Congregation Beth Ha'Mashiach
(House of the Messiah) - Worshipping ADONAI
& His Messiah, Yeshua Ha'Mashiach
Living & teaching as our
Messiah taught us to Live
Congregation serving Northeast Atlanta Georgia (Gwinnett, Barrow, Dekalb,
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Messianic Congregation located
in Metro Atlanta serving Snellville, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Georgia
The Passion of Ha'Mashiach
Passion of The Christ
Cameron MMin. CBHM
Jason (Assoc. MMin CBHM) and I had
the privilege to go and see The Passion of the Christ the night before
it's scheduled opening. This film has been surrounded by
controversy for over a year before it's release. We went with
mixed feelings: hopeful that as believers in Messiah, it would glorify
Adonai, but somewhat fearful as to the portrayal and reaction of our
Jewish brothers and sisters. Below are my thoughts
and reaction to this movie.
Controversy – Is the film Anti-Semitic or not historically
or scripturally accurate:
Anti-Semitism - A
persons view of Anti-Semitism is often subject to that
persons perception. Some parts of the movie showed the
Temple guard in an unfavorable light, and clearly Kayafas (Ciaphas),
Yahuda (Judas), and some members of the Sanhedrin were shown
as jealous, and power hungry. Yet these images are
offset by images of Jewish women crying for Yeshua's
suffering, the image of Simeon, and the young women trying
to take water to Yeshua.
Historical - Most parts of the film
are accurate historically, but as with the Gospel accounts,
additional information is there that can only be verified by
scripture. While the resurrection has not been
verified according to "Historians", the effects
have been, the life of one "Man" (Jesus) has
changed the world. His disciples, who fled in fear,
changed in 3 days into men and women on fire, totally
convinced of the resurrection!
Scriptural - While extra biblical
sources were consulted, and some "Hollywood Hype"
added, there is nothing in this film that contradicts the
B'rit Hadasha (New Testament).
was (Hasomean) not the regularly chosen high priest, a Sadducee who denied the
resurrection, worried over Roman reaction to Yeshua and His
followers. Jealousy over the peoples reaction to Yeshua as
Messiah may have been a motivating factor. The Sanhedrin was
convened at night against Jewish Law, and all those speaking out
for Yeshua, or against the improper trail were rebuked.
in the Garden, 12 hours before His death
of Adversary (Satan) telling Yeshua he cannot bear the sin
of the entire world.
of the decision and the weight of the world's sin
(Judas) betrays Yeshua, disciples scatter
Guards very rough in treating Yeshua
off bridge, chain on waist, not in scripture
– Kayafas leads accusers, several
try to defend Yeshua, expelled
declaration as I AM, son of man coming on the clouds with
all power, Kayafas tears clothes
picked Kayafas mob takes Yeshua to Pilate
fears revolt or riot, believes Kayafas will start if Yeshua
questions, finds no fault
demands crucifixion – Kayafas mob, does not represent all Jews
as some claim, for all of His disciples are Jewish!
(whipping) – Romans sadistic
, seem to enjoy hurting Jews,
very bloody scene. Some claim soldiers were Jew's, this is
not supported scripturally, and is historically incorrect, Rome
always used troops from another country to prevent revolt and to
ensure they would not side with the population.
of Magdala – As she and Miriam mother of Yeshua clean-up
Yeshua's blood, remembers Yeshua and the crowd wanting to stone
frees Bar Abas, demands crucifixion
washes hands of the matter
carries execution stake (cross), falling many times,
weight of the cross coming down on His back, the Romans beating
forced to carry cross, Jewish women calling for him to help the Holy Man
, Simeon is later called "Jew" in disdain
by the Roman soldiers
woman attempts to bring Yeshuawater, Romans knock her away, she holds His blood stained
cloth to her as though it is the most precious item in the world,
which it is!
Yeshua to cross, it is Gibson's hand, when asked why, Gibson said
"My sins killed him"
cries Abba (My Father or Daddy),Forgive
for they no not what they do, as the High Priest passes.
, one mocks, other asks Yeshua to remember him in His
kingdom, and Yeshua says "Truly, today you will be with me in
- even nailed to the cross, Yeshua lovingly
places Miriam in the care of Yochanan (John), as his mother, and
he as her child.
Is finished (accomplished)
, the word means paid in full!
in side, shown as a massive spraying, hyped up for
split (not just the veil), only the veil was torn in
Resurrection – scene shifts to a sealed tomb, a golden light
floods the inside, grave
clothes with a body inside, empty before our eyes
stands with the wounds in his hands clearly visible
"Grave where is your victory, Death where is your
sting", "The grave could no longer hold The King!"
mature people, not children should see this film, it is
bloody, and the Romans are cruel beyond imagination. Seeing
how they treated Jews, one can understand a little better the horror
of the Holocaust.
- Worth seeing
seeing - each person calling themselves a believer,
needs to understand to price paid to redeem them from sin, and the
horror that sin causes.
will it accomplish:
do not think those rejecting Adonai will be swayed by this movie.
move those whose heart is open to the truth
force those sitting on the fence, playing church, lukewarm, dead
or dying, to decide what
they really believe!
Yeshua said "I'd rather you
be hot or cold, but not lukewarm, therefore I'll vomit you out of my
mouth. Lukewarm is a form of religiosity, but with no life
changing belief, denying the Power of G-d! Luke warm is the
condition of most churches & believers today.
the end, the real value is:
force people to stop playing believer, and actually become one!
wake up the “church” from it’s slumber, and count the cost.
confront the culture and open up real discussion about Yeshua!
Confront Anti-Semitism within the church, no one has the right to
blame the Jews for Yeshua's death, Yeshua (Jesus) was born a Jew
and all of the disciples were Jews. Christians must wake-up
and realize, there is no salvation apart from the Jews, for
scripture came by the Jews, The Prophets were Jews, and Yeshua (Jesus)
is a Jew!