Allow me to begin with a scripture that should guide our thinking as we read and study this particular post.
“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” (Prov. 19:20-21).
After you have studied the various links and carefully considered how the scriptures apply, you can draw your own conclusions. I am not here to make choices for anyone.
- List of Superheroes: http://www.superherodb.com/characters/ List of Superhero Debuts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_superhero_debuts I thought this interesting –
- List of Superhero Powers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_superhuman_features_and_abilities_in_fiction
- and “Supernatural” Powers: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Supernatural_Powers_and_Abilities (BTW, they must invent their own vocabulary for these) 25 Most Powerful Superheroes: http://list25.com/the-25-most-powerful-superheroes-of-all-time/ Top 100 http://www.ign.com/top/comic-book-heroes
Notice how the prime qualities of all these Super Heroes confuses the facts concerning Jesus. The ones writing equate the so-called ‘imaginations’ about Jesus with the Super Stars and come out with everything being a myth. Even very little children actually talk to each other about being real. A video clip I saw recently showed a group of kids (about four years old) arguing about whether one little boy was real or not. Imagine! (http://youtu.be/3sKdDyyanGk) You might even listen more than once to get the whole impact. Little kids are arguing about whether it was raining or just sprinkling. The one precious little twin was busy the entire time trying to make peace. One time the little boy did say, “You’re not real; I’m real,” perhaps meaning, you’re not speaking the truth/reality, I’m speaking reality.” After I listened to it the third time, I realized that even at the end, the bystander twin was trying to comfort the little boy by telling him, basically, “Here, you turn around and stand here in the front of the line and then she can’t bother you any more because I’ll shield you by getting in line between you.” There’s at least one tender little heart out there in this crazy world!
Consider the imaginations that invent all this fiction—science fiction, or whatever fiction it is—it is all imagination and thus, when told for ‘truth,’ becomes nothing but lies.
- Luke 1:51—He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
- Romans 1:21—Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
- 2 Corinthians 10:5—Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
- Revelation 21:27—And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
- Revelation 22:15—For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Those who make the lies are no different than those who love them; they will both find themselves outside of the eternal city. So it makes no difference whether the ones who lie in making up all these tales, or the ones who love the lies someone else made. They are under the same condemnation.
I don’t think we can come on too strong. What really rubs me the wrong way is when you just LOOK at the powers of the Superheroes: there’s no glory left for God!
The second most outstanding feature of every superhero is that of all these characters, how many are good? Even if they “seem” good at first, they deviate. Don’t tell me that’s not planned to give the idea that it is OK for kids or adults to deviate now and then.
How can Christians encourage kids to love these lies! I wonder what they’ll say to us on the other side of eternity. As NASTY as these are, it amazes me how prevalent they are — how they permeate every aspect of a child’s life — his clothing, his eating utensils, his games, his toys and toothbrushes–literally everything.
We may as well stop trying be overly polite – not that we want to be harsh, or push folks away, but are we sacrificing truth in order not to ruffle folks’ comfort zone. Really? With the young people turning away from God like they seem to be these days, we’re running out of time.