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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Passion of Christ is Rated R

The Passion of Christ is Rated "R" 
Tim Stevenson

The "R" of course is because of the violence, the gore.

In movie terms "R" stands for RESTRICTED

but in this movie "R" stands for RELEVANT

for REALISTIC

for it REALLY happened

for a REASON

because we were REBELLIOUS 

we needed a REDEEMER

we needed to be RECONCILED, 

we needed to be RECOVERED, 

we needed to be REGENERATED. 

Jesus needed to be REJECTED 

so that we could have a RELATIONSHIP

not just a RELIGION

The "R" is to REMIND us to REMEMBER 

what Jesus did to REMOVE our sin

to RENDER Satan powerless,

to RESCUE us from eternity in hell.

The "R" rating is to show that Jesus was RESPONSIBLE 

for giving you REST. 

As a RESULT of his death

Jesus RETIRED your debt.

The "R" rating means that some will be REPULSED

some will REFUSE to believe,

some will be RELUCTANT, 

some will think you are RIDICULOUS

in believing that a death was REQUIRED.

The "R" rating means that the RESULT of sin

has been REVERSED 

and now through faith in Christ your REWARD is eternity

and you are now RIGHTEOUS before God

because you have RECEIVED him

as the RULER of your soul.

What a REVOLUTIONARY 

and RADICAL solution

to REDEEM mankind.


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