No, I have not read Twilight.

Actualizado el 26-Nov-2008

Publico este artículo de Michelle de How can I be Silent? (¿Cómo quedarme callada?) sin traducción, por el momento, por la importancia y la premura del tema. Les dejo un enlace de traducción automática de google.

Aunque no es un tema que se refiera a un falso maestro o profeta, es un tema que se refiere a un engaño ya añejo pero que ha cobrado vigencia en los últimos años. Es preocupante y requiere de nuestra atención.

Nuestros jóvenes están cayendo víctimas de la falacia de que, mientras se trate de un "romance" y un "enamoramiento", no importa que estén en juego los valores, la familia y ¡el alma misma!

¡Cuidado!

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vía How Can I Be Silent? de Michelle el 21/11/08



Nor do I plan to read or view Twilight.

For those of you who have absolutely no clue as to what I'm talking about, here's the skinny:

Twilight is a Romantic novel about two teenagers: a human girl named Bella and a very handsome vampire guy named Edward. These two characters find themselves attracted to each other, but there's a problem. Edward has a secret. Edward is a vampire. Vampires want blood.

In her own words, here's what inspired author Stephenie Meyer to write Twighlight:

I woke up (on that June 2nd) from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately. For what is essentially a transcript of my dream, please see Chapter 13 ("Confessions") of the book.1

Dramatic. Suspenseful. Romantic. Entertaining. Right? Sure. But that doesn't mean we should read/watch it.

On November 21st, 2008 (in one day and a few hours), the movie Twilight will be released in theaters. Thousands and thousands of people have been waiting and counting the days for that film to come out. (Imagine if we put that much thought into our Savior and His second coming!)

Why say no to Twilight?

1.Vampirism:

There is no such thing as vampirism, you may think. Ah, but that is not true. That's like saying there is no such thing as a witch. Bill Schnoebelen, who is now a servant of the Lord, was a vampire. You can read his testimony in the book Lucifer Dethroned. Schnoebelen was involved in Wicca, Mormonism, Satanism, and Masonry. As a vampire, he dealt with an intense lust for blood. Sometimes, he'd even sleep in a coffin!

God hates sin. Why wittingly promote something God hates?

Deuteronomy 18:10-13 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. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

2.Mormonism:

Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, is a Mormon. Mormonism, contrary to the beliefs of popular preacher Joel Osteen, is a false religion. It's blasphemous. It's unbiblical.

On her official web site, Meyer mentioned that she is a graduate of Brigham Young University.2 The following is from BYU's mission statement:

"The mission of Brigham Young University--founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued."3

In an interview with Amazon.com, Meyer was asked what book had the most significant impact on her life. Her answer? The Book of Mormon.4

Before you tell me that Mormons are going to heaven, please read the articles at this link and then write me if you still have doubts. (For a good article in Spanish, click here.)

3.The value of a soul.

I don't usually like promoting Focus on the Family's PluggedIn resource (or the whole ministry for that matter)... just because I believe their reviews are mostly lame. This is my reaction at the end of each one: Oh wow! God's named was misused only a few times? There were only a few scenes of one person dressed really immodestly? Only some crude language? Other than those wicked things, it's a great film to enjoy? Awesome! I can't wait to see that movie. (Sarcasm.)
But, I must admit, whoever wrote the book review on Twilight actually amazed me – compared to what I normally find on the site.

I encourage you to check out the review - but here's one quote:

"Consumed as she is with young love and the unblinking conviction that as a human she's nothing more than an awkward ugly duckling, she not only refuses to let anything or anyone stand between her and Edward, but also her self-determined destiny of vampiric perfection and immortality. Not her family. Not her friends. Not her life. Not even her soul—when Edward attempts to convince her that becoming a vampire will doom her to eternity without hope of salvation. "Compared to the fear that he didn't want me, this hurdle—my soul—seemed almost insignificant," she thinks. And then, a few pages later she says to Edward, "So let's both just be hopeful, all right? Not that it matters. If you stay, I don't need heaven."5

[Added emphasis.]

That is a lie from the Devil! Being a vampire isn't a good thing. Souls are valuable! If our souls aren't valuable, then Jesus died in vain.


In the review of the film, PluggedIn mentions the following:

""Oh my g-d" is interjected a handful of times."

Isn't that alone enough reason to not see such a film? Blasphemy is taking the name of the Lord God Almighty – the one who gave you your very breath – and bringing it down to a filthy curse word. If that realization doesn't just grieve you, I'm not sure what to say except... examine yourself. (I say that lovingly – with concern. If you're saved, you're saved – nothing I say can unsave you.)


4.Love not the world.

