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Godzilla prophesied in Job 40:15-41:34?

Rimvydas

Jan-27-2019 6:22 PM

Although Job 40:15 describes a behemoth that eats grass like an ox, we never quite see Godzilla eat except he did search for nuclear power plants for energy!  Another forum member did post Job 41:33-34 that says, "On earth there is nothing like him, which is made without fear.  He beholds every high thing; he is king over all the children of pride."  I also like the verse in Job 41:19, "Out of his mouth go burning lights; sparks of fire shoot out."  The imagery in Job 41 would be good to read before watching the movie.

6 Responses to Godzilla prophesied in Job 40:15-41:34?

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Jan-29-2019 11:14 AM

I've always likened the Job 41 verse about the Leviathan to Godzilla, more-so than that of the Behemoth. Though I believe Mike Dougherty also used the Job 40 verse to help hype an image of Godzilla on Twitter.

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


Gmkgoji #TeamRodan

Jan-29-2019 2:56 PM

While I doubt that the Bible is talking about Godzilla, I really like that passage, hence my forum signature

"Have much fear, MORTIS is here!"

ZillaDude345 #TeamGodzilla

Feb-03-2019 4:56 AM

Thats pretty cool to think about

 

THEY HAVE AS KING OVER THEM, THE ANGEL OF THE ABYSS. A STAR FALLEN FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH, HE OPENED THE SHAFT OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, AND FROM THE SHAFT ROSE SMOKE LIKE THAT OF A GREAT FURNACE, AND THE SUN AND THE AIR WERE DARKENED...

Rimvydas

Feb-03-2019 11:43 AM

Some other memorable verses from Job 41:1-11: "Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower? Can you put a reed through his nose, Or pierce his jaw with a hook? Will he make many supplications to you? Will he speak softly to you? Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him as a servant forever? Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you leash him for your maidens? Will your companions make a banquet of him? Will they apportion him among the merchants? Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears? Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle-- Never do it again! Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false; Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him? No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up. Who then is able to stand against Me?  Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine."

Matthew Henry's Bible Commentary in the concise version explains about the Leviathan: "The description of the Leviathan, is yet further to convince Job of his own weakness, and of God's almighty power. Whether this Leviathan be a whale or a crocodile, is disputed. The Lord, having showed Job how unable he was to deal with the Leviathan, sets forth his own power in that mighty creature. If such language describes the terrible force of Leviathan, what words can express the power of God's wrath? Under a humbling sense of our own vileness, let us revere the Divine Majesty; take and fill our allotted place, cease from our own wisdom, and give all glory to our gracious God and Savior. Remembering from whom every good gift cometh, and for what end it was given, let us walk humbly with the Lord."

Who would think that you could learn Scripture on a Godzilla forum!  Job 41:25-34 reads as follows: "When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; Because of his crashings they are beside themselves. Though the sword reaches him, it cannot avail; Nor does spear, dart, or javelin. He regards iron as straw, And bronze as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones become like stubble to him. Darts are regarded as straw; He laughs at the threat of javelins. His undersides are like sharp potsherds; He spreads pointed marks in the mire. He makes the deep boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a pot of ointment. He leaves a shining wake behind him; One would think the deep had white hair. On earth there is nothing like him, Which is made without fear. He beholds every high thing; He is king over all the children of pride."

I do lament the loss of pathos in the newer Godzilla movies concerning the loss of life and physical destruction wreaked on the victims of Godzilla's wrath.  The 1954 movie showed the choir of Japanese children singing a hymn for the sorrows of the dead and dying.  The movie concluded with the selfless sacrifice of Serizawa who took the secret of the Oxygen Destroyer to his death.  The movie concludes with the ending words, "But the world could live again."  I sense that the newer movies reflect a more worldly, less spiritual reflection on mankind's fall from grace and its depravity that require salvation from a greater Being.  Let's hope that future Godzilla movies can make us mourn and pray for the suffering of loved ones, even if they are fictional on the silver screen.

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Feb-03-2019 2:45 PM

"The world can live again," line is only from the American version. The Japanese film ends with dialog by Dr. Yamane and no narration as everyone pays their respects.

I don't think later or Legendary Pictures Godzilla movies are deliberately attempting to shift away from the spiritual by pulling back from the ramification of city-wide, kaiju stomping destruction. They're simply focusing on different topics while delivering more audience safe spectacle.

That being said, more often than not, anything spiritual would reflect reflect Eastern ideology.

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


MinecraftDinoKaiju #TeamGodzilla

Feb-04-2019 4:28 PM

Well, this topic is interesting, so I'll say my opinion on it: I don't think that was about him, but maybe it could be a thing in the Monsterverse if they ever bring it up. Also, yes, I'm finally back (Who missed me?), yes, I'm #TeamGodzilla, and yes, I will update my profile picture to an official one, but only after KOTM comes out and when high-quality images are available.

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