We are beginning a series of episodes comparing Jesus to superheroes. This series will tackle wrong ideas about Jesus from church history in chronological order. A superhero will represent each of these ideas.
Is Jesus Like Superman?
We answer this question by answering the following:
Who is Superman?
Is Superman or Clark Kent human?
What is Gnosticism and Docetism?
What are three flavors of Docetism?
- The Phantom theory
- The Alien Body theory
- The Divine Blood theory
What are problems with Docetism?
- It denies substitutionary atonement
- It denies the eschatology of Jesus’ reign on earth
What are some verses against Docetism?
The Gnostic Society Library, “The Acts of John.”
Phillip R. Johnson, “What’s All the Controversy About John MacArthur and the Blood of Christ?” romans45.org, 2000.
2 Timothy 2:8
1 Peter 3:18
1 John 4:2-3
2 John 1:7