Title: "THE PASSION" - EVANGELICAL LEADER'S HALL OF SHAME - MOVIE MAY BE HISTORIC DIVIDING LINE IN REVEALING SPIRITUAL TRUTH VS DECEPTION - PART 3!
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The verdict about "The Passion" is now clearly and firmly in: This movie is the greatest Fundamental Roman Catholic movie ever made! Even though Mel Gibson assured everyone that the movie is consistent with the Four Gospels, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, during his TV interview with Dianne Sawyer, Gibson admitted he took much material for the movie from Saint Ann Emmerich, a mystic nun whose terribly mystic visions -- pictured left -- formed much of the basis of "The Passion".
You can see Emmerich laying on her bed while receiving her visions of Jesus' suffering on the cross. Notice the Satanic All-Seeing Eye within the pyramid at the top, hovering over her head. It is no accident that this All-Seeing Eye is almost exactly like the Luciferian All-Seeing Eye atop the unfinished pyramid on the back of the American One Dollar Bill. For centuries, the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church have served the same god -- Lucifer.
Please understand the significance of seeing this All-Seeing Eye within the pyramid over Emmerich's head: this symbol represents the kind of supernatural spirit who gave the visions of Jesus' suffering to Emmerich. That spirit was Satan!
Listen to Dr. Cathy Burns describe the importance of the All-Seeing to Illuminized Freemasonry:
"The single eye, alone or in a triangle, was used extensively by Freemasons and other secret societies ... The 'Eye of God' is Shiva (or Siva) the Destroyer ... Shiva is also a synonym for Satan ... This is the symbol of the higher clairvoyance. The Master always possessed this sight ... The Egyptians represented Osiris by the by the symbol of an open eye ... The single eye has also been identified with the third or spiritual eye and therefore, with clairvoyance. The esoteric tradition relates the single eye to the inner light, intuitive power, illumination and the philosopher's stone. Many authors recognize that clairvoyance is gained through use of the third eye ... This is Satan's counterfeit for being Born Again ... you acquire a 'personal relationship' with Lucifer. You begin to think his thoughts and see with his eyes." ["Masonic & Occult Symbols Illustrated", by Dr. Cathy Burns, p. 360-365]
From this occult explanation of the All-Seeing Eye in a triangle, you can see that Saint Ann Emmerich's vision of Jesus' torture and suffering on the cross was simply a vision from Satan -- she had established a 'personal relationship' with Lucifer! You see, the Roman Catholic Church has always kept Jesus on the Cross, insisting that its adherents focus on His pain, while Protestant and Baptist churches have insisted that our focus should be on Jesus' Resurrection. What did the Apostle Paul say?
"... if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." [1 Cor 15:13-14]
Therefore, one of the historic differences between Catholicism and Protestantism and Baptists is this matter of focus: Catholics insist upon keeping Jesus on the Cross, where Satan gained temporary victory (Genesis 3:15) while we have always insisted upon focussing on the Resurrection!
Do not be deceived: Satan has always wanted
our focus to be on the Cross! Emmerich's mystic, demonic visions of Jesus' arrest,
torture and crucifixion was given her directly by the demonic host!
Anne Emmerich (1774-1824) was also noted for her many "mystic gifts", including the occult practice of Stigmati -- the profuse bleeding from wounds which just open up on the body of the stigmatist. In addition to the Stigmati, Emmerich would frequently be caught up in "ecstatic prayer". Other reports indicate that Emmerich also levitated frequently. All these practices are Luciferian to the core and have been practiced by many people caught up in Traditional Catholicism, the New Age Religion, Hinduism Buddhism, and Illuminism.
Mel Gibson unabashedly admits that he based much of "The Passion" upon her book entitled, "Delorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ". We covered the contents of this book in NEWS1895 and encourage you to read it thoroughly. If you saw the movie, you will recognize from whence Gibson got many of the scenes in "The Passion" and if you have not yet seen the movie, you need to read our account of her book or you will be scratching your head continuously, wondering where in the world did that scene come from?
The basic point is that Gibson and his Jesuit priest screenwriter and advisers created a most powerful, Traditionalist, pre-Vatican II movie based largely on the mystic, demonic visions of Saint Ann Emmerich.
Catholic Authors Cheering Over The Correct Catholic Doctrine Depicted In "The Passion"
We have issued several articles on this subject which can be found in Headline News, plus numerous articles from Catholic authors cheering this movie onward! If you are not aware of how deeply Roman Catholic this movie truly is, we offer the following articles of thorough explanation:
NEWS1899 -- " 'THE PASSION' OF ROME: TO BRING ALL WAYWARD CATHOLICS HOME" -- Movie seems clearly and deliberately designed to call former Catholics back to the Roman Fold! Written by Rebecca Sexton, Former Catholics For Christ, and writer of most Cutting Edge Catholic articles.
NEWS BRIEF: "Worshippers take 'Passion'
back to church", The Washington Times, March 07, 2004 -- "Catholics
are returning to their faith" -- http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040307-120639-5030r.htm
NEWS BRIEF: "Passion, Catholicism, and Christianity", www.badgerherald.com, March 3, 2004 - Catholic author details how the movie is designed to visibly show each of the key areas of Catholic Doctrine -- http://www.badgerherald.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/03/03/40453ee0ea9f7
NEWS BRIEF: "Mel Gibson's triumph", by Pat Buchanan, WorldNetDaily, March 3, 2004 -- "Passion will appeal to 'cradle Catholics who can recite the lines of each episode before they are uttered ... to the Stations of the Cross, to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary" -- http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37405
NEWS BRIEF: "What's Catholic About 'The Passion'? A Lot", Belief Net, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/140/story_14094_3.html -- Catholic author details much of the Emmerich material in the movie
NEWS BRIEF: " 'The Passion' for Its Author, Is a Mass", by Vittorio Messori on Mel Gibson's Work, ZENIT, The World As Seen From Rome, Date: 2004-02-18 -- This is the authoritative Vatican website. Note that this article says Gibson created "The Passion" as a Catholic Mass.
NEWS BRIEF: "'I'll Take an R-Rated True Movie Over a G-Rated Saccharin Lie Any Day' ", Interview by Angelo Matera, Belief Net, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/138/story_13881_1.html -- Orthodox Catholic author, Barbara Nicolosi, previewed the movie and reported:
"For those of us who love Jesus, The Passion is devastating to watch ... It was so frenzied and terrible ... But then, the film again finds Mary, Jesus's Mother on the sidelines, and her presence gets us through it. Kind of like how Mary's presence helped Jesus get through it ... The film is strongly Eucharistic. There is a beautiful juxtaposition of images that cuts from the stripping on Calvary to the unwrapping of the bread to be used at the last Supper." [Full coverage of this article is provided in our NEWSLETTER020704]
This Orthodox Catholic author had no trouble seeing the Virgin Mary
being portrayed as Co-Redeemer, nor did she have trouble seeing the Mass portrayed
-- Eucharist -- so her testimony is very valuable. Insiders can spot elements
that outsiders would never, ever see. Keep this mind when we view the next section,
where Evangelical leaders are assuring their followers that "The Passion"
contains no "uniquely Catholic doctrine" and that Mary is not pictured
as a Co-Redeemer!
