How would you react if Christ had re-appeared on earth today? Would man kind repeat their mistakes or accept? This movie is about a modernized 2nd coming of Christ. Instead of facing Romans...
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How would you react if Christ had re-appeared on earth today? Would man kind repeat their mistakes or accept? This movie is about a modernized 2nd coming of Christ. Instead of facing Romans there are different obstacles in these modern times that he'd have to face.Written by
[Jesse is delivering another sermon to His congregation on the beach]
You have heard that you should love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But what reward is in that? I am telling you to love your enemy, to pray and forgive those who persecute you... You expect God to do for you what you're not willing to do for others? Since God is your Father, shouldn't you be a reflection of Him? Anything that lasts does so because it is built on a solid foundation.
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This was a movie that purported to be a modern-day retelling of the life of Christ. Such a lofty goal is understandably hard to reach, and this movie, close though it came, didn't quite reach that goal.
For starters, there's the name. Why Jesse? Why not instead Joshua, which is the more precise transliteration of the Hebrew "Yeshua", which is the Hebrew form of "Jesus"? Beyond that, there's also the fact that his teachings aren't quite correctly quoted, and the miracles are a bit understated. (The small "multitude" by the sea could have been at least bigger.) And why didn't we see more of Jesse being resurrected than just one appearance to Peter?
But the overriding theme of the movie is the power of love, even God's love for us, and that only through Christ can we have eternal life. Also, the transfiguration and crucifixion scenes are decently done.
Not bad: but it could have been so much better.
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