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Cinema & the Arts as Sermons: How Making Movies About the Spiritual Realm Invites Attacks

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Mel Gibson and Jim Caviezel discuss spiritual attack while filming, ‘Passion of the Christ.’

We go to movies to be entertained or educated but we often forget that in this world we live in there are evil beings that do not wish to be revealed. When people make movies about them that will be seen by large audiences they will attack those making the movie, especially if they are unbelievers. Sometimes God even allows deaths to result. So be vigilant and stay away from anything to do with the occult or evil. - Andy

"Mel Gibson's biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ both divided and shocked audiences nationwide after its Ash Wednesday release in 2004. Primarily following the final hours of Jesus' life, the film was praised for its cinematography and performances, but criticized for its graphic violence and alleged antisemitic undertones. Regardless, it received three Academy Award nominations and remains the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.

On screen, The Passion of the Christ has its fair share of bizarre moments. (Is there really a part of the Bible in which Satan carries around a Little Person?) And as surreal as things can get during the movie itself, there were also quite a few bizarre happenings behind the scenes — some of which you might not even believe..." from the article: Bizarre Things That Happened On The Set Of The Passion Of The Christ

"Jim Caviezel portrayed Jesus in Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ. His depictions of Jesus’ suffering and death were the most realistic I have ever seen in a film.

But we didn’t know just how realistic they were until the actor gave an interview recently in which he described the injuries he experienced during the filming.

Caviezel carried a heavy wooden cross through the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City on his way to Calvary. When he fell as Jesus did, the cross landed on top of him. He told reporters, “As I went down, the cross . . . it actually struck my head and buried my head in the sand. And I bit through my tongue. Now, in the tape, you’ll see streams of blood coming down from my lip. That’s actually my own blood...” from the article: What Jim Caviezel suffered to make ‘The Passion of the Christ’: The cost and grace of the cross

Movie Sets Attacked

This article discusses spiritual attacks on the sets of: Poltergeist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose,

The Conjuring, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, The Crow, The Omen, Superman, The Passion of the Christ and the Possession.

"PLANES being struck by lightning and unexplained claw marks seared into a computer screen — they might sound like spooky movie plots, but these are actually things that happened when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Those are just the tip of the iceberg too, according to The Sun, as some film sets have been so beset by problems it’s no wonder they’re thought to have been cursed.

Here are some of the main offenders ... best to read with the lights firmly on:

The Poltergeist movies:

Often cited as one of the scariest horror films ever made, the 1982 original follows a family whose youngest daughter is taken by a ghost.

Two sequels followed and what happened away from the cameras is even freakier. Some suggest the special effects team’s decision to use real skeletons rather than fake ones because they were cheaper in one scene kicked off the problems.

Most often discussed are the deaths of two of the girls who appeared in the first movie..." from the article: Movie Sets that Were Cursed

Interview With an Exorcist

"..But not everything in the spiritual realm is holy. There is darkness, as well—darkness that once was light.

Revelation 12:7-9 reads, “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”

Those angelic betrayers are now among us—spiritual beings so corrupt that they saw the very face of God, and yet still chose to betray Him, likely because of an intense jealousy of mankind. God, after all, made us in His image, and loves us dearly. And these angels who betrayed the God of the universe because of their jealousy of man were cast down to earth—with us...

"What do demons want?"

"Their purpose,” said Fr. Thomas, “is to take as many of God’s children to eternal damnation with them. There’s a parasitic quality to their existence because they are all slowly dying—they’ve been dying since the moment they rebelled against God, and so they often times are attaching themselves to artificially experience life, but their ultimate goal is to take many of us into eternal damnation. Because of their jealousy and envy about the human race, they see us as competition, even though they’re of a higher nature...from the article: Interview with an Exorcist

"Real Dangers

The metaphysical dangers of an investigation are real and should be taken seriously. If it were only the physical and emotional things to worry about, then this field of study could be done by almost anyone ... but that's not the case. Sometimes things we are looking for are there, and more often than not these things can and do follow us home at the end of the night. This is where the dangers come in.

Yes, ghosts, spirits, demons, and any other entity can attach themselves to you and follow you home. You need to keep in mind and be open to the fact that if there are good spirits, then there are bad ones as well. Most times the evil entity starts out claiming to be the spirit of a deceased person or someone who died tragically. This way the evil spirit can sucker the unsuspecting ghost hunters into believing that they are helping a spirit by communicating with it. This gives the demonic or negative being more energy to manifest into something that the unsuspecting did not count on. The act in itself is to trick you into thinking it is friendly, and this can go on for some time, or at least until the negative entity or demonic force feels that it has your full trust.

Mental Effects

Mental breakdowns can occur from paranormal investigations. We took on a case a few years back of a person who started watching all the ghost hunting TV shows and decided he was going to go out to a few claimed haunted locations to try and capture a few EVP (electronic voice phenomena). To his dismay, when he listened to the recordings he discovered that he had actually captured a few interesting voices. Well, one thing led to another and he became so obsessed with capturing EVP that he started doing it in his own home and, again to his dismay, he was capturing voices on his recorder...from the Article: The Risks and Dangers of Paranormal Investigation


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