NEWS1898 -- "WHY IS ANTICHRIST SYMBOLISM PREVALENTLY SHOWN IN "THE PASSION"? On two significant occasions in "The Passion", we see Antichrist symbolism. When you understand the symbolism of "Jesus'" naked buttocks in the last scene, you will understand that the movie depicts an Illuminist "signature"!
In summary, this movie is created to be a Catholic Mass! When a person sits in the theater, he or she is about to participate in a Traditional Roman Catholic Mass! The official Vatican website -- Zenit From Rome -- boldly stated this fact (Quoted above)
As Pat Buchanan said so clearly, people raised from the cradle as Catholics will immediately see the Mass begin to unfold, and then will be able to see 13 out of the 14 Stations of the Cross, and the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary -- all vividly portrayed for them as never before. Furthermore, at the very end of the movie, the Virgin Mary goes up to the cross to kiss Jesus' feet; as she pulls away, her lips are fully covered in blood, even to the extent of looking like some of the blood had gotten in her mouth. Every Catholic from Former Catholics For Christ watching this scene instantly realized they had just witnessed a visual representation of the despicable Catholic doctrine of Transubstantiation, the doctrine which teaches that the bread literally turns to Jesus' body and the wine literally turns to His blood.
The bread turning into Jesus' body is also shown by the camera switching from Jesus' body being lifted up high as the cross is being dropped into the ground to a scene of the Last Supper where Jesus is blessing the bread and saying "This is My body, broken ..."
The wine turning into Jesus' blood is shown by the camera switching from Jesus' body profusely dripping blood from the cross to the scene in the Last Supper where Jesus holds the wine goblet and saying, "This is My blood ..."
"The Passion" is so uniquely Roman Catholic that a person who sees it is literally going through a Mass and witnessing the key unbiblical doctrines of Catholicism pictorially displayed on the screen. How many misguided Protestants would go to see this movie if they realized beforehand that they were attending a Catholic Mass?
But, there is more! This Catholic Mass movie is also a most Traditionalist Mass, for it incorporates the most radical mystic, All-Seeing Eye visions of Saint Emmerich! No thinking Protestant can possibly deny that the spirit which drove the infamous Inquisition Chambers was purely demonic, a fact we detail in our video, "Catholicism: White Sepulcher Christianity". Well, guess what, the spirit of Anne Emmerich is the same demonic spirit of the Inquisition! Thus, Protestants who are flocking to see this movie are exposing themselves to one of the greatest demonic infestations in all of history, a time when 70,000,000 Protestants died at the hands of the very Roman Catholic spirit who created "The Passion". ["Behind The Purple Curtain", by Montana']
EVANGELICAL LEADERS -- "HALL OF SHAME"
"... the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and admiration." [Revelation 13:3b; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
The whole Protestant and Catholic worlds seem to be rushing after "The Passion" in amazement and admiration! This passage refers to the First Beast, a man the Bible calls Antichrist. Therefore, it is highly significant that this movie contained two very strong images of Antichrist, as we detail in NEWS1898.
Evangelical leaders who assured their faithful followers that this movie depicted no Catholic doctrine and that it was consistent with the Biblical account as found in the Four Gospels are forever revealed to be "wolves in sheep's clothing". Remember Matthew 24:24, as we quoted at the beginning of this article:
"For there shall arise ... false prophets ... insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
This movie is one of the rare defining religious moments in world history. This movie is so boldly Roman Catholic and so boldly unbiblical that those Evangelical leaders who assured their people that this movie contained no Catholic doctrine and should be used as an evangelizing tool should be recognized as religious "disinformation agents", designed to lead their faithful into the hands of the Illuminati at the most crucial period in history -- a time when the appearance of both Antichrist and his False Prophet is close at hand.
Since we know the Illuminati has chosen the Roman Catholic Pope -- whomever he is at the time -- as its False Prophet (NEWS1052), we have to wonder if the prophetic time is exactly right for the Protestant "wayward" people to be brought back to Roman Catholicism. Thus, we find it very interesting that the whole world is rushing after "The Passion".
Let us now examine those leaders who are falsely assuring their people that this movie is wonderful and should be viewed by everyone! However, we shall tie our study into the insights offered by our article, NEWS1818, that the Illuminist false prophet, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, had either provided large sums of money to the very Evangelical leaders who are now heavily promoting "The Passion", or who has sponsored front organizations through which he exercised his influence. Thus, NEWS1818 also lists Evangelical leaders who were members of the Illuminist Council For National Policy (CNP), an organization tightly tied into the Church of Scientology!
* Dr. James Dobson - Focus On The Family -- Is a member of Council For National Policy (CNP)
Of all the Evangelical leaders who falsely assured their followers about this movie, Dr. Dobson and Chuck Colson told the biggest, boldest, baddest lie! Therefore, we lead off our discussion with Dobson. Listen to his false statements in his current newsletter:
"I can only say that, when it comes to The Passion of the Christ, I believe it has the potential to dramatically impact Christian viewers and, even more importantly, change the lives of the many unsaved audience members who could potentially be drawn to it. There are no specific references to unique Catholic doctrine in the film ..." ["The Greatest Story Ever Told", Dr. Dobson's Newsletter: February, 2004]
Either Dr. Dobson is totally ignorant of what
constitutes Roman Catholic doctrine, or he is lying! Either way, none of his
followers should ever listen to what he has to say, ever again. As we have stated
before, Focus On The Family told Christian parents that they could
read Harry Potter to their children and then published a book entitled, "Finding
God In Lord of the Rings", a book they still sell for $13 in their bookstore!
If this organization recommends these two Satanic movie and book series, why
should we be surprised to learn that they are now highly recommending "The
Then, Dr. Dobson makes the follow-up statement to the paragraph we quoted, above:
"... it is a straightforward depiction of what both Protestants and Catholics agree is the single most important event in human history."
Now, let us zero in on the one statement that will register in the minds of his readers:
"... straightforward depiction of what both Protestants and Catholics agree ..."
When did Protestants agree -- ?
* That the Apostle Peter confessed to the Virgin Mary after denying Jesus three times?
* That Jesus was tempted in the garden by Satan?
* That Satan was female, or even androgynous?
* That Jesus and Mary were so spiritually connected that, when He hurt, she hurt, when He suffered, He suffered? Where did Protestants agree that Mary was Co-Redeemer of the human race?
* That Jesus' right eye was battered shut, or that Jesus was naked as he walked out of the tomb?
* That Judas was tormented by shape-shifting children the night of Jesus' arrest?
* That Jesus fell down many times during His ascent to Golgotha?
* That Jesus kissed His cross before He picked it up, in the true Pagan tradition of embracing their instrument of death?
* That Satan appeared in the crowd gathered in Pilate's courtyard carrying a hideous, white child - Furthermore, how could Christian leaders see this hideous scene -- demonic Virgin Mother and Divine Child -- and still have the gall to say that this film is consistent with the Bible?
* That Veronica gave Jesus her white linen headpiece so He could wipe His face on it, leaving an exact imprint of His face on the cloth?
