On the heels of the success of the Prometheus movie, director Sir Ridley Scott, suggested in an interview with Movies.com on June 05, 2012, that Jesus was an engineer sent as an emissary to stop the destruction of the planet and guess what, they crucified him. This sparked a lot of debate in the media, but could Jesus really be considered an engineer?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineers (civil) are those who design and supervise large construction projects. Hebrews 11:10 talks about Abraham, a hero of faith that looked forward to a city whose builder and maker is God. Jesus said, “I am going to prepare (design) a place for you, and I will come back again to receive you, so that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:2-3). Colossians 1:16-18 teaches us that by Jesus and for Jesus, all things have been created and by Jesus all things consist. In other words, we can say that Jesus is The Engineer of all things.
Points to ponder:
Jesus said, I am coming again to receive you. Are you ready to be received by Jesus The Engineer? The answer to this question can be affirmative, only if we have received him first and believed in his name. To be received by Jesus and to go to be with him in the place that he is preparing (engineering) for us, we need to have received him as our Lord and Master. Have you?
John 14:2-3 (KJV)
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.