SON of GOD (film) 2014

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The very charismatic Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ



I was very apprehensive to watch the Church of Scientology and the Lightworkers Media movie called SON of GOD, but I watched it anyway and even enjoyed it. Guess what?!?  I even shed a tear or two.

Yes, John 21:24-25 states: 

New International Version (NIV) 24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. 25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. 


Truly, it would be impossible to put everything there, but to change the events and why His words were uttered... Here's one person's view about the movie: http://truedsicernment.com/2014/03/04/something-is-very-seriously-wrong-with-the-son-of-god-movie/ 


BTW, Herod was missing and Pilate was so evil here...Barabbas was just put to prison the day before...Jesus did not weep for his dear best friend, Lazarus...well, he did cry AFTER he "magically" gave his life back(widening his eyes making him look a bit scary)...he didn't even say, "Lazarus come forth!" because in the movie Jesus was inside the tomb(with all the stench). 



John 11

King James Version (KJV)
11 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. (In the movie, Mary was with Jesus---and hey, Mary of Bethany is DIFFERENT from Mary Magdalene)
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. (Jesus did NOT enter the tomb)
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

When the adulterous woman was to be stoned, he did not write anything on the floor...when Peter denied him three times, there was no cock that crowed...and what was Mary of Magdala doing with all those Apostles all the time? 


Hmmm, what else?


Oh, during the multiplication of loaves and fish, why was the fish raw? Are they Japanese? Wasn't it supposed to be dried or fermented(or any way of preservation)?  Dad said they probably cooked them together using stones or something.


Sigh...there are still lots and lots of other things we noticed (like why modern Christianity branded Thomas as, "The Doubting Thomas and John being too old), but they won't fit here or you would be too tired to read this. :-p


Anyways, notwithstanding those things that bother me(until now), the acting was good, and the song: Mary did you know? http://youtu.be/D0vhHCyKxmQ is very, very beautiful.

Sung by Cee Lo Green
When my dad asked me if I liked it, I told him if I were to treat as fiction(of course, I'm exaggerating), it's a beautiful movie...when Dad watched it this afternoon at the G4 cinemas, he agreed with me and it does have some truth in it.  Some of my friends even like this one better than the other ones they watched.  They like the approach and treatment of the film.  They said it touched their hearts.  

Here are my favorite parts:
1.  It was shown in this film that the people were screened.  The true followers of Jesus were not allowed to go near Pilate.  Those who shouted, "Free Barabbas!" and "Crucify him!" were NOT His real followers.  I believe that in my heart.  They did not turn their backs on Him...they simply were people who did not know better even if they often mixed with his disciples and were probably healed by Him in the past. 
2.  I like their explanation of John chapter 1(listen to the narration)
KJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

The list of the sound track: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/son-god-original-motion-picture/id811456784



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Son of God is a 2014 American epic biblical drama feature, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The film was adapted from the ten-hour miniseries The Bible, which aired in March 2013 on History channel.

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