Submissive Jesus

The video below may be blasphemous, sacrilegious or both depending on your point of view. The irony is that while many who view this video will be outraged and offended, it captures precisely how a majority of those who consider ourselves followers of Christ really view His relationship to us. It captures our attitude toward Jesus plus perfectly illustrates today’s church’s complete capitulation to marketing.

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14 Replies to “Submissive Jesus”

  1. What a bag of emotions this one elicits!

    It is both blasphemous, sacrilegious, and despicable…. Neither does it capture any
    resemblance to the attitude about the One with whom I have to do.

    I would not want to be the one who has to give the account for this piece of work!

  2. That was so funny and so sad at the same time. so funny because it is crazy to think that anyone would look at it that way, so sad because people use him that way without thinking that are.

  3. Some things should not even be put forth. This is something that most of us would never have seen, and now thanks to your program, we have. Do you ever consider not perpetuating garbage like that? If someone blasphemed against the Holy Spirit would you play a clip of that also? All you’ve done is extended the reach of a piece of garbage. What was your point? We already know the world is full of ridiculous people. Do we need to waste precious Christian radio time underscoring the fact? Ephesians 5:12

  4. Lisa,
    Are Christians ostrich’s – stuck with our heads in the sand hoping that if we keep our heads buried long enough it will all just go away? The point of making the video available was not to “perpetuate garbage” but rather to illustrate how the world views Christians. Here is an atheist who basically has nailed the modern Christian’s concept of prayer: Jesus is a bell-hop who will respond to my every whim. While I agree the video is sacrilegous, I think our offense is worth the greater message. Why do we pray and to whom?

  5. Today, I celebrate another birthday. At the tender age of two years old I memorized John 3:16 and liked the promise of eternal life. When I was eight an alter call was given at Vacation Bible School I went forward and got saved.

    Jesus is who He is and does not change. He submitted Himself to His Father and came to earth born in Bethlehem. He submitted Himself to God’s law and obeyed it fully. He submitted Himself to His parents and obeyed them. He submitted Himself to those who struck Him, pulled out His beard, stripped Him naked, crowned Him with thorns, flogged Him, and crucified Him. He submitted Himself to temptation yet never sinned.

    While submitting He was still in control. Those who arrested Him fell down before Him before they could arrest Him. The soldiers took h9old of the disciples and Jesus commanded the soldiers to let the disciples go and they did. Jesus is the Lord of Hosts and the creator. He could have called legions of angels to fight on his behalf. As Creator He spoke the stars into place and spread their light from one end of the universe to the other in an instant, some 30 billion light years in diameter.

    Jesus submitted and died and rose from the dead so God could forgive you and me of our sins. He fulfilled the law and when you or I repent of our sins the righteousness of Jesus is attributed to me the believer.

    July 1965 in the desert of Iran the water pump on the truck was shot and I had 150 miles to go to Tehran, Iran. So I told the Iranians who told me the truck was no good, “I’m going to Tehran” and took off driving. After 21 miles the engine got hot and lost power and I prayed, “Lord, I need someone to pull me. It cant be the big trucks they go too fast. But it has to be strong enough to get me over 3 mountain ranges. Finally three Galion Road Graders came up the first with a cross on the front. They said I was their brother in Christ and pulled me to Tehran and bought me two meals.

    God has not answered every prayer I have prayed but he has answered enough and spoken to me on occasion that I know scripture is true and He is for real.

  6. I actually laughed when they turned the head of the so call jesus. No at all in a lack of respect but a saddened feeling I feel when I watch so called ministries that will send you oils or cloths and somehow they are supposed to have so-called jesus power. It’s like laughing at Robert Tilton. It’s not funny how people are being mislead. But if people would pick up there Bible and study the truth, they would not be lead away by false doctrine. We are all gready, this vedio is a statement of what someone saw the most TV evangelists. Sad but reality.

