When the disciples asked signs for the last days, Jesus responded with this: “And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived:” Luke 21:8 KJV, which means that in the last days deception will be at its best. And so in this post we will look at one of these deceptions crafted specially for our children.
Just before the end of 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” animated movie raked millions of dollars, and gained awards and praises from Hollywood personalities and mainstream media. That is not surprising since it is natural for humans to praise his own works. What alarming is are the articles and blog posts encouraging Christians (pastors, families, adults. youth ministries, and kids) to watch and promote the movie even in their own churches, citing the “progressive and moral content” of the movie.
This is the reason this post was made: to set our guards ‘on’ and be informed before making any influencing decision.
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 ESV
Well, the movie has good morals in it. As an example, it discourages “marrying a person you just met”, which is really good. This is the reason why people still find it worth spending time and watching together with their families. However their reasons are, it must be respected. It is not our duty to judge. We pray for them and for ourselves as well that all of us will listen humbly to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Christian parents who let their family watch the movie, however, need some issues to correct which this post will deal on later on. My purpose is to unmask the dark side of the movie. This dark side is covered with all niceties and labeled as ‘innocent masterpiece’.
But isn’t it that the Bible contains violence, records of rebellion, rape, incest, and sorcery as well? Yes, that is correct. But the main difference is that the Bible condemns all those things. Those were written for us to learn. It was recorded so we will not fall into the same mistakes.
Using goodness or some truth to inject dark philosophies and teachings, that is how Satan really works. That is the deception.
Remember how he tempted Eve? He used God’s words and twisted it a bit. Remember how he tempted Jesus? Yes, he quoted Bible verses and again twisted it to fit his plan.
And so Satan uses ‘acceptable morality’ (and even Biblical truths) to get our ‘okay sign’ and keep us from watching until the end. In the process, he will inject his philosophies and ideologies which are totally contrary to His teachings.
“Make Those In The Authority Abusive”
In the “Frozen” movie, it was the parent’s idea to isolate Elsa so that she cannot harm anyone. This is because whatever Elsa touches turns into ice. They demanded that she deprive herself of many things to control her powers. That isolation fired up the movie. It is the saddest part actually; and it is because of the parent’s decision.
And so the parents were portrayed as the one at fault. This is very common in Hollywood themes: to make those in the authority (parents, teachers, school, police, leaders, rules, policies, etc.) the cause of rebellion. They are conditioning our minds that laws are suppressive to our needs, desires, and wants.
“The ones that we trusted before can no longer be trusted anymore” is Hollywood’s banner #1. And so “believe it or not, the bad guys are now the good guys” is Hollywood’s banner #2.
The element of rebellion residing deeply within our sinful nature is continously nourished until such a time that it will explode.
Most of the entertainment and amusement that modern world can offer have themes and lyrics that never hide their rebellion against God. This is common nowadays. We definitely do not want our children to go that path.
How did Lucifer convince one-third of the angels in heaven to join him in the rebellion against God? He portrayed God as unfair and unjust. A new heavenly government is needed. The law must be changed. He looked at himself inside and out, and concluded that he is fit to rule instead of God. He planted the seed of rebellion in the hearts of the angels, cultivated it, and surprisingly got one-third of the angels, in heaven.
Can we see similarities with these Hollywood movies? If perfectly created beings were convinced that way, how much more with us? How much more with our children?
We, or our children, might not end up serial killers or rapists someday from watching their movies, but that seed of rebellion and twisted philosophies little by little will move us closer to the desire of our enemy.
Sooner–and we might not realize it–that our way of thinking, our philosophies are now based on the mindset of the Hollywood writers and not based on God’s Word.
“Freezing Deception: No Rules. No Right. No Wrong”
If the parents are suppressing the child’s desires, if their rules and policies are contrary to what the child wanted, then what is the ‘logical’ solution according to the Hollywood movies? It is either rebellion or running away– escaping to the “whole new world” where there is no right or wrong–where there is no parent to tell what to do or what not to do. In Neverland everyone is free”.
And so the child will think that “a good parent should always obey what I (the child) wanted, otherwise, I will do these things…”.
Not surprisingly, Hollywood never hide this message in the movie. Let’s look at lyrics of the Oscar’s Best Original Song “Let It Go”.
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway…
“Turn away and slam the door… I don’t care…”. Very straight, right? Rebellion, indeed. And in this movie, rebellion is a “cool thing”.
