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passion-of-the-christ.jpg            Modern media has a big influence on our lives and the things that people believe and act or don’t believe and act. Just think of all the people waiting for the weather to come on the local news so that they know what to wear to work tomorrow. While this is not an example based on faith, you can see how it does affect the things we do in our daily lives. So when big media hits, and hits on faith and people’s beliefs, it can be a huge thing! The Passion of the Christ is one such occasion. With all the media hype and news that followed it, many people asked if the movie followed the Bible and what it tells us that happened.

            Actually, it is almost exactly what the Bible preaches in the Gospels. There were a few things in the movie that were not mentioned in the Bible such as the demonic children and the woman wiping blood from Jesus’ face, but other than that it was very accurate to the story in the Bible. Mel Gibson also gave a little more information about Mary that was in the Bible as well. But over all the stories do match up and watching the movie, while more violent and startling when put in motion, does follow what we have been Biblically taught.

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crown-and-cross.jpgQuestion
Christians admit that Jesus read the Old Testament during his time on earth. So he knew about the prophecies and tried to fulfill them. Does that not make them null and void?

Answer
While it is true that Jesus did have the Bible(at the time it was just the Old Testament) to read and go over this does not mean that he sought out things to do to accomplish these prophecies. On top of that, there are MANY that are completely out of human control. Born in Bethlehem, for example, is one that was not in his control as a human. Can you picture him in Mary’s stomach on the way to Bethlehem kicking to get attention and then saying “Um…mom….we need to hurry up and get there or this whole God’s son thing is not going to turn out so good…” I kid, but you can definitely see the point. Pure coincidence you say!? Well then let’s take a look at the day of crucifixion. On this one day, Jesus fulfilled nearly 30 prophecies about his life and death. Here is a list of some of them and a somewhat tongue-in-cheek humorous look of each.

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