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THE WAR INSIDE

OUT
Adriano, Reina
Bautista, Kythe
Kim, Hyei Jin
Kwon, Yongmoon

How do we relate The Lord of


the Rings and The Chronicles
of Narnia to current events in
a Theological Perspective?

Are they mere


fantasy worlds?

Do they bear
religious motifs?

ICE BREAKER
Guess the name of the character and win a prize!

CHOICES:
Trumpkin
Miraz
Aslan
Mr. Tumnus
Gandalf

CHOICES:
Aslan
Dr. Cornelius
Trumpkin
Beaver
Miraz

CHOICES:
Dr. Cornelius
Gandalf
Beaver
Saruman
Miraz

CHOICES:
Glorfindel
Faramir
Elendil
Sauron
Isildur

CHOICES:
Felarf
Shadowfax
Elrond
Denethor
Elendil

THE WAR IN LORD


OF THE RINGS
Disruption of shalom

Religious Symbolisms

CHRIST-LIKENESS

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

Ringwraiths, Sauron, and the Nazgul


Witch-King

THE ROLE OF EVIL


Treads the path of the
righteous
Serves as a conscience
of the good
Provides a turning point of
decisions for those in
doubt
Arent evil of
themselves, but only of
their decisions and

Why is it so easy to define


good and evil in these
movies?

THEOLOGY OF
WAR
What about the commandment,
Thou shalt not kill?

The concept of
just war
Christian ethics of
war comes from the
pacifist thinking
of the Church
Intention must be
to restore peace
The absolute value
of martyrdom

Just cause
Competent authority
for declaration of
war
Comparative justice
Right intention
Last resort
Probability of success
Proportionality

Are we going to war


because we want to
protect the nation or
are we doing it to prove
that we are a better
nation than the rest?

Nowadays, war is not merely


a disruption of peace as
much as it is a fight for
peace.

Some wars may be more


just than others, but the
movie portrays war that is
the result of sin.

According to the Holy Bible...


As it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one;no one
understands;
no one seeks for God. All have turned aside;
together they have become worthless; no one does
good,not even one.
Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues
to deceive. (Romans 3:1018)

God hates sin because


It violates the law
It breaks order or the way things ought
to be
It disrupts shalom and shalom means
peace which God had created for His
Creation

Seven deadly sins


Lust
Gluttony
Pride
Sloth
Wrath
Envy
Greed

What is Greed?

What is Greed?

Sauron forged the One ring. To dominate all lives

War of the Last Alliance

Sauron forged the One ring. To dominate all lives = Greed

Isildur acquired the ring from Sauron

battle
Sauron forged
of the
the
One hornburg
ring. To dominate all lives

battle
Sauron forged
of the
the
One hornburg
ring. To dominate all lives
Battle of the Pelennor Fields

battle
Sauron forged
of the
the
One hornburg
ring. To dominate all lives
Battle of the Black Gate

1950 Korean War

WHY KOREAN
WAR?
To execute his rivals
within the country

WHY KOREAN
WAR?
Kim, Ilsungs greed to
unify Korea to firm his
government position

Hereditary Succession

Kim, Jong Un

Bombardment of
Real Yeonpyeong
life example:

War
OThis
wretched
I am! Who shall
caused theman
battle that
of Isengard
deliver me from the body of this
death? (Romans 7:24)

Bombardment of Yeonpyeong

Real life example:


Bombardment
of
War
Yeonpyeong

OThis
wretched
I am! Who shall
caused theman
battle that
of Isengard
deliver me from the body of this
death? (Romans 7:24)

Why did N. Korea attack S. Korea?


Stabilization of N. Koreas government system

Why did N. Korea attack S. Korea?


To threaten S. Korea to cease the economic sanction

NARNIA AND THE


BIBLE
A Christian Perspective of the Dynamics of
Sin

What might Christ become like if


there really were a world like
Narnia and He chose to be
incarnate and die and rise again in
that world as He actually has done
in ours?

The Pevensie Children as the Sons and Daughters


of Adam and Eve

The SIN of Edmund


As the great writing prophets knew how
many ways human life can go wrong because
they knew how many ways human life can go
rightThese prophets kept dreaming of a
time when God would put things right again
(Platinga)

Edmund befalls on the hands of Jadis to be killed for


his treachery

The Triumph of Aslan

Prince Caspian: Restoration of


the true religion after corruption

Why was Narnia reduced to


ruins?

Why does ones faith become


corrupted?

White Witch - Power of Sin

For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward


God; it does not submit to the law of God, nor can
it; and those who are in the flesh cannot please
God (Romans 8:7-8)

Apostle Paul Says...


Therefore, sin must not reign over your mortal
bodies so that you obey their desires.
And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as
weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to
God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of
your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness
(Romans 6:12-13)

Internal War Against Sin


But indwelling sin does more than that: it not only
prevents us from going forward, but at times even
assails us, as well as seeks to obstruct us. It is not
merely that I fight with indwelling sin; it is indwelling
sin that sometimes makes an assault on me
(Spurgeon)
Until you believe that life is war - that the stakes are
your soul - you will probably just play at Christianity
with no bloodearnestness and no vigilance and no
passion and no wartime mindset (Piper)

Sin as Disruption of Shalom - FROM WITHIN


- Sin becomes manifest when the internal war is lost
- This disrupts ones internal order and peace first
before it extends to others
- Before a sin (social issues, etc.) becomes a
structural problem, it starts from an individual
- Accumulation of individual vandalism of shalom
then perpetuates the already faulty structure

HOW do we fight?

Always Be Armed Spiritually


So stand fast with your loins
girded in truth, clothed with
righteousness as a breastplate, and
your feet shod in readiness for the
gospel of peace. In all
circumstances, hold faith as a
shield, to quench all [the] flaming
arrows of the evil one. And take the
helmet of salvation and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word of
God
(Ephesians 6:14-17)

Set your mind on the things of the


Spirit (Piper)

Examine your mind and


pay attention to the