C.S. Lewis – Narnia, Chronicles of Deception

C.S. Lewis - narniaC.S. Lewis’ Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader : Chronicles of Deception

Author: Olabode Ososami |  June 21st, 2010

It seems comical for lack of aptitude to apprehend the literary “Christian” master C.S. Lewis – even as we stampede theatres to watch the next Christmas holiday “Money Spinner” milking (in the same genre as Harry Potter and Christmas Carol) the occult fantasy cow – supposedly packaged as Christian allegory to transfixed congregations. My prediction that this will be another chart-buster does not qualify me as a prophet.

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Ireland, the younger of two sons who claimed to have been converted to Christianity in 1931 and was, as he put it: “A very ordinary layman of The Church of England.” Undoubtedly a literary genius who authored 40-plus exceptional books which included poems, novels, children’s books, science fiction, theology, literary criticisms, educational philosophy, and an autobiography.

I did see the trailer of “Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and with admittedly limited research/listening to related interviews and previews … the broad nice message of goodness over evil seemed inadequate to dispel my reservations. The strong inclination to spread the gospel of salvation by avoiding consecration and marketing the appeal of its other noble themes while also denying the Spirit is not new. What is novel (to me) is the deliberate heavy infusion of undisguised anti-Christian elements and bold sorcery…even as many leverage this unwholesome package for acclaim and perhaps many “converts”. Others, bored with simple exercises of devotion, engage in the dangerous pastime of uncovering hidden treasures in the vault of Holy Scriptures with spades of magic and shovels of mythology and spiritism…and foolishly expect no adverse consequence. A quote from C.S. Lewis …   “I have the deepest respect for Pagan myths, still more for myths in the Holy Scriptures” (Problem of Pain, p.71)

What does the Bible say about fascination with the occult, fantasy, magic, paganism and other relatives in this family?

Acts 16     [16] And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: [17] The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation. [18] And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Many “Christian” leaders will say anything that sells Christ however indirectly is good – Paul disagrees. A good message/theme, the pointing out of Paul’s mission of salvation by this self-deceived damsel did not obscure the greater truth that only Paul could discern (despite the veil of fair words) that she spoke out of a polluted cistern.

Exodus 22     [18] Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Deuteronomy [10] 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, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] 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.

Isaiah 5    [20] 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!

Acts 8    [9] But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: [10] To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. [11] And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. [12] But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. [13] Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. [14] Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: [15] Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: [16] (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) [17] Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. [18] And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, [19] Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. [20] But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. [21] Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. [22] Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. [23] For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

Galatians 5    [19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these ; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, [20] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, [21] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Truly many say The Chronicles, which have been in continuous publication since 1954 and have sold over 100 million copies in 41 languages, is innocent marvellous entertainment …expecting more lucid arguments and references to prove otherwise that this film, rife with demonic imagery and occult paganism, is wicked and unhelpful to build true faith. If it is a marvel at all it is a commercial one. More accurately it is a piece in the agenda to captivate the next generation away from genuine biblical traditions by confusing magic with miracles and the Christian supernatural with occult fantasy/dark spiritism.

John 9    [40] And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? [41] Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

Discerning elders who see folly and blindness and act boldly on it by shunning this film and not encouraging their children to see it or be sucked into the flurry of related artefacts soon to be pushed in the market to indoctrinate innocent souls into witchcraft … will turn many back to a different path of deliverance. We need the elders to speak. Others will however say …we already see…leave us alone…also on a different voyage … only to reap through their children the coming harvest of a dreadful seed. We can of course ignore these intolerant “narrow-minded” warnings preferring to deal with the fruit of future deviant teen behaviour and strange desires and fancies.

2 Corinthians 6    [17] Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

A Prayer of David in Psalm 17   [11] They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; [12] Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. [13] Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: [14] From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure : they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. [15] As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Open our eyes, O Lord, give us discernment and save your children. Amen

source: www.christianpost.com/blogs/christianlife/2010/06/narnia-the-voyage-of-the-dawn-treader-chronicles-of-deception-21/

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C.S. Lewis – Taught Theistic Evolution

Lewis believed that God created the universe; but then men evolved from animals…

“… for we have good reason to believe that animals existed long before men… For long centuries God perfected the animal form which was to become the vehicle of humanity and the image of Himself … [Eventually,] God caused a new kind of consciousness to descend upon this organism” (The Problem of Pain, pp.133,77).

“…Man, the highest of the animals” (Mere Christianity, p.139)

“…but he (man) remains still a primate and an animal” (Reflections On The Psalms, pp.115,129)

“If … you mean simply that man is physically descended from animals, I have no objection” (The Problem of Pain, p.72)

“He made an earth at first ‘without form and void’ and brought it by degrees to its perfection” (Miracles, p.125)

Nature’s “pregnancy has been long and painful and anxious, but it has reached its climax” (Mere Christianity, p.172)

C.S. Lewis – Taught that Mankind is Inherently Good

As with most Modernists, Lewis saw mankind as inherently good…

“…when the consequence is drawn that, since we are totally depraved, our idea of good is worth simply nothing – may thus turn Christianity into a form of devil worship” (The Problem of Pain, pp.37-38).

The divine goodness differs…

“from ours not as white and black but as a perfect circle from a child’s first attempt to draw a wheel” (The Problem of Pain, p.39).

In other words, if we keep trying hard enough through human experience, we will attain divine perfection.  Lewis likens God’s goodness as a perfect circle, and man’s imperfection as a distorted circle drawn by a child who is not very coordinated yet.  Thus, as that child grows and develops, the circle eventually matches that of the divine circle.  Folks, this is works salvation and New Age doctrine at its core.  New Age teaches that man, through better education and rehabilitation, can “evolve” into a higher form of human culture.  New Age boldly rejects the Biblical teaching that man’s heart is desperately wicked and deceitful above all else (Jeremiah 17:9).

C.S. Lewis held that the Biblical Genesis account came from pagan and mythical sources…

“I have therefore no difficulty accepting, say, the view of those scholars who tell us that the account of Creation in Genesis is derived from earlier Semitic stories which were Pagan and mythical.” (Reflections On The Psalms, p.110).

