Jim Caviezel Talks His Christian Faith, New Film “Infidel”, and Why It’s Important for People to Pay Attention to Christian Persecution

Actor Jim Caviezel attends the premiere of “The New World” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California in this December 15, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/Files

Actor Jim Caviezel, who burst on the Hollywood scene in 2004 with his iconic role as Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” is an outspoken Catholic who openly discusses his faith and devotion to God.

“The way God sees us is who we really are,” Caviezel recently told the “Edifi With Billy Hallowell” podcast, going on to speak about a range of issues, including his new movie, “Infidel.”

Jim Caviezel’s “Infidel”

The feature film, which releases in theaters on Sept. 18, is described as a “contemporary Middle East thriller” surrounding an “American kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo, who ends up in prison in Iran on spying charges.”

Listen to Caviezel share his Christian faith, his views on abortion and more on “Edifi With Billy Hallowell,” the best Christian podcast for faith news:

Caviezel said the plot line of “Infidel” explores the persecution of Christians in the Middle East — a pervasive issue that is tragically still raging in various countries across the globe.

“Barbaric Christian persecution is something that still goes on today,” the actor said, proceeding to reveal the movie’s intent. “The goal would be to create a sense of urgency and relevance to Christians and non-Christians who should be engaged in this issue.”

Caviezel said it’s essential for Christians to pay attention to these troubling acts of persecution, and to take action.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Pureflix.com, Billy Hallowell