Talking to some friends yesterday and somebody said I wouldn’t let my kids read Harry Potter books.
I know my kids (who are now all adults with families of their own). If I would’ve said you aren’t allowed, they wouldn’t have been able to help themselves.
Chips off the old block.
What I told them is that I would rather they didn’t. And it had very little to do with how bad the writing is.
I think there are only three powers that I can control. Two of those my only control comes from my submission to that power. The one remaining is me.
Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy.”
He was referring to Satan when he said this. He tempts you with the idea that he can give you power that you can control. It just never ends up being true. The “power” always, ALWAYS, ends up controlling you. No one is exempt.
Jesus went on to say, “I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Check yourself on this, does watching a movie or reading a book lead you to thinking, “I want more of God’s power.” Or does God’s power sound kinda lame compared to casting spells and flying in a game of quidditch.
What an old fuddy-duddy! It’s a kid’s series for entertainment. This is a stupid argument used to justify various levels of pornography, horror/slasher media, and multiple addictions.
I would remind you that if it’s not coming from Jesus, it’s not intended to entertain you. It is seeking to steal, kill and destroy.
Steal your identity.
Kill your passion and compassion.
Destroy your heart and soul.
Sounds melodramatic but what can I say?
He’s a control freak.