How much more evidence do you need, to see that C.S. Lewis was an unsaved heretic.  Lewis exploited the name of Jesus Christ, as do many Modernists today, to secure a profitable writing career.  You had better get your doctrine from the Word of God; and not from the latest New York Times Bestseller!  In John 5:39 Jesus said… SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!

C.S. Lewis – Taught Baptismal Regeneration and Sacramental Salvation

Lewis believed that some people, devout members of false religions, were saved and didn’t even know it…

“There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it … For example a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ’s birth may have been in this position” (Mere Christianity, pp. 176-177).

Lewis also taught that water baptism and the sacraments were a means to obtaining salvation…

“There are three things that spread the Christ-life to us: baptism, belief, and that mysterious action which different Christians call by different names – Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord’s Supper” (Mere Christianity, pp.62,63).

“…this new life is spread not only by purely mental acts like belief, but by bodily acts like baptism and Holy Communion.” (Mere Christianity, pp.62,63).

In the other world “there will be every occasion for being the sort of people that we can become only as the result of doing such acts here” (Mere Christianity, p.63).

C.S. Lewis – Became a Catholic Before his Death

Lewis indicates that shortly before his death he was turning toward the Catholic Church.  Lewis termed himself “very Catholic” – his prayers for the dead, belief in purgatory, and rejection of the literal resurrection of the body are serious deviations from Biblical Christianity (C.S. Lewis: A Biography, p. 234).  Lewis even went to a priest for regular confession (p. 198), and received the sacrament of extreme unction on 7/16/63 (p. 301).  His contention that some pagans may “belong to Christ without knowing it” is a destructive heresy (Mere Christianity, pp. 176-177), as was his statement that “Christ fulfils both Paganism and Judaism…” (Reflections on the Psalms, p. 129).

C.S. Lewis – Taught Works Salvation

C.S. Lewis plainly stated that he believed a person has to work to keep salvation…

“There are people (a great many of them) who are slowly ceasing to be Christians…” (Mere Christianity, p.162).

“…a Christian can lose the Christ-life which has been put into him, and he has to make efforts to keep it” (Mere Christianity, p.49).

Lewis believed that morality and obeying God’s Law were a means to eventually being born-again…

“… ye must be born again. Till then, we have duty, morality, the Law. A schoolmaster, as St. Paul says… But the schooldays, please God, are numbered” (Letters to Malcolm, p.115).[emphasis added]

“The point is not that God will refuse you admission to His eternal world if you have not certain qualities of character: the point is that if people have not got at least the beginnings of those qualities inside them, then no possible external conditions could make a ‘Heaven’ for them …” (Mere Christianity, p.63).

In context, to be “born again,” for Lewis, is somewhere down the road yet (Mere Christianity, pp.59,60).  Lewis taught that a life of self-righteousness was necessary to eventually become born-again.  In sharp contrast, Jesus taught that being born-again was a second birth which BEGINS the believer’s life in Christ.  Lewis was a very confused and doctrinally flawed man.  As a consequence, Lewis is burning in Hell today and no doubt has led many people there too.

C.S. Lewis – Denied a Literal Heaven

“All the scriptural imagery (harps, crowns, gold, etc.) is, of course, a merely symbolical attempt to express the inexpressible. Musical instruments are mentioned because for many people (not all) music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity. Crowns are mentioned to suggest the fact that those who are united with God in eternity share His splendor and power and joy. Gold is mentioned to suggest the timelessness of heaven (gold does not rust) and the preciousness of it” (Mere Christianity, p.106).

C.S. Lewis – Denied a Literal Hell

Lewis never believed in a literal Hell, but instead believed hell is a state of mind one chooses to possess and become – he wrote:

“…every shutting-up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind is, in the end, Hell” (The Great Divorce, p. 65)

C.S. Lewis – Claimed the Bible Contained Myths

Lewis believed the Book of Job is “unhistorical” (Reflections on the Psalms, pp. 110), and that the Bible contained “error” (pp. 110, 112) and is not divinely inspired (The Inklings, p. 175).

“I have the deepest respect for Pagan myths, still more for myths in the Holy Scriptures” (The Problem of Pain, p.71)

Conclusion

C.S. Lewis was an imposter, who corrupted the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and led multitudes of victims into Hellfire with his doctrines of devils. Lewis used profanities, told lewd stories, and frequently got drunk with his students (5/19/90, World magazine). Christians need to read more critically The Abolition of Man, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, The Great Divorce, and God in the Dock.

By the time of his death, Lewis had moved from Idealism (no idea of a personal God) to Pantheism (an impersonal God in everything) and then to Theism (the existence of God). Unfortunately, in Letters to Malcolm (p. 107), Lewis indicates that shortly before his death he was turning toward the Catholic Church.  The Catholic Church is NO church at all; but rather, is a prisonhouse of false religion.

J.D. Douglas, writing in Christianity Today, for December 20, 1963 (p. 27) reports the reservations of Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones of historic Westminster Chapel of London:

Dr. Lloyd Jones told Christianity Today that because C.S. Lewis was essentially a philosopher, his view of salvation was defective… Lewis was an opponent of the substitutionary and penal theory of the Atonement.

Dr. W. Wesley Shrader of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, wrote a letter to the editor in Christianity Today for February 28, 1964 (pp.34-35) in which he stated:

C.S. Lewis… would never embrace the (literal-infallible) view of the Bible. He would accept no theory of the “total depravity of man.” He rejected the “substitutionary theory” of the Atonement'” (F.B.F. News Bulletin, Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, March 4, 1984).

Every believer needs to shun the writings of C.S. Lewis and warn their friends and family about this wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15).  It is sickening to hear so many professed Christians today praise and honor such a heretical man, who denied the literacy of the Scriptures and taught a bunch of wishy-washy nonsense.  The writings of C.S. Lewis are nothing but a bunch of ramblings devoid of any meaningful Biblical substance.  It’s a sure cure for insomnia.

The writings of C.S. Lewis are of the Devil.

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Burning Lamp

Deborah, thank you for posting this. The majority of professing Christians and pastors/leaders have bought into the works of Lewis and pass them along to their children. Now the movies that are a powerful influence. Parents who would never allow their children to partake of Harry Potter enthusiastically share the Narnia books and movies as family fare ignoring the darkness and calling them a Christian “allegory”. Naturally the children are going to be drawn to his adult writings later in life.

