Satan’s presence could be felt during the shooting

A tall tale ŕ la Hollywood: A superstar, who made a fortune by starring in quite a few kill-them-all type movies, and who thus played a role in inciting men to violence, suddenly embraced Christianity and decided to make a religious movie about no minor matter, but the self-sacrifice of God to save sinful mankind from damnation. Since the soul-merchants in that corrupt city, Hollywood, perhaps the most important source of blasphemies on earth, didn’t want to sponsor a film about Jesus Christ, Gibson had to dig into his own pocket to finance the movie. These circumstances made him look almost like a Christian hero.

Gibson and the whole crew moved to Italy, where they worked feverishly for months. We did not hear too much about them except for a few strange incidents, which according to all common sense were a sign of disapproval from God. Jim Caviezel, who dares to play Jesus Christ, was struck by lightning while hanging on the cross, and smoke came out of his ears.

“’I was lit up like a Christmas tree,’ the actor told Hannity. ‘It felt as if I had two hands slapping my head and all of a sudden I had 200 extras scurrying. I had no idea what happened. All I was seeing was pink and a kind of a fuzzy static in front of my eyes.’ Caviezel said that when one of the crew came over to check if he was OK, he [Michelini] was struck by lightning, too. Asked if he thought the lightning strike was ‘a sign from God,’ Caviezel told Hannity, ‘I think the whole thing has been that way.’”

(Mel Gibson’s ‘Christ’ Reveals Crucifixion)

The film’s assistant director Jan Michelini was hit twice during shooting. He and Caviezel were not badly hurt by the lightning strikes — God’s Providence. Moreover, Caviezel dislocated his shoulder while carrying the cross, suffered pneumonia, and by an actor’s mistake, was actually whipped during the scourging scenes. All these did not stop him and the crew — they didn’t want to obey God.

Jim Caviezel and John Debney, who wrote the score for the film, admitted that Satan was present during the shooting:

“I had never before subscribed to the idea that maybe Satan is a real person, but I can attest that he was in my room a lot and I know that he hit everyone on this production… The computers froze for about the tenth time that day and it was about nine o’clock at night and so I got really mad and I told Satan to manifest himself and I said, ‘Let’s go out into the parking lot and let’s go.’”

(A Passion for Music… a Battle with Satan)

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

(Jim Caviezel Talks About Playing Christ in ‘The Passion’)

These two men claim that Satan was keeping them from doing their jobs. Contrary to this, what may have happened is that both God and Satan were influencing them through angels and demons, respectively. One side was influencing them in a good way — to stop filming —, while the other side in a bad way. This spiritual battle shows the importance of this film. If this movie degrades Jesus Christ and alienates the viewers from God, any member of the crew who dies unsaved will have to additionally suffer for his share in the creation of this film.

The godless and the doubting Thomases always ask for signs. The shooting of this film was accompanied by many signs. God’s disapproval and Satan’s presence and influence couldn’t be more evident.

A few months before its release, rumors and uproars stirred up interest in the movie. Then some “Christian” leaders, false prophets, wolves among the sheep, who had the occasion to see a preview of the film, created the false image that this movie is wholly Christian and is a “must see”. Tickets were sold by the thousands, and when the movie opened in the USA, Christians and un-Christians alike flooded the theaters like sheep. There they saw probably the bloodiest movie of their lifetimes. In reviews, The Passion of the Christ is described as the “quintessential horror film,” “the most brutal movie you will probably ever see,” “excessively dark, and excessively violent,” “Gibson’s bloody epic,” “the ultimate horror movie,” “a very violent and gruesome film,” “a veritable blood freakout.”

For two hours, the audiences have to watch, and emotionally participate in the ceaseless virtual torture, humiliation and crucifixion of a man who impersonates Jesus Christ. Thus they participate in the virtual defeat of our Lord Jesus Christ, without the possibility to speak or act against it. There is only one sane and moral thing they can do: to walk out of the theatre. An American woman died while watching the film on its first day of screening. A second person, a Presbyterian pastor from Brazil, who rented a theater for his congregation, also died while watching this sadistic film. (Pastor dies at Passion screening) He may be in hell right now. Do we need other signs from God?

The movie shows the betrayal, torture and crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the most humiliating 12 hours of His earthly life. It probably does not speak about His teachings and miracles, His resurrection or His glory in heaven. It does not say that Jesus Christ is God made flesh, that He is consubstantial, coeternal and coequal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, that the world was created and is sustained by Him, and that He will come back to judge the world, including this film’s creators.

