Who is God? What is He like? Ask a thousand people who God is and you will probably get a thousand different answers. People’s concept of God has changed with our changing culture. The God of our grandparents is not the God most people believe in today.
Because of the lack of Biblical preaching; many people rely on Hollywood’s latest film to form their concept of God. Space and time do not allow me to address each misconception, so allow me to choose one of the most popular myths – God is our super-hero.
They see God as a demi-god; part human part God. Similar as Hercules. His father was Zeus, god of the Greeks while he had an earthly mother. (Remember this is mythology, true.) I can see why people liked this misconception. On one hand you have a god that can relate to our humanity and on the other hand he is divine, so he has the power to rescue us.
Jesus Christ came to earth and became a man. John 1:14 He came and was Fully man; not a demi-god. He did not lose His divinity. John 8:57-59. John 17:55. The reason that the Jews crucified Jesus was He repeatedly taught He was God.
Even as casual reading of the New Testament shows the tremendous power that was available to Jesus. He controlled storms, raised the dead, healed people and performed numerous miracles. John 21:25
We cannot reduce Jesus to a “super-hero” that we can call on to get us out of trouble. There are times we can call out to Him and He does rescue us, but He is not at our beck and call!