You will not win any popularity contests for exposing this, but it clearly needs to be done.

Donna

Hi Deb,
Thanks for the great article! I sent it off to focus on the family, just to obey the Lord in warning others who claim to belong to the Lord & to sound the alarm…do I think anyone there will take notice…it’s highly unlikely! Donna

Michael

Hey me and popularity go hand in hand. It hates me, I hate it ;)

Yeah…what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world (especially popularity which has always been the driving force of man) and loses his own soul..??????

Burning Lamp

You aren’t running for homecoming queen :-)You are in good company – namely the Lord Jesus and His apostles – anyone who is “telling it like it is” will be hated by the world except for the minority who will listen and walk down that narrow road.

Hilgard Muller

Let me confuse this matter even more,Dave Hunt is a one point Calvinist but for reasons “other” that what the Calvinist says. He also believes in the Perseverance of the saints and he is wrong . Listen to “What love is this” at [removed] and you will hear it out of his own mouth

Hilgard Muller

Skyline – The Deception

The movie “Skyline” will be on the big screen on 11 December 2010 is most probably the biggest step taken by Hollywood to deceive this world in believing in the existince of aliens. Is there a bigger agenda behind this, in my opinion absolutely yes. The world are being prepared to believe this lie when the Biblical rapture eventually takes place. Is this how the unbeliever will be deceived that we (the true born again Christians) has been upducted by aliens?

This might seem as a far fetched idea but can you see the similarity within the movie trailer and what the Bible predicts. Remember that we as true born again Christian do have the Holy Spirit Living in us and deceptions like this is shown to us through the Holy Spirit. Talk to some unbelievers and you will realise how this “possibility” seems believable to them.

In this movie is says “don’t look up” and what does the Bible say “Always look up”. Will this be the explanation this unbelieving world will be using to explain the dissapearance of the true Christians, it start to look more and more as a possibility that will be used to explain the dissapearence of thousands op people (Christians)

Dear fellow Christian, the Biblical facts are simple. The are no “other” life on any other planet, we as human beings are the only living creatures and these other planets have been made by God Almighty simply to Glorify Him as the Creator. The only other living creatures is the Angels created by God Almighty, this includes the fallen angels known as demons who rebelled against God.

Are these “aliens” the people, governments etc claim to see not simply Satan who uses his demonic forces in the form of demons to deceive the people. We are in the last of the last days, make sure that Jesus Christ is your Saviour or you will be deceived.

Let the Bible be your Final Authority and do not be deceived.

Read more articles on Skyline and watch the trailor at [removed]

Vern

Tough to read this. When you’ve grown up with these books and learned to love them, and when you’ve viewed Lewis all along as a great Christian apologist.
All the more reason why we need to stick so closely to the Bible and ask God to give us discernment. So many that I have considered to be solid contenders for the faith have turned out not to be so.

Burning Lamp

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As part of the worldwide release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 20th Century Fox and Walden Media have created an exclusive event just for churches—Narnia Night. This totally customizable event includes a multi-part documentary on renowned author and theologian C.S. Lewis, a behind-the-scenes look at how the filmmakers used a little Hollywood magic to make the bedroom flood with water, the popular “Undragon Your Life” testimony from Jim Burgen of Denver’s Flatirons Church, and an exclusive, never-before-seen look inside the new film!
All of these elements are available as fully downloadable hi-res files (all the visual materials can be previewed in low-res form). Everything is free so pastors can create their very own Narnia Night to engage their church as well as their community at large!
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THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER returns audiences to the hope and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world—via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. For this Christmas motion picture event, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia and the magnificent ship the Dawn Treader. They join King Caspian and a warrior mouse named Reepicheep for a mission which holds the fate of Narnia itself. The courageous voyagers overcome their own greatest temptations, as they travel to mysterious islands; have fateful confrontations with magical creatures and sinister enemies; and reunite with their friend and protector, the “Great Lion” Aslan. The film opens in theaters everywhere December 10th.

Burning Lamp

Hilgard, this isn’t a thread about Calvinism, but since you made the comment, I feel a need to respond. I have read Dave Hunt’s book What Love Is This and have read many of his comments on Calvinism. He absolutely does not subscribe to any of TULIP. He does believe in eternal security of the believer, but NOT in the way Calvinists believe. Completely different. I thank God for Dave and his courage to take this on. He has been roasted and toasted over this.

FollowsTheWay

The movie poster tells us immediately the spirit behind this movie: it’s the eye of Horus.

Nice article (and I didn’t know Lewis had become Catholic to boot!).

Donna

Hi Deb
Here’s my email to Focus on the Family & then follows their reply which did not address anything that I wrote about…not the quotes by Lewis or the verse included in the email I sent & I am not surprised. BTW, I clicked on the little postie & now my posts are not going thru. Could you straighten that problem out for me? Thanks, Donna
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Please see the following link & read it in it’s entirety. Please do your research & if you are watching for the souls of others, then I dare say, you could not promote this movie or encourage people to see it if indeed your are biblical followers of Christ! Loving the truth, Donna

http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2010/12/05/c-s-lewis-narnia-chronicles-of-deception/
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Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader : Chronicles of Deception
Author: Olabode Ososami | June 21st, 2010
It seems comical for lack of aptitude to apprehend the literary “Christian” master C.S. Lewis – even as we stampede theatres to watch the next Christmas holiday “Money Spinner” milking (in the same genre as Harry Potter and Christmas Carol) the occult fantasy cow – supposedly packaged as Christian allegory to transfixed congregations. My prediction that this will be another chart-buster does not qualify me as a prophet.

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Ireland, the younger of two sons who claimed to have been converted to Christianity in 1931 and was, as he put it: “A very ordinary layman of The Church of England.” Undoubtedly a literary genius who authored 40-plus exceptional books which included poems, novels, children’s books, science fiction, theology, literary criticisms, educational philosophy, and an autobiography.

