I often say this to myself as I look around and see how some Christians act. Let me give a few examples:
I've been to Christmas church musicals where there is no Biblical story and very little Gospel. I say to myself: I guess the Bible is not good enough here! I remember going to a church musical that was about 1 1/2 hours long. For the first 1 1/4 hours there was no Gospel and no Jesus. It was a completely secular story. Near the end they quickly threw in some gospel and mentioned Jesus a time or two. As I shook my head in disgust I said: I guess the Bible is not good enough here!
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Many Christian parents just love fairy tales for their children. They fill their little minds with the fairy godmother (spell casting witch) of Cinderalla or the bad witch of Snow White. I ask myself, what about good Bible stories for the children? Isn't the Bible good enough? Must children be exposed to the occult which the Lord calls an abomination? (see Deut 18:10-12). Consider this, the only difference between an occult based fairy tale and Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings is in the degree of the occult presented. Fairy tales present the occult with good and bad witches using spells. Fairy tales just have "less" occult that a Harry Potter story. But the occult is still the occult! Don't forget there is no such thing as a good witch. They all belong to Satan and use his dark powers for their spells! So why must children of Christian parents be exposed to the occult via fairy tales? I guess the Bible is just not good enough!
I recently heard of what a grade one teacher did with her children in a Christian school. She read the whole class the story of Rapunzel. Remember the story? Rapunzel was put in a tower by an evil enchantress (a witch). When the witch wants into the tower she cries out: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. By the end of the story the prince married Rapunzel and they live happily ever after. The teacher got this book out of the library of the Christian school. In that library are all kinds of fariy tale books including Cinderella and Snow White. Again, why expose children to the occult? Isn't the Bible good enough! Isn't there enough stories in the Bible to read to children? I guess the Bible just isn't good enough!
This same school is putting on a high school play based on the fairy tales of Cinderella and Snow white. They also have built a very huge dragon for their play. Hmmmm, that makes me wonder if the Bible is good enough for plays in that school. Parents send their children to a Christian school only to have the young grade school children exposed to occult based fairy tales and the older children involved in plays based on fairy tales. Why would the leaders of this school do that? Why not do school plays based on Bible stories? Isn't there enough stories in the Bible good enough for plays? I guess the Bible is just not good enough!
Don't forget what God thinks of the occult in all its forms:
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
The above verses would certainly include the occult used in Snow White, Cinderella, Repunzel and other occult based fairy tales. For those who believe the Bible is not good enough, I guess they feel occult based fairy tales are a good alternative to the Word of God!
I believe that training up children is a ministry that parents are given by God. The Lord wants parents to raise up a Godly seed that will turn their hearts to the Lord Jesus and receive the gift of salvation and eternal life. Which would be a better influence on children? Occult based fairy tales or good Bible stories? To me the choice is very simple!
I hope you can see the point of this little message. As you walk with the Lord, seek to please Him in all you do! Remember the Word of God is a living and powerful book. Do not ignore God's Word for something else as nothing can replace God's Word! Here is what the Bible says about the power of the Word of God:
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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