Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are good actors but not right for this movie.
Image result for movie mary magdalene 2018Joaquin Phoenix an atheist himself, and Rooney Mara  brought nothing to the movie to render their roles credible. Neither actors have the soul to accurately portray the spirit of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Bible truths were twisted and omitted out of scenes altogether.

There were many inaccurate parts to this movie and I will attempt to discuss some prominent ones.

Jesus played by Joaquin Phoenix is portrayed as a tortured soul and there was no softness and deity about Him at all. His face looked harsh and twisted and his eyes did not reflect the Son Of God- God incarnate. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, well, in this movie there is no soul.

The real Jesus has two natures a human and divine nature, of which I didn’t see any. In the movie, Jesus and Mary Magdalene had this exclusivity thing going on between them and their smirk was unreal. In real life they are a couple. The bible does not depict Jesus and Mary Magdalene in that way. There was no sexual connection between them. Jesus was solely focused on the will of God.

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The twelve apostles are really insignificant in this movie and it makes Mary Magdalene the heroine and forerunner for the movement. Biblically, in Matthew 16, Jesus gives to Peter the keys of the kingdom. The Church was founded upon Peter, one among the twelve is chosen to lead. The movie ends with Mary Magdalene and a group of other women who get behind her, to lead instead.  Peter is very  judgemental and Mary leaves him and the other apostles very disgruntled which is untrue.

Palm Sunday was really insignificant in this movie, Jesus does not enter Jerusalem on a donkey, instead He walks in with a face full of angst.  In the bible (Matthew 21) Jesus’  humble entrance on a donkey into Jerusalem clearly illustrates that God is humble. Shortly afterwards, the movie shows the money lenders outside the temple as a marketplace,  I have never seen a more angry Jesus being very destructive and pulling walls and balustrading down with his bare hands. In the bible, Jesus shows an angry outburst against corruption by turning tables upside down and cleansing that area. (Jn 2:13-25)

In the movie, the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane scene, was very inaccurate. Jesus didn’t ask the apostles to keep watch, Jesus is not agonising over what was to come and there was no communication with Father God. It didn’t show Jesus’ fear and human nature and how He deals with his agony. There was no cutting of the servant’s ear. In John 18, Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. These events are really important as they depict the gentleness, the human and divine natures of Jesus.

The Last Supper being the crucial part in the bible, where Jesus washes the disciples’ feet to show that we should be like servants for one another, was not depicted at all. The “upper room discourse” (John 14-16) and how Jesus through prayer, instituted The First Eucharist as the real presence in the bread and the wine of Jesus’ body in communion,  was omitted.

Good Friday has many flaws in the movie, Mary the mother of Jesus was hardly there and yet she was the steadfast woman disciple of Jesus from beginning to end. The women didn’t even meet Jesus on his way to Calvary, Veronica didn’t even wipe his face. The conversion of Simon of Cyrene  and his bearing of the Cross for Christ  which is dramatic because he suddenly walked to Jesus to help him carry his cross didn’t happen  It failed to show conversion of ordinary people.

The other two thieves crucified beside Jesus weren’t really visible and the dialogue between the good thief and Jesus was not mentioned. The good thief’s dialogue with Jesus was an act of profound and public confession, contrition, and repentance for his sins and Jesus forgave him and took him to heaven with him. FORGIVENESS AND REPENTANCE ARE TWO IMPORTANT GOSPEL TEACHINGS OF JESUS but they weren’t important enough to be shown. If not for our salvation which only comes through Jesus Christ, what’s the point of this movie? Could it be for the attack and blasphemous attempt to discredit The Son of God, the Son of Man? Could it be to raise the power of women and to diminish the power of men, when we re all equal in the eyes of God?

This and other biblical movies should not be written without consultation from theologians of biblical truth. Nobody makes movies about Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism or other religions, why? Would it be because of riotous consequences that would follow? These movies unfortunately, can do a lot of damage to undiscerning minds, to people who are searching and beginning their faith journey.

I say beware of false information, get your sources right, ask people who are practicing the true religion for the whole truth and beware of “Hellywood” as The Vigilant Christian sais.

