Daily Devotional – I’m Normal.™ I AM Ministries
“To promote Godly living in a culture committed to destroying it”
Thursday, October 16, 2014
On October 11, 2004, actor Christopher Reeve succumbed to his injuries from a tragic horse accident, which left him a quadriplegic for nine years. On March 6, 2006, his wife, Dana Reeve, succumbed to her battle against lung cancer. Their stated spiritual beliefs cause me to conclude these two talented souls are now together in Hell. I wish I were wrong, but the evidence appears overwhelming.
Both of these individuals were highly-skilled and accomplished people. Gifted in acting, Christopher Reeve portrayed Superman in the movies, a character who battled relentlessly against evil. His wife, Dana, was renowned for her acting credits as well. She was also the recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Mother of the Year award. Now their battle in the flesh is over, but their spiritual destiny is bleak.
Before his death, Christopher Reeve spoke the following words in relation to his spiritual beliefs (“What Hollywood Believes” by Ray Comfort):
“I have become a Unitarian. And we embrace that because it’s all-inclusive and it’s about the goodness in people. That God, you know, loves us and that He assumes that we are good.”
These words lead me to believe Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana do not rest with the LORD. Unitarians are not saved. Unitarians do not believe in or confess Jesus Christ as LORD. Despite their great talents and valiant struggles, God will reject the Reeves and other Unitarians if they did not commit themselves to His Son before they died in the flesh.
Reeve’s choice of words and the phrasing he used suggest strongly how Superman and his wife fell victim to the lies of the great deceiver. Nowhere in his statement did Christopher Reeve confess he had accepted Jesus Christ as his LORD and Savior. This failure to confess is the one thing that condemns you in the eyes of God. If you accept His Son, however, your salvation is secure.
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is LORD’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9). Lack of a confession of faith in Jesus Christ eliminates your chances of entering Heaven as “Salvation is found through no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Your talents, accomplishments, and good deeds will not gain you entry into God’s kingdom, only faith in His Son.
Another disturbing attribute of the quote is how it begins with a statement of denomination. You are not saved by the particular brand of Christianity you practice, be it Unitarian, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Pentecostal, or any other denomination or religion. You are not saved by the church. You are not saved by the priest or pastor praying over you at your bedside as you die. You are not saved by being baptized as a baby. You are not saved by the faith of your parents or your children. You are definitely not saved by your good works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
There is only one way to be saved and you are the one who has to take control. You must believe and confess Jesus Christ as your Savior! Jesus told us plainly, in language even a child can understand, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6). When God says “No one”, He means “No one”, not even Superman.
It brings super sadness to think well-intentioned and talented people are doomed to an eternity in Hell. Because the Reeves fell victims to Satan’s lies, they will be separated from God for all eternity. Their talents are of no use now. While on Earth, they failed to realize their talents were God-given, a gift from a loving Heavenly Father. As we read in John 3:27, “A man can receive only what is given him from Heaven.” God gave them their abilities. In Christopher’s case, He took some of his physical abilities away by allowing his paralysis. In the end, although gifted, God took back the life of both Christopher and Dana Reeve at a relatively young age.
God designed and implemented a plan of salvation He wants each of us to accept. He has made it plain that He will not accept any alternative routes. There is only one route, which must go through the narrow gate, and that gate is Jesus Christ. Even Superman, fictional or real, must accept Jesus as LORD or he will not be with the LORD for eternity.
Superman cannot fly you, his wife Dana, Lois Lane, or anyone else into Heaven. The trip to Heaven is a normal, everyday occurrence for Christians who pass from this world, but the pilot is always Jesus Christ. Without Him, the Way, as our intercessor, there is no way our soul can land in Heaven.
In His love and service,
A servant of Jesus Christ
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