JESUS CHRIST V SUPERMAN

https://secularhumanism.org/2021/06/superman-jesus-without-the-mess/

Usually for me what gives Jesus Christ first place is that He is real and Superman isn’t , but I guess that person has set a challenge for me to look at it differently.

So I have watched Superman before, obviously. I have watched the serie, Smallville,the movie,and even the cartoon series. This superhero can truly be Charming.

But real life ain’t all about thieves around the corner , murderers, creeps etc. Worse still ,there won’t be a General Zord attacking us from the sky or some other creature that will put the fate of all of life on planet earth at stake. And life is not always about all of humanity and the planet.

Alot of times it’s about us, our jobs, our families ,our friends,out responsibilities. Alot of times the battles we are fighting are fear ,failure, hopelessness, depression. Most of our battles are inner battles ,struggles of who we are, what life really means ,whether we are worthy or even have a place anywhere. Those inner battles could be addictions that are keeping us from fulfilling our duty. I don’t know ,has there ever been an episode of our flying friend helping someone battle maybe even something physical like cancer, can he always be there.

You know, in the Bible,our greatest enemy is not exactly the devil even when it’s the devil , it’s sin. Life is all about God and we have fallen short of the glory of our creator. That’s why we need redemption. But humanity just wants to question, is God even real. We wanna rebel so much and we have gotten so far that we don’t even think we need a Saviour. I guess in a way even Church has somehow become like the Law, it’s there mostly to show us that we are sinners ,in need of redemption and it is not a place where the redeemed gather like it’s supposed to be. I guess alot of times sinners have to go so low and fail so bad at the altar of their sin before even noticing they fall short of the Glory of the Holy one and that it’s all about Him, every breath we take, it’s all about Him . So yes, it’s all about God no matter now scary that sounds.

I mean people actually think what keeps religion going is fear and the threats of eternal damnation ,hell etc But religion is primarily a pagan idea and philosophy and I doubt they had a hell to use as a threat for people to stay, it was in an odd way, about community, not about God and that’s where it fell short alot of times before the extras of idol worship,human sacrifices, etc.

Wait,this should be about our flying hero, saviour of the world from aliens, Lex Luther and that other imaginary stuff, an imaginary hero saves from imaginary stuff obviously,they create him something to match his powers. It’s the way fantasies work.

But yes, I totally understand how someone born and raised in a brutal religion can think that way. Yes, I too while attending Church and choir alot of times in the Roman Catholic Church,would rather cry for Superman like when he died in the movie Batman V SuperMan than drop a tear over that Messiah on the cross, somehow I could say he meant alot to me and at the same time,never even notice him . In a way, I never noticed the Cross, never did it occur to me that He was there because of my sin even while I sung about it so I understand his sentiments. Christ in Church was in a way a fantasy hero for me,never a reality and I never had to face Him as such.

As for the claim that Christ doesn’t love unconditionally, my dear,if you still care for the truth, you need to leave Church ,I know the benefits of Church but what use is it if you don’t really know Christ. Know the real Truth about Christ. This person is so misinformed about Christ.

But that flying fantasy hero cannot rival Christ, a fantasy world is nothing but silly dreams so while you are at it, imagine you are Superman himself too or atleast Lewis Lane, you don’t wanna be Lex Luther or the poor fella who blows up in the building when Superman turns up late.

You know in some song,whenever I heard them sing, no kingdom,no power,no rival,no equal can stand against the great IAM , I would wonder what they meant by no rival and ask isn’t that the same as no equal. No rival actually means no enemy but it also means no one close enough to equal him,like if it was kick boxing,after assessing the opponent and weighing him etc ,he wouldn’t qualify for the fight. That’s the same for any heroes out there, fictional or non fictional.


If you haven’t watched Superman,please don’t watch it, ever. And this is really just about that link.

BEN HUR.

I finally watched the movie, how thrilling. I mean it was such a touching and beautiful story but I understood why some people didn’t like it much.

I know Jesus Christ wasn’t the main Character but the incorporations of Christ that they made were so misleading. I hope no one is crazy enough to consider their tale true. Also a tale where Christ ain’t the central figure ain’t my ideal tale, why include Him at all.

It’s quite easy to notice the touching story doesn’t fit into the Christ tale. I mean during Jesus’ time, Rome wasn’t trying to take over Jerusalem, Rome was already ruling in Jerusalem and had been for a long time. They had spent forty years building the Jerusalem temple and they were not considered a threat. Jews were already paying taxes to Rome and the Pharisees and teachers of the law were getting along well with Rome, you can’t see that in Ben Hur.

First, I don’t see Jesus Christ being needy for attention like in the first scene he is shown in Ben Hur . I don’t see him getting involved in a conversation out of the blue , a conversation where he won’t be taken seriously. In the Bible, when Jesus talked, it wasn’t to be taken lightly. He talked either to people who approached Him or His followers or people interested in what He had to say. Those who rejected Him and almost stoned Him when He was talking to them did it in the temple, in the house of prayer, God’s place of Worship. Jesus had rights to be in that place.