  7. Thanks to the likes of Tilton and Osteen, the secular perception of Christianity is of a Jesus who rewards us with worldly happiness in exchange for our “devotion”. When the new believer approaches Him with this false expectation and does not get the girl, the porsche, the job, etc., their disappointment is expressed by such things as this stupid, blasphemous video. It is sad, but at the same time heartening. God predicted times such as we are now seeing and to be in the midst of the fulfillment of prophesy only renews my hope and strengthens my resolve to witness. 2 Timothy 4:1-8

  8. It seems to me there is historical precedent for this thing. Recall that Israel got what she deserved for her sin (from, respectively, Assyria and Babylon), yet after God’s chastening, Israel was restored and God turned His wrath on those nations. I guess we probably had this kind of mockery coming to us (thanks in no small part to the Tiltons, Hagins, Hinns, Dollars, ad. naus. and those who greedily bought into their false teaching). But I sure wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of those who produced this parody on the Day of Judgment. We will be chastened for our good; they (unless they repent) will be in outer darkness.

  9. I didn’t find anything wrong with the video. I am secure enough in my relationship with God that I can turn my head and allow others out there who have different points of view to express themselves. Do I agree with the filmmaker’s message? No. Do I believe he has a right to do it? Sure. I’m not his maker nor am I his judge. By the way, I went to the submissive Jesus website and discovered that this is not just a video, but this is a real product that they are selling for $30 apiece. A little pricey by my tastes.

  10. Bill

    It is a wonderful place to be at when one is secure with their relationship with God.
    You are also correct to state that we are not his maker. Neither is his father, my Father!

    “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44

    I, however, do find something “wrong” with it. The same thing I find wrong with drunkenness, prostitution, drug abuse, adultery, blasphemy, murder, etc., …..the absence of the righteousness of Christ. This video well illustrates the unregenerate mindset. Not only does it mock Christianity, it also mocks the Christ of Christianity.

    We are told to “judge righteous judgment” John 7:24

    Therefore, it is my judgment, that this is trash, as should be expected from a lost man.

  11. Don, I’m one that believes censorship is just as wrong. Many of the things you state are not only wrong, but illegal. So far, this toy is not illegal. I know many of you would like it to be. I went to thesubmissivejesus.com and asked them about this, and why they did it. I got a reply from the maker of the toy himself. He was very polite and considerate in his response. Here is an excerpt from his email:

    “Try to understand that everybody has their pet hot button. If we made a toy called “The Submissive Bunny,” and lined it with real rabbit fur, we’d then be getting nasty letters from PETA . My point is, Bill, that unless you work at a “Disney” mentality, there’s something everyone can take offense to (not that it matters, but Disney’s cartoon Alladin offended some arabs). So, we made a toy and called it Jesus. If we called it “Dave,” few would care.

    I’m happy you are a Christian that can appreciate a joke, you are in the minority, trust me. Most of the letters we’ve received from loving Christians are filled with language so vulgar it would make Jesus himself turn Atheist. Remember how Muslims got upset over that Danish cartoon depicting Muhammad? Do you also remember how silly many people thought they were behaving? There’s little difference between that situation and what’s going on regarding our toy. The only difference is that the people screaming and getting upset are not the Muslims this time.

    Thank you for your letter. Stay smart, stay rational, stay free.”

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  12. Bill

    Where did censorship come from?

    Quite frankly, to quote a friend, I don’t give a rats rip if its legal. My comments were from a Christian’s perspective, rather than a lost mans. From a biblical perspective, this definitely qualifies under the use of the Lord’s name in vain. You said you did not find anything wrong with it, I did. This is just another piece of trash, being used to bring reproach on the name, which is above every name.

    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God .

    That name is to meaningful to me, to find anything but pity, for the originator of this toy, nor do I find any glory in the video. Sorry I disagree.

    The point was that this is to be expected from the world. They hated Jesus.

  13. We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one. I certainly don’t pity the maker of this toy. If the words I’ve heard are correct, this has made him an instant millionaire, and whatever happens to him when he meets the real God is not my judgment. Although I couldn’t create an item like this, I’m glad that we live in a country that still allows it to exist…even if people don’t agree with it. In fact, I just bought two of them.

  14. I agree with you, Bill. I am an ex-Christian and see things more clearly now than I did when I was under the spell of religion. I am a bit embarrassed that I spent a great many years of my life following an imaginary friend and am now working at making up for lost time. It’s amazing how clear ones vision is when it’s not clouded in superstition.

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