Welcome to Dead Heroes Don’t Save!
We all enjoy a good story. We read books and watch movies and get pulled into the adventure. And we all love heroes. Because when everything is falling apart and all seems lost we want a hero who can save the day. Now imagine your favorite hero is dead. No matter what powers or abilities they have they can’t use them when they are dead. And that means they can’t save the day anymore. Let’s face it a dead hero is useless. That is true no matter who your hero is. That is why there is only one hero that can truly save us through all eternity. That hero is Jesus.
My name is Mike Barlotta, I am a Jesus freak and theology-geek who can be found loving his family, teaching and serving at Chantilly Bible Church, and attending seminary at Capital Bible Seminary while coding SW to pay the bills. This is my spot on the Internet to think through and write about Jesus Christ and to discuss theology.
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What to expect
- I post on various topics related to Christian theology. Often the topics are related to what I am studying or teaching. Other times they are my thoughts on the latest headlines of the day.
- I do my best to articulate what I am thinking and to be kind when debating or examining other views.
- The views expressed here do not (necessarily) represent those held by Chantilly Bible Church.
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More about our Hero
Jesus came to earth because he saw that we needed a hero to save us from the forces of darkness. He claimed that he could be our Savior and demonstrated that he had incredible powers. He had authority over diseases, demons, storms, and the physical laws of nature. When he died the powers of darkness claimed the victory and those that followed Jesus thought that they were doomed to remain in their hands. Jesus was no longer able to fight on their behalf. He was just another dead hero.
But what they found out was that through his dying he had achieved the ultimate victory. He had conquered the forces of darkness, and the one who has the power over death. He even conquered death itself. Jesus returned from the grave and announced ‘I am the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore!’ This hero invites you follow him and promises that life will never be dull if you do.
Why the (former) funny name for the blog [Awaiting A White Robe]
Because one of my favorite passages is Zechariah 3:1-5, where Joshua the high priest is standing in the court room of God in his filthy garments (Isa 64:6) and being accused by Satan – likely for both things he has done (sins of commission) and things he has not done (sins of omission) – just like we all will. But for those who trust in Christ these garments (our iniquity and sin) will be removed and in their place we will be given a clean, white robe – the righteousness that is not our own (Gal 2:16; Phil 3:9) . It is for that day that I eagerly am waiting.
1Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” 3Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. 4And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” 5And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD was standing by.