The Chosen | – The moment Matthew became Matthew

There are key moments where we’re faced with a decision that will dictate the rest of our life. Paras Patel discusses his portrayal of Matthew’s infamous moment from Episode 7, where he becomes Matthew 2.0.

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  1. Matthew is one of my favorite character because how he made Matthew real because of what did. You could see that a tax collector had to be a math person and being hated would make him different. God bless everyone on the set.

  2. If a Christian person plays anyone of certain characters in a movie and so on it'll humble you, make you emotional, give you goosebumps and then some and already you believe the Bible is true but an experience like this takes things to another level. JESUS IS LORD

  3. fear just saved a life yours please the fear of God will make you ask yourself did I obey God did I disobey God did I please Satan die I totally did I pray that I get my life to God those questions will help you and they will fuel you and make you turn from your wicked ways and turn to Christ God is the only way he is the only way he’s the way the life of the truth believe me when I say that God is coming soon and he will take his children who will be him or not if you disobey him you have a chance to ask for forgiveness and repent God’s will for give you to forgive you he forgive Peter when he denied him three timesHe for gave Paul when he persecuted Christians he gave Abraham when he lied he for gave one Noah got immediately drunk and naked when he got off the arc please I beg of you ask for forgiveness and repent God wants you to be with him in the kingdom of heaven your time is running out our time is running out every day gets closer and closer to the date or rope is getting shorter and shorter please I ask of you please ask for forgiveness and repent I recommend you to watch seeking wisdom ministries and lion of Judah does Youtube Channels will inspire you or they will advise you to strengthen your relationship with God please before the time is too late ask for forgiveness and repent while you still have time God is coming and he will judge when I say judge he will judge in Castle into the lake of fire if you disobey him read your Bible please time is running out I beg of you is God loves you don’t listen to the devil don’t listen to Satan don’t listen to/don’t listen to your wicked ways to say to Christ give your life to Christ and trust him and love him with all you are nothing at all you have put healthy for yourself before your family before anything else in the universe because God is the creator of the universe he created You out of dust he created all of us out of dust in with a blink of his eye we could disappear go to hell please I don’t want you to be cast in the lake of fire I don’t want you to fall into hell I want you to rise up into heaven I beg of you to please forgive others ask for forgiveness and repent and God Bless You my brother or sister.

  4. I adore Matthew's character. I have worked with the autistic, and this character's transformation is simply amazing! The subtleties and nuances that Paras brings to the character,whether a raising of eyebrows or tilt of the head, speak volumes in Matthew's development.

  5. Exactly what I was thinking, "This feels REAL"!!!! GLORY TO GOD!!!! GLORY TO GOD!! One of my favorite scenes. Love seeing the growth in Matthew as the episodes progress.

  6. I loved the way Matthew was portrayed in The Chosen. Whether he had autism or was just very withdrawn, oppressed and shy, he was my favorite character. And yes, Simon had a right to be angry with him, but Peter, you must forgive him. Im sure that will happen in one of the future episodes.

  7. I watched the very first season when it came out, and then Pastor Jack Hibbs mentioned that he's finally watching it with his granddaughter… so I thought.. I'm going to watch again too… not realizing that season two is already up to episode 5! wow!! I downloaded the app to make sure I shan't miss anything anymore… I am so SO grateful for this series! the world needs to see it, and I know now that your aim Dallas is to reach a billion people. If the Rapture does not happen within a few years, I know you will get that done!! ( God willing) we SO need this to be out here for the world to see… there was show on Netflix called Kingdom and Empire.. and I loved that too.. alas they scrapped any chance of a second season, and now its even removed from NF.. I am therefore ever so grateful that you are producing THE CHOSEN… God bless you ( all) and may He guide you all the way! much love from a grateful viewer in The Netherlands x BTW… when I watch this scene again, I choke up and tears fill my eyes… Oh but how blessed we are to be FOLLOWERS OF JESUS!! ( and then this.. I wanted to order some apparel but it seems you don't deliver to Europe ?

  8. Many scenes makes me cry. When Jesus calls Matthew, Nathaniel under fig tree, Mary repents and hugs Jesus, disciples arguing and Jesus talks to them back , these are some of them. I'm sure this has impact me in many ways.

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