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5 Gospel Themes Found in Harry Potter


A master of Death with power, love, and humility

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Crucial to the plot of the final book is the fairy tale of the Deathly Hallows. In it, three clever brothers cheat Death and, as a reward, Death grants each of them an object of their desire. The first, desiring power, received a wand stronger than any in existence. The second, heartbroken by a woman deceased, received a stone that could resurrect those he loved. The third, humble and wise, received a cloak that would make him invisible from Death’s future visits. The legend in the story concludes that the three objects, or hallows, are indeed real and that anybody who comes to possess all three will effectively be a “Master of Death.”

Romans 6:9 reads, “Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.” In other words, death’s dominion over Christ was relinquished at the time of His resurrection—making Him a Master of not only His own death, but everyone else's. Christ’s sacrifice required matchless power, relentless love, and an unfathomable humility, and because of it, each of us can now echo the words of Paul: “O death, where is thy sting?”

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