Monday, August 10, 2009

A Good Vampire?

There are continuing comments about Twilight and whether similar stories such as The Vampire Diaries are really just harmless entertainment. I believe that the Twilight expose by Dr. Scott Johnson does a thorough job of reviewing this.

However, I am posting a comment we received and my response on this topic as I feel it addresses in short the heart of this matter: Can there be a "good" vampire?

Anonymous Comment:
I am 65 years old, a born-again Christian (for 40 years) and grandmother of four grandchildren (15 yrs, 13 yrs, 12 yrs and 9 yrs). My oldest son is a pastor and a Chaplan in the Army National Guard.

I LOVE Twilight's Edward and his character. I see him as good, kind and protective. I see him as wanting to be good regardless of the curse upon him. He did choose to love over destroying. He constantly made that decision.

As the Bible says, and I am paraphrasing, 'to him who thinks something is sin, to him it is sin.' In another verse the Bible also says, "Who are you to judge another's servant. To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand for God is able to make him stand." The first scripture is for all of us Christians as well as the second.

We spend too much time judging one another and not enought time praying for one another. Jesus said 'you ought always to pray and never to faint.'

Stop picking on Stephanie Meyer and what she believes or does. Pray for her. That is how you and I can help her. God is able to change her and make her stand. Likewise, God is able to make any one of us stand who is caught up in something He does not wish us to be involved in.
Our Response:

Have you ever noticed how Twilight is promoted?   The creators & promoters of the series do not hide the objective of Twilight: to promote rebellion against God.  That is why you often see these characters presented with an apple (the forbidden fruit).  The entire premise of Twilight is to do and enjoy what God says is forbidden.

Let's be clear, Twilight is not just some secular work that is neutral about God (as if there is such a thing).  It is openly anti-God; it presents a proud mockery of God.

While you may think this is okay, what matters is not how you or I see Twilight, but how GOD sees it.

  • Is the un-dead, the walking damned, drawing life from a source that is NOT of God. (Matthew 22:32; Mark 12:27; Luke 20:38)
  • Is a creature of darkness who sees humans (those made in the image of God) as his prey, representing the antithesis of that which is of God (I John 1:5; I Peter 2:9; I Thessalonians 5:5).
  • Lives in a "coven", which is an assembly of witches. God states that He will not suffer a witch to live (Exodus 22:18; Micah 5:12; Leviticus 19:26).
  • Is a vampire, sustaining on that which God tells His people to abstain from ingesting: blood (Deuteronomy 12:23; Leviticus 19:26; Acts 15:20, 29). Edward can ONLY live by doing what God forbids. His mere existence requires that he rebel against God.
  • Is clairvoyant, engaging in occult practices, which God calls an abomination. (Deuteronomy 8:10-11)
  • Is a deceiver, for although he claims to be "good" (eating only animals), he is constantly battling urges to eat and kill Bella (his natural urges proving that he is not what he claims).
  • Encourages abortion, which is the taking of innocent life (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17; Jeremiah 2:34; James 2:11).
  • Has obtained an "eternal life" that comes from something other than faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Is the work of a woman who is involved in a religious delusion and says she was inspired by spiritual visitations and a fascination with death & suicide.
  • Is promoted using an analogy that "forbidden fruit" is good, glorifying Satan's temptation and the fall of man.  This is why Bella must sacrifice her soul to be with Edward.
Considering these things, how can we see Edward as "good". More importantly, is that God's view? Is it possible for that which God calls evil to still be "good"?

"Destruction is certain for those who say that evil is good and good is evil; that dark is light and light is dark; that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter." Isaiah 5:20

"A good tree CANNOT bring forth evil fruit, NEITHER can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." Matthew 7:18

You "LOVE" a character of darkness who promotes rebellion against God's commands and whose very existence requires one to embrace those things which God holds as detestable. And you want us to believe that this is acceptable because "sin isn't sin if we don't think it is" and no one can judge? Why would God need to "change" Stephanie Meyer if she is not in error?

"Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them." Ephesians 5:11

"So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness. We are not living in the truth." I John 1:6

"Dear friend, don't let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God's children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God." 3 John 1:11


  1. Wow,

    I've linked to your well constructed post with a quotation from Creeping Paganism ... Your post really clarifies the dangers of pop culture paganism.

  2. Hi Wayne,

    Thank you for visiting our site. You are free to use or reference whatever you think would be helpful.

