Aslan Represents Jesus Christ Essay

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a movie about Aslan, who saves Edmund lives and also saves Narnia. In the movie, there are a lot of Christian parallels. One the biggest parallels in the movie is that Aslan represents Jesus Christ. In the movie, there are many examples of ways that Aslan represents Jesus. Some of the main examples are his death and resurrection, stripped of his clothes, being crucified, women were the first to discover the bodies, and breathed life on people to come back to live.
Aslan, also known as The Great Lion, is the creator and the one true king of the world of Narnia, and is a example of all that is good. The white witch was coming to take Edmund's life, ...view middle of the document...

Jesus holds the keys to hell, and is able to bring people held captive there back to life. After Aslan returned to life, he went to the White Witch’s house and breathed life back into the creatures she had turned to stone. Then he caused the gates of her castle to be torn down so that no one should ever have to remain kidnapped there again. The blood of both Jesus and Aslan can bring the dead to life. A drop of blood from Aslan’s pierced paw not only revives the dead Prince Caspian, but also renews him to a younger version of himself . Christ’s shed blood will have the power to resurrect believers into new life.
“Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit: whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose sins you retain, they are retained” (John 20:21-23).
The Stone Table refers to the stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai, according to the Bible. These tablets contain the Ten Commandments and they represent an older, stricter form of religion. In the days when the Ten Commandments were brought down from the mountain, infractions against God would be punishable by death retribution was swift and harsh. When Aslan rises from the dead, the Stone Table is shattered, signifying the end of an older, crueler time and the advent of a newer, kinder era. Aslan has defeated death by rising from the dead, signaling the end of harsh customs and death as an acceptable punishment. Alternately, human beings enforce justice and allow out punishments.
This theme pertains to my life and to us Christians in many different ways. In this movie Alslan represents Jesus Christ. Jesus is the model that we look up to for guidance and help when we are lost and in need of pray. Jesus died on the...

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