The Darkness of Twilight
Jun 28 -
Sue Bohlin — The Twilight saga is a publishing and movie
phenomenon that sweeps tween and teen girls (and a whole lot of other people)
off their feet with an obsessive kind of following. Millions of Christian girls
are huge fans of this series about love between a teenage girl and her vampire
boyfriend-then-husband. But itís not just a love story made exciting by the
danger of vampiresí blood-lust. I believe the Twilight saga, all four
books and their corresponding movies, is spiritually dangerous. I believe there
is a demonic origin to the series, and the occult themes that permeate the
books are a dangerous open door to Satan and his hordes of unholy angels.
I was stunned to learn about how the idea for Twilight
came to the author, Stephenie Meyer. She tells this story:
I woke up . . . 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
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"When I first read Twilight to see what the fuss was about, I thought, 'Wow, many of the same things that are attractive about this vampire Edward Cullen are also infinitely more true of the Lord Jesus. Girls are drawn to Edward because their hearts are really longing for Jesus.' But then, as I read and researched more, I came to the conclusion that this is a demonic counterfeit. The Twilight saga is spiritually dangerous because it is steeped in the occult, and emotionally dangerous because it's emotional pornography."
Sue is a writer, speaker and webservant for Probe. She has been a Bible teacher and conference speaker for over 30 years, and also speaks for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Christian Women's Connection. She is also a professional calligrapher, but most importantly, she is the wife of Dr. Ray Bohlin and the mother of their two grown sons.
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