RESEARCH AND STUDY
Before I moved in with relatives, my niece would visit my home and I’d notice she’d say things like; ‘Aunty, I’m making a potion’ or ‘I got ‘powers Aunty!” At the time, I’d think “Where is she getting this mess?” But during my four month stay, I soon found out where she’d gotten her fascination for ‘potions and powers.’
Because I slept in her bedroom, we had the opportunity to spend quality time together, doing the things she enjoyed; one of which is to watch television. I’d flip on the set all under the pretense of watching some corny, childish television show and end up having to turn the channel. Why? Because many of the shows characters were putting curses on their classmates, performing rituals to gods, casting spells, or transforming into animals or vampires. Some even gave instructions on how to meditate, speak to the gods, make potions, use wands, perform magic and practice witchcraft all while glorifying wizardry.
Yeah the graphics were great, the costumes were cute, and the dialogue witty, but the Word of God specifically states in Deuteronomy 18:10-12, “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft (magic), or a soothsayer (astrology or horoscopes), or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer (witch, warlock) or one who conjures spells, or a medium (wizard), or a spiritist (spiritualist) or one who calls up the dead (channeling). For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD…”
You may be thinking that it’s not that serious. But I heard Frederick K.C. Price, Jr. say that ‘the devil has done a bang up job convincing people that he doesn’t exist.’ You too may believe that those movies and children’s programs aren’t real or perhaps you may think they’re ‘just entertainment.’ But if the devil wanted to come into your home and influence your child’s behavior to the point that you no longer had any control, would you let him in the door? Nope! But you might if he were disguised as a cute, corny, colorful, cartoon character on your television set.
For at least one week watch television and DVD’s with your child. Actually pay attention and LISTEN to how many references and inferences are made to witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, vampires, zombies, fairies, curses, spells, magic, powers, and the like.
Actually read the scripture references provided. Look up each definition. For example, look up the words witchcraft, spiritualist, wizard, witch, divination, and soothsaying. Afterwards, ask yourself if what you’ve just researched is something your child should be exposed to.
Think about the programming and movies your children so enjoy. If while viewing there is a mention, demonstration, or display of what you’ve just researched, then you and only you, need to make a decision as to what is best and how to proceed with your child.
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