Do you remember the movie you brought home last Christmas, the one that you correctly assured me was not rated “R” the one that we watched for a minute or so and found so offensive we took it quickly back to the store? That was my introduction to Mel Gibson. Well today, Mel’s new movie is out. But this one is different; it’s perverse, but in a different way.
And something else is different. The “Christian” leaders of the world have gone mad with praise for Mel and his “passion.” Panic stricken pastors are trashing church budgets to rent theaters and charter buses and purchase “R” rated tickets so their flocks can attend. Attempting to energize members, now bored with Promise Keepers, to the next new high, they seem to have forgotten that there is but ONE gospel, and it is NOT from Hollywood!
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:6-9).