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Was God Trying to Tell Mel Gibson Something?
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:02:35 PM »
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Not many people know that the actor who played Jesus in this film was struck by lightning the last day of filming.


Was God trying to tell Mel Gibson something? During production of his controversial film ”The Passion of Christ,” the actor he cast as Jesus was struck by lightning, Variety reports. Not only was Jim Caviezel hit, but assistant director Jan Michelini was struck twice.

In one instance, Caviezel and Michelini were together under the latter’s umbrella when they were zapped. ”I’m about a hundred feet away from them, when I glance over and see lightning coming out of Caviezel’s ears. Both Caviezel and Michelini got struck,” producer Steve McEveety said. ”The main bolt hit Caviezel and one of its forks hit Michelini’s umbrella.” Months earlier, Michelini had also been hit while carrying an umbrella, Variety reports. Neither man was hurt in the incidents.

Directed and financed by Gibson, ”Passion” has stirred controversy for months. Christian leaders and conservative pundits who’ve attended invitation-only screenings have called the movie a masterpiece and praised its fidelity to the Gospels, while such Jewish organizations as the Anti-Defamation League have expressed fears that the movie blames the Jews for Christ’s execution and will spark anti-Semitic violence. Gibson has had difficulty finding a U.S. distributor, but on Thursday, he confirmed what had been rumored for a week: that the film would be released in America on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 25) by indie studio Newmarket. The terms of the deal grant limited rights to Newmarket, the distributor behind such indie successes as ”Memento” and ”Whale Rider,” to handle the booking and promotion of ”Passion” in return for a percentage of the gross. Newmarket partner and co-founder William Tyrer told the New York Times his company was ”uniquely qualified to carefully handle” the movie’s marketing challenges, adding: ”We wouldn’t be supporting it if it was anti-Semitic.”
  • Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.


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Re: Was God Trying to Tell Mel Gibson Something?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 04:06:13 PM »
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I don't know if God was trying to tell Mel Gibson something or not. If you think so, what do you think God was trying to tell him? I'm curious.

While I don't have an opinion about the lightening strikes, I do have an opinion on the movie and with it being called controversial. It showed the truth and truth often hurts (or should I say "pierces the human heart"), so I guess they called it controversial instead.

When this film first came out, I watched it with a very queasy stomach. The scenes showing Christ's torture and crucifixion were pretty graphic, and it bothered me a lot to think about Jesus going through that. In reality, His death was even worse than depicted in the film, so to give the director his due, I think he did well.


As the prophet Isaiah said in Chapter 52:13-15:
 
"See, my servant will act wisely;
    he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him
    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and his form marred beyond human likeness
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,
    and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
    and what they have not heard, they will understand."


The rest of the movie was interesting to watch and stayed true to the Gospels, I think. I liked the added character of Satan following the Lord's movements. Because I do believe that he was so arrogant and naive, that he actually thought that Jesus' death meant that he'd won against God! I have to chuckle at this because he must have been furious to realize that the opposite had happened and that he'd been defeated. Jesus' death and resurrection meant eternal life for all of us who believe on His Holy Name.

As for those who thought the film was an attack against Jews because it portrayed them as murderers - well, they were. Jesus was a Jew and he was killed by his own people. There's no way to get around this fact. However, I don't think that Mel Gibson made this movie with the intention of riling up Orthodox Jews. I think it was made to show the Passion of Christ as realistically as possible.
 

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Re: Was God Trying to Tell Mel Gibson Something?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 04:06:16 AM »
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Oh I don't know.

What I found interesting is that a witness said when it happened they saw the actor with lightning shooting out from his ears. Who knows what it was all about but I would not just mark it off as coincidence.
  • Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.


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Re: Was God Trying to Tell Mel Gibson Something?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 02:37:13 AM »
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That's true, for sure. Some people don't survive being hit by lightening, so that fact the he lived is pretty amazing too.  ;)
 

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Re: Was God Trying to Tell Mel Gibson Something?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2018, 10:06:47 PM »
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Well Jim had to have heart surgery afterwards and he nearly did die. Possibly God was correcting something with his heart. As it is now the actor is starring in a new movie, I suppose a sequel of some type. Jim Caviezel has some amazing testimony.
  • Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.


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