El Gran Milagro
‘The Greatest Miracle’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
“The Greatest Miracle” tells a miraculous story against the backdrop of mysterious spirits and a religious service many of us have come to take for granted.
The story revolves around three people who find themselves at the same Catholic Mass because of crises they are struggling to endure. Going to Mass is not new to any of them – but they need assistance to embrace its true meaning. That guidance comes from their guardian angels, who help them to understand the struggle between good and evil, and the miraculous triumph of faith that manifests itself in every celebration of the Eucharist.
Through their angels, they come to understand what Pope Benedict XVI described in Light of the World, his book-length interview with German journalist Peter Seewald. “Something quite special is going on here,” the Holy Father said of the Eucharist. “He is here, the One before whom we fall on our knees!”
This is one of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen, and yet I can’t recommend it only for the reason that there is so much in this film that can not be supported from Scripture at all. Here are some thoughts about this film:
- Fabulous points about confessing your sins and being ready for communion.
- The demons distracting us from getting right with God or paying attention to the sermon. Right on target.
- When praying, the demons had no power over those that were praying. Spiritual warfare shown in abundance.
- They even showed demons in human form, sometimes causing temptation. Again…brilliant.
- Guardian angels, one for each of us.
- Beautiful imagery throughout.
- The need to give thanks to God and not to take lightly communion. Again…all wonderful.
Now for the reasons why we aren’t recommending this film:
- Showing Mary worship, praying to Mary. Luke 11:27, 28 – And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. The Bible does not support that Mary was or is the Mother of God. She was human and needed forgiveness just like the rest of us. There is no need to have Mary as an Intercessor. Jesus is our Intercessor. We need no other and we have no need to confess our sins to a human priest. We confess our sins to God directly. Romans 8:34 – Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that die, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
- Purgatory – what a horrific doctrine and there is not one Scripture to support it. We do not need to pray for or pay for someone to be freed from purgatory to be allowed into Heaven.
- Communion of Saints – praying and soliciting help from the dead – we are commanded very clearly NOT to speak to the dead and it’s also clear the dead don’t speak to us. This is all a part of spiritualism and the occult practices. Isaiah 8:19, 20 – And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
- And the biggie – the Eucharist practice itself – the priest claims to change this wafer into the actual body and blood of Christ. Part of the main reason the Protestant Reformation began. If the wafer is really Jesus, then the priest is a god and has creator powers. We would become cannibals eating our actual Savior. As if a man could create our Creator just by speaking some words. That is also a pagan practice accepted into the Catholic church many years ago.
This is a film that sticks with you and brings conviction, even thought there was so much error, along with the truth.
It is obvious this is a Catholic film and we believe that there are many Christians in the Catholic faith, as there are Christians in all denominations. Even with differences in Doctrine, there are some shown in this film that just can’t be supported from Scripture at all.
A very strong parental warning as well – there are some really frightening images in this animation. If you watch it, make sure you watch it first or watch it with your children so you can discuss the points as there are a lot of points to discuss.
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