This is not coming out of a self-belief of how perfect I am; to the contrary, it is coming out of an ever-growing understanding of how imperfect and miserable I am without God. My imperfections are the source of this urgency in my spirit to write these words. If by now we have not received the revelation of how messed up we are; we have either not lived enough or are suffering from a massive condition called, denial. Because of such conditions, the Bible encourages us inProverbs 4:23to:
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
“Above all else;” that means that there is nothing more important to a Christian than to guard the heart; why? Because every action flows from it! “Twilight” is a series that many know; the latter movie came out recently. “Breaking Dawn” by now is probably the number one movie in America and perhaps in the world. If you are not a Christian, I am not talking to you; you are sincere in what you believe and I must at least respect you for that. This article is directed to people that call themselves Christians but are out there buying these books and watching these kinds of movies. You are either ignorant to what you are doing, rebellious or one more hypocrite that sits in church on Sundays. There are only two agendas to follow; one is evil and the other one Godly. Every day we must make a decision, which one will we support with our time, our finances, resources and personal advertisement.
Before I go any further, we must understand the difference between struggling with sin and giving our hearts to the worship of other gods. David struggled with sin and lost his battles against the desires of his flesh in many occasions as recorded in Scripture. However, we read in1 Samuel 13:13-14
“13 “You have done a foolish thing,’ Samuel said. ‘You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. 14 But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD’s command.”
The man that the Scripture is referring to as “a man after his own heart” is King David. The man that did “foolish things” is King Saul. However, if one studies the Scripture he/she will quickly notice that both, David and Saul sinned before the Lord; so what is the difference here? One had a heart after God even as he struggled with his own flesh (David.) The other turned his heart away from God and worshiped himself; Saul became an enemy of God and everything that represented God. So the question is, can we sin and still have a heart after God? Absolutely! It is a knowing, deep inside that we belong to God, it is a deep desire to please our Heavenly Daddy. When we are in sin, it is not business as usual, we feel the conviction, we feel the misery and we are quick to fix things before the Lord. A heart after self or after other worthless idols is a heart where God is not the center and where God’s Word is not the final Word. This is a heart with perhaps a form of Godliness, but as soon as God’s ways get in conflict with its personal desires, we chose and even justify our own selfish and misguided ways. That is the difference between Saul and David; that is the difference between a heart after God and a heart after idols.
Why are we as Christians supporting this garbage? This is the story of a young girl who decided to go after a demon. She gave her soul to a life void from God. The problem that I have with this, and many other movies, is that there is no clear definition of what is good and what is evil. There is a distortion of the truth of God; there is a glorification and a glamorous presentation of evil. Romans 6:23tell us that “…the wages of sin is death…” I don’t necessarily have a problem with a movie presenting evil, I don’t have a problem with a movie that is not necessarily mentioning or not mentioning God; but I do have a problem with a movie where evil is presented as good and where evil overcomes good. “…the wages of sin is death,” the end-result of giving your soul to a demon is death; so why are we glorifying and idolizing death? That is what vampires represent, a life void from God, a person with no soul. The Bible tells us inActs 15:29,
“You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.”
My fellow Christian, in case you have not noticed, this is a New Testament Scripture. Drinking blood is out there with sexual immorality! Nevertheless, we go to watch a vampire movie?
The devil is doing a great job in presenting evil to our society in a very friendly way. He is doing a great job in stealing the worship that belongs only to God. When you see young girls with posters of the “Twilight” movies, screaming and going crazy over these characters; beloved those are acts of worship. It is not only sin; you are now giving your heart and actually opening doors for your heart to be infected by all kinds of evil spirits. This is not the beginning of a new (Breaking Dawn), a beautiful sunrise; this is indeed a very dark hour.Isaiah 5:20tells us:
“20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”