The newest of the Twilight Series to hit the movie theaters has broken all records! More Facebook fans than Iron Man, Harry Potter, Transformers and Toy Story combined! An opening weekend of approximately $710 million, worldwide!
And who's reading these books; watching these movies; signing up on Facebook? A goodly percentage are young teen-aged Church-goers....and their Mothers!!!
The reports abound: Women can't get enough of these two young hedonists: one a vampire and the other in love with him. Well, probably in love with him. That is until she spends time with another vampire and eventually kisses him. Of course, she comes back to her beloved Edward and even though she harbors an aversion to marriage, she agrees to marry him!
What is so compelling that people who consider themselves Christians can be so drawn to this storyline? And why are they so fiercely loyal? Talk to them. Criticize their choice. See what you get.
For people who are supposed to be Redeemed from sin; declared righteous; sanctified unto God; living The New Life, this is all wrong!
Peter commanded that Christians "Be...holy, in all your conversation [behavior]." I Pet. 1:15
He said we were ... a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: I Pet. 2:9
And here we are reading, watching and fantasizing about vampire-love and werewolf battles, with de-capitations and grisly gore.
I guess you have to be a woman to understand. All those men in The Bible didn't "get it." Things have changed in the last 2000 years. It's a cultural thing.
NO!!!!! It's not! This is further indication that a) many who consider themselves Christian....aren't, and b) Christianity has become less a lifestyle and more a social club.
The preachers ought to be taken out and flogged! Their crime is worse than that of most criminals. Criminals steal your money. These people have corrupted our souls, in some cases through negligence and in others, through deliberate deceit.
What else explains this phenomena?