The Riches OF GRACE
“hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11
Robert W. Reed
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.”
I Peter 2:21
+ Fascination with Fantasy +
Super Heroes have been a large part of our society for over eighty years. They have become American icons. They dominate comic books, movies, games, toys, costumes, and clothing. This obsession with fictional characters is unbiblical and even satanic. Millions of dollars each year are spent on them. For example, the Spider Man movie in 2002 brought in a record 403 million dollars of which 100 million dollars was in the first weekend alone. One vintage collection of comic books sold at an auction for over 1 million dollars. Recently the action comic magazine Superman vol. one debut sold for over 2.16 million dollars. The issue was published in 1938 and cost just ten cents. Super Heroes are another tool of Satan to steal our hearts and minds from the Lord.
“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16
This article will view the history, the dangers, and the gospel of Super Heroes. The best way to identify a super hero is by their ridiculous costume. They wear their underwear on the outside of their clothing and they are immodestly dressed, especially the female heroes.
The History of Super Heroes
Super Heroes have been around for over eighty years. Super Hero is a trademark and co-owned by DC and Marvel Comics. Some of the well known Super Heroes are Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman. In America, Super Heroes have been around since the late 1930’s. The debut of Superman was in 1938; Wonder Woman debuted in All Star Comics number 8 in January 1942; the Incredible Hulk was created in 1962; and Batman first appeared in comic books in the late 1930’s.
Super Heroes are fictional characters, that is, they are not real. In II Timothy 4:4, the Bible speaks out against fables, “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” A fable is a fictional story based on unfounded facts, myths, fantasies, false hoods, silly legends, or idle speculations; they are lies. A fable is the opposite of “Thus saith the Lord.” God does not tolerate fables. If we are to adorn the doctrine of God, we must put away fictional characters (Titus 2:10). Super Heroes are no different than Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. A fascination with them will draw our hearts from the Lord.
The Dangers of Super Heroes
The first danger is that Super Heroes operate in the occult (Deuteronomy 18:9-14). Any powers that are not of God are satanic. These Super Heroes have a wide variation of powers, from super human strength, ability, and intelligence, to occultic powers. This is referred to as spiritual wickedness in high places in Ephesians 6:11-13, that is why we are admonished to put on the whole armor of God. Also, super heroes are idol-worship. They are god-like figures with god-like powers. These mystical god-like men and women are idolized by their fans (worship of man). They become human saviors for mankind. The next thing is that they are bad, role models (I Corinthians 15:33). The older comic books were bad but the newer ones are even worse. There is non-stop violence, aggression, sarcasms, and the promoting of a macho stereotype for young people. One psychologist said that Superman, Batman, and Spiderman promote violence and show vengeful tendencies in a positive light, especially modern heroes.
There is much nudity associated with Super Heroes, especially with the female Super Heroes. According to Isaiah 47:1-3, to expose the thigh and leg is nakedness. By Bible standards, much of the Super Heroes comics and movies is pornography. The reason there are no modest female Super Heroes with proper length dresses and head coverings is because it won’t sell in the world or in the majority of churches. Let us not forget the violence and defiling of the mind in association with Super Heroes.
The Gospel of Super Heroes
Super Heroes adhere to a false gospel: the Lord Jesus Christ is not the Saviour of the world, super heroes are. Where is the God of the Bible with these fictional characters, where is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? The Bible says if any man preach any other gospel, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:6-13). Basically, super heroes are anti-Christ, they never seek the Lord, pray, read the Bible, or go to church. No one ever gets saved (born again) in the comics or movies. Their universe is not Christian; they have non-Christian gods, non-Christian origins, and non-Christian powers.
Captain Marvel met the wizard Shazam as a boy and was given powers of Greek gods and heroes (mythology).
Storm is a descendant of an ancient African priestess who is worshipped as a goddess and has powers over the weather.
Superman came from the fictional planet Krypton; he is an alien living on earth; he is a secular savior from the heavens.
Spiderman has special powers. He has spider senses alerting him to danger; he has perfect balance with super human speed; his human DNA is mutated.
Batman is the height of human perfection who spent his life avenging the death of his parents. He obtained great physical and intellectual strength.
Wonder Woman is an Amazon, based on a race of women in Greek mythology. The Amazons had super human qualities. She has super speed, strength, and is skilled in combat. She has indestructible bracelets to deflect bullets and communicate with animals.
Where is the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Super Heroes?
The Worthy Lamb of God is the only one who can save mankind (Revelation 5:12). He is the only one with the power and ability to open the sealed Book of Redemption (vv. 1-9). There is only one Mediator, one way, one Saviour, one God, one Truth, one power, and one name whereby men can be saved. Super Heroes are unbiblical, unchristian, satanic, vengeful, violent, dark and evil. They are not for children nor adults. We do not need them, we need God. Those who promote superheroes are negative and are against the Bible; they take away from the Lord.
Besides, Super Heroes are an insult to a Christian’s intelligence. I am free from the bondage of this wicked world through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen.
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.”
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31
Victory Baptist Church
Pastor Robert W. Reed
14473 Bellingrath Road
P.O. Box 257
Coden, Alabama 36523