House Church Talk - WHERE'S LUTHER, WE NEED REFORMATION
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WHERE'S LUTHER, WE NEED REFORMATION
By Kelly McGinley
March 11, 2004
Several months ago a film titled " Luther <http://lutherthemovie.com/> "
released in the theaters. There was no fanfare, no great marketing plan to
all the churches, or free viewing for church leaders and government
employees. But it was a remarkable film and one that should have been
by every Christian before going to see "The Passion of the Christ."
Now that the world has flocked to see the Passion, we need a new
<http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook02.html> . I guess the old one
has worn off. Have we forgotten about the crusades, inquisitions, and the
sex scandals? Look at the Catholic Church today almost completely taken
. After priests abuse children and women, they threaten their souls if
tell! Our local bishop has threatened a woman to keep her quiet. He said
would be harmful to her, her husband and her children if she told anyone.
Her soul was also threatened by her priest. The bishop and priest are
"serving Christ" here in Alabama.
Masses of Protestants happily joining hands with the Catholics to see a
purely Catholic movie
tml> could seal the fate of those caught in this legalistic false gospel.
It tramples on the souls of the martyrs who helped bring about the
Reformation. And what of the poor souls who live in fear daily wondering
where they will spend eternity since the Church has control over their
We have done them an injustice by endorsing this film. The Reformation was
as important to this country as the Revolutionary War. Had there not been
Reformation, our country would look like South America.
Not only have we done an injustice to the true saints gone before us who
have died just trying to read the Word of God, what about the 11,000 that
have come forward about the sexual abuse
<http://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0031020.cfm> done to them as a
children? What about all those souls caught up in a religion of works?
may never see the truth now that evangelicals have endorsed Catholicism.
I have passion all right. Passion for the souls of those who may never
the truth because the church today does not separate itself from error. I
have a passion for the Word of God. All this rhetoric about using it as an
evangelism tool, yet at the same time we may have sealed the fate of
millions of Catholics.
Many asked me why I called the movie "satanic" in my last article. Because
it is deceptive and has a strange hold on people. This movie blasphemes
Creator of the Universe, and hardly anyone notices. A crucifixion took
all right. Mel crucified God's word, God's character, and the deity of the
Lord Jesus Christ. He used visions from a mystical nun, Ann Catherine
Emmerich <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05406b.htm> , to write most of,
not all this story. Her book is called " The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord
This book was rarely ever purchased, but this last week the sales have
jumped to around 17,000.
He added so much Catholic tradition, like the Stations of the Cross
<http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/station.php?id=1> and took away
biblical truths. Jesus was scared, shaking, fainting, falling and begging
for mercy, plus shown nude still sitting in the tomb after the stone was
rolled away! What ever happened to the Angel who said "He's not here, He
risen"? How's that for blaspheming? The women who played Mary Magdalene,
Satan and Pilate's wife are all hard-core porn actresses
<http://watch.pair.com/passion.html> . Mel stared in a movie," What Women
Want? <http://www.screenit.com/movies/2000/what_women_want.html> " , where
he tried to lay every woman his flesh desired. Can good fruit come from a
Mel and most Catholics believe that Mother Mary is CO-redeemer. Pope John
Paul II stated: "She (Mary) completes in her flesh as already in her heart
what is lacking in the suffering of Christ." Many Popes
the years believed that she suffered with Christ for the sins of the
Mary herself states, in many of her sightings, that "she" gives the Grace
needed for redemption. Mary was portrayed this way in the movie. She had
psychic powers and a strange connection with Jesus. She transferred power
him so He could continue. Mel even brought the transubstantiation
<http://www.newadvent.org/summa/407500.htm> into this movie as he had
get Christ's blood in her mouth. Then after Jesus dies, Mary holds him as
offering her Son for the sacrifice. Mel made this movie an actual mass
<http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=49259> . That's why the
movie was made in a dead language. Greek is what most non-Jews spoke in
Jerusalem during that time.
What was Mel's rational for having Peter running to fall at Mary's feet to
ask for forgiveness? Why would Peter think he needed Mary's forgiveness?
What is this "flesh of my flesh" bulmalarky of Mary? And the betrayal
not be complete without Veronica
<http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15362a.htm> at the sixth station
<http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/station.php?id=6> of the cross.
this from the visions of Emmerich.
