Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wizards of Waverly Place

I was asked today to show someone if Disney's "Witches of Waverly Place" was indeed a good show for kids. This person lets his kids watch it..and he told me if I could prove this show was not good for kids..he would not allow them to watch the show..

So with that said, let us look at the show.
The following was taken from this site.
"These days, wizards and witches are extremely popular. The Harry Potter series is one of the most popular book series. The movies are also really popular. Of course, there's also The Lord of the Rings Triology. Disney has aired the movies Twitches and Twitches Too. Wizards of Waverly Place is about three teenage witches who have to learn their magic. The oldest is Justin, the middle is Alex, and the youngest is Max. The only girl is Alex. They have wizard classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays which are taught by their father. Their father makes sure that this is an obligation before any other activities. It is not clear if their friends no if they are wizards. However, the bullies do not know that they are wizards. Of course, they still deal with normal teenage issues. They go to normal public school and deal with friends and bullies. Normal teens have to deal with the stuff as well. However, as wizards, they have to deal with this and learning magic. Being that there are three wizards in one family, there are also many sibling conflicts. They also get themselves into trouble. The thing is that they can even get themselves into extra trouble by using the magic that they do know. The series does not start off with them not knowing that they are wizards. They already know that they are wizards. They also already know some of the magic spells they can perform. They are even already used to many of the wizarding objects. Of course, the spells are mainly nonsense made up of silly Latin, other languages, and English with funny word endings. What is great is that Disney Channel makes fun of the "wizard spells," by having the stars of the show make fun of them by showing silly ways of doing "magic," tricks, and other illusions. It makes children go, "Hey, I can do that!" and does not make them want to do the fake magic quite as much. The series is another original Disney Channel series. As of viewing the first episode, it is full of comedy like the other original Disney Channel series. This is definitely going to be comedy that is fun for the whole family to watch."

Now that we have looked at what the World has to say.. shall we go and see what God has to say??

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Gal 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Notice.Witchcraft is up with Murderers

Deu 18:10 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,
Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deu 18:12 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.
Deu 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

Now.. with putting all this into order.. God detests and tells his people NOT TO BE a wizard.. or necromancer.. a psychic.. Now lets travel to Romans

Rom 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
Rom 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
Rom 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Look Closely at Verse 32.. KNOWING the judgment of God.. That they who commit these sins are worthy of death (My paraphrase) (they know the people that do these acts are worthy of death.. NOT ONLY do the same.. But they take pleasure in watching others do them......

TV!!!!!!!!!!!! The shows we watch..we Know.. Witches will not be in heaven..Fornicators will NOT be in heaven..and yet.. how often do we watch this on TV and NOT turn the channel......

So.. watching this lovely Disney Show about these sweet teenagers whom are witches being taught by their dad.. that will not be in heaven..and taking a form of amusement or entertainment in it.. WE ARE ARE GUILTY OF The same thing and will be held accountable.

Now..I ask you.. is this something you want to watch?? Do you find delight in this?? Do you want your children think it is cool to cast spells? And finally, if Jesus were sitting with you in your home when the show came on..would you turn it on and watch it in front of him??

Remember Jesus lives IN YOU....

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