Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Film Reviews PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Spartacus
by Chisom E
10/01/06
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 







ĎSpartacusí, played by a much younger Kirk Douglas, is an old movie directed by Stanley Kubrick. It's based on the story of a hard-nosed slave gladiator that leads a revolt against the Roman Empire in which thousands of slaves are liberated and for a time victorious in their quest for freedom.
In a final bloody showdown however, their power is seemingly crushed by an impressive display of Roman military might and for their audacity Spartacus and many of his men are crucified, equally spaced along The Appian Way from Capua right up to Rome. Spartacus, last to be crucified, manages to stab one of his closest followers to death so that he will not have to experience the more agonising end.
In a touching scene, Varinia (Jean Simmons), Spartacusí doting wife, catches sight of him up on a cross outside the gates of Rome as she escapes from the city. In front of the guards she weeps at his feet forgetting the threat of being captured again. Over and over she chides him to die. Suffocating slowly and unable to speak, all Spartacus can do is look down at her.

No doubt about it, death by crucifixion it the worst way to go. And unlike Spartacus, Jesus was whipped within an inch of his life before being subjected to this severe physical torture.
In addition, what was going on spiritually and psychologically?
In the Garden of Gethsemane, what made The Lord sweat blood?
Where there powerful evil forces tormenting Him under the covers?
How does one man bear in His body the full wrath of a limitless God?
But just as the failure of Spartacus marked the beginning of the end of slavery in Rome, a world system, so did the death of Jesus mark the beginning of true freedom. People at the time thought His death meant defeat but from that point on through the ages, endless victory against sin and its effects had been ushered in.

For more details on Christís crucifixion see this website (Be warned, itís not for the squeamish!):
http://www.csun.edu/~hbeng151/icc/studies/account.html

PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Chisom E or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1843 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com