Morris H. Chapman, president of the Southern Baptist Executive Committee, urged Executive Committee members to see "The Passion of The Christ" when it is released in theaters Feb. 25. Photo by Morris Abernathy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Unlike the “JESUS” film designed with an obvious evangelistic intent, "The Passion of The Christ" does not end with an appeal to accept Christ as Savior. Therefore, there is work to be done as the Mel Gibson film is released in theaters nationwide, Morris H. Chapman, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, said.
"We must be ready with an answer of why Jesus did what He did," Chapman said in his address during the opening session of the Executive Committee's Feb. 16-17 meeting. "I hope every Southern Baptist pastor will train his people to be ready with an answer. The film will teach them what Jesus did. We must teach them why He did it."