Jesus actor struck by lightning

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  1. massdak

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    I thought they were done filming that movie, they have been releasing segments of it.
    I do not think we can name it dishonoring just yet and it being unseen.
     
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    Any portrayal of Christ in any way is idolatrous and blasphemous. Since this was the second time God hit this man with lightening you'd think he'd get the message.

    This incident also shows how longsuffering God is; he could have incinerated the actor instantaneously but He showed mercy!

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    Oh, please. :rolleyes: Do you have no image of Jesus in your mind when you read the gospel narratives? Does this portrayal in your mind make you an idolater and a blasphemer?
     
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    No, it doesn't. Read the Bible.

    Bad things happen to good people. Bad things happen to bad people.

    Good thing happen to bad people. Good things happen to good people.
     
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    The man's been struck by lightning twice, and lived? Why are we not praising God that this man has been blessed with the miracle of living through two incidents. How positive and inspiring!!
     
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    Oh, please. :rolleyes: Do you have no image of Jesus in your mind when you read the gospel narratives? Does this portrayal in your mind make you an idolater and a blasphemer? </font>[/QUOTE]KenH,

    Unfortunately, due to all the psuedo-images of Christ that I have seen all my life and my incapability of erasing them from my mind, I do have false images of Jesus in my mind when I read the gospels and when I think of the Lord and even when I pray. This does mean that, by nature, I am an idolater, just as by nature I'm a liar, murderer, fornicator, theif, and many other things.

    However, since I do not consent to the wholesomeness of such evil thoughts, the Lord has mercy on me and accepts my worship. As Paul has said,

    "It is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."

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  8. Mark Osgatharp

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    JohnV,

    Uh, isn't that exactly what I did? I said that God was merciful not to have incinerated this man. If that isn't praising God I don't know what is.

    However, you still have to deal with the fact that the ligntening would never had struck the man in the first (and second) place if God had not hurled it at him. It does make one wonder why the Lord would strike a man in such an unusual way, not once, but twice.

    I know one thing, if I were engaging in such a grossly immoral behavior as imitating the Lord and I got struck with lightening twice while in the very act, I'd be thinking again about the propriety of what I was doing.

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    Mark, is it your position that any movie (educational or entertainment) centered around the life and ministry of Jesus is sinful? If not, what elements make it sinful, and how could such a production be made to be okay?

    Please understand that I'm not attacking your position. Help me to understand what you're saying.
     
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    Has anyone seen the movie trailer?
     
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    Yes; "vivid" doesn't begin to describe it.

    For those who want to see the trailer:

    THE PASSION
     
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    According to the article the actor playing Jesus wasn't the one that was hit twice, it was the assistant director.

    And are you trying trying to say that every time someone gets hit by lightning it is because God decided they needed a wake up call? Well, I guess that means Godly Christians have never been hit, or little children. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    Oh, I have seen a couple interviews on television about them and the movie.
    Jim said that they take communion on the set every morning.
    He by accident experienced a blow or two on his back (among other things). Prior to the experience, he was trying to portray what he thought it would feel like and how to react (like screaming), but he said the wind was knocked right out of him and he could not say a thing. If you had seen his and Mel Gibson's interviews, you would have seen great, great passion. This is not just a regular movie.
     
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    If God were pitching lightning bolts at folks who annoyed him, I suspect that God would be more interested in frying some televangelists, "faith" healers, and cult leaders.
     
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    KenH is right. If it was God punishing this guy for a blasphemous movie, the whole crew of The Last Temptation of Christ would have been toast.
     
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    If film makers are going to portray the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, I think it should be acurate. If His suffering seems graphic and offensive, well, it was. My prayer is that the film is accurate and that those who see it will be convicted in their hearts to get a copy of the Bible to read for themselves of His death, burial and resurrection.
     
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    That is just as erroneous as saying, "If God were punishing Jezebel for being wicked, then every wicked woman in the world would have been dog food."

    The fact is, according to the Scriptures (which I know a lot of you don't actually believe) God often singled out persons for immediate judgement while leaving others to the final judgment. They way you all are talking you don't even seem to think God is the one in control of lightening.

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    I think they are all sinful for the reason that the Lord forbade us to produce any artistic representations of Him. There are other objections that I might also make:

    a. To say that the word of God needs to be dramatized to be more effective is to deny the power of the Holy Ghost in the preached word.

    b. Such productions appeal to emotionalism, not reason and truth.

    c. All such productions fail to represent the case as it really was, for it is impossible to portray a crucifixion as it really was without actually crucifying someone.

    d. Most such productions portray Jesus in the traditional Anglo-Catholic form. I remember a few years ago there was controversy about a black man portraying Jesus. The only reason such a controversy could arise is because people actually think Jesus looked like he is portrayed in the commonly accepted Anglo pictures. This not only misrepresents the Lord but perpetuates racism.

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    Then Mark, would you also be opposed to portrayals of historical & scriptural events in and Easter or Christmas cantata?
     
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    If you are talking about dramatic portrayals, most certainly yes. I am opposed to any attempt to portray the Lord, whether in art or in drama. All such things nausiate me; literally.

    Let me explain it this way so maybe you can see where I'm coming from. How would you feel if you went to a "Jesus" play and they had a man that looked just like Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, or Charles Manson portraying Jesus? The way you would feel about that is the way I feel about any sinner portraying my blessed Savior.

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