Actor Jim Caviezel, recognized for playing Jesus Christ in the 2004 film “The Passion of Christ,” warned that Christians will face unprecedented levels of persecution in the near future.

The American actor was interviewed by the Christian platform My Faith Votes as part of the premiere of his new film “Infidel,” which is described as a “contemporary Middle East thriller.”

According to his own description, the plot is about an American who is kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo and ends up in prison in Iran for espionage.

In a dialogue with the Christian platform, he warned that “barbaric Christian persecution is something that still goes on today.”

He added that Christians will have to fight for religious freedom if they want their religion to endure for future generations and that this is one of the goals of the film.

“The goal would be to create a sense of urgency and relevance to Christians and non-Christians who should be engaged in this issue,” he said.

Caviezel said it is essential that Christians pay attention to these disturbing acts of persecution and take action.

Religious persecution exists in places as far away as the Middle East and China. And that’s why he encourages people around the world not to take them as distant cases, but as a matter of nearness that, in fact, could reach everyone in a short time.

“When I read the gospels, I’ve never seen a Jesus who would sit there and say, ‘Too bad for him,’” he said

“This Christian way of living will soon be gone,” he added, assuring, “We’re talking about massive, massive persecutions.”

Against Abortion

Referring to abortion, which has been legal in the United States since 1973, the 52-year-old actor was blunt, “We have murdered on a level that is unprecedented.”

I don’t hesitate to call the recently approved legislation in Virginia and New York that allows abortion until the baby is born “Luciferian.”

““When you look at away of life, if Christians of this country continue to not say anything, some say think this is a holy way to go, but if they continue to remain silent … Christian culture will no longer be a part of that. It will be something else,” he lamented.