By: Patrick R. Allen
Read Until the End
Ok so let me say this up front: I am not crazy. This article is written after several years of contemplating and praying and studying. I had no idea America had a “National Superhero Day” so for me to get the article penned and written in time for this day is peculiar. So let the madness begin!
The first time I watch the Marvel Avengers movie I was left with a heavy burden. The final battle scene was so eschatological and scary, in the Biblical sense. So I went back to my Bible and compared a few things and at first tried to blow it off as being overly sensitive. So the next time I watched it my prophetic “spidey-senses” were on red alert. But it wasn’t just this superhero movie. There were a few others that paralleled the wacky sensation I was getting from the Avengers flick. So let’s take a quick overview of a few of them:
Transformers: Mankind unites with a group of alien “fallen beings” to fight similar beings led by a “king” figure that also comes from the sky. The director goes out of his way to show mankind from all over the earth uniting behind the Autobots to fight the Decepticons. What if the Decepticons were actually the “Good” guys?
Man of Steel (Superman): The DC comics really gets theological in this first movie and even more so in the Batman vs. Superman sequel. A “mighty-man” fallen from the sky, shows many signs and wonders to mankind and then leads them in a fight against another “mighty-man” also from the sky, General Zod. What’s funny is that Zod brings a ship that has a “genesis” chamber and also has a “terraformer” machine that will “recreate” the Earth into a New Krypton. Almost as if Zod is bringing “heaven to Earth”. Oh, and Superman’s Kyptononian name is Kal-El. The Hebrew word used for God in the Shema is “Elohim”. So Superman’s name has the root for the word Elohim. Interesting! So Superman prevails and becomes the savior of the Earth.
Marvel’s Avengers: A group of “mighty men” led by an American Patriotic Christian Soldier, which includes Iron Man (Tech Genius, but lawless), two highly skilled mercenaries (shooters for hire), and a science genius slash mutant rage hulk, and a “fallen god.” Just about every form of idol found in America’s Rolodex is on this team. They lead mankind into a battle against the “fallen god’s” adopted brother and a borrowed army from a cosmic king, which comes to Earth through a “rip” in the sky. With the help of the “mighty men”, mankind prevails against this invading sky army. The ending reveals that more is yet to come. A cosmic, “king of kings” sitting on a throne in deep space decides to go “himself’ and judge the Earth. Sound familiar. Again, what if Hollywood is making “good, evil and evil, good?”
Why do I freak out when I watch these films?
Because when I see these films, I am viewing them through my “Bible goggles.” I had been watching a film on one occasion and my wife walked in and saw a look on my face of sheer horror. She said “why are you acting like that? It’s just a superhero movie.” When I showed her what I was seeing she started to understand. I believe Satan is conditioning mankind to unite and fight against the “One” who is coming on the clouds.
And that is how you fool a whole generation of people.
You do it by appealing to their desires, making it fun and exciting doesn’t hurt. But wait is any of this logical? Is any of this Biblical? Is the devil going to raise up some “mighty men” to fool us? The answer is, yes. He’s done it before! Let’s see:
Genesis 6:2-4English Standard Version (ESV)
The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward when the sons of God came into the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
Most folks lock in on “Nephilim” and immediately think “giants”. They should. The Nephilim have been labeled as giants, but why? Because they are described by words “mighty men” in verse 4, but that Hebrew word (gibbor) can be translated as “masculine, strong, mighty, champion or hero.” But I think we are missing a step here.
What Did Jesus Say? (W.D.J.S.?)
Jesus points us back to Genesis 6:2-4 while describing the coming of the Day of the Lord. Specifically, He said:
Matthew 24:37-39English Standard Version (ESV)
For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Ok, so He said they would be marrying and giving in marriage, right? But who is Jesus talking about? Who is the “they?” Jesus is talking about the people of the Earth, but yhe “they “Jesus speaks of are the “sons of God” found in Genesis 6:2. But who is that? Many scholars believe that the “sons of God” here are the sons of Seth (son of Adam) and they also believe the women are the “evil daughters of Cain (also son of Adam). These two groups procreate and spawn an entire race of giants called the Nephilim. I’m not buying it! While this is a nice theory, biologically speaking, it’s nonsense. Humans that procreate with other humans produce…you guessed it…Humans. But let’s give them a chance here, what about a mutation in the process? Ok, but a mutation is usually confined to specific children and not an entire group of people. Lastly, mutations are almost always degradation and not an improvement to the species. So it’s highly unlikely that human men and human women would produce super-humans. This leads us to consider that the “sons of God” were not human or were not just human.
But Jesus is pointing us here for a specific reason. He wants us to look for “fruit.” It’s not so much a debate of the sons of God, but of the Nephilim, these “mighty men”, these “heroes”. These are the fruit, He is showing us.
I know, sounds crazy, right? I thought so too. However, you can deduce from what Jesus said in Matthew 24 and what we find in Genesis 6 that a group of “might men” may rise in the last days. Unfortunately, for the superhero-loving Americans, these mighty men will be against Jesus and His army. Based on these verses and the ongoing satanic social engineering that mankind is undergoing through the idolization of these heroes, mankind will easily unite with them against Christ. So when that sky is ripped open and King Jesus comes riding in the clouds with His army against the massing satanic armies of Earth, which side will you be on? We Christians must come out from under the influence of the evil one and we must make our stand with Christ.
I have put off writing this article since the Avengers movie came out a few years ago. But God has been placing this on my heart almost daily. And He has supported these findings with Scripture and fellow believers. This was a relief for me because I thought I was going crazy!
So I pen this article knowing God placed this in my heart and that He opened my eyes to this topic, and that He encouraged me to write it in the hope that some may heed the warning:
Repent, believe the Gospel, turn from the darkness, deny yourself, and follow Christ Jesus, for the glory of God.
Patrick R. Allen, is a student at Liberty University. He is a husband, a father of 3 daughters, and Veteran of the US Army were he served as the distinguished title of First Sergeant. Patrick is also a New Breed Church Planter in Fredericksburg, VA and is currently laying seeds with Courageous Faith Fredericksburg that is attempting to plant house churches in low income neighborhoods. Patrick can be reached at: email@example.com