Jesus is the Original and Only True Superhero

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Jesus is the Original and Only True Superhero

Yesterday my daughters and I made our annual trek to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  I love comics and superheroes.  (Yes, I’m a geek.  I call myself a Geek for God.)  A lot of people think that Superman was the first superhero but, actually, Jesus is the original and only true superhero!


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While all my favorite comic  superheroes are fictional, Jesus is truly a superhero.  How can I say this?

Jesus died to save others and came back to life

jesus superheroAs we’ve looked at over the past several weeks, the evidence is strong that Jesus really was crucified, died and rose again from the dead.  As I explained last week, he did this to give his life for us as a sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sins.  There’s nothing more superheroic than giving yourself to save others and then having the power to come back from the dead.  Superman did it in the comics but Jesus did it in real life and you can examine the evidence of that historical event. (Mark 10:45, Acts 1:3)

His Super Powers Include…

…giving sight to the blind, healing diseases, walking on water, calming storms and raising the dead.  Those are some pretty cool superpowers!  While some find miracles hard to believe, if the evidence shows Jesus rose from the dead, then there’s no reason to doubt the accounts of his disciples that he performed all of those miracles.  A couple of sources outside of the Bible also report that Jesus was a wonder worker. (Luke 7:21,John 14:11)

He Will Defeat the Ultimate Super Villain in the End

There is a battle going on but it’s not “never ending”.  Jesus said that he is going to come back and when he does he will defeat our enemy Satan.  In comics the super villains always return but when Jesus defeats Satan it will be for good.  At that time he will usher in a joyous new world, free from evil and pain, for those who choose to spend eternity with him. (Revelation 20:10)

And finally, I think Jesus is a superhero because

He Loves and Forgives Selfish Evil-Doers Like Me

While most of us don’t consider ourselves to be villains, we’d have to admit that we can often be selfish and fall short of the kind of life God wants us to live.  I know I do. But Jesus’ greatest super power is that he loves us even when we’re evil-doers.  God loves us so much that he gave Jesus, his only Son, to come and give his life for us on the cross, so that if we believe in him, we can be forgiven of our sins and know that we will have eternal life with him. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)

We can’t save ourselves by our own abilities, by trying to be good enough, but, if we let him, Jesus, the real superhero, will swoop in and save us.

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