They chose to show Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, the darkest event in the history of mankind. And this was not enough. As it is evident from the rare honest reviews, Caviezel plays a weak, totally human Jesus, and this may have the satanic effect of discrediting the whole Gospel in the eyes of unsaved people.

The choice of actors is another telltale sign. Three women are pornography stars, and two actresses played in the movie Dracula (see the quotes below).

And the most important thing, which looked suspicious from the beginning, is the language of the film: the dialogue is in Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew. Latin is a dead language, and the other two are spoken by just a few million people out of the 6 billion. Subtitles translate only portions of what is said, and the translator, William Fulco, had confessed — God pressed him — that the subtitles are not accurate, to say the least:

“’I tracked down some obscene graffiti from Roman army camps,’ Fulco said. ‘Somebody who knows Latin really well, their ears will fall off. We didn’t subtitle those words.’ Fulco even confessed to some linguistic mischief. ‘Here and there I put in playful things which nobody will know. There’s one scene where Caiaphas turns to his cohorts and says something in Aramaic. The subtitle says, `You take care of it.’ He’s actually saying, `Take care of my laundry.’”

(The Jesuit Scholar Who Translated ‘The Passion’)

How do we know that the actors, who most probably do not even understand these languages, were not saying blasphemies in this movie?

Authenticity issue: The movie’s script is not based on the Four Gospels, but mostly on the writing of Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), “The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ”. Emmerich was a mystic, considered by many to be demon-possessed, who “during her whole life she had continual intercourse with the souls in purgatory… Often, while yet very young, she used to be awakened out of her sleep by bands of suffering souls, and to follow them on cold winter’s nights with bare feet…” (Life of Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich). The writing of this lunatic woman needs to be analyzed in the light of the Bible — this is the topic of our next article.

Conclusion: In light of the above, we see this movie as an attempt of Satan to lead us astray, which God allows to test us. If, due to the constant brainwashing, most people, including Christians, do not recognize the occult nature of this movie, will they realize that the charismatic world leader to appear in the future, the Antichrist, is empowered by Satan and not God? One thing is certain: Christians should neither see this movie, nor promote it.

A collection of opinions from different reviews:
 

“In the movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Mel Gibson has found a way to do a movie that is non-stop violence and brutality from beginning to end, a violence so severe that many who have watched it have come away nauseated and emotionally disturbed for days. And he has also found a way to insure that many of those whom Satan wants to corrupt the most will watch it.”

(The Passion of Mel Gibson)

“Most of us have yet to see Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion,’ but we’ve gained one sure impression: it’s bloody. ‘I wanted to bring you there,’ Gibson told Peter J. Boyer in September 15’s New Yorker magazine. ‘I wanted to be true to the Gospels. That has never been done before.’

This goal means showing us what real scourging and crucifixion would look like. ‘I didn’t want to see Jesus looking really pretty,’ Gibson goes on. ‘I wanted to mess up one of his eyes, destroy it…’

When the four evangelists were writing their own accounts of the Passion, they didn’t take Gibson’s approach. None of them depict Jesus with a destroyed eye. In fact, the descriptions of Jesus’ beating and crucifixion are as minimal as the writers can make them.

‘Having scourged Jesus, Pilate delivered him to be crucified,’ the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) agree. ‘When they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him…’

In this idea of the atonement, God in Christ effects a rescue mission. Humans are being held captive by Death, due to their voluntary involvement in sin, and are helpless to free themselves. In a majestic sweep of events Jesus takes on human life in order to die, invade hell, and set the captives free. The focus is much broader than the Crucifixion alone. The movement is from heaven to earth, the reverse of the later pattern.”

(Frederica Mathewes-Green: The Meaning of His Suffering)

“It is hard to adequately describe how brutal the latter half of ‘The Passion’ is: it’s as bloody as Tarantino’s movies, but here the violence is shown graphically…

The director delights in showing all the wounds. Stabs, bruises, slits, gashes, protruding ribs, quivering and blood, shown in close-up and slow-motion. Everyone has his own idea about Jesus Christ. According to this movie, the one Mel Gibson has, would scare even a surgeon from traumatology…

In one of the scenes, brutality almost turns into parody. In this scene, a raven pecks out the eye of the thief crucified on the left of Jesus Christ, while the thief is still alive. Gibson steps up the horror even further: the cross, along with the crucified Jesus, is turned over and dropped face-down, so the soldiers can brad the nails on the other side…

This movie doesn’t tell us anything else than the fact that the innocent Jesus was killed in a sadistic, horrible way. We are only given a few short Bible quotes on what His intentions were, why He took all of this upon himself. According to all signs, Gibson did not worry about love or sacrifice, he didn’t even think about portraying the characters as complex personalities.”