* That the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene wiped Jesus' blood off Pilate's scourging stones with the linen cloth given them by Pilate's wife?
* That the penitent thief on the cross was wearing a Catholic brown scapular, thus enabling him to bypass Purgatory and go straight to Paradise?
* That the earthquake which hit Golgotha split the Temple in two after splitting the curtain separating the Holy of Holies from the Sanctuary?
* That the procession fulfilled exactly the Catholic Stations of the Cross and the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary?
* That Jesus said, "It is accomplished" rather than "It is finished"? Does Dr. Dobson know that this "unique Catholic teaching" uses the word, "accomplished" because, according to Rome, it was the Eucharist which was "accomplished" at the cross? Listen to this most Catholic teaching:
"The Eucharist, the sacrament of our salvation accomplished by Christ on the cross, is also a sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for the work of creation...." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1359; reported in NEWS1899)
When did Protestants and Baptists agree to all this false Catholic doctrine so strongly taught in "The Passion"? Does Dr. Dobson know something we do not yet know, i.e., that Protestant leaders have secretly and totally abandoned our Biblical distinctives so as to embrace Roman doctrine? Is this to which Dobson is referring?
After all, Evangelicals and Catholics have been secretly collaborating ever since May, 1994, when they issued a Concordat with Rome. In their 1994 Concordat With Rome - Evangelicals and Catholics Together -- Protestant leaders stated that Catholics and Christians are "brothers and sisters in Christ" and that our theology is essentially so identical that we should stop trying to convert Catholics to Jesus Christ! We invite you to read this infamous document: "Evangelicals & Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium", May, 1994, http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9405/articles/mission.html]
It has been 10 years almost exactly since this Concordat was signed. Since then, too many Evangelical churches have taught or implied that there is no essential difference between Catholicism and Biblical Christianity. Now, "The Passion" comes out and is driving Evangelicals toward Roman Catholic theology. As we have stated before, this movie seems designed to bring Evangelicals to the worship altar of Rome while bringing wayward Catholics back to the fold. Considering the latter goal, when a wayward Catholic sees this movie -- so rich and powerful in Traditional Catholic dogma -- and hears Evangelical leaders say that the movie is consistent with the Bible, they will conclude that the Catholic Church is the one true Church after all, and will return.
Now, let us move on to other Evangelical leaders who are falsely assuring their flock.
* Billy Graham -- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association -- "After watching 'The Passion of the Christ', I feel as if I have actually been there. I was moved to tears. I doubt if there has ever been a more graphic and moving presentation of Jesus' death and resurrection ... The film is faithful to the Bible's teaching that we are all responsible for Jesus' death because we have all sinned ... No one who views this film's compelling imagery will ever be the same." - [Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, "The Passion of the Christ' -- A Lifetime of Sermons In One Movie", http://ignitethepassion.com/bgea.html ]
When the Gospel is never clearly presented [NEWS1896], how can this film be considered "A Lifetime of Sermons In One Movie"? Sermons are to teach the "whole counsel of God", which means systematically setting forth true Biblical doctrines. For over 1,200 years, Roman Catholicism has been systematically killing anyone who would dare hold only to Biblical doctrine. For over 1,200 years, Catholicism has been bringing in all manner of pagan doctrine, dressed up as Christianity, and forcing her adherents to believe them all. This movie is horribly unbiblical and very Catholic. When Dr. Graham says that the movie provides "A Lifetime of Sermons In One Movie", he is implying that it is doctrinally sound and fit for preaching and teaching in Protestant and Baptist churches!
Dr. Graham did not issue such a bold statement as did Dr. Dobson, but his implication is just as clear. However, what can we expect from Graham, when he has spoken so boldly in the past about his Ecumenism? Listen:
"The ecumenical movement has broadened my viewpoint and I recognize now that God has his people in all churches." [Dr. Cathy Burns, "Billy Graham and His Friends", p. 19]
"Well, Christianity and being a true believer you know, I think there's the body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world. Outside the Christian groups, I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they're members of the Body of Christ ... whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world, they are members of the Body of Christ ... They may not even know the name of Jesus .. and I think they are saved and that they are going to be in heaven with us." [Ibid.]
"In an interview on Good Morning America, Graham told host Charles Gibson that Muslims and Jews can be saved by finding God in their own worship systems." [Burns, p. 18]
* Franklin Graham -- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association -- "My father and I had the opportunity to watch "The Passion" with Gibson. We were both deeply moved. Although there are some exceptions, what I call "Hollywood's artistic liberties," the film is for the most part an accurate, biblical portrayal of Christ's suffering." ["The Point of 'The Passion' ", by Franklin Graham., http://www.billygraham.org/article.asp?i=417&s=55]
After realizing that, of the movies' 120 minutes, at least 100 minutes is spent either teaching Traditional Catholic doctrine, or the embellishments from that mystic, Ann Emmerich, I wonder how much latitude Franklin is willing to give Gibson as "Hollywood's artistic liberties"! Has Franklin never read of Paul's warning, printed above, that just a little -- tiny -- bit of false teaching (leaven) ruins the whole lump of dough (1 Cor 5:6)? How is it that Christian leaders can tolerate truck-loads of false, pagan Catholic doctrine and then pass it off as "Hollywood's artistic liberties"?
Once we get past this almost ridiculous statement, we are back to the blatantly false statement so typical of these false Evangelical leaders:
"... the film is for the most part an accurate, biblical portrayal of Christ's suffering."
To see how false this assurance is, please refer to our discussion, above.
Then, Franklin delivers such an improbable statement regarding this movie, I am still stunned.
"But our salvation rests in His sacrificial death on that old rugged cross, where He atoned for the sins that otherwise would separate us from a holy God."
Was Franklin watching the same movie I saw three times? "The Passion" went to great lengths to demonstrate the Catholic doctrine that Jesus could not save mankind on His own! From the time the female Satan sneered at the idea that one man could bear the sin of all mankind forever, Gibson portrayed Jesus as not being able to go to the cross without Mary's assistance! The Virgin Mary is clearly portrayed as a Co-Redeemer!
One event that the Bible records which "The Passion" ignores is the scene where Caiaphas' guards are knocked backwards when they first draw near to Jesus. Listen:
"Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground." [John 18:4-6]
This scene would have played well in any Hollywood movie, so why did Gibson
and his Jesuit priest screenwriter omit it? The answer is simple: this scene
demonstrates Jesus' Omnipotent power. Roman Catholicism has rejected Jesus'
Omnipotent power and His Perfect Judgment because such teaching would leave
no room for Mary! Obviously, if Jesus possessed Omnipotent power, He would be
more than capable of going through the trial, scourging and crucifixion all
by Himself. Yet, if Gibson portrayed this power, he could not then have portrayed
Mary as providing Jesus critical power through her role as Co-Redeemer!
Yet, Franklin's statement tells us that this movie correctly portrays the precious Biblical doctrine that "His sacrificial death on that old rugged cross .... atoned for the sins" of the world. [Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, "The Point of the Passion", by Franklin Graham, http://www.billygraham.org/article.asp?i=417&s=55 ]
How dare Franklin mix true Biblical doctrine with this movie?
