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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Man of Steel Trailer 3 | An Examination of its Similarities to Jesus in the Bible

My co-worker told me I should watch the latest trailer of Superman to be blown away. I was, it is an awesome trailer! It really makes me want to see the film. I love just about any film about super heroes so no surprise there, but something really stood out to me as I watched the trailer. I kept hearing things that were extremely similar to things that were said about Jesus in the bible. It's not that hard to compare Superman to Jesus. The bible teaches that Jesus was a super man, he is the only man who lived his life without sin. No other man has or will ever be able to do this. Jesus was man and God - Superman. Even the movie poster  looks a lot like a scene from Jesus's life before he was given to the people and murdered on the cross. Bound at the hands with soldiers behind him, and a bright shining glow around his head. See for yourself:

Now take a look at these quotes and descriptions of images I pulled from the trailer. Pretty interesting similarities. The bullet points are my writing.

A father sending his son to Earth.

  • God sent Jesus to Earth to save us
  • John 3:17 - For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (ESV)

The mother says "He'll be an outcast. They'll kill him."

  • They did kill Jesus for being an outcast who didn't obey their laws claiming to be God.
  • John 19:7 - The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has made himself the Son of God.” (ESV)

The father says "How? He'll be a god to them."

  • Jesus was man and God.

Clark's adoptive father says "You're the answer son. You're the answer to are we alone in the universe."

  • Jesus is the answer.
  • John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (ESV)
  • Acts 4:12 - "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (ESV)

Jesus's father Joseph was his adoptive father.

The father says "You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They'll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall, but in time they will join you in the sun."

  • This is a pretty good summary of man's history. We have stumbled, we have fallen, but one day we will get to join Jesus in heaven if we follow him.

"My father believed if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me."

  • The world did reject Jesus and continues to.

I don't talk much about my Christianity on this site because it's about my writing, podcasting, and art, but I couldn't pass up commenting on all of the things that really stuck out to me when I watched this trailer. Maybe it's because I've been reading my bible again lately. What are your thoughts? Do things ever stick out to you that you see in the media? I just found it interesting how much of it was in there. Thanks for stopping by!

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