I did see the trailer of “Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and with admittedly limited research/listening to related interviews and previews … the broad nice message of goodness over evil seemed inadequate to dispel my reservations. The strong inclination to spread the gospel of salvation by avoiding consecration and marketing the appeal of its other noble themes while also denying the Spirit is not new. What is novel (to me) is the deliberate heavy infusion of undisguised anti-Christian elements and bold sorcery…even as many leverage this unwholesome package for acclaim and perhaps many “converts”. Others, bored with simple exercises of devotion, engage in the dangerous pastime of uncovering hidden treasures in the vault of Holy Scriptures with spades of magic and shovels of mythology and spiritism…and foolishly expect no adverse consequence. A quote from C.S. Lewis … “I have the deepest respect for Pagan myths, still more for myths in the Holy Scriptures” (Problem of Pain, p.71)

What does the Bible say about fascination with the occult, fantasy, magic, paganism and other relatives in this family?

Acts 16 [16] And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: [17] The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation. [18] And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Many “Christian” leaders will say anything that sells Christ however indirectly is good – Paul disagrees. A good message/theme, the pointing out of Paul’s mission of salvation by this self-deceived damsel did not obscure the greater truth that only Paul could discern (despite the veil of fair words) that she spoke out of a polluted cistern.

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Response Via Email (Ann Lawler) 12/06/2010 03:24 PM
Thanks for your e-mail, Donna.

It was good of you to pass along the article regarding C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia. We appreciate your willingness to share the link and your own thoughts on this topic. The feedback we receive is often very helpful, and we make sure such concerns are directed to the appropriate staff. In the meantime, it might be helpful for us to clarify our perspective.

Naturally, when it comes to the use of fantasy in literature, we believe there are aspects that should give Christian parents reason to pause. Magical characters — witches, wizards, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, poltergeists, and so on — fill the pages of some popular children’s books. It’s important to consider the effect these stories (though imaginary) might have on young, impressionable minds, particularly in light of the trend toward witchcraft and New Age ideology in the larger culture.

From a broader viewpoint, we believe it’s important for parents to pay close attention to the manner in which spiritual power is presented. It’s crucial to ask questions like, “Who is the source of this power? How is it portrayed? What are the results of its use?” Good spiritual power — for example, the power by which the apostles healed the sick and the lame in Jesus’ name — comes from God. He gives it to His people to accomplish His purposes, and it is always used for His glory. Occultic or evil spiritual power, on the other hand, serves the user’s own selfish interests. It is dangerous, destructive, and manipulative in nature.

In addition, we believe that there are many cases in which the powers exercised by fantasy and fairy tale characters have no spiritual significance. Such “magic” is simply a part of the make-believe world created by the storyteller — a world which operates according to principles of its own and suspends the rules of normal day-to-day reality.

The ability of Cinderella’s fairy-godmother to turn pumpkins into coaches, Mary Poppins’ talent for sliding up the banister, Peter Pan’s aeronautical skills, and Alice’s wild experiences with shape-altering mushrooms all belong to this category. We believe that some books by Christian authors from a Christian perspective — for example, C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fairy stories of George MacDonald — make use of this device, as well. Here again, parents must use discernment in determining which stories fit this description and which can be characterized as occultic in nature and intent.

In the end, we suggest the following rule of thumb for evaluating fairy tales, fantasies, and fictional stories of any kind. Any story that exhibits a tendency to romanticize the occult should be avoided. If, on the other hand, a work of fiction portrays the practice of witchcraft and wizardry in such a way as to highlight its evil nature and make it unattractive to the reader (as in the case of C. S. Lewis’s White Witch), then many Christians would find it acceptable.

Thanks, again, for writing. Grace and peace to you!

Ann Lawler
Focus on the Family

Hilgard Muller

Burning Lamp wrote:

Hilgard, this isn’t a thread about Calvinism, but since you made the comment, I feel a need to respond. I have read Dave Hunt’s book What Love Is This and have read many of his comments on Calvinism. He absolutely does not subscribe to any of TULIP. He does believe in eternal security of the believer, but NOT in the way Calvinists believe. Completely different. I thank God for Dave and his courage to take this on. He has been roasted and toasted over this.

Please do not get me wrong, I am also a strong supported of Dave Hunt and the Berean call, just thought it was worth mentioning that he has said that he is a “one point calvinist” in his video presentation regarding perseverance of the saints

Burning Lamp

It is so sad that so many Christians follow Focus on the Family even after James Dobson has retired. It has been proven over and over again they are not to be trusted and extremely ecumenical.

But many conservative Christians in the U.S. look to FoF for their stand on moral issues.

And if one even suggests anything negative about them you are likely to be drawn and quartered. Not really, but they get pretty testy.

heber

Hi Deborah
Are u in South Africa.
This is probaly the best “Christian Informatory” website I have ever seen.
It is difficult and sad in this world to have to fight against
this worldly influences.
I have young children and I have a struggle ahead in the holidays to keep them away from such movies.
Please pray for us and others in this situation
Regards

Donna

—Hi Deb,
Here’s the email sent to me from FOF & my answers are preceded by — & ended w/ — b/c and appears in bold

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Thanks for your e-mail, Donna.

It was good of you to pass along the article regarding C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia. We appreciate your willingness to share the link and your own thoughts on this topic. The feedback we receive is often very helpful, and we make sure such concerns are directed to the appropriate staff. In the meantime, it might be helpful for us to clarify our perspective.

Naturally, when it comes to the use of fantasy in literature, we believe there are aspects that should give Christian parents reason to pause. Magical characters — witches, wizards, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, poltergeists, and so on — fill the pages of some popular children’s books. It’s important to consider the effect these stories (though imaginary) might have on young, impressionable minds, particularly in light of the trend toward witchcraft and New Age ideology in the larger culture.— Exactly! That is what I am trying to show you w/ my information re CS Lewis & his writings & this new movie!—

From a broader viewpoint, we believe it’s important for parents to pay close attention to the manner in which spiritual power is presented. It’s crucial to ask questions like, “Who is the source of this power? How is it portrayed? What are the results of its use?” Good spiritual power — for example, the power by which the apostles healed the sick and the lame in Jesus’ name — comes from God. He gives it to His people to accomplish His purposes, and it is always used for His glory. Occultic or evil spiritual power, on the other hand, serves the user’s own selfish interests. It is dangerous, destructive, and manipulative in nature. —OK, so you have that right but you are blind re CS Lewis & his movies & this new movie which is produced by Disney & all of these movies have the occult in them along w/ occultic & sexual symbols!—

In addition, we believe that there are many cases in which the powers exercised by fantasy and fairy tale characters have no spiritual significance. This movie is NOT one of them! Such “magic” is simply a part of the make-believe world created by the storyteller — a world which operates according to principles of its own and suspends the rules of normal day-to-day reality.

