‘Twilight’: A Spiritually Confused Reminder For Christian Parents

by Ted Baehr*

“When you buy tickets to spiritually confused and biblically illiterate witchcraft and vampire movies, or nasty sex comedies, you are NOT drawing closer to God. You are pulling away. You do damage to the most important relationship in your life.”

This past weekend, over 12 million people voted with their entertainment dollars to see “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Several million were no doubt church-going teenagers and young adults..” “New Moon” is a spiritually confused, dangerous work. On the one hand, it metaphorically asks the question, “How can I overcome my sinful nature and save my soul?” Thus, the “good” vampires in the movie are constantly trying to overcome their lust for human blood, often succeeding but sometimes failing. On the other hand, the movie’s heroine decides she wants to risk the possibility of losing her soul by becoming a vampire so that she can be with the vampire she loves.

Real Spiritual Dangers

Jesus Christ is very clear about the real spiritual dangers in this second message when He asks His disciples in Mark 8:36, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” The average American citizen today, {no doubt this is true for Australians as well} however (especially the nation’s young people), is biblically illiterate. They do not take seriously the theological teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles in the New Testament documents. Click Here to read this entire article.

*Ted Baehr, founder and Publisher of www.movieguide.org, MOVIEGUIDE® and Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission, is a well-known movie critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit. He has written and contributed to over 28 books, including Amazing Grace Of Freedom (New Leaf); The Culture-Wise Family (Regal);Narnia Beckons (Broadman & Holman); So You Want to Be in Pictures? (Broadman & Holman); and Getting the Word Out (Harper &Row).

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