Since when have evangelicals gone along with visions from anyone other
those in the Bible? Jeremiah 14:14 states: "Then the Lord said unto me,
prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I
them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and
divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."
Mel is a Traditionalist or a Latin Mass Only Catholic. He believes the
doctrine confirmed by the Council of Trent. This council has 125 solemn
curses against anyone who teaches salvation by Grace alone in Christ
They only worship in Latin and believe the rest of the world are going to
hell or to purgatory. Gibson was recorded by Peter Boyer of The New Yorker
<http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/980753/posts> as saying, "There
is no salvation for those outside the Church." He does not believe what
Christ did on the cross to be enough to get us to heaven. In his interview
with Diane Sawyer
<http://www.retakingamerica.com/article_passion_interview.html> , she took
him to task with this philosophy, and he then claimed that everyone would
eventually go to heaven but the Latin church was the easiest path to get
there. Evidently talking about purgatory. All this was the official
of Rome prior to Vatican II.
The most satanic of all was in the beginning when Jesus was being
The Roman guards should have been lying on the ground if the Bible was
followed, but instead Jesus's face was pulverized causing his right eye to
be swelled shut. It then stayed swollen shut throughout the movie. It is
funny how Mel has a one eyed icon as his logo for Icon Productions
<http://www.iconmovies.net/> . A picture of Ann Emmerich shows her in bed
with one eye in a pyramid over her
her with the vision to write her book. Keeping Jesus one eyed throughout
show, then showing him naked in the tomb reminded me of the picture that
Illuminati uses for the Antichrist. A one-eyed naked man on a white horse
<http://www.cfr.org/thesource/index.php> . In Zechariah 11:17, Zechariah
talking about the antichrist and says, "Woe to the idol shepherd that
leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right
his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly
darkened." Read that whole chapter, it is very EYE opening! Hey wasn't
Jesus's right eye that was swollen shut in the movie? View Jesus' right
blackened out on " The Passion of the Christ" web page
<http://www.thepassionofthechrist.com/splash.htm> . (Wait till the picture
of Jesus appears.)
Vittorio Messor states in his telling article, "' The Passion'...for Its
Author, Is A Mass
", "no accident that it was pleasing to the Pope and to so many cardinals,
not excluding Ratzinger, for whom "The Passion" is a manifesto that
in symbols that only a competent eye can fully discern." Mel Gibson used
strange terms about the one-eye in his interview with Peter Boyer, " The
Jesus War" in the New Yorker
<http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/980753/posts> . Mel stated, "I
wanted to mess up one of his eyes, destroy it." His other strange quote in
the same interview, "It's just amazing to me how one-eyed some people are
about this thing. I mean, it's like a veil comes down and they just can't
see it. For instance, did you know that one of the priests helps take his
body down from the Cross? It's there! Nobody sees it. They can only view
from one eye." I wonder to whom he is sending this one eyed message?
The female Satan holding a satanic baby looked to some to possibly
the Antichrist. I am not sure what Mel meant with that scene. It did not
come from Emmerich or the Bible. In Mel's movie, I doubt there was any
that did not have a very specific purpose.
What concerns me the most about this movie is that the politically
dumbed-down, lukewarm, end time Church of the Laodicea cannot discern
to know when they see a false Christ. Mel portrayed a false Christ and the
evangelicals received him hook, line and sinker as the real Jesus. They
been well conditioned to accept the antichrist as a great and wonderful
Man deserving their reverence. They will even be begging to receive the
mark. After all, Emmerich states in one of her visions that the antichrist
will win the battle at Megiddo and rule the world. You all can follow
Emmerich, but as for me the authority of the scriptures is the only
authority. Let God be truth and every man a Liar.
Of course I have taken a very unpopular position on this movie and will
receive much persecution. I keep telling myself "Blessed are those who are
persecuted for righteousness sake". No one wants to be persecuted unless
they really believe in something so much, or are obedient no matter what
consequences. Mel did receive some persecution for this movie. He brought
the persecution because he believes so much in Emmerich. I brought on
persecution out of obedience to the WORD of God! All week agonizing over
doing this article, I was haunted by this song I sang to my child "Dare to
be a Daniel, dare to stand alone." I hope its gone now.
(c) 2004 Kelly McGinley - All Rights Reserved
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