The ability of Cinderella’s fairy-godmother to turn pumpkins into coaches, Mary Poppins’ talent for sliding up the banister, Peter Pan’s aeronautical skills, and Alice’s wild experiences with shape-altering mushrooms all belong to this category. We believe that some books by Christian authors from a Christian perspective — for example, C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fairy stories of George MacDonald — make use of this device, as well. Here again, parents must use discernment in determining which stories fit this description and which can be characterized as occultic in nature and intent. —Since your recommendations are looked upon as a guide by parents, then I say clearly that those from FOF who are recommending these types of moves are NOT being led of God’s HOLY SPIRIT! —

In the end, we suggest the following rule of thumb for evaluating fairy tales, fantasies, and fictional stories of any kind. Any story that exhibits a tendency to romanticize the occult should be avoided. If, on the other hand, a work of fiction portrays the practice of witchcraft and wizardry in such a way as to highlight its evil nature and make it unattractive to the reader (as in the case of C. S. Lewis’s White Witch), then many Christians would find it acceptable. —ACCEPTABLE?!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE which is really just the tip of the iceberg.—

Trouble in Narnia

The Occult Side of C. S. Lewis by Mary Ann Collins

February 2006

See C. S. Lewis Index – How mysticism is changing the Church

I’ve been uneasy about the enthusiasm for Narnia. Then one morning I woke up vividly remembering some things in the third Narnia book. And now I recognize the root of what has been troubling me.

I had read all of C.S. Lewis’ books, including his essays, his collections of letters, his science fiction, and the Narnia books. I read most of the books more than once, and I read the Narnia books many times. I also read all the books of Charles Williams because he was a close friend of Lewis’ and Lewis spoke so highly of his books. And I read all of George MacDonald’s books because Lewis admired him and spoke well of his books.”

“The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is the third book in the Narnia series. It directly promotes spells and magic.

Chapter 10 (“The Magician’s Book”) features a book of spells that is on an island inhabited by invisible creatures called Dufflepuds. Lucy works a spell to make the Dufflepuds visible. She goes through a spell book, and it is beautiful and fascinating. Then she finds the right spell and says the words and follows the instructions. And then the Dufflepuds (and Aslan) become visible. Her spell made Aslan visible, and he is pleased with what she did.

The book of spells is beautiful and fascinating. One spell is illustrated with pictures of bees that look as if they are really flying. In the world of C.S. Lewis’ day, this would not have caused practical problems. However, these days, kids can go to regular bookstores and buy spell books written by modern witches.

Many Christians are treating the Narnia books as being an allegory, with Aslan representing Jesus and the children representing Christians. If you do this with “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” then you portray Jesus as being pleased when Christians do magic and work spells. And you support the idea that that there are “good” spells and “good” magic. That belief is the basis for modern “white” witchcraft. However, the Bible clearly forbids any form of witchcraft:

“There shall not be found among you anyone who… practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

In the book, the Dufflepuds are ruled by a wizard. He uses magic to rule the Dufflepuds because they aren’t yet mature enough to be ruled directly by Aslan. So there is good magic and a good wizard. This magic prepares people for relationship with Aslan. Again, if Aslan is taken as a symbol for Jesus, then magic prepares people to become Christians. In our modern culture, that would mean that Wicca is a way to get to know Jesus and become His follower.

Back when C.S. Lewis wrote the Narnia stories, Wicca did not exist. Kids who read the books couldn’t experiment with spells. But this is a different world today. Now kids are surrounded by movies and TV shows that promote witchcraft, and they may know kids at their school who dabble in it.

What will happen when Disney comes out with a movie of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”? Christian kids may wind up feeling free to practice magic. And this could help break down the barrier between Christianity and Wicca. It could “Christianize” witchcraft in the eyes of some Christian kids.

There are some other problems with C.S. Lewis’ widespread influence. Blending God’s truth with occult tales, he laid an enticing foundation for apostasy.

For starters in understanding the man, here is a quotation from a letter that he wrote describing a trip that he and his wife Joy took to Greece in 1960. He wrote,

“I had some ado to prevent Joy and myself from relapsing into Paganism in Attica! At Daphni it was hard not to pray to Apollo the Healer. But somehow one didn’t feel it would have been very wrong”.

Lewis also said that “Christianity fulfilled paganism” and “paganism prefigured Christianity.”[1]

In his autobiography (Surprised by Joy), Lewis tells how at age 13 he abandoned his Anglican faith due to the influence of a school mistress who was involved with “Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Spiritualism; the whole Anglo-American Occultist tradition.” And Lewis developed a “lust” for the occult that remained with him even after he returned to Anglicanism. He said,

“And that started in me something with which, on and off, I have had plenty of trouble since–the desire for the preternatural, simply as such, the passion for the Occult. Not everyone has this disease; those who have will know what I mean. I once tried to describe it in a novel. It is a spiritual lust; and like the lust of the body it has the fatal power of making everything else in the world seem uninteresting while it lasts.”[2]

Lewis said that he described that lust for the occult in a novel. It occurs in the third book of his science fiction trilogy. A man is in the process of being initiated into an inner ring of scientists who are occultists. They worship demons, which they call “macrobes” (huge, powerful invisible things, as opposed to microbes, which are tiny invisible things).

“Here, here surely at last (so his desire whispered to him) was the true inner circle of all, the circle whose centre was outside the human race–the ultimate secret, the supreme power, the last initiation. The fact that it was almost completely horrible did not in the least diminish its attraction.”[3]

“These creatures [demons]… breathed death on the human race and on all joy. Not despite this but because of this, the terrible gravitation sucked and tugged and fascinated him towards them. Never before had he known the fruitful strength of the movement opposite to Nature which now had him in its grip; the impulse to reverse all reluctances and to draw every circle anti-clockwise.” (“That Hideous Strength,” p. 269.)

