28Apr,17

Jim Caviezel’s Stunning Testimony, man behind ‘Jesus’ in ‘Passion of Christ’ movie

“Passion of the Christ” star Jim Caviezel opened up in a recent interview regarding his experience playing Jesus in the epic film.

The Mel Gibson-directed blockbuster was nominated for three Academy Awards when it was released in 2004, and grossed over $600 million. However, Caviezel revealed that there was nothing glamorous about the role.

The 45-year-old actor described his experience on set while speaking to the congregation at the Rock Church in San Diego on Sunday, WND reports.

The 45-year-old actor described his experience on set while speaking to the congregation at the Rock Church in San Diego on Sunday, WND reports.

“The whip went over, and I had a 14-inch gash on my back,” he said of a physically-challenging whipping scene. “I went right down like in a football game when you get the wind knocked out of you. I saw God.”

The walk up Golgotha, the hill where Jesus was crucified, was also emotionally-challenging for Caviezel.

“I felt this evil presence come over me,” he said. “‘You’re a dead man.’ I remember thinking this is the best news I’ve ever had, because I know if I die I’m going to heaven.”

This interview is highly inspiring. He talks about how God’s Providence allowed him to suffer several very painful injuries and illnesses when filming which allowed him to participate in and portray Christ’s Passion in a deep and real way. He tells about the shocking fact that he was struck by lightning at one point in the production. He gives advice to all Catholics about the seriousness of living the Faith, not trying to “fit in” with our neo-pagan society, and the necessity, joy, and honor of suffering for Jesus Crucified for the salvation of souls. His testimony is amazing and real.

Caviezel also revealed that he was struck by lightning while he was hanging on the cross. Watch his amazing testimony

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