Actor Jim Caviezel, famous for portraying Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," gave a riveting speech at Rock Church in California. He touched on the various sins people in the audience may have committed, including murder and abortion, but made sure to remind people that God has much love for everyone and can offer mercy and grace after a sin has been committed.
"Some of you have had abortions – some men here, and women are adulterers," Caviezel said during a question and answer session at the church. "Some have committed murder. Some of you didn't have the abortion but paid for it, so you have contributed to this. Many people are part of this great sin in this country … over 50 million in the United States alone, and 45 million die every year in the world. These are all God's children and God brings them home."
Caviezel is currently traveling across the country, sharing his story of faith with various congregations and groups of people. Ever since "Passion," he has been an outspoken advocate for the Christian faith and God's mercy and love. He insists that God offers love and forgiveness for everyone, not just the pure of heart.
"You don't have to die to experience Heaven," Caviezel continued. "But when you've committed a sin, any of the 10 commandments or the sin of abortion or contributed to it, let me be very clear. Did you go to one of your friends and ask your friend, 'Hear my story?' And s/he said, 'Yes.' I went to this one person and asked, 'Why do you go to this one person?' S/he answered, 'Because they didn't judge me. They loved me and I felt mercy and grace."
"Do you think that your God doesn't have more mercy and grace than your friend? Do you think your friend has more grace than God," Caviezel asked. "Does your friend have more love than the Creator? It can never be. It can never be. So – God forgives you and now He needs you to begin again, to accept forgiveness."
The video of Caviezel's question and answer session, along with his closing remarks, has gone viral, showing his popularity and the popularity of the message he gives, which is that God forgives and loves.
"Eearlier I said God never sends a man into Hell – people choose this place. It's your choice," he added. "God made you and loves you. There's never been another like you. He deemed that you would come here today. You're perfect and without you, He would cry. Every time we sin, we deny Him. Be perfect. Love one another as I have loved you. I'd rather be an unknown here and have my name up there," Caviezel closed, tears forming in his eyes.
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