Jim Caviezel Warns Christians are Facing 'Massive, Massive Persecutions'
'The Passion of the Christ' actor speaks out against push to end religious freedoms
Actor Jim Caviezel has warned that Christians are facing unprecedented levels of persecution in the near future.
Caviezel, who played Jesus in the 2004 movie “The Passion of the Christ,” says that Christians will have to fight for religious freedoms if they want their religion to endure for future generations.
“No one has ever rode to victory on the back of fake moral platitudes,” Caviezel said in a new interview with LifeSite News.
"We have to speak the truth boldly."
Caviezel’s new movie, “Infidel,” is described as a “contemporary Middle East thriller.”
It surrounds an “American kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo, who ends up in prison in Iran on spying charges.”
“Barbaric Christian persecution is something that still goes on today,” the actor said, proceeding to reveal the movie’s intent.
“The goal would be to create a sense of urgency and relevance to Christians and non-Christians who should be engaged in this issue.”
Caviezel has said it’s essential for Christians to pay attention to these troubling acts of persecution and to take action.
“When I read the gospels, I’ve never seen a Jesus who would sit there and say, ‘Too bad for him,’” he said of the apathy that can sometimes creep in on this issue.
“And that is not the gospel I know.”
Caviezel told LifeSite News that changes are taking place, and none of them are good.
“You’ll wish that you never even knew what democracy was,” said Caviezel, according to LifeSite.
"This Christian way of living will soon be gone.
“We’re talking about massive, massive persecutions.”
In reference to abortion in the United States, he noted that “we have murdered on a level that is unprecedented.”
Laws recently passed in Virginia and New York on abortion are “Luciferian,” he said.
During his interview, he cited a liberal group “that now says there’s certain types of hate speech.
"Well, you understand now that we fall under ‘hate speech.’
"We’re in that place now where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is going to be censored,” he said.
“When you look at away of life, if Christians of this country continue to not say anything, some say think this is a holy way to go, but if they continue to remain silent…,” he said.
"Christian culture will no longer be a part of that. It will be something else.
“What happened to prayer?” he said later in the interview.
“What happened to prayer in the family?”
Thank you my friend. Too many blinded folks out there, blinded by hatred. https://t.co/Hdyn7kX26u— Jim Caviezel (@JimmyCaviezel) September 25, 2020
Caviezel said others can capitulate, but he will not.
“I know our Lord deserves to be loved and, come hell or high water, I’m going to do it,” he said.