Note that Lewis said that he had trouble with that lust for the occult ever since his encounter with the Matron in his boys’ school. He wrote that statement in 1955. By then, he had written all but three of his books.[4]

Lewis dedicated his autobiography (“Surprised by Joy”) to Bede Griffiths, a former student of his who became a long-time friend. Griffiths founded a “Christian ashram” in India. He said that Hindu temples are a “sacrament.” And he said, “No one can say in the proper sense that the Hindu, the Buddhist or the Muslim is an ‘unbeliever.’ I would say rather that we have to recognize him as our brother in Christ.”[5]

What Bede Griffiths did and said is the logical conclusion of a statement that C.S. Lewis made in “Mere Christianity.” He said,

“There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it. For example, a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain other points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ’s birth may have been in this position.”[6]

Lewis said that he was strongly influenced by George MacDonald, who was a universalist. MacDonald’s book “Lilith” is based on an occult teaching that Adam was married to a demon named Lilith before he married Eve. By the end of MacDonald’s book, Lilith is redeemed, and Adam says that even the devil will eventually be redeemed.

This universalism shows up in some of Lewis’ fiction books. In “The Great Divorce,” Lewis is in Heaven. He speaks with George MacDonald and asks him about universalism, and MacDonald answers that Lewis cannot understand such things now. In the last of the Narnia books (“The Last Battle”), a pagan makes it to Heaven (“Aslan’s Land”) because of his good works and his good motives, in spite of the fact that he did not believe in Aslan and he worshipped Aslan’s enemy, a false god named Tash.

Lilith shows up in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Mr. Beaver tells the children that the White Witch is descended from Lilith, who is the “first wife” of Adam. This could cause confusion, especially for children. Although Mr. Beaver is a fictional character, he is speaking authoritatively about the real world–the real Adam and Eve of the Bible.

Lewis spoke very highly of Charles Williams and his books, so I read all of his books. They are novels that mix darkness and occultism with some insights about Christianity. In “The Greater Trumps,” the hero is a saintly woman who saves the day by doing magic with Tarot cards.

Williams was as much a mixture as his books were. He started out as a serious occultist. He believed Theosophy and other occult teachings, and he joined the Golden Dawn, a group that practices “sex magick,” which is ritual sex that is done for the purpose of getting occult power. (The notorious Satanist, Aleister Crowley, was a member of the Golden Dawn.) Williams left the Golden Dawn and joined the Anglican church, but he kept some of his Theosophical beliefs.

Lewis also had a close friend named Owen Barfield. He dedicated the Narnia books to him and named Lucy after Barfield’s daughter. Barfield was a philosopher who started out with Theosophy and developed his own version of it.

According to Theosophy, the God of the Bible is a tyrant, and Lucifer (the devil) came to rescue mankind from him. Even this dark view of God shows up in C.S. Lewis’ writings.

After his wife Joy died, Lewis wrote “A Grief Observed,” a book describing his thoughts and emotional struggles as a result of her death. The dark Theosophical view of God shows up in this book, as shown in the following quotations.

“Supposing the truth were ‘God always vivisects’?”[7]

“Is it rational to believe in a bad God? Anyway, in a God so bad as all that? The Cosmic Sadist, the spiteful imbecile?”[8]

Lewis didn’t stay there. He vacillated between despair and hope. But in his moments of agony and despair, the Theosophical view of God came back to haunt him.

There is another problem with his messages. I have read all of his books, and I do not recall any reference to the authority of God and to the timelessness of His ways. Lewis’ worldview seems to be based primarily on human feelings, wants and perceptions (including evolution and Freudian psychology). For example, in his last book, The Discarded Image, he tells us that nothing is permanent; everything changes — along with human thought, wants, and speculations:

“No Model is a catalogue of ultimate realities, and none is a mere fantasy. Each is a serious attempt to get in all the phenomena known at a given period…. But also, no less surely, each reflects the prevalent psychology of an age almost as much as it reflects the state of that age’s knowledge….”[5, page 222]
Lewis ends his book with this prediction:

“It is not impossible that our own Model [for many of us, that refers to the Biblical worldview] will die a violent death, ruthlessly smashed by an unprovoked assault of new facts — unprovoked as the nova of 1572. But I think it is more likely to change when, and because, far-reaching changes in the mental temper of our descendents demand that it should. The new Model will not be set up without evidence, but the evidence will turn up when the inner need for it becomes sufficiently great. It will be true evidence.'[5, pages 222-223]

That unbiblical conclusion could easily wipe out any lasting Christian certainty in the minds of his readers! Now compare that personal and subjective speculation with actual certainties of the God who is the sovereign, all-knowing, Creator of all:

“…in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons….” 1 Timothy 4:1

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:6-8

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body….” Philippians 3:20 Please see below.

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—AWAKENED CHRISTIANS realize that Disney is pro-gay & much of what they produce is sexual as well as occultic in nature. Please read:—

http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1095.cfm

NEWS BRIEF: “Baptists Expose The Real Disney”, by Don Feder, Boston Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1997, p. 27.

“Bless the Southern Baptist Convention! For years, the Walt Disney Co., has extended its middle finger to Middle America. A reckoning is long overdue. At their Dallas convention last week, delegates voted overwhelmingly to urge the denomination’s 40,613 churches to boycott all Disney outlets, including its movies … theme parks, stores and affiliates like the ABC network. ”

“The nation’s largest Protestant denomination is disenchanted with Disney’s gay-friendly policies. In 1996, the organizers of ‘Gay and Lesbian Days at Walt Disney World’ used an emblem depicting Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as ‘Birdcage’ buddies. Disney did not object.” [Note: Can you imagine the reaction of a Christian couple who had long ago planned their vacation with their impressionable young children, to tour Walt Disney World, only to discover that the park has the current theme of ‘Gay and Lesbian Days’!? And, can you also imagine the horror of seeing the lovable and innocent characters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, whom the children have been preconditioned to accept, suddenly promoting the Gay lifestyle to your children?]

