Dr Manhatten is not God

Sorry to have to break it to you like this, but he just isn’t!! In the movie Watchmen, he is indirectly declared to be God and even has several attributes projected upon him that point to his “godness”; he “returns from the dead”; has bright white eyes that stand in contrast to his skin tone (which is blue); can make himself grow very, very, very tall; he can split himself so that he can be in multiple places at the same time; shoot some form of death ray (power) from his hands; is extremely intelligent; and can even see into the future. If you had placed your trust and hope in him (this type of god), then I am sorry to disappoint you, but he simply is not God.

Probably the most profound antitype God statement/quote from the movie, is when Dr Manhattan says, “Why should I save a world I no longer have any stake in?” When I heard that, I immediately thought of how completely opposite that is from how God truly is. I mean we constantly ignore Him. We constantly exclude Him from our lives. We constantly disobey His perfect will for our lives. And all these things, results in the world being in a condition that He never intended it to be. Then we turn around and blame Him for it being in the state that it’s in!! If you reflect upon these, then it would indeed appear that God no longer has a stake in the world that He created.

But He does.


There are so many questions that we (I) would like to ask God when I get to heaven one day, starting with why it all turned out the way that it has and why He couldn’t just snap His fingers and sort it all out one time. But the truth (and reality) of the matter is that 2000 plus years ago, He sent His son Jesus to Earth, to start the second final chapter of His plan of redemption. The chapter started with His birth and ended with His crucifixion. And right now, you and me, are living the final chapter. The beauty of this story though, is that I (we) already know what the epilogue says; “And they lived happily, ever after.”

But you have to choose to believe the Book first. Then you have to choose to accept God’s free gift. Then, and ONLY then, will you be a part of that epilogue. Then, and ONLY then, will you know that there can never be anyone or anything like God.

Because only Jesus is God.

my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say

Scripture references to reflect upon:
Matthew 1:20-23 (NIV)
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”

John 10:30 (NIV)
I [Jesus] and the Father are one.”

James 2:19 (NIV)
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

(Believing in God alone does not guarantee salvation. Only believing on Jesus does.)


About Darryl Schoeman

My Personal Life : challenge leads to thought and thought leads to change More than the Apostle Paul, I can say that I am the chief of sinners (really really really). But I love God and I love the Bible. So I try to live my life with the constant realisation that God is PERMANENTLY with me (yes even when I sin), and seek His presence in everything that I do (except when I sin) and in everything that happens. I share this with others so that they too can believe it and then seek to live it.

Posted on December 19, 2010, in Christianity, Religion and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Dr Manhatten is not God.

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