I don’t see Jesus stepping in to save a man from being stoned and trying to protect the man and being hit in the process. Not that it’s impossible or that Christ wouldn’t do that. But when the ministry of Jesus begun, he mattered, He was always noticed wherever he went, if he were in a place, people would first ask if it’s acceptable to stone before starting to throw stones,in a way, Jesus was a leader even when He was never interested in Roman politics and Church politics.

Then the bit where Jesus stepped in and gave Judah Ben Hur water. I don’t see the possibility of Jesus being caught up in such a scenario. It could have never happened. Plus , wherever Jesus went during his ministry, he was followed by thousands, those in need of healing and many others. If Jesus is being followed by thousands,how would that scenario have happened. A scenario in which Jesus can’t help a person, odd , but I don’t see it happening. In a way there was peace during the time Jesus walked on this earth. God chose the times himself.

Oh, then there’s that crucifixion. It was a fairly good depiction in the movie but first of all, Jesus’death wasn’t primarily a political issue, the Romans didn’t feel threatened. The Pharisees and teachers of the law felt threatened. Jesus’ trial went through phases. And the people He walked with shouted, Crucify Him. It was no minor event. When he walked on the face of the earth, everyone noticed Him. Everyone talked of Him. The Roman soldiers reached out to Him for healing. The Pharisees spied on Him. The Roman leader feared Him. The Ben Hur tale doesn’t seem to show all that.

If the Ben Hur tale was just an honest tale of a man struggling during the time Jesus’ walked on the earth and a family facing alot, that tale would still be false and a lie. It’s a movie I really wouldn’t recommend to anybody ever . I mean it’s a fantasy or thriller, I doubt those dangerous games really took place in history even . But a fantasy in which you include the Redeemer, and moreso depict Him in that manner, is an awful tale. It just feels like fantasy crossing the line, I don’t even know what to call it. It’s one thing if your movie is about a Bible Character like Samson or David,then you can incorporate as many lies as you please but if that tale is about Jesus Christ, you are crossing the line.

I have dealt with this issue before because I watch alot of movies, it’s crazy in a Vampire tale when you listen to a dialogue where someone says, I’m my own light in my world and in a way you are sure it’s just an attack on the gospel of John where Jesus said I’m the light of the world. My wording ain’t even good enough ,the author clearly makes sure you can grab that hint by using the exact wording of the verses somehow.

I know Christ is for all nations so to me it’s fine when people ridicule Him, make stupid jokes like modern Jesus ,draw silly pictures , insult Him, it’s okay so I don’t quite understand why this is just more frustrating and unacceptable? But I know what matters is the Truth. I guess I was really just bothered because I watched it with my little brother and he didn’t seem to notice anything wrong, I mean why would he even notice?

WHEN I’M OLD ENOUGH.


Lord, help me ,
To trust only in you
For my daily bread.

Help me , to not be so grumpy all the time,
To get rid of bitterness ,
To see the beauty around me.

Remind me that strength comes from you
And so does every blessing
From all of my hard work.

Lord, let me not to be weary,
But cast my burden unto you
Because you promised to carry it.

Remind me to laugh at simple things,
Tell silly jokes, And be a little
Unserious every once in a while.

Teach me to listen to the younger people,
To know that their story matters
Just as much as mine.

Help me know that though
They are not burdened with
Having to earn a living,
They are still just as weary
Sometimes.


More importantly, help me remember,
That it maybe so hard at forty,
But life was hard even at sixteen.

A DILEMMA


The dilemma of life,
If God made man ,who made God.
I know God has no end and most
Certainly no beginning,
But who he made me denies me the
Ability to grasp all that.

If disobedience occurred in the heavens,
What guarantee is there that we really are eternal beings, and that in the kingdom to come, we shall forever live in joy.
Truth be told Christ is that guarantee,
Still that doesn’t help fully answer the questions.

But another truth, and one we never doubt is death. Somehow all of life can remain meaningless despite our effort to make it count,
And whether it’s pleasing or not,
It’s God alone that makes life meaningful,
It’s to Him alone that we should turn,
The God of everything.

It’s in him that we will trust,
And he says though shalt live eternally,
And that this life shall count for something, we wisely agree.
We believe because he said it,
After all, we know that when a robot goes,
“Emotions, can’t compute, system
failure, “in our fantasies, doesn’t mean emotions ain’t real.

And nature testifies there’s a maker,
Who is a gazillion times better than us,
So we fulfill our soul’s longing , and worship the name above every other name. And even today, He goes an extra mile to prove He is real ,even when logic says He can’t be real. All nature must say ,”We worship you , Lord.”

Tears.


