The Passion of the Christ (repost)

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Godsservant219 on Apr 20, 2011

In The Passion: Photography from the Movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Gibson says “This is a movie about love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. Jesus died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It’s time to get back to that basic message. The world has gone nuts. We could all use a little more love, faith, hope, and forgiveness.”

He also explains one of his appearances in the film, the close-up of his hands nailing Jesus to the cross: “It was me that put Him on the cross. It was my sins that put Jesus there.”

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2Corinthians 5:17)

see

What Jesus Said About Resurrection

N. T. Wright: Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? (2007)

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8 thoughts on “The Passion of the Christ (repost)

    • daniel , the movie asked a simple question, “Christ loved us so much that he went thru this for us …so what are we gonna do about it”?

      • One simple question? You underestimate the richness of the movie. That may indeed be the main theme, but like any feature length film, it also has a number of sub-themes, one of which is clearly the question of guilt.

        • Daniel , i am hip to the sub themes in movies , literature , music , etc.

          As in regards to the Passion of the Christ , of course there is a 2 fold guilt on the historical side of things : the Jewish power structure , and Roman power structure. Not your everyday Jew or roman , but the power structures themselves. ..and those who ran those structures in order to keep the status qou in place.
          in order to understand this one must look at Gibson’s trilogy of Braveheart , The Passion , and Apocalpto . What these 3 movies have in common is the individual against Empire . The main character in resistance in movie one and movie 3 , the individual used violence to resist . in the case of movie 2 , the Passion , the individual used non violence to resist. but , alack and alas it is the same theme.

          Gibson seems to make movies in trilogys for some odd reason .He did this with neo noir with ”Payback ” . When seen in that light thematically, the Passion makes sense. Where the ”faith proposition” comes in is the concept of universal guilt and forgiveness before a supreme being via the Ancients concept of ”the sacrificial death motif ” as opposed to noble death . Understanding the plays of Euripides and the non violent Maccebean martyrs in intertestamental Judaism helps to understand the sacrificial death motif . in the case of the Christ it is universal , not only tribal in its efficaciousness.

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