The Madness of the God King

The Madness of the God King by Ben Riddlebarger

I once saw a photograph on Facebook a couple years ago with a strong man in a swim suit pushing his friend in a wheelchair toting assault rifles and they were both happy and seemed to not have a care in the world. It was so strange and weird that of course I needed to draw it.

I based this drawing off of that. It morphed into a religious satire of this crazy world we currently are living in.

You can take it anyway you want…

Drawing Bible Verses Matthew 19- Richie Rich asks Jesus about getting into Heaven…

richie rich

Matthew 19:16-23

A young  man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

“Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,  honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

“All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Drawing Bible Verses- Acts 1:3-9 Pinocchio Christ is Pulled Up to Heaven

I want to be a real son of godVerses 3-9 During the forty days after his crucifixion, Pinocchio appeared to the apostles from time to time, actually alive, and proved to them in many ways that it was really he himself they were seeing. And on these occasions he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.

In one of these meetings he told them not to leave Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came upon them in fulfillment of the Father’s promise, a matter he had previously discussed with them.

“John baptized you with water,” he reminded them, “but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit in just a few days.” 

And another time when he appeared to them, they asked him, “Lord, are you going to free Israel from Rome now and restore us as an independent nation?”

“The Father sets those dates,” he replied, “and they are not for you to know.  But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power to testify about me with great effect, to the people in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth, about my death and resurrection.”  It was not long afterwards that he rose into the sky, as if being pulled on strings, and disappeared, leaving them staring after him.

Drawing Bible Verses Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus Tells Peter to Walk on Water

Jesus and Peter

Matthew 14:22-33 Aang Christ, the last Airbender, told his disciples to get into their boat and cross to the other side of the lake while he stayed to help the people he had just preached to get home.

 Then afterwards he went up into the hills to pray. Out on the lake the disciples were in trouble. For the wind had risen and they were fighting heavy seas.

 In the morning Aang came to them, walking on the water!  They screamed in terror, for they thought he was a ghost.

But Aang immediately spoke to them, reassuring them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said.

Then Sokka called to him: “Sir, if it is really you, tell me to come over to you, walking on the water.”

 “All right,” the Lord said, “come along!”

So Sokka went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Aang Christ. But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.

Instantly Aang reached out his hand and rescued him. “O man of little faith,” He said. “Why did you doubt me?” And when they had climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.

The others sat there, awestruck. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.

Drawing Bible Verses- Genesis 19:17-26 Bert and Ernie Flee Sodom

Genesis 19:26

While in the city of Sodom two angels came to Bert.“Flee for your lives,” the angels told him. And don’t look back. Escape to the mountains. Don’t stay down here on the plain or you will die.” So Bert grabbed Ernie and they ran.  The sun was rising as Bert and Ernie reached the roads.

 Then the Lord rained down fire and flaming tar from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah,  and utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, eliminating all life—people, plants, and animals alike.  But Ernie looked back as he was following along behind him and became a pillar of salt.