Drew Zahn asks the question, “Harry's dead and back again – is he Jesus?
“. . . The visual artists and designers who created Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry deserve praise for crafting perhaps the most intriguing, dazzling and memorable set in moviemaking history” says Zahn.” The casting crews and directors should be commended for turning the series' three child leads into talented adult thespians and surrounding them with a fantastic cast of supporting actors. Harry Potter's musicians, the character's costume coordinators and, of course, author J.K. Rowling have also lent abundant creative talents to a significant cultural phenomenon. It's just too bad that the sum of the parts couldn't have made a better whole.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is out, breaking box-office records and ending the highly successful Potter series.
The question raised is, “Is Harry some new Savior? There are many strong, Christ-like parallels in the Potter story. Comings prophesied: Owl foretells Harry's coming. The Christmas Star foretold Jesus' birth.
Both bodies scarred: Mark of Wounding Lightning bolt on Potter’s forehead. Nail scars on Jesus’ hands and feet. Both performed miracles: Potter talks to snake, leaps to rooftops, gives clay sparrows life.
Both born to die: "The boy who lived came to die," and, said to Potter's mentor, who knew all along the young wizard would have to give up his life to save wizardom, "You have been raising him like a pig for the slaughter." Jesus came “like a lamb" prepared for the slaughter.
Both died to save others: “Potter engaged Voldemort for the salvation of others. Jesus died on the cross for the salvation of others.
Both suffered in death: “Harry endures the pain of the Cruciatus Curse. Jesus endured horrible pain in His crucifixion.
Resurrection: Potter spends three days in a coma after battling Voldemort. Jesus spent three days in a tomb before being resurrected.
The Bible teaches many Christs will come. All but one false Christs: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders. . . ” (Matthew 24:24).
The Bible teaches there are only two supernatural powers in the universe; one is God, the other is the Devil. People who seek power to heal, make people fall in love or put spells and curses in any name other than “Jesus” are appealing to the Devil.