House Church Talk - Passion

Dan Beaty dlbeaty at
Tue Mar 2 21:57:02 EST 2004


We saw the movie Saturday. Overall I felt that it was effective in helping
us to understand and appreciate our Lord's sufferings on our behalf. What
did you mean by "Mel's personal religious convictions were evident through
some scenes portraying Mary?"

For me, Mary and the disciples, the man who helped to carry His Cross and
even Pilate pulled us all into the event very powerfully. These and others
revealed how deeply they were impacted by the Saviour in various ways.

These characters were very crucial to the overall impact of the film, IMO.

Dan B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike" <a0006374 at>
To: "House Church Talk" <House Church Talk  at>
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 8:02 AM
Subject: RE: House Church Talk -  Passion

> I have now seen the movie twice, both times with small groups of my home
> church so we could meet and discuss the movie afterwards.  The beatings
> scourging, IMHO, were not overdone.  If anything, after studying ancient
> Rome and their attitudes of Palestine and having t serve there at that
> the beatings were underplayed.  By far the majority of people did not
> survive the beatings, that is why Pilate gave the specific order not to
> him in the beating.  There were some inaccuracies that surprised me and
> Mel's personal religious convictions were evident through some scenes
> portraying Mary.  I was most disappointed that he left out the Centurion's
> declaration in Mark 15:39, Truly this man was the Son of God.  I was also
> disappointed that it appeared an earthquake tore the veil in the Temple
> it was torn, the best I could tell, from the bottom to the top.
> In my personal opinion I think the movie will have a limited evangelistic
> effect, but a greater effect on Christians in moving them away from the
> gentle Jesus meek and mild who "just" died for our sins to a deeper
> realization of just what a horrible price our sins did cost our Savior in
> agony and suffering.
> Just my personal, brief take on the movie
> Mike S

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