Is the Passion of Christ anti Jewish

Did you find the movie to be "Anti-Jews".  Since 
Ihaven't seen the movie, I have heard people say that
the Jews were upsetthat movie use Jews as the reason
for Jesus' death.

Answer: I did not find the movie to be at all
anti-Semitic. I have read a number of pieces written
by various people and have seen in their comments a
bias based on other things than the movie. What some
of them are saying is that they would like to have the
facts of what happened altered to suit their
sensitivities. Since the Sanhedrin which was key to
killing the Lord was controlled by liberals, not the
conservatives at the time, they might have a problem
because they are identifying with those people. If
they would go back to the literal interpretation of
Scripture which is the basis of true Judaism, their
attitudes would likely be greatly altered.

Here is a piece that I recently wrote related to your

The Seder Question

	One of the things that surprised me in the most
recent film on the death, burial, and resurrection of
the Lord Jesus Christ was the fact one of the actors
asked a question from the Passover Seder. The surprise
I felt was multifaceted I suppose. The first surprise
was the line being there in a movie that was supposed
to be anti-Semitic. The question asked on the night of
our Lord’s inquisition was “Why is this night
different from all other nights?” I could not see in
the dim lighting of the movie which woman was asking
the question, but I thought at the time the words were
put into the mouth of the woman who was playing the
past of Jesus’ mother.
	In the Seder, this question is posed by the youngest
child in the household. And, it does have a basis in
Scripture. In Exodus 12 we read 
24. “And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance
to thee and to thy sons for ever.
25.  And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the
land which the Lord will give you, according to that
He hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
26. And it shall come to pass, when your children
shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
27. Then ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the
Lord’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the
children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the
Egyptians, and delivered our house. And the people
bowed the head and worshipped.”
	The movie correctly, in using these words, made the
connection between the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus
Christ, as the perfect Passover Lamb that delivers us
from the bondage of sin, and the Passover observance
which commemorates the mighty act of God in
deliverance from the bondage of sin. It is difficult
for some people to accept that such a momentous event
as the Passover in Egypt would be a foreshadowing of
another even greater event. But look at the magnitude
of the event that it foreshadows, the perfect
sacrifice for the sins of the world, so that all the
world who has the blood of Christ on the doorposts of
their heart might be passed over by that spiritual
death and eternal separation.
	I know that some have criticized Messianic (Jewish)
Christians for continuing the observance of the Pesach
or Passover. But the receiving of the Lord Jesus
Christ as the Messiah/Savior, promised of God, into
their lives serves only to enrich this time of
worship. Becoming a Christian does not mean a Jew
ceases from being a Jew. And, did not God tell the
Children of Israel that this should be an ordinance to
them forever? 

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