These are my thoughts about Fangs in my Heart – Part1 (TrueLoveWaits Philippines)
I was ONCE a fan of Stephenie’s books Twilight saga. Although, I do have the the complete set of books (my brother bought it as a gift) I never finished reading it. Like the series of Harry Potter, I told myself that even I know it’s about witchcraft (or lets say its about vampires), my reason of watching is ONLY to entertain myself with its incredible story line. It is clear to me that I’m NOT going to be a witch/vampire or would want myself to be one, but I never thought the danger of compromising myself with these things of not eternal value.
From the courageous wizard Harry Potter to the dashing vampire Edward Cullen, both captured my eyes with their adventures and love stories. And both distracted me from an extraordinary adventure and love story with my true Hero, Jesus Christ.
It took me a while to realize that engaging with these seemingly-enjoyable-entertainment not only corrupts my character but my relationship with God. It took me a lot of courage to say NO and really LET GO on reading and watching these kind of movies.
Compromise is not an option. Why?
Paul said “For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? (2 Cor. 6:14-15)
And “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them” (Eph.5:11)
Clearly these things DO NOT bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. Vampires are evil and just because the story esteems abstinence from sexual relation before marriage doesn’t mean it is good. Edward and Bella’s relationship only glorify sin and showcase selfishness, and not love. Totally opposite to God’s pattern of love.
However, the enemies are clever enough to make things look pure and noble. They strike the hearts of the people with the ‘I-cant-live-without-you’ kind of love that most of us long for. That love is not love at all. And it results to ‘I’ll-do-anything-for-you’ kind of love.
The Lord gives us His standard of what love is.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Cor. 13:4-7)
I hope(and pray) that we will be careful to distinguish the counterfeit version of love and happiness this world offers to the incomparable love of God.
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night. – Ps. 1:1-2