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firmly opposed to any attempts to portray our
Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, either in art
work (pictures, drawings, paintings, images),
or in movies or TV.
Christian art depicted Christ as standing, even
triumphant, carrying the cross. Later Christian
art depicted Christ bending under His cross, sometimes
stumbling to His knees, even lying on the ground,
apparently conquered. It is not this that I am
opposed to, but that NO one truly knows what Jesus
looked like, and no matter how Ďwellí the artist
portrays Him, it still is NOT what our Lord really
hundreds of artists have tried to portray Jesus.
are just a few:
Crowned With Thorns by Dutchman, Jan Mostaert
Of Thorns by Italian, Correggio in about 1510.
Carrying His Cross by Spaniard, El Greco in 1580
Of Christ by Rembrandt in 1655
Crucifixion by Marc Chagall in 1938
Of Christ by Warner Sallman in 1940
these portraits are DIFFERENT! Which one is Jesus? NONE of them! They all tend to lead people
astray. I wonder what our precious Lord thinks
of all these misrepresentations.
is God Himself! Those pictures mentioned above
plus hundreds more, are in direct disobedience
to the second Commandment.
20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any
graven image, or any likeness of any thing that
is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath,
or that is in the water under the earth: (KJV)
is NO better that Israel embracing an idol that
was supposed to represent the LORD. But, you say,
"I donít bow down or worship pictures of
Jesus." If they donít represent Jesus to
you, why do you keep them?
would your wife or husband think if you carried
a picture of someone else in their wallet? Do
you think they might be upset? Naturally they
would. And so it is with those who have pictures
of Jesus. He gets upset!
about those who have the gall to represent our
Lord in a movie? The latest craze is the "Passion
of the Christ" with actor Jim Caviezel daring
to portray our Lord.
14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me
hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then,
Shew us the Father? (KJV) Can you possibly tell me what person would
be so brazen as to say this? Yet in reality, anyone
who dares to portray Jesus in a movie is saying
who dares to attempt to portray Christ in the
flesh, is attempting to portray a "mystery."
1 Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (KJV)
question, there is a great mystery of our faith:
Christ appeared in the flesh and was shown to
be righteous by the Spirit. Can ANY sinful man
be declared justified by the Holy Spirit by portraying
our Lord, Jesus in a movie? NO one can be shown
to be right by the Spirit by doing this!
I will come under condemnation by many for what
I write here, even by many professing Christians!
I must write what my Lord places on my heart!
Itís as simple as that! If someone doesnít agree
with it, that is their privilege, their right.
someone sees a movie about Jesus, most people
"see" the actor who played Christ as
what our Lord really looks like. Do you honestly
think this pleases our Lord? Do
you KNOW what Jesus looks like? Of course not!
He does NOT look like any of those who boldly
attempt to portray Him.
not seen the Passion Of The Christ, nor will I
be seeing it any time in the future. I will simply
take Godís Word for what happened before, during
and after the crucifixion, and I will gratefully
praise my precious Saviour and Lord (Heb.13:15),
for redeeming my soul (Heb.9:12; 1 Pet.1:19),
for making me a child of God (John 1:12-13), and
for preparing a mansion in Heaven for me (John
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