“At its convention a year ago, Southern Baptists asked the entertainment conglomerate to repent. Disney responded by sluicing sea water in a fresh wound with ABC’s coming-out episode of ‘Ellen’. [Note: Didn’t Disney also advertise an awful lot during this ‘coming-out’ episode? Truly, ‘Ellen’ broke a great deal of fresh ground in conditioning Americans to accept the Gay and Lesbian lifestyle. Of course, you knew that ABC TV is wholly owned by Walt Disney Company, didn’t you?]

“Disney also advertises in gay publications like ‘Out” magazine and helped underwrite a 1993 benefit for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Chairman Michael Eisner sits on the board of ‘Hollywood Supports’, a group that conducts corporate brainwashing sessions on ‘sensitivity to sodomy’. [Note: These are Don Feder’s words, not mine. Whenever a company holds ‘Sensitivity’ sessions, they are always trying to convince you that the offensive behavior that is the subject of the session is perfectly fine and no one should have any objection to participating in it, or at least tolerating others who are participating in it!]

“Advancing alternative lifestyles isn’t Disney’s only sin. One of the ‘Magic Kink-dom’s’ major exports is violent and degenerate movies. Walt Disney’s successors push smut and slaughter slyly, through subsidiaries like Miramax and Hollywood Pictures. That way, the sludge doesn’t sully its reputation for family entertainment. ‘Pulp Fiction’ (Miramax) was as graphic as it gets. ‘The Color of Night’ was a feeble excuse to pack the maximum amount of full-frontal nudity into 120 minutes. At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Miramax paid $2 million for the distribution rights to ‘The House of Yes’, a ‘charming’ comedy about brother-sister incest.” [Note: So, Disney money and marketing clout are behind the most offensively immoral shows possible, conditioning countless numbers of Americans to accept the premise that “any behavior is perfectly all right”!! Incest is just about as low as you can get, yet Disney is promoting it to any American gullible enough to believe it. Why aren’t we outraged at shows like this, which depict Incest, and yet we are outraged whenever anyone actually commits Incest! Did you ever stop to think that, perhaps the perpetrator got the idea from movies like ‘The House of Yes’?]

“Disney (again through its fronts) attacks traditional religion with the zeal of the village atheist. The 1995 British film, ‘Priest’ (distributed in America by Miramax made the Church of Rome look like a group-therapy session. It featured five dysfunctional priests (one had a mistress, another was loony), all of whose problems were attributed to what Hollywood considers the cruelty of Catholic dogma,” [Note: All segments of Christianity have been under attack from Hollywood since World War II, with the hated Roman Catholic Church under attack the most often. We are most amazed, however, at the very rough treatment continually handed out to the Catholics, since the Vatican is slated to play such a critical role in the coming New World Order Religion! However, remember that every smear left upon Catholicism is considered a smear on all of Christianity by the average American on the street, because they do not distinguish between Catholicism on the one hand and Fundamental Protestants on the other hand. In their ignorance of the HUGE Biblical differences between us, they view us all as one big, homogenous “Christian” group. See NEWS1093, “Christianity Now Broadly Defined”, for full details.]

“When a Miramax production crew showed up in a Brooklyn Hasidic neighborhood in March to shoot scenes for the film, ‘Below the Price of Rubies’, angry residents chased them away. Smart Hasidics. The movie is about a Jewish woman who leaves her Hasidic husband for a non-religious man. Guess who comes off looking like a schmuck? Give Disney this, it’s an equal-opportunity offender.”

“In the Fall, ABC will premiere the series, ‘Nothing Sacred’ — which sums up Disney’s attitude toward faith. The sitcom concerns Father Ray, described by Entertainment Weekly, as ‘an irreverent priest who questions God and feels lust in his heart.’ ”

” ‘It’s tough being a priest in the ’90’s’, says an ABC handout. ‘Just ask Father Ray (Kevin Anderson). In one morning alone, he’s nearly been fired for advising a pregnant teen-ager to follow her own instincts’. What better way to mock Rome than with a libidinous, agnostic priest who thinks abortion is a matter of individual conscience?”

“For more than a half-century, Disney has had a special place in the hearts of American families. It has said to parents: ‘You can trust us to provide wholesome entertainment for your children’. But, the toxins it dumps, on and off camera, are absolutely inimical to the social climate so necessary to the moral health of the next generation. Whether or not their boycott succeeds, the Southern Baptists have taken a significant step toward unmasking the face of corruption beneath the Mickey mask.”

We congratulate Don Feder for possessing the moral integrity to write such an article on the Walt Disney of today. Certainly, the heirs to the throne of the Disney Empire have succeeded in taking Disney into realms that were undoubtedly undreamed of by Walt Disney. However, this article focuses too narrowly on the dangers which Disney has posed to children in their cartoons since at least World War II!!

Were you aware that many, many Disney cartoons depict scenes of witchcraft that children would never be exposed to in any other way, at least at such a young age? When Disney put a wizard’s costume on Mickey Mouse, and the Magick Wand in his hand, they embarked upon a totally new, and corrupt, course! When Mickey waves his wand, and causes “magic” to happen, that is witchcraft. When Mickey causes things to fly through the air, that is called Levitation, which is witchcraft.

Probably the most blatant example of Disney witchcraft is the movie, “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”. The star of the show is Angela Lansbury, who plays a spinster in England during World War II. When she is asked by the British Government to take in 3 young children who had been removed from London, she is already an Apprentice Witch, and is striving to learn more about “The Craft”. I was stunned as I watched the movie, as all sorts of witchcraft was graphically depicted, from Levitation, to spells that changed people into animals to spells that brought to life inanimate objects, to an ancient spell from Ashtaroth. According to the Holman Bible Dictionary, “ASHTAROTH (ash’ tuhrahth) is the plural form of Ashtoreth, a Canaanite goddess of fertility, love, and war and the daughter of the god El and the goddess Asherah.” Therefore, Disney portrays in a very favorable light one of the Canaanite goddesses for which God brought physical judgment upon Israel, because He was so angry of their idolatrous worship!! Congratulations, Disney, you have just encouraged our children to think kindly of Ashtaroth, a fake goddess of Antiquity whose worship by the Israelites provoked God to physical judgment of the entire nation!