I will finish by saying that Jesus is the authority, Jesus is the lawgiver, he humbly came to earth to teach us the truth in order to save us. In the bible, people flocked to Him, people couldn’t get enough of Him. In the movie, people were not part of the equation and  the depiction of Jesus showed a twisted and tortured soul which didn’t make me or anyone want to be near Him.  Satan knows the bible better than anyone else, his ploy is to use the truth and twist a lie to make you believe, he is the master of deception.

click below to find out more, courtesy to “The Vigilant Christian_ Mario”

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Dear Jesus,

I believe that You came into this world as the Son of God, that You are God incarnate. Through your Holy Spirit, expose the darkness and bring us into the light. Protect our minds and hearts from what we see and hear and from Satan’s attacks. I believe that You are our saviour and redeemer and You sacrificed your life because You loved us first. Please make us worthy of your sacrifice. AMEN



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If you don’t know that we are living in  a spiritual battle, then you’re kidding yourself! The enemy- Satan,  is having a field day fooling  people, making them believe that he doesn’t exist. Make no mistake about it, he is alive awaiting to ruin the souls of those who are weak, have little or no faith and who don’t live a godly life. “We are a culture in decline, our whole world is entrenched in sin! “ says Jim Caviezel.

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Matthew 3:2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”[a

The world as I see it now, is changing at an alarming rate. Society is moving towards a fluid gender, redefining marriage, euthanasia, abortion, lack of freedom of speech, fake media, secularism, drugs, depression and anxiety, crime etc. I know by talking to people and from observation, that we are entrenched in sin!!! The world still needs to be saved.

Here’s the catch!!! When Jesus comes again, it will be His final. There is no salvation beyond death. We all need to wake up and go back, back to the truth, because it’s only the truth through Jesus Christ, that will set us free.

Thank God for Mel Gibson who directed his first religious movie with the “PASSION OF THE CHRIST”and who is now in his final stage of completing the sequel- “THE RESURRECTION.” His first movie “THE PASSION” became the most popular independent movie ever made.

Mel Gibson took a real gamble with the first one, he wasn’t in it for the money because he stood to lose everything,  but for his passion for Christ. The same could be said  for the main actor- Jim Caviezel who plays the role of Christ. If you listen to his testimony, you will hear that he had  a calling , he even has the same initials JC.   Mel Gibson told him in a phone conversation that he may never work in Hollywood again after making the movie, but again for his passion for Christ,  Jim Caviezel went ahead with it. Just listen to his testimonies below!!!!! All I can say is what followers of Christ both of these men are.

Jim sacrificed his health to complete the two movies and not because he had to, but because he wanted to. How many people can boast that they are true followers of Christ and have taken up their crosses willingly for Christ?

You may think that the health issues Jim had to endure during the movies were collateral damage. Not quite! When the enemy knows you are about to change, convert, build, evangelise for the Kingdom of God, be sure that the enemy is going to try and derail, disturb, destroy, mame, kill etc…. however he can, for whatever  will raise and build up the kingdom of God. But Jesus conquered death and ransomed his life for ours. There is power in the name of Jesus Christ. But you have to want it, pray it, live it.

The movie is in its third year of production and it should be coming out this year I would think, during this Easter season which ends with the feast of the Ascension- the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into heaven,  according to Mark 16:19Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. As it is written in “The Apostles Creed,” Jesus descended into hell, (imagine the battle scenes there) to collect his faithfuls from the Old Testament because prior to Jesus’death and resurrection no-one could enter heaven. Jesus ransomed Himself so that we may have new life with Him.  Hence death and new life comes through Jesus Christ only.

Below are some excerpts, testimonies and interviews so that you can judge for yourself.

Then, if you want to be a follower and not just a fan of Christ, stand up for the truth, be a warrior for Christ, make your life a little uncomfortable,  pray, fast, worship the God who died to know you_ JESUS THE CHRIST!! The alpha and the omega.



set in Chicago in 1980

(above) actor – Mike Vogel who plays the role of Lee Strobel (see below)

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From a true story on Lee Strobel’s real life experiences who went on to become a believer and pastor and then write books about Jesus Christ.  The movie addresses all the historical evidence and medical proof that Jesus Christ did die and that the resurrection was witnessed at different times by 500 people . One of the most compelling being Paul of Tarsus who was persecuting Christians and who became a believer himself and went on to write 13 letters which became books in the New Testament. I fully recommend it and it’s well worth watching.

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I had never thought about what it might be like to not have a partner who doesn’t believe, until now.

Not having a partner who shares the same beliefs as you, can have its challenges. It affects your relationship with that partner, your parents, friends, the way you bring up your children, your view of the world and your place in the universe and ultimately your final destination.



GOD’S NOT DEAD 2                 (now showing at Village Sunshine)


MELISSA HART AS – GRACE as the teacher &  


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Thought provoking with near to fact courtroom drama, based on real court cases with some eye candy thrown in. Atheists were brought in who, in searching for the truth became believers themselves. A movie with hope.


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