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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

If It's in a Children's Book, It Can't Be Too Bad???

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:31

If it's in a children's book, it can't be too bad, right??? I don't hear as much about this as I used to, but I would always get concerned when I'd read this verse and other related verses like Leviticus 20:6 and 20:27. I was worried for those who embraced the latest reading fad about wizards. The interesting thing was, lots of the people who were really into reading this series were Christians. It's sad that Satan uses things like children's books to work a wedge in the reader's relationship with Christ.

Can Satan really do that just by reading a book for children? First of all, Satan can work a wedge in a Christian's relationship through anything. If a person likes sports and turns to sports when they're stressed instead of turning to God, Satan's worked a wedge with sports. Now, a sport in and of itself is just fine, but when it keeps us from the relationship we want with Christ or our family, then it's become a wedge.

  Here's the obvious for me. If a person likes food and turns to food when they're stressed instead of turning to God, Satan's worked a wedge with food. Now, food, in and of itself is just fine, but when it keeps us from the relationship we want with Christ or our family, then it's become a wedge.

If a person likes to use the computer and turns to the computer when they're stressed instead of turning to God, Satan's worked a wedge through the computer. Now, the computer, in and of itself is just fine, but when it keeps us from the relationship we want with Christ or our family, then it's become a wedge.

If a person likes reading the series based on wizardry and turns to the book when they're stressed instead of turning to God, Satan's worked a wedge with a children's book. Now, reading, in and of itself is just fine, but when it keeps us from the relationship we want with Christ or our family, then it's become a wedge.

Now, this is a very simplistic example. Anything could work a wedge in our relationship with Christ if we turn to it instead of turning to God, even knitting, which is relatively benign. The point is, anything we turn to instead of God works a wedge in our relationship with Him. Although I can't totally know for sure, I think that's why God didn't want us to interact with people with a familiar spirit (a spirit or demon that serves or prompts an individual-according to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary) or wizards. These are much more significant than the above examples, because God distinctly says through the Bible that we are to have nothing to do with either those with familiar spirits or wizards. Either has the potential to lead us astray, even if it's in a children's book. Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:31

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

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