* Chuck Colson -- Break Point and Prison Ministries
"For a long time, the word Passion was widely used to mean the suffering
of Christ. As the title implies, then, the movie is not about the whole life
of Christ; it focuses on His suffering and death, the last twelve hours of His
life beginning in the Garden of Gethsemane ... What are some good ways to
prepare for the film?
For a start, we would simply suggest reading one or all of the Gospel accounts of Jesus death. This will help prepare your heart and mind for what youre going to see, as well as helping you judge the accuracy of Gibsons account. These can be found in Matthew 26-28, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19." ["The Passion of the Christ", A Viewer's Guide, By Jim Tonkowich and Gina Dalfonzo, Break Point, February 20, 2004, Emphasis was in the original, http://www.pfm.org/Content/ContentGroups/BreakPoint/Resources1/_i_The_Passion_of_the_Christ_i_A_Viewers_Guide.htm]
This recommendation on Break Point then asks the question directly, "Is this a Roman Catholic film?" The question is properly framed, but the answer leads people completely away from the truth. Listen:
"Some evangelical Christians have worried that, because The Passion of the Christ was made by a Catholic director, it will reflect a specifically Catholic interpretation of Scripturefor instance, that it might put too much emphasis on the role of Mary, or that the fundamental truths about what salvation is and what it requires might be obscured in some way. Their concerns were heightened by the fact that Gibson based much of the movie on a book by Anne Catherine Emmerich, a nun who wrote about her visions of the Crucifixion. Gibson was inspired by her book and used many details from her account."
"But what comes across in the film is not a reflection of the particular beliefs of any one denomination, but rather a painstaking, honest effort to give a faithful interpretation of the facts about Jesus death. As for Mary, although she does have a prominent role to play in the movie, this role is consistent with the biblical account of the Crucifixion. And she is not presented as a co-redeemer, as some Protestants might fear. What we learn from this film is the foundation of the belief common to Protestants and Catholics alike: that Jesus Christ, who was fully God and fully man, died on the cross for the sins of the world."
Let us review these lies one by one:
* "... what comes across in the film is not a reflection of the particular beliefs of any one denomination, but rather a painstaking, honest effort to give a faithful interpretation of the facts about Jesus death." [Ibid.]
Colson better check with Zenit, the official Vatican website, for it clearly states that Gibson created the film as a Catholic Mass. People at Former Catholics For Christ most definitely agree with Zenit -- sitting through this movie is sitting through a Roman Catholic Traditional Mass! No "beliefs of any one denomination"? What a nonsensical lie!
* "As for Mary, although she does have a prominent role to play in the movie, this role is consistent with the biblical account of the Crucifixion. And she is not presented as a co-redeemer..." [Ibid.]
What bold-faced lies! The Virgin Mary is strongly, clearly, and boldly presented as a Catholic Co-Redeemer! Anyone with a minimum amount of understanding of Roman Catholicism can see this instantly. Time and time again, Jesus falls and seems to be permanently down, never to rise again. However, He raises His head and looks at this mother with his left eye and immediately gets an infusion of strength that enables Him to get right up and go on. At the cross, Mary is most definitely suffering with Jesus. This film presents the Virgin Mary as Co-Redeemer in the most graphic and moving presentation in Roman Catholic history! Every former and present Catholic who sees this film understands this to be true.
Yet, Chuck Colson boldly lies: "she is not presented as a co-redeemer..."
* Rick Warren -- Saddleback Church
and Author of The Purpose Driven Life
Commenting upon coming out of a preview screening of "The Passion", Warren said: "Brilliant, biblical - a masterpiece. [http://thepassionoutreach.com/]
Cutting Edge Ministries has taken a bold stand against the lukewarm heresies of Rich Warren's "Purpose Driven Church". Mac Dominick has written 11 chapters so far and has posted them on our site. We encourage you to read Mac's expose', for we are convinced that this movement contains all the elements to be the prophetic Laodicean Church foretold in Revelation 3:14-20. Our book on this movement may be found at: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1506index.html
Let us consider some pertinent facts taken from Warren's best-selling book, "The Purpose Driven Life".
Since the most important element of any Christian ministry is to properly lead people to a genuine Biblical salvation, let us now examine Rick Warren's prayer by which he leads his parishioners to "salvation" through Jesus Christ.
"Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you. If you sincerely meant that prayer, congratulations! Welcome to the family of God." [P. 74]
What kind of nonsense is this prayer? Genuine salvation contains the following essential elements, without which no one is truly Born Again! Notice each of these essential elements is missing from Warren's cheap salvation "prayer".
1) Heart broken over a sense of person sin -- totally lacking in this prayer
2) Heartfelt repentance of sin - totally lacking in this prayer
How important is personal repentance? "Pardon is not to be had without it". ["Dictionary of Theological Terms", by Alan Cairns, p. 379] Repentance also "involves seeing and feeling sin to be not only deadly to the soul, but a filthy and hateful thing in God's sight. It also involves a basic change of attitude to sin. It produces sorrow for and hatred of sin, with a purpose to forsake it and serve God, instead of the former love of (sin)." [Ibid.]
3) Personal recognition that the only way to be saved from your onerous sin is through the blood sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. As the Bible clearly states, "... without shedding of blood is no remission (of sin). [Heb 9:22] From the Old Testament, we read, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." [Lev 17:11]
"However, the blood of Christ is precious, sinless and incorruptible (1
Peter 1:18-19). The incorruptibility of Christ's body means that it was supernaturally
raised from the dead (Acts 2:27, 31-32) ["Dictionary of Theological
Terms":, by Alan Cairns, p. 68]
4) The sinner must recognize that Jesus' death was the grand substitutionary sacrifice for all time and eternity! Because Jesus suffered for our sin, we shall not have to suffer for it in Hell!! "Christ's substitution for sinners is the highest exhibition of God's mercy ... endless punishment of sinners is not excessive punishment. It still leaves the sinner in debt ... it is mercy to the criminal to permit the substitution of penalty, and still more to provide the substitute ... the vicarious atonement of Christ is the Sovereign and the Judge, putting Himself in the place of the criminal." [Ibid., p. 437-8]
5) The sinner must recognize that Jesus is 100% God and yet 100% Man -- equal with God, present with God from before the beginning of time, and the actual Creator of the Universe. This doctrine is so very important that the Bible states that the person who would deny it is guilty of being the "spirit of Antichrist". In 1 John 4:1-3, we see that anyone who denies that Jesus has come in the flesh is the spirit of antichrist. When Warren blatantly leaves out this teaching from his prayer of salvation, he is guilty of being the "spirit of Antichrist"!
Therefore, Rick Warren's blood-less, repentance-less, and substitutionary-less "prayer of salvation" will save absolutely no one!! What this prayer will do is to convince his followers that they are saved, so they may never again feel the need for repentance; Warren has just "inoculated" his followers against the Truth!
Now let us examine a couple of very troubling aspects of "The Purpose-Driven Life".
1) Warren quotes Roman Catholic mystics:
** Madame Guyon - p. 242
** Mother Teresa - p. 157
** St. Irenaeus -- p. 70
** Brother Lawrence - p. 112
2) Warren quotes other unchristian authors, thus giving them legitimacy.
