But friend it was not something to be viewed in graphic, bloody, full screen, enhanced stereo surround sound with music blaring in the background! When the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified it was not eight-hours of makeup with polyurethane simulating torn flesh and fake blood. It was His actual torn flesh and sinless blood!
I have no desire to watch someone I love beaten and tortured in graphic gruesome detail
And there were no movie theaters with millions of people gazing at the blood and torture. No. He died all alone.
No wonder we are seeing same-sex marriages, abortions and perversion of the Word of God with hardly a whimper from God’s people!
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made http://hookupdate.net/escort-index/el-monte a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Galatians 3:13
In Matthew the cry that literally shook the universe was uttered as God the Father forsook His Son – “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say , My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew
Friend, that was such a day of darkness the sun refused to shine. Darkness veiled the Son of God on the cross to hide the shame. And yet Christians by the millions are flooding theaters to view the scene.
As the Lord Jesus Christ was hanging on the cross, Matthew says the “earth did quake, and the rocks rent”.
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Matthew
Oh the shame of it My sins crucified Him that day My sins were to blame Forgive Lord I pray I’ll live so the world can know I love Him For nailing my sins to His cross
It shocks me at the huge number of Christians that are literally overflowing the theaters to watch their Saviour beat and tortured unmercifully for nearly two hours! They are coming for one reason, and one reason only – to see the blood! To view the extreme graphic scenes of torn flesh and blood! There are no teachings. There are no miracles. The Gospel is not even told The sound is not even in a language they understand! The only thing they understand is the blood!
I have no desire to watch my Saviour beaten, bruised and bloody anymore than I had see my wife and children beaten and tortured.
Yes, I know it happened. Yes, I know it was real. Yes, I know it was very gory and bloody.
Thank God, I know what happened on the cross of Calvary. I know what the Lord Jesus did for me. Thank God I can say with the apostle Paul in Galatians 6:14, ” But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,. . .” But I think it’s a shame and a disgrace for Christians to wallow in the blood and gore of watching their Saviour tortured.
Before I end this critique of The Passion , let me ask you dear reader – do you really know what the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus was really about? Are you aware of what took place that night? Do you realize it was so much more than the physical beatings and physical death on the cross?