Paul Verhoeven Finds Backing And A Writer For Controversial Jesus Christ Movie
Verhoeven’s take on the life of Jesus Christ discounts all of the miracles that inform the New Testament. That includes the immaculate conception, and the resurrection. Verhoeven doesn’t believe any of them happened.... He is fixated on Christ not for the miracles depicted in the blockbuster film The Passion Of The Christ, but rather in the enduring power of the message Christ preached which have kept him first and foremost in the minds of Christians for 2000 years. Verhoeven feels too many take Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins as a free pass to misbehave, because they think they don’t have to take responsibility for their actions.
Why'd you cut out the best part of the story?
Perhaps Verhoeven is fed up with the once-saved, always-saved crowd? Or has he labeled all Christians as hypocrites?
Unfortunately my brother is in a cult church that teaches the once-saved, always-saved "doctrine" with a twist. He left the Catholic Church because of Papal infallibility, but now believes that he has personal infallibility when reading the infallible Bible. This brother also believes that repentance and personal discipline are works! And of course, works are to be avoided because we are obviously saved by faith alone.
So, he gets drunk and then says that he is washed in the Blood of Jesus, and that his sins are pre-forgiven, so there is no need for metanoia.