** George Bernard Shaw -- House of Theosophy Secret Society -- p. 42
** Aldous Huxley -- Communist -- p. 311
3) Warren then advocates a very occult, very Roman Catholic doctrine -- Breath Prayers, p. 113. He properly defines this kind of prayer as "short phrases on the breath ... no long discourses, keep it simple." Warren then assures his people that this prayer is quite proper because it has been done for centruies by Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholics.
Rick Warren is also a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, receiving a
Doctor of Ministry degree. If you check the people and organizations who signed
the very pro-Catholic Concordat With Rome in 1994 -- Evangelicals and Catholics
Together -- you will find Fuller Theological Seminary! Therefore, Warren potentially
has a very strong tie to Roman Catholicism.
* Pat Robertson -- 700 Club, CBN -- Signer of the horrific Concordat With Rome, "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" [http://www.seekgod.ca/ect.htm]
"Plot Summary: 'The Passion of The Christ' is a gospel-inspired account of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life ..." ["A 'Jesus Epic' That Will Be Remembered", by Holly McClure, Guest Columnist, The Christian Broadcasting Network, March 11, 2004, http://www.cbn.com/SpiritualLife/perspectives/PassionMovie_HollyMcClure.asp]
Thus does CBN deceive their faithful! If you need reminding as to how much damage this movie does to the "gospel-inspired account", please re-read our treatise, above.
But, then, this article goes on to tell us some very interesting, and enlightening, facts.
"I have to be honest; this is not a film I can review objectively because I had the pleasure to be involved with 'The Passion' project since I first met with Mel Gibson at Icon in September of 2002."
Ever since the Evangelicals rolled out a sophisticated, expensive media support for this movie, I suspected they were involved with Gibson for a very long time. We received an email from a Canadian pastor who reported that he had been invited by Campus Crusade For Christ to preview the film in late December, 2003. At that time, he was asked to sign a statement validating the Biblical accuracy of the movie. This kind of effort required at least 6 months of prior involvement, if not more.
But, here, we were told that this Evangelical author -- Holly McClure, began working with Gibson in September, 2002, fully 18 months before the release date!
Gibson Worked 13 Years On Movie
"Gibson underwent a spiritual journey almost thirteen years ago that led him to a fuller understanding of what Christ must have gone through on the cross and thats when he became passionate about 'The Passion'. [Ibid.]
Since "The Passion" was released February 25, 2004, Gibson is said to have been working on it 13 years earlier, or 1991. Does that year ring a bell? If you have been a consistent Cutting Edge reader, you will remember the story of the Illuminati Card Game. Steve Jackson, the founder of an occult role-playing game company, began working on the Illuminati Card Game in 1990; in fact, Jackson gathered all his material from 1990-1994, before releasing the game in 1995.
Jackson's Illuminati Card Game depicts all the planned actions and events which the Illuminati plans to utilize in order to bring down the Old World Order so that the Kingdom of Antichrist (New World Order) can be established. The most shocking cards depict the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City, with the initial explosion occurring exactly where the first plane hit the North Tower [Read full details in NEWS1753]. Additionally, this card game contained a card showing the Pentagon on fire!
The card pictured above is the crucifixion card, entitled, "The Spear of Longinus". How could Steve Jackson know, in 1995, that the Illuminati was going to create some event that revolved around Jesus' crucifixion on Calvary? When you examine this "Spear of Longinus" card, you will note that the impact of the card is centered on Golgotha, with all three crosses showing on the hills; Jesus' cross is the most prominent. Notice the depiction that the fires of Hell seem to be burning around the crosses on Calvary. Take a close look at this card.
The "Spear of Longinus" is shown in the foreground. For those not familiar with the occult, the Spear of Longinus is a magic relic worshipped by all occultists. They believe it to be the actual spear the Roman Centurion thrust into the side of Jesus Christ while he hung on the cross. Therefore, occultists worship this relic and believe it to be exceedingly powerful; in fact, Illuminist occultists believe that whoever controls this spear will control the entire world. Additionally, this occult Spear is also believed to be a symbol of Jesus' New Covenant -- to the occultist, that is!Thus, given Jackson's inside information about the key events the Illuminati was planning to bring about the Kingdom of Antichrist, he was in perfect position to know in 1991 about Gibson's planned movie, "The Passion"!
We encourage you to read the rest of Holly McClure's article for CBN. After professing to know the "gospel-inspired account" of Jesus' trial, scourging, and crucifixion, she makes herself look foolish when she recounts all the events not depicted in the Bible, but only depicted in Saint Emmerich's demonic vision!
Checking back to our NEWS1818, we discover a startling link between Pat Robertson and Roman Catholic Ecumenism:
"Robertson also endorsed the blatantly New Age Alpha Course, whose stated purpose is Ecumenism, the drawing together of both Protestants and Catholics, focusing only on 'common ground'. In 1983, American Coalition for Traditional Values (ACTV) began with Tim LaHaye, Falwell, Robertson, Bakker, Robison, Humbard, and Swaggert. The money that started it came from the Moonies." ["This is a Bizarre World", http://www.angelfire.com/TN/bizarrotom/]
Thus, you can see that Robertson has been cooperating with Tim LaHaye, Falwell,
Bakker, Robison, Humbard and Swaggert for a long time in an effort to promote
"the drawing together of both Protestants and Catholics, focusing only
on 'common ground'." But, what should we expect from a man who signed the
Concordat With Rome in 1994?
* Publishers of Our Daily Bread -- Essential Questions, http://www.gospelcom.net/rbc/thepassion/questions/q1-5.html#q1
"Is The Passion of the Christ biblically and theologically accurate?", written by Tim Jackson
"In its essential retelling of the story of Jesus Christs suffering and crucifixion, The Passion of the Christ is one of the most biblically accurate and historically authentic films that has been produced to date. Mel Gibson has meticulously crafted the screenplay from the four New Testament Gospel accounts of what took place on that final day. The storyline of the film faithfully follows the events of the last 12 hours of Jesus earthly life ..."
Before Tim Jackson undertakes to comment on spiritual matters, perhaps he should study the Roman Catholic Mass and the essential pagan doctrines connected with the Mass. Jackson had no clue he was participating in a Catholic Mass by going to the movie, nor does he demonstrate that he has a clue that he is encouraging his readers to participate in the same Mass.
Later in this write-up, Jackson did take note of some of the biblical inaccuracies but passes them off either as "irrelevant" or as "creative liberties" designed to portray the spiritual battles occurring in and around this event. Fundamental Christians are called by this title because we are "fundamentally" true to Scripture! If the Bible does not say something, we do not believe it; conversely, if the Bible does say something, we bet our eternal soul on it! Anything else is "from the evil one" [Matthew 5:37]
A true Christian will not pass off Hollywood depictions of mystic visions by calling them "creative liberties"!
