Passion Supplement 2


“The Walking, Talking Image of The Beast”


“And he had power to give life unto the image of  the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” (Rev.13:15)


   Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ” has created controversy and much publicity, not only in the world, but in the church as well. A tidal wave of excitement is sweeping the church and the nation. On Catholic Ash Wednesday the movie opened in theatres and in churches across America. Evangelicals are buying huge chunks of tickets and reserving theatres and showing it in their churches. It’s being promoted as one of the greatest evangelistic opportunities ever. The news media is feeding the frenzy and even God’s born again saints are being snared into this abominable idolatry because of the hoopla.


   The non-Catholic world Is blind to knowing that this is a Catholic film and that it is gross idolatry. As secular visual images have been flooding the world for the last century and religious Catholic images have been flooding the world for many centuries, people have become accustomed to images.


   Movie, T.V. and video images of Christ are accepted into Protestant and Evangelical circles. This idolatry has reached new heights in this Catholic movie by Mel Gibson. It is the ultimate image ever produced by devices of man.


   During the last month, the U.S. landed a rover on the planet Mars and now the idolatrous image of Mel Gibson hit the markets. Both come together in the sermon of Paul on “Mars Hill” in (Acts 17) when Paul preached against their idolatry. In (vs.29) he said- “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the God head is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art or man’s device.” At the beginning of the 20th century, man’s device, the camera, produced the deadliest image ever when it produced the first image that moved called “Motion Pictures.” And then in 1927, with the movie, “The Jazz Singer,” we had the first talking image. We now had a walking, talking image never seen or heard on planet earth before. Now with ‘The Passion of The Christ,’ we have the deadliest image ever in the history of man. With talking movies we have become de-sensitized and susceptible to the soon coming walking, talking image of the beast which will literally be the deadliest ever- “And cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”


   Satan has taken a great leap toward accomplishing this goal with this movie. Now we are seeing computerized TV’s- a melding together of computers and the T.V. image. We see use of two-way communication- (interactive TV’s). I believe the beast will use this existing technology of TV’s and computers. Images fly around the world on satellite TV and computers.


   See (Ps.135:15-18) “The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not- etc.” But the image of the beast does just that- it moves and talks like it’s alive. The Devil’s idols are no longer ‘dumb’ and unable to speak but now he has ‘smart ‘ idols and their words will ensnare you if you’re not aware. They even speak the word of God as Gibson’s Jesus does- Beware. The image of the beast will no longer be a dumb idol, but will speak and cause the whole world to worship Antichrist under penalty of death.


    Our country, yes, the whole world, is full of idolatry. In the U.S. alone we have 60 million Catholic idolators. With this Passion Play movie, we see a coming together of Catholic idolators with the movie idols, which was Satan’s plan from the beginning with Motion Pictures. Mel Gibson, a Catholic idolator, makes a walking, talking image of Christ speaking the word of God. It is the ultimate Passion Play. Catholics have acted in these Passion Plays for centuries and now they’re doing a Hollywood version of it, that is reaching non-Catholics as well. Did you know that the present Pope was an actor in his youth? His role is playing Pope and wearing the costumes.


   The movie goes through the 14 ‘stations of the cross,’ which is a series of 14 images in a Catholic church. They represent the stages of Christ’s Passion and death. Every Catholic in the world goes through these ‘stations’ at least once a year. Three of the stations have the so-called ‘falls’ of Christ carrying his cross and one fall has Veronica wiping the face of Jesus and this image of Christ’s face has become a great Catholic relic. All three falls and Veronica are lies, perpetrated by the Catholic church- they never happened.


   Last Sunday was academy Award Night. The Oscar night for the Motion Picture industry. It was held in Kodak theatre in L.A. They had dozens of 20 foot high golden-hued images of Oscar that is the symbol of Hollywood. Yes, the secular image industry has their image of Oscar and it’s a fitting image of movie idols.


   Do you know what a camera is? It’s man’s device that makes images on film. But it’s also the treasury of the Catholic church and image worship is big business in the Catholic Church. We see these two cameras coming together in this Passion movie. The secular image industry of Hollywood and the religious image industry of the Catholic church combining together to program the world into worshiping the walking, talking image of the beast.


   In (Ezk. 8:3) we see the ‘image of jealousy’ that provokes the Lord to jealousy. Idolatry is spiritual adultery. It is being unfaithful with God. And it makes God jealous like a man is jealous of an adulterous wife. As it is written in (Prov.6:34) “For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.” The second commandment (which has been removed in Catholic catechisms) says, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image-----. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.” (Ex.20:4,5). And our jealous God will soon visit the iniquities of the Roman Catholics ‘fathers’ who are leading one billion Catholics into idolatry and now reaching into non-Catholic homes and churches as well.


   God will never sanction an image of Christ, especially a talking one- Never- Never- Never.


   God has forbidden the use of images. As secular images now form the foundation for learning in the modern world, so images, movies and videos of Christ have been accepted in Evangelical circles that doesn’t have the spiritual discernment to know that such activity is idolatrous. Both blind leaders and their blind followers are falling into the idolatry ditch. Every pastor and church leader and their congregation who have sinned in this tidal wave of idolatry in the use of images, videos and movies of Christ needs to repent publicly because our God is a jealous God who is about to pour out his wrath and vengeance on planet earth. We see in (Zeph.1:18) during the great tribulation, “The whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy.”


   Stay in the King James Bible and stay away from images. God gave us a wordbook not a picture-book. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb.11:1). “For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Cor.5:7).


   The Lord Jesus said to faithless Thomas who would not believe unless he saw the Lord. “Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands: and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and My God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet believe.” (John 20:27-29)

“Little Children keep yourselves from idols.” (I John 5:21)