I WONDER HOW OLD SUPERMAN IS?
He's been around forever it seems. Each generation invents him in some way again.
The story line of the movie Superman: Superman and Lois Lane decide that they’re in love, so superman chooses to give up his super powers in order to marry Lois Lane.
He is warned in advance that if he surrenders his powers he can never have them back. Still, he chooses to surrender his powers and become just ordinary Clark Kent.
Shortly afterwards, he discovers that three evil super-villains have taken control of the White House and are attempting to establish themselves as rulers of Planet Earth. Now more than ever, the world needs Superman – but it’s too late! A dejected Clark Kent hikes through a raging blizzard back to Superman’s fortress of solitude, now in ruins. As Clark Kent walks through the rubble, he cries aloud, ‘Father I have failed,’ the scene suddenly changed from Boston to Metropolis. The super-villains are wreaking havoc and terrorising the townspeople, and then the music starts. Suddenly, up in the sky –it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s Superman! Somehow, someway, he regained his superpowers and he is back. The story ends with Superman defeating the villains and winning the fight for truth and justice.
The writers of the movie set rules that Superman was to lose his powers and not be able to get them back but then evil would have run rampant over the earth so they had to break the rules and allow him to have his superpowers back. Superman rose from the dead, you might say.
Evil runs rampant through the earth today and for us to overcome evil both from within and without the rules must be changed.
CHANGE THE RULES
Jesus Christ died to change the rules. God’s rules were the Ten Commandments but no one could keep the rules. Something must be done.
On earth, Jesus was just the carpenter’s son or Clark Kent, in heaven he was God’s only son or Superman with the power save the world.
If God wanted to save his unique creation of humankind he must change his rules. He must stop Satan the Supervillain from destroying the world. Jesus, alias Clark Kent, alias the carpenter’s son, came and died and rose again. Hundreds of people, maybe thousands saw him first hand.
Jesus changed the rules, overcoming Satan, the super-villain, making him look a powerless idiot.
Jesus, the superman, changed his followers into saints from sinners, thus creating a new people, a special people, a people who are strong, virile winners over themselves and the circumstances surrounding them. You could say a new world order has been created within this old one. The new world order is the Kingdom of Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven can’t be seen by the human eye but it is experienced in the heart by those who have accepted the new rules and believed in superman Jesus and given their lives to him to save them.