* Campus Crusade For Christ International -- "Perhaps The Best Outreach Opportunity In 2000 Years" - http://thepassionoutreach.com/
"... here is my attempt to answer some of the most common questions Ive
been asked: Is it biblically accurate? The simple answer is yes
... It follows carefully the account of the death of Christ found in the four
Gospels. It also includes some scenes where the director takes dramatic license
and includes some dialogue or actions that are not found specifically stated
in Scripture. These scenes are consistent with what the Bible teaches, but add
some level of scholarly approved speculation." ["The Passion of the
Christ", by Bob Lepine, http://www.familylife.com/familyroom/article.asp?aid=204]
Since when can an accurate portrayal of a Catholic Mass be passed off as " some level of scholarly approved speculation"? While this author does not specify who the "scholars" were who approved this "speculations", we can tell you that they were Jesuit priests, some of whom served both in screenwriting and in providing expert assistance throughout this film.
Further, since when can demonically-inspired visions from Ann Emmerich be passed off so easily?
Now, let us review the email from a Canadian pastor, received February 27, 2004. This email reveals a lot of the truth behind Campus Crusades For Christ.
"... as a Canadian pastor I had a chance to preview this movie about a month ago. It was presented by Campus Crusaders for Christ as the newest, hottest evangelizing tool ever and they wanted us to rubber stamp it for accurate doctrine and promote it within our congregations. I am here to say that I am thoroughly disgusted with the Evangelical leaders that have undergirded this Catholic farce and abomination to our God and Lord Jesus Christ. I didn't think I would see so much Mary veneration in my whole life. This movie is scripturally in-accurate in so many places it is a joke and in does not bring one ounce of conviction of sin or the need to repent. There is nothing that links the death of Jesus (no matter how over sensationalized) with the reason for His having to die. I could spend another 3 pages I'm sure about the catholic influence in this movie and I have already warned my congregation that we are going to have to deal with a bunch more false doctrine and Mary worship now, but that will be from misguided evangelical Christians ..."
Checking back to NEWS1818, we discover that Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade For Christ, was one of the original sponsors of Reverend Sun Myung Moon and one of the original recipients of his "generous donations"! Bright was also a member of the Council On National Policy (CNP). However, other very telling aspects of Bill Bright and CCC are brought to line by Dr. Cathy Burns. Listen:
"Jesse Jackson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations as well as a 33° Mason ... In spite of Jackson's obviously blasphemous remarks about Jesus Christ, the Campus Crusade's 'Jesus Film Project', had a 'Millennial Tribute To Jesus', and used celebrities to record a 'tribute to Jesus'. Who were some of these celebrities? Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter -- Illuminist former President -- Gerald Ford (Freemason and Bilderberger member), Andrew Young, Pope John Paul II and Billy Graham". ["Billy Graham and Friends", Dr. Cathy Burns, p. 85]
But, the news gets worse, when you learn of the men Bill Bright brought on board as advisers to his International Crusade organization, officially called, "International Committee of Reference".
"Roy Rogers, 33° Mason (now deceased), Johnny Cash, Jay Gary, Jesse Helms, 33° Mason, Norman Vincent Peale, 33° Mason ((now deceased), Robert Schuller, 33° Mason, Michael W. Smith, Jack Van Impe." [Ibid., p. 488]
* Jerry Falwell -- Moonies formed Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF), a front for defense of Rev. Moon. Falwell was originally on the CRF! Listen to Falwell's endorsement of "The Passion".
"Accompanying the recommendations are endorsements by prominent religious leaders, including well-known evangelicals Billy Graham, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, and Southern Baptist Convention president Jack Graham. 'I am praying that Mel Gibson's movie will have a powerful impact on our culture and that it will appeal to millions of movie lovers who are starving for a glimmer of honesty regarding the miraculous and life-changing story of the one who died for everyone,' Falwell says on the site." ["Church Connection Key In Marketing 'Passion' ", Maranatha Christian Journal, http://www.mcjonline.com/news/04a/20040230b.shtml]
Checking back to our NEWS1818, we discover a strong connection between Falwell and Moon. Falwell readily admits that he accepted 2.5 million dollars from Moon in 1994 in order to bail out his Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. This was funneled through a Moon organization known as the 'Womens Federation for World Peace' which has been chaired by Beverly LaHaye, Wife of Timothy LaHaye, the popular co-author of the "Left Behind" Christian fictional book series and a well known evangelical Christian. The Womens Federation for World Peace paid 3.5 million to the Christian Heritage Foundation, which in turn bought Falwell's $73 million debt, and then frankly wrote it off. The Heritage Foundation then seems to have paid themselves a fee of one million dollars for their trouble.
Since that time Falwell has spoken at many of Moons functions, embracing the cult-leader with unabashed reverence and friendship. Even writings from Moons' Church confirm Falwell's comradeship with 'the new messiah' and his cult. Moon has even been a guest speaker in mainline denominational Churches in the past few years. Falwell further praised Rev. Moon calling him, "An unsung hero to the cause of freedom, who is to be commended for his determination and courage and endurance in support of his beliefs."["Unholy Alliances", rense.com, Part 1]
According to official court records of a lawsuit that was filed in Bedford County Circuit Court (West Virginia), it was alleged that Falwell and an associate flew to South Korea, January 9, 1994 to meet with Unification Church officials. This trip came shortly before Falwell was awarded the Moon money. Falwell stated openly, "If the American Atheists Society or Saddam Hussein himself ever sent an unrestricted gift to any of my ministries, be assured I will operate on Billy Sunday's philosophy: The Devil's had it long enough, and quickly cash the check." [Ibid.]
* Robert Schuller -- 33° Freemason [Burns, op. cit., p. 488] -- Crystal Cathedral and Hour of Power program --
"... an awe-inspiring portrayal" (Robert Schuller) -- ["Review: the polarization of the Christ", James Watkins, http://www.gospelcom.net/watkins/newsbreak.htm]
We could not find a review from Schuller on his official Crystal Cathedral
website. However, we noted in several other articles -- similar to this one
-- that Robert Schuller endorsed this movie. Schuller is mentioned in NEWS1818
as one of those who received between $80,000 - $150,000 from Moon organizations!
"Schuller also promotes and fellowships with other false cults beside Islam. For instance, Schuller 'has appeared as a main speaker for the Unity School of Christianity's (New Age), annual conference ridiculing evangelical Christianity at Unification Church (Moonies), functions with Sun Myung Moon, and at an interfaith prayer breakfast at the Mormon Tabernacle. He even dedicated a new Unity Temple in Warren, Michigan. When the Pope went to Los Angeles, California in 1987, Schuller said, 'It's time for Protestants to go to the shepherd (Pope) and say, what do we have to do to come home." [Burns, Billy Graham and His Friends, p. 119]
Is it any wonder Schuller is supporting "The Passion"? We reiterate what we said even before the movie opened: this may be the time in history when Protestants and apostate Baptists come to the altar of Rome to give birth to the One World Religion of the False Prophet, and "The Passion" may be that instrument.
