2 Timothy 4:4-5,
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
At any time that we allow our families see any kind of fantasy film, we must prepare them by explaining about computer animation, and reality. We must not ever blindly allow our children to believe in something that is false. Our honesty to our children must always maintain integrity. When we sit down to teach them about Jesus dieing on the cross and raising from the dead, they must have faith in our honesty to believe us.
Some have said that they feel this film's content of sorcery would be a stumbling block to a relationship with our Savior, yet when Saul sought out the witch, God sent Abraham to rebuke them both. I have a friend who taught me that any time an animal takes on the human personality that it is evil, yet I know of a donkey who spoke to Baalam in the book of Numbers.
The man-beasts truly are of unnatural origin, the history behind a minotaur is that "Minos prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of approval. He was to sacrifice the bull in honor of Poseidon but decided to keep it instead because of its beauty. To punish Minos, Poseidon caused Pasiphaë, Minos' wife, to fall madly in love with the bull from the sea, the Cretan Bull.She had Daedalus, the famous architect, make a wooden cow for her. Pasiphaë climbed into the decoy to seduce the white bull. The offspring of their unnatural lovemaking was a monster called the Minotaur."(courtesy of Wikipedia) Yet, God's Word is specific about not laying with a beast in the book of Leviticus.
I wanted to point these things out and ask you to pray for the Lord to lead you in your decision regarding this film, and for all films for that matter. Yet, if we go to the extra lengths to study any film in depth, with the Bible as our text, we would be faced with leaving our televisions in the dumpster. (And I know several who have made that decision, one in particular drove to our local outlook point and tossed it over the ridge along with all their movies. They did this twice.) However God speaks to you in regards to what you place in front of the eyes of your families, be sure to follow His leading.
Have you engaged in an in depth study of today's culture?
Do you feel Christians are compromising?
Where do you draw the line with fantasy and the reality of God's Word?
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