This pamphlet is the transcript of a public lecture given on March 26, 2004 in response to Gibson's blockbuster movie "The Passion of the Christ." It does not only address and review this movie, but sets down the biblical principles against re-enactments of Christ.
Many in the evangelical protestant church world lauded this movie as a great tool for evangelism. However, the gospel that Gibson depicts is the false gospel of Roman Catholicism, and the way it is presented (in the form of drama) also follows Rome's blasphemous methods of image worship.
Rome's message about Christ is a false message. In their theology, Christ's sacrifice on the cross is insufficient for the pardon of sins. Gibson's passion movie is his personal re-creation of the sacrifice of Christ, his "mass." Also, the movie calls attention to salvation through relics and saints.
The method that God gives for teaching the gospel and crucifixion of Christ is the lively preaching of the gospel. Just as Christ was set forth before the Galatian believers and crucified among them (Galatians 3:1), so believers today will see Christ crucified only with the eye faith that perceives him in the preached word.
The serious-minded, Bible-believing Christian, who traces his roots back to the reformation ought not watch this movie, or any other similar depictions of Christ in movies.