Passion in prison follow-up
October 28, 2004
Jesus can still draw a crowd.
On Tuesday, at one of the prisons in central Michigan, guys crammed into a gymnasium to view Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. It was packed and their eyes didn't leave the screen for more than two hours. Why did he have to die? And, why the brutal death? Those questions came up more than once.
John Piper has written a book giving fifty reasons why Jesus had to die the way he did. It's a book that can glue itself to your mind. His findings point right back to the Bible. The guys at the prison were moved and were changed.