Soon theatres in my city will be filled with hordes of Christians going to watch ‘Christian’ movies that come in before Good Friday and Easter. (By the way ‘Easter’ is not a Biblical festival!).
If you are a Bible believing Christian…then what I am saying is for you.
But how ‘Christian’ are these movies? Are we being deceived by titles, great creativity and fantastic production techniques?
Can Hollywood spin out truth as it is written in the Bible? Emphatically No!
Hollywood is there because of money…millions and billions of it!
Hollywood…comes from two words. ‘Holly’ and ‘wood’. It is the wand of the wizard, that when he waves it, the persons watching are transported to the land of fantasy and make-believe. Early Druids, much before Christianity, actually wore holly wreaths around their head to be influenced by supernatural forces in the atmosphere around them.
Hollywood is also there to pass on its values.
The entertaining wizards in Hollywood are anything but the everyday citizens they present in their films.
Listen to this…
The writer of the movie made famous by Jack Nicholson’s role in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey, responds:
“The job of the artist is to say F—You God! F— You and the Old Testament you rode in on!”
Mega star, Brad Pitt, used an interview with Rolling Stone magazine to malign, twist, and defame Christ and his parables, while echoing Satanist Aleister Crowley’s philosophical freedom from restriction.
The small few who rule the motion picture and television industry field are quite often the most ‘free thinking’ people in the entire world. On issues of sexual morality, abortion and religion, the people at the top of television and movie making are far more liberal than the rest of the nations. This gap is becoming narrower each year as Hollywood continues to push the envelope and tear down the moral construct of society and decent living.
This escalating wickedness and lack of emphasis on righteous behaviour is rapidly destroying our culture.
Chariots of Fire producer, David Puttnam, calls to attention:
“What we think of now as the excess of the Roman circuses, where in the end hundreds of thousands of people died, didn’t start that way. They started legitimately as circuses, extremely mild entertainment. But the audience demand for more and more resulted over a period of several hundred years in that form of entertainment becoming more and more bloody, more and more grotesque…We are untying the fabric of our society.”
It is no surprise that subliminal information steeps our brains every time we watch movies. The information goes right into our memory pool and perhaps we react to it later but we don’t know what we are reacting to. In other words…you are training yourself…and you are doing things without knowing why you’re doing them or where they came from!
Australian researchers found that that television is a type of “sleep teaching” that involves subconscious absorption of imagery while the viewer is in a mild dreamlike state.
Whew! Let’s be careful what we entertain through our eye gate.
Jesus Christ came into the world with very clear and concise plans to save us from the eternal consequences of sin we see so prevalently around us. Just as Satan has an organized will for the lives of mankind, God does as well!
Oh yes! Please do go for those ‘Christian’ movies. They are inspired by the Bible, but surely not Biblical. Enjoy the evening with friends and family. Consume all the popcorn you need to!
But…but…but…be careful of those innuendos, those subliminal clips, those unscriptural sentences, those New Agey suggestions, those Illuminati symbols, those un-Biblical actions, those catchy phrases that seem so gentle and nice. Also remember…the occult is always very hidden, cryptic and kind in its outward form, but inside it is a ravenous wolf that will eventually devour your soul. Also please find out about the lives and leanings of the producers and directors. That will actually tell you a lot.
So how does the common church going person…or for that matter non-church going person…discern what is right and what is wrong?
Very simple. There are no arguments about that.
Read and study your Bible!
“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
And Romans 5:8 tells us: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”