I love your bravery, you’re so set on courage,in the midst of the storm.
I’m dazzled by your strength,
You’re so hardened by all the
hurts life has dared to throw at you.

Yet still I wish I would see a tear,
Just one sign of pain.
It’s so I can know you care
So I can know your heart,
is still tender and warm.
Do you have sympathy even now,
or compassion and kindness?
Are you still human?

You can say l’m asking for a lot,
But I’ve known true beauty on a cross,
The Greatest One crowned with thorns,
scorned and mocked.
And I’ve known it to be true
that he is King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s.

How then can you say tears are for the weak? Or that pity is for losers?
Yet the mightiest of all wept!
And he is no weakling.

ROMANCE.


† “I’ve watched many tales of romance!”
Have you heard the Titanic romantic story!
Two lovers – one died for the other,
How noble, how beautiful,
But I’ve been in a place where their love,
Doesn’t shine as bright .

Compared to God’s love,
Romance is but a flickering 🕯️ candle,
Vs the bright sun and morning star ,
It’s nothing.

All lovers hold no eternal treasure,
Their lights do burn out,
And when we all stand in glory,
Your romantic story won’t be a
Great tale of a life well lived,
But a piece of the wasted lives,
The pure love of God will overshadow all loves.

And only those that have lived for his glory,
Will have great tales of love to tell.
We will wonder and be in awe,
Not because you gave your all for your life’s love, but because you gave your all for Jesus Christ, the keeper and lover of our soul’s.

SAMSON, THE JUDGE.



Judges 13:1-16:31

All that people tend to see in the story of Samson are the mistakes he made, but there’s more.This man’s story is one of God’s power, grace and love.Its a story of God’s glory.
God uses an impulsive, reckless , immoral we could say- he may look like a Playboy or sex addict or a woman’s man or fool when in love but he I like to think, isn’t any of those.
Ok ,let us discuss his love life. The Bible mentions three lovers, one a lover , another a one night stand okay you’ve got me, a prostitute and another, a lover he seems obsessed with, or just a lover.
The first one is a woman he sets his eyes on , marrying a philistine is an abomination but he insists. He tells his parents she’s the one for him. The Bible also says God was leading him to do this, God was looking for an opportunity to fight the Philistines. And for the first time, we see Samson giving in to a lover’s demands ,she threatened with death , she nags Samson, asking him for the answer to his riddle. She even asked if he really loved her. But they don’t say he answered her to prove he loved her, they say she asked alot , and Samson, nagged, answers her.
This story has so much in common with the Delilah saga, the difference is that with her there was alot more at stake . And interestingly, God used all of this to defeat the Philistines, first when Samson lost the bet, 30 men died, then his wife is given away to another man, and Samson burns their fields etc. It is a series of silly personal issues, many immature , but God is sending judgement on the Philistines. This is the error before Christ, God hasn’t changed but I believe I can say his dealings with man have. He is not just our judge , He is also our lover .
The second woman, oh well he sleeps with a prostitute, so hey, why mention it? Simple, he removes the gates and carries them up a hill. This definitely signified alot But most importantly, he made them look like fools, and now they were out to get him, so desperate they later tricked him using his money minded lover .
And here is the long awaited lover , the one who is so famous for conquering the strongest man who ever lived. Because of her ,women have been said to conquer men’s hearts, like wine does. But so far, does any of what happened with her surprise you.
Delilah was definitely not extra ordinary or something, and Samson was also not new to all of what happened. The proceedings were similar to those of his first love, she blackmailed him with the usual ,” don’t you love me .” In this case I actually think it should have been ,” don’t you trust me.”


Again they don’t say he gave in to prove he loved her but they say he was nagged by her constant asking. She is not exactly a monster, she did it for the money.
And God punished the Philistines for torturing the Israelites , God’s glory was shown .He won, even when all thought God had lost. The worshippers of the god dagon didn’t see their fall coming. Like Samson had called on the source of his strength in the cave where he almost died of thirst , he called on God again , the God of everything , the one to whom victory belongs , and God came to his aid.
His last wish was fulfilled, alot more people than those he had killed in his life time had turned up to make a mockery of him and they died on their feast. They surely made a mockery of themselves. And God’s purposes were fulfilled. God chose Samson before he was even formed in his mother’s womb. All judges made mistakes, one’s mistake caused his daughter’s death, thing is they were all human and we are bound to make mistakes. But it’s always Samson’s mistakes that are highlighted out the most .
We all agree he was too proud, reckless and foolish , always letting his guard down. But still, the God who sees and knows all used him and it’s an honor to be a vessel of God. He is a merciful God and he can use you too for his glory .

THE STORM


My comfort seems lost,
My fears elevated,
The storm is here.

Lives are lost , and you never
Know whether to step out of your
House or forever hide.
Tyranny is here.

But God is in control,He is the
Lord even of the storm,He is
The Sovereign King.
And He loves me,
What a comfort.