* D. James Kennedy -- Coral Ridge Ministries and author, "Evangelism Explosion" -- Dr. Kennedy gave no recorded endorsement of this film that we could find; however, his website contains the same full official promotion of "The Passion" that appear on many locations on the Internet ("crm" stands for Coral Ridge Ministries) - http://www.crm.tv/passionofthechrist.asp?ID=crm
Then, in the Coral Ridge Shopping Cart, we found a book written by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe entitled, "Christ's Passion: The Power and The Promise". Listen to the write-up:
"Mel Gibson's movie is providing a tremendous opportunity for discussion with people who will not understand the purpose of Christ's death and resurrection. That is why Dr. Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe have written this new book." [http://www.coralridge.org/CRMMinResDetail.asp?ID=CRM&pc=6HO&op=0&mq=1&ec=I1301]
Going back to NEWS1818, we discover that Kennedy is one of the evangelical members of the Council on National Policy (CNP), a major Moon front group, founded in 1981 by Tim La Haye. Fundamentalists have been increasingly dismayed by Dr. Kennedy's steady swerve to the Liberal side of the spectrum, including his refusal to expose the existence of the Illuminati conspiracy in America (John Birch Society Friends, 1994).
Dr. Kennedy also enlisted the gay writer, Mel White, to ghostwrite some of his books ("Five Tips For Social Action", Freedom Writer Magazine, March, 1996, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 11, quoted by Dr. Burns, p. 375]
Dr. James Kennedy was in the Apostate camp early. Listen:
"In 1984, Rev. Moon was arrested for his illegal business activities. Moonies formed Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF), a front for defense of Rev. Moon. LaHaye, Falwell, Ben Armstrong, Robison, Humbard, James Kennedy, and Swaggert were on the executive board. Paul Crouch and Hal Lindsey joined in 1986." ["This is a Bizarre World", http://www.angelfire.com/TN/bizarrotom/]
* Reverend James Robison -- founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, of the television program, Life Today; and author of The Absolutes.
"The message of The Passion is one of freedom not to live as we wish, but as we should; not out of control or in control, but under the control of the power and essence of Gods love ... The Passion of the Christ is more than a movie. It is more than history. It is a message from God to all humanity at this time. It is the message of life." ["The Purpose of His Passion", 02/26/2004, http://www.jamesrobison.net/columns/022604.htm]
In NEWS1818, we see that Robison was also connected to Reverend Moon.
"In 1983, American Coalition for Traditional Values (ACTV) began with
Tim LaHaye, Falwell, Robertson, Bakker, Robison, Humbard, and Swaggert. The
money that started it came from the Moonies. It was right after Gary Jarmin,
ex-Moonie, introduced Tim LaHaye to Col. Bo Pak, Rev. Moon's right hand man."
["This is a Bizarre World", http://www.angelfire.com/TN/bizarrotom/]
* WorldNetDaily -- Whistleblower Magazine -- Joseph Farah so enthusiastically covered "The Passion", he introduced a special edition of the "Whistleblower" magazine devoted to the movie, cover to cover. Listen to excerpts of this most favorable coverage, noting how Farah mixes apostate Christianity with Catholicism:
"Coinciding with the release of Mel Gibson's film 'The Passion of the Christ', WorldNetDaily is unveiling one of the most extraordinary editions of its monthly Whistleblower magazine ever produced, titled 'THE DAY JESUS DIED'.'This issue of Whistleblower,' said WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah, 'is inspiring. It's enlightening. It will shake people up. It will be extremely meaningful and helpful to viewers of Mel Gibson's historic film. And, I believe, it will change some readers' lives'. The issue leads off with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at 'The making of 'The Passion' by Christian film critic Holly McClure, who was with Gibson in Italy and witnessed the actual filming of 'The Passion of the Christ'." [http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37151]
We discussed the article by Holly McClure, above, as it appeared on Christian Broadcasting Network, stating Pat Robertson's position on this movie. As we noted, McClure was extremely simplistic, pro-Catholic, and Biblically illiterate. While we did not report everything she said, we did give you the link to her article so you could read it fully.
Now, let us go back to Farah. This edition of "Whistleblower" shall contain the following elements of the movie:
* "... a remarkable profile of Jim Caviezel, the actor portraying Jesus, who describes all the battles, injuries (including a separated shoulder he suffered on the cross), trials and tribulations that he, Gibson and others faced as well as the Divine help that sustained them through the film's grueling production.
* "... the 'Holy Spirit' was clearly and unmistakably at work during the filming." I am glad Farah put the Holy Spirit in quotation marks, for the supernatural spirit which was clearly behind this movie was the demonic spirit behind Saint Emmerich (remember the picture of her contained the All-Seeing Eye within a pyramid) and the Catholic Inquisition. The Biblical Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, was most definitely not behind this movie!
* "... the issue boldly goes on to explore the very real issues and meaning of the real "Passion" of Jesus of Nazareth, its singular effect on mankind, and, most importantly, its meaning for individuals today."
When WorldNetDaily goes to such Liberal pastors and teachers to write religion articles, how can they hope to really capture the Biblical meaning for individuals today? Farah has Hal Lindsey, Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, Tim LaHaye, Pat Robertson, Chuck Colson, John Maxwell, and Jesuit-trained Pat Buchanan, writing religion articles and/or articles on key news subjects from their religious perspective.
We have already detailed the Liberal, Evangelical, pro-Catholic and Reverend Sun Myung Moon connections with these religious writers. These men and their incredible heresies fashion the religious viewpoint of WorldNetDaily! We know that many Christians consider WorldNetDaily to be Fundamental Christian. However, as we have watched them carefully since 9/11, we have come to the conclusion that Farah is NOT Fundamental Christian, as his linkage to the above religious writers demonstrates. WorldNetDaily runs just enough conspiracy stories to get that kind of reputation, and they run just enough anti-Bush stories to get a reputation for being anti-establishment. However, if you carefully read their stories and their commentaries, you will discover that WorldNetDaily is really a pro-Bush establishment organization!
Now, let us get back to WND's positive coverage of "The Passion":
* "In addition to eloquent and meaningful contributions by Dennis Prager, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Charles Colson and many others ...."
Chuck Colson writes for WorldNetDaily!! Did you know that? Listen to some more more salient facts about Chuck Colson:
"At Amsterdam 2000 ... Chuck Colson said, 'We must hold what we have in common so we can stand together against secular naturalism and it was Billy Graham who helped us break down the walls'. Colson is a Baptists who is divorced and remarried. His present wife is a Roman Catholic, so it's not too surprising to see that he was a co-writer of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together." ["Billy Graham and His Friends", Burns, p. 490-1]
Colson also accepted the hideous John Templeton Award for Religion -- a thoroughly Illuminist, humanist, and evolutionary award. Listen to Dr. Burns explain:
"It's sad when someone like Colson believes that just because some good works were done, that person is a Christian. Not only does Colson call Mother Teresa his 'sister in Christ', but he also accepted the $1 million Templeton Prize For Progress In Religion. The selection committee that picked Colson consisted of James H. Billington, a Council on Foreign Relations member, a Bilderberger, and a Rhodes Scholar; Otto von Hapsburg, a member of one of the top 13 Illuminist bloodlines; a Unity official; and a Muslim. This particular year (1993) the prize was given at the Parliament of World Religions." [Ibid., p. 494]
Chuck Colson consistently writes articles for WorldNetDaily. Remember our earlier treatise concerning Colson and his enthusiastic support for "The Passion"! Colson told the biggest lie of all Evangelical leaders!
