Hello everyone. I pray you had a wonderful week and are enjoying your Sunday. I also pray everyone had a wonderful Easter and spent time with family and your loved ones. So many don't even know why we celebrate Easter. They truly don't know and think it's about candy and decorating eggs. I was shocked at the amount of people who didn't know why it was celebrated even if they don't believe in Jesus Christ. Even non believers know what the holiday represents.
I wrote a blog before it was sometime last year or maybe the year before regarding all the TV shows and movies that are about pure evil that are bombarding our TVs and our local movie theaters. The problem is impressionable minds see this and I don't just mean children or teenagers. I'm talking about adults as well and then they go out and try to mimic what they see on TV or they become obsessed with the subject and start searching it out and then an unhealthy obsession starts to build. I know there is a difference between actually practicing evil and watching it, that surely does not mean that watching satanic or evil toned movies/TV poses no danger. God’s Word indicates that demons or satan have the ability to read our thoughts. Thus, to find out what we are thinking and to detect any spiritual weakness in us, demonic spirits have to watch us very closely for our actions and that does include our choice of entertainment. When a Believers behavior indicates that he or she tend to veer toward movies or books that center on evil, possession , magic spells, acts of demon possession, or similar demonistic subjects, it's truly sending a message to these demonic spirits. In effect, he is alerting them to his weak spot! In response, the demons could intensify their contact with that Christian in order to take advantage of the weakness the believer has revealed. Galatians 6:7.
I found the following comment on the random Yahoo chat question: "From different accounts in the bible, we can see what the demons did to people. They mislead many people as brought out in Rev 12:9. Some of the things they mislead people into thinking is ok are found at Deuteronomy 18: 10-12. If these things are things that the demons use to mislead us, and if God hates these things, then it would mean we need to stay away from things like that. Including movies and TV that glorifies it or promotes it. Also I would advise you to research the origin of Halloween. Its definitely not something that Jehovah, or Jesus came up with, nor something they would celebrate. Since Satan and his demons are to be destroyed, we wouldn't wanna have anything to do with them. That means we wouldn't want to support them in anyway, by reading demonic books, or watching those types of movies or anything that has to deal with the demons. So your mom is right. You wouldn't want them in your house. Here's some other bible accounts u can look at to see what they do to people, Mark 5:1-17, Mark 9: 14-29, Acts 16:16-18."
The next comment, I also found on a random Yahoo chat question: "Demons can use virtually anything with which to oppress you, including what you watch. It's not a matter of black magic or anything truly mysterious or mystical; it's a simple matter of filling your mind with things that are not glorifying to God. Anything that feeds your worst desires or fears is not of God and can be a tool in Satan's hands.
I no longer watch these kinds of movies because I'm trying to fill my mind with the things of Christ, but I saw both of them some years ago, and I can't think of anything in them that would do you any good. Both are filled with the imagery of fear, and, as the Word of God says, God has not given us the "spirit of fear". So if God has not given us that spirit, then where does it come from? It can only come from the enemy.
Don't give place to him willingly. Fill your mind with what is good, and you won't give Satan ammunition against you.
"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." - Philippians 4:8
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." -
Some of these comments I found from 2010 some from 2008 so you can clearly see what I'm trying to say is that this has been something that was brought up several times even years ago... Do some believe it has validity? Yes, but many do not. It just depends on who you ask.
The obsession to understand and to know more about the “unknown” can be found throughout the the Bible. King Manasseh of Judah sacrificed his son to the god Molech (2 Kings. 21:6). Also, Pharaoh’s court magicians used their sorcery during the 10 plagues of Egypt (Ex. 7).prophets of Baal attempted to reach their god through bloodletting (1st Kings 18:28). Israel’s King Saul visited a witch at Endor in an attempt to summon the dead. (1 Samuel 28:7).
I found this following comment on a random talk page regarding the Twilight movies:
"There's a huge amount of danger in this movie," Godfrey continues. "There's also just the excitement of a teenager doing things that are verboten. These are things that people connect to. And not just girls; I think that guys will discover it's dangerous, there's action, there's a thriller element to it, and then, ultimately, that it's cool to be a vampire."
TV shows and movies about vampires aren’t a new thing in the entertainment industry. However, the Twilight characters have really just pushed this trend into a big phenomenon in recent years and Believers should take notice. Its popularity TRULY calls for the need to pay attention to what their kids are reading and watching. Is a book burning session the answer? No. It will Just make you look stupid and you will come off as one of those crazy people that give Christians a bad name.. Instead, take this opportunity to share the truth. Explain this is not real world and is for entertainment purposes and can inadvertently open demonic doors. Just be open and honest about this. It isn't going away and will most likely just become much more prevalent in the years to come. I'm seeing a dangerous pattern.
Written By Jennifer L Auld