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Published:April 16th, 2007 06:30 EST
The Passion of The Passion of The Christ: Part Two

The Passion of The Passion of The Christ: Part Two

By Garrett Godwin

The foundation of Christianity is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  He is the Son of God who is both God and Man.  The center of Christianity is Jesus Christ.  He is love, humility, character, holiness, honesty, purity, faith, and more.  Christ is the way to know God and to have a relationship with Him.  Christ is the truth because He is the living Word of God, and the truth that shall make us free, and that sets us free.  Christ is the life -- eternal life with God in Heaven through Christ.  Jesus Christ is our light, salvation, and redemption.  Because of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we are born again.  We died for our sinful nature, repent, and reborn in the Holy Spirit.

I was amazed that millions of people saw The Passion of the Christ because I didn't think they'd be interested in seeing movies that are truly about Christianity.  Hollywood has made movies that depict Christianity from a worldly view.  Ever since people went to see The Passion of the Christ, I'm disappointed that people thought of Jesus Christ as a pop culture icon -- which He isn't.  He's more than that.  Jesus is King of all Kings; Lord and Savior of all people -- all humanity; Lord of Heaven and Earth.

Jesus Christ isn't some fad that will go out of style for a few years.  He isn't pop culture phenomenon that will come and go.  He is God in the flesh: completely divine and completely human.  He gave up His life to die for the sins of the whole world -- OUR sins.  Jesus is the mediator between God and all of us.  Because of Him, we've been reconciled with God and forgiven for every last one of our sins -- past, present, and future, the sins of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Jesus Christ is not only the Word of God, but He is also our light, salvation, and redemption.

I had heard and read good things about The Passion of the Christ after people had seen it.  There were others who decided to become better people after seeing the movie.  There have been some such as ministers who decided to use the movie as an opportunity and a tool to develop sermons and projects for their churches to get people more involved in knowing Jesus.  I also read that The Passion of the Christ caused controversy because of the fear that it will lead to people to hate the Jews. I have to disagree with that.