WHERE'S LUTHER, WE NEED REFORMATION
Several months ago a film titled "Luther" was released in the theaters. There was no fanfare, no great marketing plan to all the churches, or free viewing for church leaders and government employees. But it was a remarkable film and one that should have been viewed by every Christian before going to see "The Passion of the Christ."
Now that the world has flocked to see the Passion, we need a new Reformation. I guess the old one has worn off. Have we forgotten about the crusades, inquisitions, and the sex scandals? Look at the Catholic Church today almost completely taken over by sodomites. After priests abuse children and women, they threaten their souls if they tell! Our local bishop has threatened a woman to keep her quiet. He said it would be harmful to her, her husband and her children if she told anyone. Her soul was also threatened by her priest. The bishop and priest are still "serving Christ" here in Alabama.
Masses of Protestants happily joining hands with the Catholics to see a 100% purely Catholic movie could seal the fate of those caught in this legalistic false gospel. It tramples on the souls of the martyrs who helped bring about the Reformation. And what of the poor souls who live in fear daily wondering where they will spend eternity since the Church has control over their fate? We have done them an injustice by endorsing this film. The Reformation was as important to this country as the Revolutionary War. Had there not been a Reformation, our country would look like South America.
Not only have we done an injustice to the true saints gone before us who have died just trying to read the Word of God, what about the 11,000 that have come forward about the sexual abuse done to them as a children? What about all those souls caught up in a religion of works? They may never see the truth now that evangelicals have endorsed Catholicism.
I have passion all right. Passion for the souls of those who may never know the truth because the church today does not separate itself from error. I have a passion for the Word of God. All this rhetoric about using it as an evangelism tool, yet at the same time we may have sealed the fate of millions of Catholics.
Many asked me why I called the movie "satanic" in my last article. Because it is deceptive and has a strange hold on people. This movie blasphemes the Creator of the Universe, and hardly anyone notices. A crucifixion took place all right. Mel crucified God's word, God's character, and the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He used visions from a mystical nun, Ann Catherine Emmerich, to write most of, if not all this story. Her book is called "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ." This book was rarely ever purchased, but this last week the sales have jumped to around 17,000.
He added so much Catholic tradition, like the Stations of the Cross and took away biblical truths. Jesus was scared, shaking, fainting, falling and begging for mercy, plus shown nude still sitting in the tomb after the stone was rolled away! What ever happened to the Angel who said "He's not here, He has risen"? How's that for blaspheming? The women who played Mary Magdalene, Satan and Pilate's wife are all hard-core porn actresses . Mel starred in a movie,"What Women Want?" , where he tried to lay every woman his flesh desired. Can good fruit come from a bad tree?
Mel and most Catholics believe that Mother Mary is CO-redeemer. Pope John Paul II stated: "She (Mary) completes in her flesh as already in her heart what is lacking in the suffering of Christ." Many Popes throughout the years believed that she suffered with Christ for the sins of the world. Mary herself states, in many of her sightings, that "she" gives the Grace needed for redemption. Mary was portrayed this way in the movie. She had psychic powers and a strange connection with Jesus. She transferred power to him so He could continue. Mel even brought the transubstantiation into this movie as he had Mary get Christ's blood in her mouth. Then after Jesus dies, Mary holds him as offering her Son for the sacrifice. Mel made this movie an actual mass. That's why the movie was made in a dead language. Greek is what most non-Jews spoke in Jerusalem during that time.
What was Mel's rational for having Peter running to fall at Mary's feet to ask for forgiveness? Why would Peter think he needed Mary's forgiveness? What is this "flesh of my flesh" bulmalarky of Mary? And the betrayal could not be complete without Veronica at the sixth station of the cross. All this from the visions of Emmerich.
Since when have evangelicals gone along with visions from anyone other than those in the Bible? Jeremiah 14:14 states: "Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."
Mel is a Traditionalist or a Latin Mass Only Catholic. He believes the doctrine confirmed by the Council of Trent. This council has 125 solemn curses against anyone who teaches salvation by Grace alone in Christ alone. They only worship in Latin and believe the rest of the world are going to hell or to purgatory. Gibson was recorded by Peter Boyer of The New Yorker as saying, "There is no salvation for those outside the Church." He does not believe what Christ did on the cross to be enough to get us to heaven. In his interview with Diane Sawyer, she took him to task with this philosophy, and he then claimed that everyone would eventually go to heaven but the Latin church was the easiest path to get there. Evidently talking about purgatory. All this was the official teaching of Rome prior to Vatican II.
The most satanic of all was in the beginning when Jesus was being arrested. The Roman guards should have been lying on the ground if the Bible was followed, but instead Jesus's face was pulverized causing his right eye to be swelled shut. It then stayed swollen shut throughout the movie. It is funny how Mel has a one eyed icon as his logo for Icon Productions. A picture of Ann Emmerich shows her in bed with one eye in a pyramid over her, enlightening her with the vision to write her book. Keeping Jesus one eyed throughout the show, then showing him naked in the tomb reminded me of the picture that the Illuminati uses for the Antichrist. A one-eyed naked man on a white horse. In Zechariah 11:17, Zechariah is talking about the antichrist and says, "Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened." Read that whole chapter, it is very EYE opening! Hey wasn't that Jesus's right eye that was swollen shut in the movie? View Jesus' right eye blackened out on "The Passion of the Christ" web page. (Wait till the picture of Jesus appears.)
Vittorio Messor states in his telling article, "'The Passion'...for Its Author, Is A Mass", "no accident that it was pleasing to the Pope and to so many cardinals, not excluding Ratzinger, for whom "The Passion" is a manifesto that abounds in symbols that only a competent eye can fully discern." Mel Gibson used strange terms about the one-eye in his interview with Peter Boyer, "The Jesus War" in the New Yorker. Mel stated, "I wanted to mess up one of his eyes, destroy it." His other strange quote in the same interview, "It's just amazing to me how one-eyed some people are about this thing. I mean, it's like a veil comes down and they just can't see it. For instance, did you know that one of the priests helps take his body down from the Cross? It's there! Nobody sees it. They can only view it from one eye." I wonder to whom he is sending this one eyed message?
The female Satan holding a satanic baby looked to some to possibly represent the Antichrist. I am not sure what Mel meant with that scene. It did not come from Emmerich or the Bible. In Mel's movie, I doubt there was any scene that did not have a very specific purpose.
What concerns me the most about this movie is that the politically correct, dumbed-down, lukewarm, end time Church of the Laodicea cannot discern enough to know when they see a false Christ. Mel portrayed a false Christ and the evangelicals received him hook, line and sinker as the real Jesus. They have been well conditioned to accept the antichrist as a great and wonderful Holy Man deserving their reverence. They will even be begging to receive the mark. After all, Emmerich states in one of her visions that the antichrist will win the battle at Megiddo and rule the world. You all can follow Emmerich, but as for me the authority of the scriptures is the only authority. Let God be truth and every man a Liar.
Of course I have taken a very unpopular position on this movie and will receive much persecution. I keep telling myself "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake". No one wants to be persecuted unless they really believe in something so much, or are obedient no matter what the consequences. Mel did receive some persecution for this movie. He brought on the persecution because he believes so much in Emmerich. I brought on persecution out of obedience to the WORD of God! All week agonizing over doing this article, I was haunted by this song I sang to my child "Dare to be a Daniel, dare to stand alone." I hope its gone now.
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"The Reformation was as important to this country as the Revolutionary War. Had there not been a Reformation, our country would look like South America."