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
This is the point where an example of ‘niceties’ is found. Everyone is encouraged to do more and go beyond what he can normally do. Nice, isn’t it? But let’s continue.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free…
Ooops! Hold on. “No right, no wrong, no rules for me”? Hmmm… Is this really the kind of ‘moral’ that we want our children to have?
We can absolutely pursue our dreams without violating God’s laws. And surely, God will bless us that way. )
Who is that being who wanted our child, or even us adults, to live in a place where there is no right or no wrong, or no rules to follow, no Ten Commandments, no absolute truth, no God? Anarchy? Relativism? Obviously, it is Satan.
Consistent Message Ever Since
Is this first time in Hollywood? No, and many more will come. You may want to check the lyrics of the following: “Imagine” by John Lennon, “A Whole New World” (Aladdin), “Dreams Come True” (Cinderella 2), “Peter Pan Movie”. Hollywood is actually very consistent in imparting this message to everyone, not only to our kids. Here are some of those lyrics:
“No Right. No Wrong. No Rules For Me” = “Do What Thou Wilt”
For the adults, Satan is using a paraphrased version of the “no right, no wrong, no rules for me” ideology. What can you read in Jay-Z’s shirt?
Isn’t it that the “Do What Thou Wilt” is similar with “No Right No Wrong No Rules For Me?”
Digging deeper, the inspiration of their lyrical and musical contents can be traced back from this man, a professed modern-day Satanist.
Who Is God According To The Song?
Further, let’s look at how they portrayed God relative to Elsa’s suffering:
A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I’m the Queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in; Heaven knows I’ve tried
Does the heaven knows of Elsa’s isolated and cursed condition according to the song? Yes. And so what did the heaven do? Nothing.
Read the lyrics again and the message is clear: that the heaven never helped Elsa from her sufferings even though the heaven is aware of everything.
And so who came to help her? Sorcery! Magic made her life and those within her kingdom more meaningful. And, again, that message is for our children.
The Little Light Studios made very informative and eye-opening documentaries on this subject which are really worth-watching. But a little bit of a suggestion before clicking the play button: close your eyes and sincerely ask the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Here is a trailer of the documentary “Battlefield Hollywood”.
Another trailer for the “Replacement gods” documentary.
And here is a video presentation entitled “Battlefield Hollywood”. This is about gnosticism (inverted gospel) inserted into most Hollywood movies.
In this video documentary, the people behind each movie (novel writers, scriptwriters, etc.) together with their ideologies and philosophies are presented unbiasedly. Everything in a blockbuster movie is planned. And so the injection of gnostic gospel is also done deliberately.
I pray that those who professed to be God-fearing individuals will think twice or thrice before spending their time and money with the “artworks” made by people where most of them do not want God in their lives.
The “Frozen” movie is nothing without witchcraft and sorcery, which is common in Disney movies. And as expected, sorcery is the bestfriend, not Jesus.
They made sorcery cute, nice, good, and something desirable. And so kids today love magic. They love to wear the dark and witchcraft fashion. At a very young age they are already used to the culture of the darkness. But as a reminder, here is what God tells us about sorcery:
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21 ESV
“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.” Revelation 9:20-21 “… and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.” Revelation 18:23
And so that is how Satan works. He starts with godly premises. He appears as an angel of light. He cunningly mixes good with his dark teachings. It is cinematographically, artfully, and skillfully presented with millions of dollars of money involved. Many talents and skills were used. It is presented with colorful scenes and magical elements; and rated as “PG – suitable for 13 years old”.
And yet we know the real messages behind those niceties. It is not just mere entertainment. It is an indoctrination of Satan’s teachings designed for our kids–the generation of the future. Yes, Satan has our children (and the whole family) in mind in his planning.
Friends, will you still patronize these kind of entertainment with your God-given financial blessings, time, and efforts? Above all, should we let our children be indoctrinated by God’s enemy? Whatever your answers are it is your decision and it should be respected. It is not our duty to judge, but we can discern.
We, Christians, are not against this type of media. We are against the indoctrination of the gnostic gospel behind it. And so if you are spiritually gifted with writing novels, if you are spiritually gifted with movie-making you may create equally entertaining movies without compromising God’s teachings. God’s creation is still the best recreation that a family can spend time and talk about together.