Gee, Satan walked among Jewish people in the film? Who else would be there except Jews (in Jerusalem, that is)?
"He bends, he stretches, he makes stuff up." You have to do this when you make a movie out of a book - any book. The type of portrayal has to be tailored to the medium.
The question is, did he faithfully represent the gospel accounts? I haven't seen the movie yet, but the vast majority of the accounts that I have read say, "Yes."
"Because it is not a family affair of coreligionists. If it were, few people outside the circle of believers would be concerned about it. This particular story involves other people. With the notable exception of a few Romans, these people are Jews. And in the story, they come off rather badly."
It was a family affair. There were Jews on both sides of the issue. Jesus and his disciples were all Jews. The early church was Jewish. There have been Jewish Christians all through church history. The cross is not a separation between Jews and Gentiles. It is a separation between those who believe in Christ and those who do not.
I think Christians in the U.S. will oppose very strongly any tendency toward anti-Semitism, wherever it arises. The Apostle Paul describes Gentile believers as grafted in, while Jewish believers are part of the original tree. Through Christ, we were made one family. There is no more Jew or Gentile in Christ.
posted on 03/04/2004 10:55:24 PM PST
There is no more Jew or Gentile in Christ.
There's the rub. These are the same folk who freak out about evangelizing and missions to Jews here and elsewhere. We aren't the same-- but Jesus can make us the same.
posted on 03/05/2004 4:27:17 AM PST
(...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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