by Chris Walls

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Christ as Animator (1 of 14)
Chris Walls
1 John 1:1-4


Cartoons are one of my favorite things to watch on TV. These unreal objects do what is improbable in the real world. How many times have you seen someone go off a cliff like Wiley Coyote and splat at the bottom of a ravine and live? You do not see that in real life. Cartoons are meant to be unreal. Cartoons are an entrance into the imagination of every person. I mean, what would ever happen if Wiley Coyote ever got Roadrunner, or Yosemite Sam shot Bugs Bunny, or if Elmer Fudd was to shoot Daffy Duck. Sylvester will never catch Tweety Bird. If those things ever happened people would stop watching. That is the great thing about cartoons, see in the real world, Bugs would at some point get shot by a hunter chasing him or the Road Runner would get caught by the Coyote. The creators want us to keep coming back to see what amazing thing Bugs is going to do to get away from Yosemite Sam. As you can tell, I love Looney Toons.

Animation has brought to life so many stories that are unthinkable. They captivate our interest by bringing to life paper and pen. In fact the word animated, as defined in 1848 by Noah Webster means, "to give life to." This was before the meaning changed to become what we know it as today. The word Animated comes from the word animate, which means "living" as opposed to inanimate, which means, "having no life." Animators spend long hours taking something that is inanimate and making it animated or have life.

I. Christ is the Animator (v.1)

God has created all life. "In the beginning God created..." Genesis 1:1 says. John writes in his gospel, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Word here denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, His Ministry in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which ...

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