07 April 2016

Superman versus Batman – The Dawn of Justice

Greetings Dear Reader,

The purpose of redemption is not just to bring us back to the Father.  It is also to satisfy his justice.  In any good society there must be justice.  There must be a satisfaction of justice for there to be true peace and reconciliation.   Forgiveness is not enough.  The Father accepts the unjust voluntary death of the Son as satisfaction.

SPOILERS FOLLOW:

In Batman v Superman we see the birth of The Justice League.  Batman declares war on Superman.  Lex manipulates them both.  Batman does not deal justly with Superman.  Wonder Woman tries to deal justly with them both.  Alfred seems to be the voice of reason that no one hears.

The movie never addresses how unjust Batman is in dealing with Superman.  Once he sees that he is wrong though, Superman joins forces with him without question.  Superman could leave humans to their fate.  He knows there are other worlds where he could find refuge.  Instead he joins the human in redeeming mankind from its own evil.

It forces me to ponder who just we are with Christ.  Do we really judge him justly?  We use his name as a swear word.  We curse him.  We reject him.  We declare war on him.  We violate the rights of others in his name.  We claim to follow him and do so without living up to his prime directive to love EVERYONE.

The morning of the resurrection is the true dawn of justice.  It is the day where justice is satisfied and mercy wins.   It is the moment when the God/man chose to rescue, forgive, and befriend those who beat, mocked, and crucified him.  He asks us only to follow in faith.  He asks us to love and forgive.  I wonder Dear Reader if you have given Jesus an honest unfiltered look. 

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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