"Twilight", "Harry Potter", "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".
I haven't read the first two books but only summaries and reviews.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light,
and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
Twilight is a book that follows the passionate romance between an average girl (Bella)
and her “good vampire” boyfriend (Edward). Edward drinks animal blood rather than human blood so that makes him “good”.
"You are not to eat anything containing blood, engage in occult practices, or practice fortune telling.”
“good vampire” doesn’t make this a good book. This brings back memories of “The Wizard of Oz” with its “good witches” and bad witches- there is no such thing as a good witch! And there is no such thing as a good vampire.
What does the bible say about the drinking of blood? What does the bible say about lust? What does the bible say that our thoughts should dwell on vs. what do books such as Twilight cause our thoughts to dwell on?
I hate to be crass but wizardry is ranked right up there with some other totally disgusting sins. Why will some read books about such perverted acts as wizardry (in the name of entertainment) while other perversions are off-limits?
“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.”
“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am YHWH your God.”
Questions to consider:
What does the bible say about witchcraft/wizardry? What does the bible say our thoughts should dwell on vs.what do books like Harry Potter cause our thoughts to dwell on? Does this book present what the bible calls evil as something good and upright?
This time we have bad magic and “good” magic. There is no such thing as “good” magic- even if the book was written by a Christian. Even if it’s written by C.S Lewis, Christian hero. While I believe that Mr. Lewis has some excellent arguments for the existence of God and some excellent arguments for the validity of YHWH God as THE God, I do not believe his Narnia books are the best reading material.
“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”
Questions for your consideration:
What does the bible say about putting good for evil and evil for good? Is there biblically such an idea as “good” magic?
Besides the fact that there is war in the Bible. Just because there is war in the Bible does not (in my opinion from what I read in the Bible) make killing and violence legitimate entertainment. Whether it be, books, movies, music, television shows or video games.
Here are examples of the scriptures that, I believe, support this view:
Proverbs 3:31 "Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways."
Proverbs 24:1-2 "Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble"
Psalm 11:5 "The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, He hates with a
Psalm 73:6 "Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence"
Never in the Bible is violence used to describe the righteous or as a sign of godly character.