During this time of the year, horror films and movies dominate the theaters, TV programs, magazines, and even your local newspaper. Though some people may think that I am overreacting, I want to pose the question, “Should we watch horror movies?”
A sad state of Christianity
In the midst of Mainstream Christianity, it is sad that we, supposed to be the light of the world, give in to some temptations of watching horror movies. While most people might dismiss this as a minor issue in our Christian lives, it is nevertheless a problem that should be addressed.
Sad to say, even in our local Church area, I hear some Church mates talking about how scary “The Conjuring” is. One even asked me if I have a copy of the popular horror movie. Out of curiosity, I managed to get a copy of The Conjuring. Thankfully, I realized before hitting the play button, which it is a completely waste of my time and it is not worth feeding my mind with.
What is so wrong about horror movies anyway?
The mere fact that it is about death, demons, witchcraft, sorceries, cult, and other issues concerning Satan’s evil devices, makes it a movie that we, as Christians, need to avoid.
Make no mistake about it: A HORROR MOVIE is a PRODUCT OF SATANISM.
Let us not fool ourselves and think that it is a harmless movie with a demonic theme.
I want to make it plain to you: Watching horror movies is wrong. There is no gray area. A sin is a sin, no matter how you want to call it or justify your action.
Every sin will have its consequences, and you can never escape the fact that watching horror movies has its adverse effects on our emotion and thinking.
The world is bent to GLORIFYING SATAN. When you WATCH horror films, you are glorifying SATAN and not God.
Let’s be honest, after looking at a horror movie, what did you accomplish? Yes, it is entertaining, but at the expense of supporting the evil work of the devil. As you pay for that last full show of the new and scariest movie now showing in the theater, in a sense, you are supporting the WORKS OF THE DEVIL.
I am not overacting. I am simply telling you that as a Christian, we need to avoid horror movies and all its forms.
Do you put more importance on your entertainment and pleasure rather than pleasing God?
What does the Scripture say?
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4:8).
There you go. That’s the criteria of what we should be watching and thinking. 90 percent of the things that you feed your mind through your eyes will be retained. So if you are watching horror movies, you are replacing the true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise things with an evil and demonic mind of Satan!
“I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil” (Psalms 101:3-4).
“And give no opportunity to the devil” (Ephesians 4:27).
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31).
LISTEN and TAKE HEED TO MY WORDS
want to challenge you.
Every time you are pressured by your friends to watch a horror movie, make a stand and SAY NO!
Every time your curiosity wants you to take a peep of that horror movie, make a stand and SAY NO!
Every time your friends are talking about horror movies they have watched, make a stand and reinforce to them, in a loving way, that it is a practice that we Christians should avoid.
Delete all the horror movies in your files.
Do not let the devil triumph over you. Do not give an occasion for the devil to have a firm hold on you.
Make a STAND. You are a Christian, and you are NOT part of the world. What is of the world stays there and not on your mind.
Cleanse your mind and way. If you want to SERVE GOD, then you need to have a pure mind free of violence and horrific images.
We will not be judge only based on the big things, but also in little things and in every decision we made no matter how minute they are.
MAKE A STAND! AVOID WATCHING HORROR MOVIES!
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