One thing I’ll say – Mel Gibson was operating from an openly Roman Catholic point of view.
So, where did he get his ideas?
mostly from the visions of a woman, who wrote wild visions of what she thought happened.
and there’s one more source.
The Shroud of Turin.
If you were to analyze the markings on the Shroud, it shows that one of the two scourgers was taller than the other.
That’s how the movie portrayed it.
The Shroud shows beatings to the backs of the thighs. The movie adds the unBiblical detail of being beaten by rods. I’m guessing that’s from the visions.
THe severe wounds on the lower sides are duplicated in the movie.
This of course presumes that the Shroud is accurate and authentic, which remains in doubt. I can’t give an opinion on that. I just point out that the figure in the Shroud has long hair. The Bible forbids men having long hair, and it was not the practice of Jewish men in those days to have long hair – unless they were Nazarites, or unless they were advertising for the affections of other men. For money. That’s the politest way I could say this.
so that’s where I stand on the Shroud.
There were some things in the movie that were well done. There were many things added to the movie. I’ll say about 50-60% of the movie was Bibliccal, which means 40-50% of the movie was done deliberately to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine, or to mystic visions which bear no resemblance to reality.
I think there’s a danger in watching this movie uninformed. To watch this movie without sufficient knowledge is to allow Roman Catholic doctrines to slowly affect Christian minds. I’d recommend against that. I’ve alreafdy spoken about how the movie attempts to portray Mary as co-redemptrix, and to lend credence to the Mass. These alone are heresies sufficient that I’d recommend against watching this movie.
i’ll point out that since the release of this movie, Evangelical Christianity has been rushing headlong to re-unite with Rome, and create the one-world religion that the Antichrist needs.
So the movie apparently has done its job.
So why did I spend three days telling you all things most of you already knew?
Because I want you to wake up people. Find Evangelical Christians, and explain everything wrong with the movie. Perhaps a Sunday School series of three weeks, going over all the errors in the movie, and invite worldly christians to attend? THey might be shocked at how much propaganda is in this movie.
Or a two-week Sunday Night sermon series, in which portions of the movie are shown, and all the errors and dangers are clearly taught.
Okay, you have your marching orders, in time to come up with ideas before Ressurection Sunday. Get busy.