Remembering Christ’s Passion

I really don’t have a problem with unsaved people going down to the theater to see Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

Remembering Christ’s Passion

Karl Lohman    Spring 2004

Shubal Stearns

 

 I really don’t have a problem with unsaved people going down to the theater to see Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. My problem is with God’s people going down (hmm) there to see a reenactment of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ portrayed on the silver screen. Why would any saved person want to do that? Why would any saved person want to encourage fellow believers to do that?

Judging by the hoopla surrounding this movie, I know what kind of a response I will get to those questions--emotional. Without a doubt, this movie casts an emotional spell (hmm!) on people. I was on a web site the other day where people were e-mailing their reactions to the movie. There were literally tens of thousands of different folks that responded. No doubt many of them were saved people, but they obviously were overcome by emotion. One guy wrote: “I’ve been a christian [sic] and reader of the bible [sic] my whole [sic] but this [The Passion of the Christ] brought on a whole new meaning to what Christ did for us all.” If we take this man at his word, he is a Christian. But he is as nutty as a pecan pie. He assumes the Hollywood word is superior to the holy word! Any NEW meaning that wasn’t revealed in God’s holy word isn’t worth the powder it would take to blow it to kingdom come!

Speaking of God’s holy word, let’s just see what a Christian is supposed to do to remember our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary. Paul said that he received something from the Lord (1 Cor. 11:23) concerning the Lord’s death. I wonder what it was. I wonder if it could compete with Mel Gibson’s work. Whatever it was, it was to “shew the Lord’s death till he come” (2 Cor. 11:26). If you think it had anything to do with assembling the church at the local theater and SHOWing the Lord’s death on the silver screen, you are woefully ignorant of God’s word. It has nothing whatsoever to do with drama, live or otherwise. It has to do with observing the Lord’s supper. Let’s look at it, in context, to be sure that I am not privately interpreting (2 Pet. 1:20) anything. Here’s 1 Cor. 11:23-26:

"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come."


If you are about to blow a gasket right now, I can tell you why you are reacting that way. Your emotions have gotten in the way of what Jesus Christ Himself said or how the Apostle Paul applied what He said. And you’ve got a problem. It’s a common problem, but it’s a serious problem. It’s authority! Peter had that problem. He regularly corrected the words of God from the lips of the Lord Jesus Christ because those words contradicted his thinking (Mt. 26:33, Mk. 8:32, Acts 10:14). It was an emotional response on his part. Do you know what Peter received for those responses? He received what anyone who elevates his emotional response above the word of God receives--a rebuke! Because he didn’t believe the word of God, he was rebuked by the living Word of God. Is that what you want? I believe I’ll just get in line with the word of God rather than get in line to purchase a ticket!


The LORD'S Messenger

A Message To The People

“Then spake Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.” Haggai 1:13