    I have to say that I really love Jeremiah Films. Your information and documentaries are so important, especially at times such as now. I thank God for the work you do and pray that God will continue to inspire and bless you to stand for Him.

    Thanks again for your feedback Wayne!

  3. Thanks for writing this also :D I think ppl really need to be careful of what they say they "love" because it can turn into Idolatry. I'm not a prude, but MOST of these mainstream films and music have some sort of 'hidden' sinister messages to it.

    I mean after I read, my opinion is that if you want to view films such as Twilight or the Harry Potter books, go head but never try to compare a 'fiction' series with the Word of God. Just enjoy it for the entertainment value. I personally do not watch these films and don't really watch TV, it is imparative to view these things with an open mind. I know its for all ages but I think Twilight and the such are for young people (my opinion)

    Its real ironic that people will defend secular themes to the fullest, yet will not see what GOD has to say about it. The truth hurts sometimes I guess.

    I'm also watching/reading the Education series you have up also :D


  4. I am not associating a vampire who chooses not to eat people, or what ever - to something good, but that's the world of imagination. People can write about the world exploding in a book and it wouldn't matter, because it is simply fiction. When it comes to the point where people start practicing these things, then there needs to be a drawn line.

    I am not going to defent twilight in any way, but all I am saying is that so long as it does not affect you, it shouldn't be a problem for you to read them.

    I have seen young children reading the harry potter books and going absolutely bonkers, trying to cast spells on people and so on, and that is where I would draw the line. But when people say that twilight causes young girls to want to lose their virginity? Come on. Although I cannot speak for the whole generation of teens, I can speak for myself. As far as I'm concerned, I'm still a virgin, and in no way whatsoever has reading the books made me reconsider my being a virgin.

    Reading the Twilight saga has not made me change my mind about God or started questioning him, I have not engaged in any form of occultism and I still believe truly and fully in God.

    I really don't want to discuss more on the subject as it is taking us nowhere.

    Next thing you know, someone is going to step out and say that Tokio Hotel, a band I really like - is evil.

    But thanks for posting

  5. Hi Chika,

    I understand your points. What I am about to say is not to you specifically, but for others who may read this.

    God knows best. If He tells us to stay away from things He calls evil it is because He knows that such things affect us long before we see physical manifestations of that impact.

    Even in the situation suggested with Harry Potter, such children start thinking about spells and witchcraft long before they start outwardly trying to do it.

    And long before they start actively considering it, it works on their thinking processes to get them to see such things as acceptable.

    And long before they deem it acceptable, it works on them to entice them into being interested in it.

    And long before they are interested in it, it works to get them to see it as desirable.


    God tells us that we do not even know our own hearts. I would caution anyone not to use a barometer of what they feel affects them as the determinant for what they engage in. The word of God must be our guide.

    Thanks Again Chika for your comments!

  6. i feel terrible because i am a christian and i liked twilight and i neva liked edward but i was obsessed over Jacob the warewolf.

  7. Oh Im glad someone pointed this out. I havent watched Twilight myself but I had began watching another vampire series..moonlight and my heart just knew something was wrong with it and I couldn't go on watching it.Lets be careful guyz about what we watch especially as Christians. Don't underestimate the very subtle ways in which our hearts and minds can get corrupted

  8. Some things may appear harmless but in the long run they can do damage, take it from me, i thought that reading these book was harmless and that because i was a born again christian i was safe from these things, but let me tell you that being exposed to these things can do things to you that you can't explain. It's evil and a though you may not see it now, later on in your life you will see what damage these things do to you. Pray to get out of the exposure of these types of books or movies, nothing good comes out of them.

    1. Watching videos that warned against this stuff had a strange effect on me.

  9. Hello Erin,

    I do not promote links to pagan sites, hence your comment has not been approved. However, to answer your question, "Don't people who eat non-kosher meat ingest animal blood?" This is true if they eat raw meat. However, roasting or broiling meat and even soaking it in a brine (which many do for tenderization) removes the blood in meat.

    The point remains however, that God forbids the ingestion of animal blood.

    "For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well." Acts 15:28-29

    The standard for righteousness is not what people do, but what God decrees.

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  11. I admit I had a brief fascination with this stuff under the same assumption that it was innocent. However, I was glad that God opened my eyes after coming to him to see what a perversion of Christianity this is. We need more knowledge of this and other occult themes as it becomes more common in entertainment.


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