* Dr. John Bisagno -- Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Houston, Texas -- 20,000 members
"For all the license you have heard about 'The Passion', forget it. Mel Gibson did us a great service and I honor him. It did not overdo Catholicism and is an accurate portrayal of the death of Christ. It was not gory enough. This movie is an instrument of God for good, an awesome instrument for God. Thank God for Mel Gibson; he's a good man, a Christian man. God is saying, 'I'll do anything to show my love for my people." [Subscriber fax, personal attendance notes]
* Beverly LaHaye --- Concerned Women for America
"My wife and I attended recently an invitation-only screening of Mel Gibsons upcoming movie, The Passion of Christ. It was shown to an overflow audience of about 5,400mostly pastorsat Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Mel Gibson was on hand and spoke for about an hour following the movie, responding to questions posed by Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ, and Saddlebacks pastor, Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life ... Im confident in saying that never before in film history has this subject been more honestly and painfully depicted ... The film appears to be a blended rendition of the four Gospels accounts of Jesus last 12 hours from Gethsemane to His resurrection ... it was my prayer Mr. Gibson would not water down the Gospel message ... It is a truthful portrayal of history as recorded in the Gospels." ["Gibsons The Passion of Christ Faithfully Presents the Gospels", by Mark Landsbaum, CWA, 1/13/2004, http://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=5084&department=CWA&categoryid=misc ]
This recommendation is another lie! But at least it is the same one we have heard over and over again: "The Passion of Christ Faithfully Presents the Gospels"! Someone in the Vatican had to have written this mantra and transmitted it to every Evangelical leader under their control. Checking back to our article on the Moon money machine to Evangelical leaders -- NEWS1818 -- we discover that Tim LaHaye and his wife, Beverly, are tightly connected to the Reverend Sun Myung Moon! Listen:
"Most famous for his 'Left Behind' series of books and movies. Tim LaHaye's relationship with Moon goes back at least 17 years. In 1985 as was reported earlier, LaHaye was addressing several hundred evangelical Christians, the flock he claims to guard and feed ... He exhorted that they go willingly to jail with the Rev. Moon in demonstration to his imprisonment over tax fraud." ["Unholy Alliance", Part I]
"Moon's Prison Time Because of Tax Fraud Seen As 'Unifying Christianity'. One good example is Dr. Tim LaHaye's visit to Danbury ... During the drive, Dr. LaHaye said, 'It is incredible what our government did to Reverend Moon, to confine Reverend Moon in this kind of place.' When we got to Danbury, he met Father, who was wearing humble prison clothes. He held Father's hands and the first words Dr. LaHaye spoke were, 'Reverend Moon, I apologize on behalf of my government.' Mother saw that Dr. LaHaye's eyes were red and he was crying. What a beautiful union, a beautiful union of brothers, like Esau and Jacob. Father and Dr. LaHaye were embracing." ["Truth is My Sword", Volume II: Chapter 45 Mount Danbury", http://www.tparents.org/library/unification/books/tims2/tims2-45.htm, by Bo Hi Pak, February 3, 1985]
Now, we see that Tim LaHaye is writing in his apostate "Left Behind" books that a Christian may take the Mark of the Beast from Satan and still be in right standing with God [NEWS1886 and NEWS1886b]. But most incredibly, LaHaye's book, "Armageddon" portrays that a person who has taken the Mark can pray and have God remove it! [NEWS1897]. This is utter and complete blasphemy and may result in tens of millions of people deciding at the time the real Antichrist is really giving the Mark of the Beast that, since the "Left Behind" portrayed that persons may take the Mark, still be in right standing with God and later pray to have it removed, they will take the Mark!
As we stated in our original article on "The Passion", people will get saved from this movie. But, the way they will get saved is if a genuinely saved, Biblically-literate person comes alongside a person whose interest in Jesus Christ has been sparked by the movie and shows them the genuine path to salvation. People will not get saved by this movie alone, for it does not present the Gospel message! The key to the Gospel message is Jesus' precious substitutionary sacrifice, at which the female Satan sneered in the Garden of Gethsemane! When Jesus refused to rise to the defense of Satan's sneer, this critically important element of salvation was thoroughly impeached in the mind of the unbeliever.
Further, as Cutting Edge, Former Catholics For Christ, and various Roman Catholic authors strongly report, this movie is "lovingly Marian", correctly portraying the Catholic Mass and Mary as Co-Redeemer. Therefore, when Evangelical leaders falsely tell their followers that these elements are not present and that the movie is consistent with the Four Gospels, you know they are either lying or terribly ignorant. Whichever is true, no Christian should ever listen to any one of them ever again.
However, when you factor in the pro-Catholic and pro-Illuminist connections these Evangelical leaders have demonstrated over the years, you have to tend toward the view that they are deliberately lying to you! Why would they so lie? The world stands at the cusp of the appearance of Antichrist. Right on schedule, all three aspects of civilization are "going global" at the very same time. The government is going global as the United Nations is gaining more strength and more credibility all the time; at the same time the United States, Great Britain and others are deliberately "shrinking the gap" [NEWS1833 and NEWS1901]; the economy is "going global" as strides are being made daily to convert the whole world to a cashless economic system whereby no man can buy or sell unless he has the Mark.
Finally, the world is "going global" religiously. On August 18, 1991, I was sneaked into a House of Theosophy meeting for members and their guests, where I learned that the Illuminati had just formally decided that the Roman Catholic Pope -- whomever he is at the time -- would be the top religious leader of the new global New World Order Religion [NEWS1052]. This designation makes the Pope the future False Prophet of Revelation 13 and 17.
Since 1978, this current Pope -- John Paul II -- has taken unprecedented steps to unite all the world's religions to the Roman Catholic altar. Because of the inherent goddess worship of the Virgin Mary, Catholicism has experienced little difficulty bringing Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, New Agers, and all other goddess religions to her altar. Since Muslims revere Mary, they will come under a hybrid Roman system.
And, since Evangelicals signed the 1994 Concordat With Rome -- Evangelicals and Catholics Together -- the entire Mainline and Evangelical segment of Christianity is now prepared to come to Rome. For 10 full years now, members of Evangelical churches have not taught the distinctives separating Roman Catholicism and Christianity. For these past 10 years, people in Mainline and Evangelical churches have been taught that Catholics are "brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ", just as the Concordat so boldly states!
Now, has the time come for the final huge push? Is "The Passion" the practical outworking of the Illuminist plan of which Steve Jackson was familiar when he issued his Illuminati Card Game, containing the crucifixion card, "The Spear of Longinus" [NEWS1893]? If so, we should expect to see wayward Catholics coming back to the Catholic Church and Mainline and Evangelical churches embracing Catholic doctrine enough so they can participate in the coming New World Order Religion.
We may be witnessing the dreaded massive "Paradigm Shift" in religious values and attitudes, without which Antichrist cannot arise. "The Passion" will have certainly paved the way, not only for its Illuminist symbolism and Orthodox Catholicism, but because the Evangelical leaders listed above are now going to use this movie to complete the embrace of Rome.
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