Most of all Disney cartoons, including those of our English Fairy Tales, contain enough witchcraft poison to ruin the minds of our precious children!! If you do not believe me, just rent a few of them and see how many times spells are created, how many times objects fly through the air, how many times ‘special power’ is summoned to solve the problem. It seems as though Disney has been getting very creative and bold as the years have progressed. In the promotional trailers for ‘Hercules’, I can spot repeated examples of when witchcraft is used, both on the White Magic (Good) side and on the Black Magick (Evil) side. Remember, Disney almost always employs the White Magic vs Black Magick witchcraft for their plot, while most people think they are still looking at the Good Guys with White hats versus the Bad Buys with Black hats of the Western movies. But, of course, the Western movies never, ever employed witchcraft on either side to attempt to win the battle.

Christian parents, I challenge you to rent a few of these Disney movies with this idea in mind, and you will be absolutely shocked at how many, many times witchcraft is fed to your young children’s minds!!!
Disney films and cartoons are not for young children!! For that matter, they are not for any Christians of any age. This is one area where we Christian parents must make a radical change in our thinking. Disney is not cute, it is not harmless, and it is most definitely not for children.

But, remember that the New World Order Plan clearly states that The Christ cannot make his appearance until and unless a “significant proportion” of the world’s peoples have been pre-conditioned to accept him. What better place to begin than with your children?

The very fact that this pre-conditioning began about the time Israel returned to her land in 1948, and at the same time that so many other End of the Age prophecies began to see fulfillment, is yet one more strong proof that the End of the Age is coming quickly, yea is even at our doors!

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—WAKE UP! You are ensnared within the religious MATRIX where darkness abides & layer upon layer of lies, deceptions & seductions surround those who do not have a love of the truth!!—

—One who Loves the truth passionately! Donna—

—P.S.–After you read what I’ve sent you, I would be interested in hearing your response. Pray for the Lord God to open your eyes before it’s too late! We will be held accountable for what we recommend to others! We are to be watchmen & we are to warn others & that’s exactly what I’m doing now to obey the Lord God!—

Thanks, again, for writing. Grace and peace to you!

Ann Lawler
Focus on the Family

Burning Lamp

Donna, you are a precious sister. Thank you for standing for truth. Sadly, you will be viewed as an extremist – the lampstand was removed from FoF long ago if it ever was there in the first place. FoF is ecumenical, mixes truth and error and the undiscerning are taken in. Many churches that would call themselves fundamental link to their site, many Christians support FoF financially, subscribe to their updates. I have pointed out concerns to friends who are devoted to them and it rolls off like water off a duck’s back.

Donna, your best efforts are to warn your circle of influence rather than take on this vast and popular organization. Bloom where you are planted rather than sowing seeds to the wind. Give the info to your friends and family and pray for them that they will not be deceived. Pray for Deborah and others who are trying to get the word out. Realize that Lewis is deeply ingrained in the Church, and recommended by pastors. Pray for opportunities to let people know.

May the Lord richly bless you for your sincere love for His truth and your courage.

Michael

Teaching and exposing children to fantasy,make-believe and fairy-tales lays a foundation stone in later adult life to dishonesty,telling lies and the inability to see the sins of deceit…these abound in our society…advertising,public holidays (Xmas as it is celebrated with a silly old overweight man with a long white beard) and “white lies” which are lies nevertheless and no better than blatant lies.
Children have the right to know the truth written in the bible…the only real solid foundation.

Donna

BL–Thank you for your comments re the write-up I offered to FOF. Yes, sadly they do not have eyes or ears that are AWAKE & I realize that their lampstand was removed & they are ecumenical w/ all manner of mixtures & without discernment. I didn’t for one moment think that anyone there would wake up, however, b/c I don’t believe they fit into the scorner or the swine category (at least not yet, I believe they are lukewarm as Jesus described in Rev. 3 & that whoever does not repent, the Lord will vomit them out of their mouths) & b/c I also realize that there are readers on this site who may be fairly new plus, there’s not a one of us who has all the information or research on every topic—so this is also a good way to share more insights or behind the scenes information that others may not be aware of.

Of course, I do share w/ those of like mind & precious faith as well & pray for them to WAKE UP…I’m still waiting w/ faith & many times grieving at the lack of response, esp. when it comes to family. Having said all that, I want to share the verse that the Lord quickened to me. It’s Ez. 2:7–And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious. Here are a few others. Isa. 29:13–
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isa.5:20–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! Jer. 5:2–And though they say, As the Lord lives, surely they swear falsely. They have not a LOVE OF THE TRUTH! Blessings of truth, grace, & light from our Incredible, powerful, just, sweet, loving, Living God! Donna

Burning Lamp

Hi Donna,

Praise God for your faithfulness under fire and in the midst of apostasy. This wss predicted by our Lord for the last of the last days.

If you have been following Roger Oakland you see there a brother who has suffered much for the sake of the truth. He needs our encouragement and support.

I do think that the work God would have us do in these last days is at the grassroots level, not in the apostate organizations. Our job of is warn others about THEM; we can’t expect THEM to change. They are set in their ways and they are not going to change. But we can snatch some from the fire as it says in Jude. That is our mission in this day and time as I see it. Others have written to Charles Stanley, Ravi Zaharrias, and other big name evangelical leaders with no response. These are the “untouchables”. The best that can be expected is a “canned” response. Best we do our research, expose the dark bellies of those who proclaim Christ and then in their next action deny Him and warn others. They will either accept or reject the truth – that is what Debs is doing here. Some will receive the truth and abandon those of human flesh they have set up as idols and others will choose to continue in their blind loyalty. It is all in God’s hands.

One element we musn’t forget is PRAYER. PRAY for a local pastor who has fallen for the Purpose Driven line for instance – commit him to prayer and see what happens. We can’t reach Rick Warren – he is a very powerful man with his own agenda and enjoys popularity with the masses. That is my point. We must concentrate our efforts on the level God has placed us.

Keep up the good work and keep looking up!! Our Redemption draws near!!!

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