Wednesday, 19. March 2014 by Renee Ellison
Modern movies are killing the spirits of our children. Make no mistake, modern script writers are re-writing fundamentals, in direct defiance of God. They are presenting altered realities to the minds of our children. These are not stories of a boy and his dog, anymore. These are something else, entirely.
Who is a man? Who is a woman? What is a marriage? (Homosexuality) What is an animal and what is man? (Beauty and the Beast—are we supposed to fall in love with beasts?...is sex with a beast next? The Bible calls this bestiality and forbids it. We must face squarely that this is where all of this is headed. It has already arrived in the lyrics of rock music. This concept is evolutionary at its root—that we are no different from the animals—that we are not made in the image of God.) Who is the hero?—the one who prays to God, or the one who consults the force and all its minions (wizards, psychic powers, his secret “friend” or aliens of all shapes and sizes)? Such movies are a deliberate mincing invasion straight into the minds and souls of our children.
In the media, deviance is cleverly always introduced onto the scene or theater first through laughter, but eventually and finally it all becomes normative and wholly acceptable. Eventually the small excursions in deviance are moved from the edge of theater and from the edge of the plot (used first as sub-plots) to the center. Swearing, violence, sex and idolatry take over. These are the ways our children are taught to cope, and the major reality that they now know. And we desire this? Foster this? Enable this? Do we have three hours of devotions to the living God, in Bible reading and prayer, to offset this?
For 5,900 years parents did not have movies to pacify, calm, or babysit their children, and as a result they produced a different kind of human being. None of the Israelites allowed someone else to raise their children, either in a pagan school or from a pagan screen. They did not put them in Pharaoh’s schools, nor in front of the world’s entertainment. Yes, that meant that Abraham had to figure out what to do with his child all day long. So he trained him in righteousness, and grew his son’s life skills. Daniel’s mother, the Messiah’s mother, Moses’ mother all had to do something productive and wholesome the whole life-long day. This was the norm.
Sadly, today, what is the parent’s convenience will become the child’s addiction. The devil has discovered a way to mainline altered realities into our children, just like a heroin addict mainlines heroin right into his veins. If a person came into your home espousing these world-views, whispering them into our children’s ears, we would throw him out. But, instead, because it comes into the home in containment, packaged in living color upon a screen, we march our children to the screen and sit them down in front of these false preachers. And we leave the room. These lies about reality are not mainlining into our heads, as parents, for as many hours as they are into our children’s heads. Not even close, if you add gaming. We are not experiencing what our children are experiencing, not at all, and we certainly did not experience this degree of unreality in our own formative years. We are sacrificing our children upon the altar of these deviant realities—the flames engulf their very fragile, emerging souls and spirits, and dive-bomb their entire concept of spiritual truth.
There is another, larger, reality surrounding this one, but we are to go there only through prayer and with God. He forbids us to enter other realms through mediums, spiritists, wizards, aliens, monsters, supermen and “creatures” found nowhere in this reality. His warnings are serious. We can’t handle what is there, and may never be able to get back from there. Yet we think our children can handle it?! We allow it for hours and hours everyday, while we are freed up to go and do something else?
Our children are not handling it. and spiritual confusion is running rampant in their spirits. Children now think angels are fairies and that it took magic to raise Lazarus from the dead. Wake up and determine whether something is devouring the soul of your child. Realize that if this is so, you will pay for it dearly, both in this life and in the life to come. Christianity will be a faint memory in the midst of their deliriums, and godly seed will dwindle to hair-raising obscurity—it will hang by a thread. The scriptures ask: “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Where is your child spiritually and mentally these days? When someone dies in your family, which song do you want your child singing at the funeral: “When you wish upon a star”, or “Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah”? The choice is made by you, hour by hour.