Friday, May 27, 2016

Captain America: Almost a Murderer

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“One sin almost always leads to another”, I recall my pastor once saying. This statement really sums up the movie Captain America 3: Civil War. The film begins with one of the superheroes making a huge slip that cost quite a few civilians their lives. The government then ends up deciding that the superheroes need to sign an agreement that will put tighter rules and parameters upon them and their conduct. If they do not agree to live under this new set of rules, they must retire from crime fighting, because it is illegal to act as a vigilante. The new rules limit their freedom, but there is nothing immoral about what they are being asked to do - by the standards of Romans 13, it would be right of them to comply - and most of them do agree to the new standard. Captain America, however, refused to comply, choosing instead to act illegally as a vigilante.

This act caused everything to go downhill. His act of rebellion caused enough contention to ruin the unity of the team. From there, the team went from verbally attacking each other to using brute force. In the process, they drug many of their other friends into the fight, injuring and endangering them and unnecessarily destroying part of an airport; after that, Captain America and Iron Man came very close to literally killing each other as well as Bucky (the man who the Captain had been trying to protect the entire time).

Let us think carefully about the actions we choose to take; is your move going to be one which God would condone and bless?

Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.” - Psalm 119:133

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 6:23

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