The New Superman Movie: A Message about Jesus? A Gay Odyssey? Or Completely Irrelevant?

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The new Superman movie is being hailed by many as pointing to the superhero as a Jesus-type figure, while others have claimed that it carries a message for the homosexual community. Is there truly a message here, or should we even care? Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at  (866) 348 7884  with your questions and comments.

 

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: I don’t need a Superman movie or Hollywood to find a parallel about Jesus to help me point people to Jesus.  I’ll just point them to Jesus.

 

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: However super Superman might be, he does not light a candle to the Savior of the World; in fact is he’s not even in the same universe!

 

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8 Comments
  1. To be honest, I don’t think there is a message in the movie, certainly not a homosexual one. I wouldn’t even compare Superman to Jesus. If Superman was real, he would need to repent like everyone else.

  2. As a proud missionary in the world of entertainment myself, seldom do I hear a discussion within the Body of Christ that centers on the arts without leaving grieved and baffled at our…generic rigidity and stuffiness, to put it nicely. We are a people that claims to follow the God that created everything, including creativity itself (think about that because that is HUGE), yet our reaction to anything arts-centered is almost always orthogonal to the response God intended, ranging from disdain and demonization (on one end) to cold indifference on the other. Guys, hello, have you SEEN the country we live in today? This is not the 18th century anymore; it’s not even the 20th century. I think we need to wake up and realize the day we’re living in, and you cannot continue to try and pour new wine into old wineskins. If Jesus could use entertaining parables to illustrate most of the Word in his era, I see no problem with using entertainment to point to the Word in ours. As a matter of fact, we ought to worship God for it and support people in the arts that want to use it as a compass that will point people to the actual gospel. No Christian in their right mind believes that Superman can replace the gospel of Jesus, but it can sure point millions of media-driven, church-repelled people to Him, so what’s our real problem? Let’s upgrade our commitment to “become like the Romans when in Rome” — and our Creativity IQ, while we’re at it.

  3. I always thought it was common knowledge that superman was created by two jews and was a retelling of a mixture of the moses/Jesus story. especially in the old ww2 ear stories

  4. @Dr. Brown,

    I saw the superman trailer and I felt like throwing up. I felt so sick that anyone would get that glory and honour given him except for our precious Lord Yeshua! That music is only fit for the true son of God and the king of kings and lord of lords.

    Having said that, your show did make me curious about seeing it because of the Israeli involvement. I’m unsure of whether or not I’ll see it.

    But have you ever considered bringing on the Christian company clearplay onto your show?

    You said you have no problem with art as long as we are not filling ourselves full of profanity and gross sex scenes, well some Christians made a DVD player that cuts out everything offensive so if a Christian family wants to sit down and see a movie together, they can without defiling themselves.

    Here’s a short clip about it:
    http://youtu.be/149G3rCernI

    And the official website:
    https://www.clearplay.com/

  5. Oh, I think I misspoke. Please forgive me, another company was founded by a Christian: TVGuardian
    which only removes offensive language.

    I have no idea who is behind ClearPlay.

    ClearPlay censors everything.

  6. The most thought provoking part of the movie for me was the clearly intentional scenes where the question was raised about what the existence of aliens would mean for people of faith? Are Christians prepared to deal with this?

    I do not for one second believe in the existence of aliens, but what if through demonic deception governments disclose that they have evidence of the existence of aliens to the world? How would the church respond? Would it destroy the faith of many?

    Some believe that this will be “the lie” that Paul talks about in 2 Thess 2. An alien/ evolution deception. We cannot be sure what “the lie” is, but maybe beings will be disclosed who claimed to be the creators of life on earth. We have become what we have through evolution, and they have now revealed themselves to save us. Many scientists already float the idea of “panspermia” to expain the orgin of life.

    I do not watch many movies, but the alien savior theme is very prominent in movies today from what I here. Movies like this may be setting the world up to receive antichrist not Jesus Christ. The world is going to marvel at the beast (Rev 13). He is going to come in peace. People will believe he is the savior. Eventually he will reveal his true identity.

    Blessings,
    Peter

  7. MisssRockville,

    What interesting comments! You seem irritated either at this show or, perhaps, the way Evangelicals judge or dismiss the arts.

    If the creative arts are your passion, I would suggest you at least visit some churches that celebrate the arts. There are a few around.

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