Sunday, June 26, 2011

Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged

It's been a while since Harry Potter first surfaced. Here is a documentary that was produced in the "early" days of Harry, explaining in detail, the very real demonic elements that this series is promotes. Because parents and all adults who are Christians, are responsible to protect and nurture our little ones, teens included. Therefore, it is wise to know just what it is that millions of Harry Potter fans are learning about. (Click here to watch the video)  

Why Care About Harry Potter?  
It isn't Harry Potter himself, it is what this series and the countless other books and movies, aimed at the minds of our vulnerable youngsters, promotes that matters. No, we don't need to fear for ourselves, if Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour, but we are warned in God's Word to avoid sorcery, witchcraft, fortune telling and all forms of the occult, for a reason. 
There is a Spiritual battle raging, 24/7 and we are called by God to be holy, wise, discerning, prayerful and alert...just to name a few. Of course, a part from Christ we can not do anything God asks of us.

What many Christians forget or may not know yet, is that when we are entertained by anything that promotes witchcraft or the occult, we are opening the door to the enemy. Children are not exempt, in fact they are more vulnerable. Things such as witchcraft are not entertaining or ways to pass time. We can see, just from the media, how easily our young people's minds are influenced. I'm 45 and my mind is easily influenced too!

We are warned in Scripture. 

Deu 18:10 NLT - For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft
1Sa 15:23 NLT - Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."
2Ki 17:17 NLT - They even sacrificed their own sons and daughters in the fire. They consulted fortune-tellers and practiced sorcery and sold themselves to evil, arousing the LORD's anger.
2Ki 21:6 NLT - Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire. He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the LORD's sight, arousing his anger.
2Ch 33:6 NLT - Manasseh also sacrificed his own sons in the fire in the valley of Ben-Hinnom. He practiced sorcery, divination, and witchcraft, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the LORD's sight, arousing his anger.