I saw the trailer. It looks like it'll make a fun movie to go watch. Besides, everyone else is raving about it. Why not join in the fun? No. Look at the Scriptures; please, love truth more. Forget about the odd looks you'll get from friends if you choose to abstain from popular things that go against Scripture. Don't give into the pressure you'll receive from friends. (Believe me, I've received lots of it – it's not fun!) If they put pressure on you, explain to your friends why you cannot support things like Twilight. If your friends are really good friends, they'll respect your choice. Maybe they'll even want to politely reason with you – be respectful and direct. In those types of situations, the truth has come out as to who my real friends are.


1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.




Conclusion:

I would never read a romantic novel about a girl and a.... beautiful lesbian. Why would I read a novel about a girl and a... handsome vampire? What's the difference? They're both bad. Not good.

Pastor Joe Schimmel hit the nail right on the head when he said the following (KEEP IN MIND HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HARRY POTTER):

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Now it's interesting because there's justifications being made you know, by certain leaders in the evangelical or the professing Christian church. In fact - sadly, very sadly - Christianity Today said this:

"We think you should read the Harry Potter books to our kids. The literary witchcraft of the series has almost no resemblance to the 'I am god' mumbo-jumbo of Wiccan circles."

"Author, Rowling has created a world with real good and evil..."

....I rewrote what Christianity Today wrote... ...I just changed sorcery, you know, to sexual deviancy. And let's just read it if it was promoting sexual deviancy. What would it say?

"We think you should read the Harry Potter books to our kids. The literary pedophilia of the series has almost no resemblance to the crazed group NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association)."

OK, now what's wrong with that?...

...

Chuck Colson. He endorsed the series and said:

"It may relieve parents to know that the magic in these books is purely mechanical, as opposed to occultic -- that is, Harry and his friends cast spells, read crystal balls and turn themselves into animals. But they don't make contact with a supernatural world." -- Chuck Colson

By the way, that's totally bogus. OK, you read the Harry Potter Series - which I don't encourage you to do - but they constantly are in contact with the supernatural world, spirits, and so forth. The movies portray that as well.

... I rewrote that one a little bit as though he's talking about sex - sexual perversions instead of occultic perversions. And I read...

"It may relieve parents to know that the bestiality in these books is purely mechanical as opposed to supernatural -- that is, Harry and his friends rape women, molest children, have incestuous relationships, and have sexual relations with animal... but they don't make contact with a supernatural world. It's not a kind of real life sexual perversity the Bible condemns."

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How does the above apply to this post? Well, I'm sure there are many comments from Christians concerning Twilight similar to the one's for Harry Potter. So just replace Harry Potter with Twilight.

Final thought: Does Twilight promote evil? Or good?


1 http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html
2 http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/bio.html
3 http://unicomm.byu.edu/president/missionstatement.aspx
4 http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Book-1-Stephenie-Meyer/dp/0316160172
5 http://www.pluggedinonline.com/read/read/a0004206.cfm

Note: Quote from Pastor Joe Schimmel taken from "THE OCCULT AGENDA: PART ONE HARRRY POTTER: A SPIRIT CONSPIRACY"


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Happy Cow is mad ha dicho que…
Its ok if you are religious. but you are down right FANATIC.
I am a Cristian to. ( Protestant to be exact) Yes we are also Cristian

Let me just start by saying. Its a book, a work of fiction. Stephany meyer had a dream and wrote it down. Millions of girls and boys around the globe have fallen for these books ( including me). If you read the book itself you would see that its not exactly what you wrote down. If you had read the book you'd known that Edward ( the so called " Evil" vampire) is against pre-marital sex. If youd read the book you'd known that the vampires in this book does not drink human blood. They don't want to be monsters, they want to be redeemed, since it wasn't their choice to become a vampire. So is this really their fault that their like this. NO

I think you should actually read the book and then make your comments and not damn the book to eternal damnation because of it.

And by the way, I wouldn't have posted this comment if it weren't for the fact that that you wrote.. and i quote


----I would never read a romantic novel about a girl and a.... beautiful lesbian. Why would I read a novel about a girl and a... handsome vampire? What's the difference? They're both bad. Not good.----


what is bad about a homosexual. Are they so called demons? Are they satanists? Do they have 8 legs and horns?
They are human beings just like me and you. They did not chose this they where born that way

and by the way, where in your bible does it say anything specifically about homosexuals?? Where??
Where does it say that they should burn in hell?? WHERE!!.
I really hope that your daughters or sons will be homosexual, then maybe you'll see them as people!

The only reason i actually read this post was to see what other people think about this subject, most people read a book before they judge, i suggest you do the same before you write down non sence
Hi, Happy Cow is mad!
Thanks for visiting the blog.

So you said you are Protestant and I guess you believe in "Sola Scriptura", don't you?

I just found this in the "Scriptura":

"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders" 1 Corinthians 6:9 (New International Version)

God's Word.

God bless you.

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