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Megiddo: Omega Code 2 (2001), PG-13
Analysis Date: September 22, 2001
CAP Score: 49
CAP Influence Density: 1.25
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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

MEGIDDO: OMEGA CODE 2 (PG-13) -- With a final score of 49 I reckon it should be rated R.

Wow! A Christian PG-13 movie that earned a R-13 score! You decide. A child enveloped with flames with no harm. That child attempting murder of his baby brother by setting his crib bedding afire. The southern cross (see Back to School Special) appearing on the forehead of a child ... in blood. A son murdering his elderly father by throwing him off a balcony. Murders by unholy power, one of them being Satan ripping open the abdomen of a man with his claw. Calling up graphic demons to do evil bidding. With a final score of 49 I reckon it should be rated R.

However, there was no sexual programming noted, not even the token homosexual presences, references or innuendo typical of PG-13 and R movies. And there was not a great deal of gore as in other PG-13 warfare movies. Lots of people die but without guts hanging out and without pounds of flesh exploding from bullets. There were six uses of a single word of foul language and two uses of God's name in vain. And there was much mockery of God and His Word as would be expected of Satan and his dogs.

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In this "sequel" to The Omega Code, the viewer is dragged along through the antics of the antiChrist from a young lad to Armageddon to his condemnation to eternity in Hell by the Nazarene. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the makers of this film, had the antiChrist as Satan himself in this movie. It is my understanding the antiChrist will not be (or is not?) Satan himself but will be (or is?) an agent and servant of Satan. Specifically, Satan will stage (or has staged) a human with a demon spirit to form the antiChrist in mockery of Jesus being the virgin birth of the Holy Spirit in man -- Emanuel. Satan further mocks God Himself with this "arrangement" since it places Satan in the position of the "father" of the antiChrist -- Satan to the antiChrist as God is to Jesus. It's no wonder God hates arrogance [Prov. 6:17]. In addition, there was no mention I found of the mark of the beast to label those who reject Jesus. [Rev 13:1 - 18]

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I saw little actual use of the little I know of the Book of Revelation. I am pitifully weak regarding knowledge of the Book of Revelation, but Megiddo is not even mentioned in Revelation. There is a lot of activity regarding Megiddo such as Josiah, the eight year old king of Jerusalem, was killed at Megiddo by Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt [2Kgs 23:29]. But nothing I can find to connect Megiddo with Armageddon or the life of the antiChrist. And I didn't see blood flowing to the bridles of horses, either [Rev. 14:20].
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Nor did I see anything about the rapture of Christians before Armageddon. To adequately present the Book of Revelation in film would likely take weeks of constant viewing to capture all of it. I suppose that is why this 93 minute movie left out a few key points of the Book of Revelation.

I am not going to spoil as much detail of this movie as I typically do. But please read the listing of findings in the Findings/Scoring section (the heart of the CAP analysis model) before you decide whether this fit is for for your kids.

Finally, I freely admit my kindergarten knowledge of the Book of Revelation and invite any scholar of it to prepare a Guest Analysis to append this analysis.


By Dani Hansen, Idaho Citizens Eagle Forum

Dani explains well the connection between Megiddo and Armageddon.

My understanding from visiting the valley of Megiddo is, that it is where Armageddon is to be fought.

A Greek transliteration from the Hebrew Har Megiddon, or Mountain of Megiddo. The valley of Megiddo is in the western portion of the plain of Esdraelon 50 miles north of Jerusalem. Several times the valley of Megiddo was the scene of violent and crucial battles during O.T. times (Judg. 5: 19; 2 Kgs. 9:27; 2 Kgs. 23: 29). A great and final conflict taking place at the second coming of the Lord is called the battle of Armageddon because it too will be fought in the same locale and will be decisive. See Zech. 11 - 14 , especially Zech. 12: 11; Rev. 16: 14-21.


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  • Prov. 6:17 A proud look [arrogance, haughtiness, conceit], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
  • Rev. 13:1 - 18 And the dragon [Satan] stood on the shore of the sea [as would a "commander" surveying the progress of his campaign]. And I saw a beast [the antiChrist, a living entity possessed of Satan, with all the power of Satan, to be considered the same as Satan] coming out of the sea. He had ten horns [ten nations/regions comprising the world] and seven heads [with seven leaders bowing to Satan, three will not submit], with ten crowns on his horns [Satan's intent to be king of all ten nations, a picture of arrogance], and on each head a blasphemous name [each in violation of God's authority]. The beast I saw resembled a leopard [flesh-eating creature of prey], but had feet like those of a bear [much authority] and a mouth like that of a lion [spoke powerfully and convincingly]. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?" The beast was given a mouth [told what to say by Satan] to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months [3.5 years, first half of the 7 years of tribulation]. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name [God] and his dwelling place [Heaven] and those who live in heaven [His angels and the dead in Christ]. He was given power to make war against the saints [Christians, who were previously protected from harm by Satan] and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast -all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. He who has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints [Christians]. Then I saw another beast [Satan], coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon [demonic]. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast [to prepare his way], he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived [the antiChrist]. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed [Satan's power is second only to God's]. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell [there is the birth of the knowledge that money is the root of all evil] unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.
  • Rev. 14:20 They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses' bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.
  • Judg. 5:19 The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
  • 2 Kin. 9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.
  • 2 Kin. 23:29 In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
  • Zech. 12:11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
  • Rev. 16:14 - 21 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

    *******Food for Thought*******
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]

    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.

    FINDINGS / SCORING: Megiddo: Omega Code 2 (2001) CAP Thermometers

    NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • scene of knife with blood dripping off of it
  • fire enveloping a child with no harm to the child
  • attempted murder of a child's baby brother by setting his crib bedding on fire
  • warfare doctrines with killing teachings
  • warfare with many deaths - repeatedly
  • firearms used for control - repeatedly
  • extortion by doctoring a video tape
  • graphic death imagery - repeatedly
  • images of brutality
  • riot and disaster imagery
  • planning of mass execution
  • unholy power killing many
  • death other than killings
  • firearm threats
  • gunfire deaths (gun battle, not part of the warfare imagery)
  • human on fire
  • beating
  • attempted murder by Satan with graphic impalement
  • battle amputation
  • death by graphic impalement

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • six uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary (the same word six times)
  • "I hate you. You killed my mother" by a child to his baby brother
  • "Go to ----."

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • none noted

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking
  • smoking

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • two uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • speaking of Satan taking over the world
  • unholy presences
  • demons - repeatedly
  • "I am lord." by a child
  • southern cross in blood on a child's forehead
  • worship of a child as lord
  • portrayal of the power to call up demons - repeatedly
  • demon threats
  • manifestations of unholy power - repeatedly
  • Satanic ritual
  • mockery of Christ's delivery to His disciples: "This is my Blood. This is my Body."
  • mockery of God
  • screaming challenges at God
  • evil tattoos
  • mockery of the Scriptures - repeatedly
  • a mortal claiming to be God
  • demanding servitude to unholiness
  • "Renounce God and you will live."
  • evil clutching Bible to impersonate
  • worshiping a man as God
  • graphic depiction of Satan exiting the mortal host

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • murder by unholy means - repeatedly
  • adult son murder of father by throwing him off a balcony

    NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.

    "There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our five-year study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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