(Jézus, húspép, horror (Jesus, gore, horror))

“Gibson claims that the Holy Ghost spoke through him in the directing of this movie, and that everything in it is from the Bible. I very much doubt the first claim, and I can safely say that the second one is false. The Bible does not have an encounter between Jesus and a sort of Satanic succubus figure in the Garden of Gethsemane. The Bible does not have a raven pecking out the eye of one of the crucified thieves. The Bible does not have Judas pursued to his suicide by a horde of supernatural and sinister devil-children.”

(I Detest This Film ..With a Passion)

“It seems that one has had to star in a Dracula movie in order to qualify for casting as Mary or Mary Magdalene, since both Ms. Morgenstern and Ms. Bellucci were cast in Joe Chapelle’s television special Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000) and the American remake of Dracula (1992) respectively!”

(The Poisoned Passion Fruit of Mel Gibson)

“Three of the actresses who have key roles in this film are not only internationally renowned actresses, they are hardcore pornography stars! Monica Bellucci, who plays Mary Magdalene in Gibson’s ‘Passion’ movie, is quite the rage as a European porn queen as well as ‘one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood’. Rosita Celentano, who is the androgynous character of Satan in ‘The Passion’, and Claudia Gerini, who plays the role of Pilate’s wife, are hardcore porn stars as well… Ms. Bellucci is no ordinary porn star, but performs in hardcore films such as the 2002 production, Irreversible. Premiered at last years Cannes Film Festival, ‘Irreversible’ proved so shocking that 250 people walked out, some needing medical attention…

These disturbing matters raise not a few questions. Would a Christian film director cast hardcore pornography stars in a movie about Jesus Christ? And why has not one of the alleged ‘Christian’ reviewers of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ mentioned these appalling facts? Nor does the official website for ‘The Passion’ tell the truth about Monica Bellucci’s profession, or Rosita Celentano’s, or Claudia Gerini’s. Surely Christians should have accurate information before they circulate favorable reviews of a movie (which they have not seen) via e-mail or bring their unsaved friends and acquaintances to the opening performance, which they are being pressured to do.”

(Mel Gibson’s Film “The Passion of the Christ”: An International Hoax)

“There is also a powerful mystical side to the Mel Gibson production containing elements of witchcraft. One review said, ‘Flashbacks, special effects, and a sulfurous evil presence lurks throughout the film…’

During a showing of the Passion movie in Wichita, Kansas, a woman was watching as Gibson’s left hand held the nail, and at the precise moment when the nail was driven in and blood poured forth, she dropped dead. Kansas is the geographical center of our country and the nail was centered by Gibson’s sinister hand. Was this a sign?

Has this wicked nation that persists in evil crucified the Son of God afresh and put Him to an open shame? Is this dead woman being carried from a theater a sign from God? As a former occultist and witch, saved by the grace of God, I discern the evil in this Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of the Christ! It should be avoided as a deadly abomination.”

(The Truth About Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ)

“One has to wonder if the producers of ‘The Passion’ aren’t the real Christ-haters, who derived vicarious pleasure from reenacting the Crucifixion with meticulous attention to the details of Jesus’ torture. Wonder no more. When Diane Sawyer asked Mel Gibson rhetorically, ‘It’s your hand in the film holding the nail?’, he responded: ‘It is, yeah. My left hand. In Italian, ‘sinistra’ or sinister hand.’ ABC was showing footage from the film in which Gibson’s left hand held the nail which pierced the hand of Christ, as a hammer pounded it into the cross. Although Gibson put a Biblical gloss on his reasons for doing this, he gave his true intentions away through an esoteric allusion.

There is an Ordo Sinistra Vivendi or ‘Order of the Left Hand Path’ which is a Satanist warrior order that stands for ‘Black Magick’ as well as rebellion against Christ and His Church. The name represents brazen defiance of Matthew 25:41 ‘Then shall (Jesus) say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…’

‘The Passion of the Christ’ is a thoroughly Satanic production, and occultists worldwide know exactly what Mel Gibson meant by ‘‘sinistra’ or sinister hand’ as well as many other esoteric signs attending, not only this film, but the entire genre of occult films that are inundating movie theaters. Satanists, who despise Jesus Christ, and their master, Satan, who has fond memories of the Crucifixion, will no doubt love ‘The Passion of the Christ’. Everyone else, including Christians, should stay at home with their children and look into the Word of God. There you will find Jesus.”

(Mel Gibson’s Film “The Passion of the Christ”: An International Hoax)