THE WAY VS HARRY POTTER
By Al Collins
Harry Potter, the fictional wizard boy created by J. K. Rowling, has put a global spell on millions of children and adults around the world with its magical appeal. People are so enthralled with its witchcraft and sorcery, they gleefully wear the costumes; memorize the book’s characters and their make-believe lives; join online chatrooms; develop Harry Potter clubs and “like-minded” friendships and follow every tiny step of this franchise. Believe it or not, many Church groups carry these books in their libraries, with professed Christians actually encouraging their children to partake of this rotten fruit!
Examining the top 100 selling books of all time, Harry Potter possesses 7 of the top 20 slots, having sold 100’s of millions of copies, which doesn’t include over 7 billion made from movies.
What is the attraction with Harry Potter, especially with professed Christians?
Is there anything wrong with Harry Potter?
Does God care about Harry Potter material and those who embrace and promote it?
The attraction is simple enough. We are spiritual beings in a “flesh-suit”. We naturally crave the supernatural. We want to see miracles, signs and wonders. When people don’t get that from Christian leaders and Church groups, people gravitate to the occult, satanic religion, idolatry, charms, telling fortunes, casting spells, witchcraft, astral projection, psychic and medium activities, astrology and magic.
Most people don’t see the harm in all this as they’ll say, “It’s just entertainment. It doesn’t hurt anybody”.
What does God say?
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.”
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 NKJV
God says that all of this stuff is an abomination.
“And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.”
Deuteronomy 4:19 NKJV
“If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing His covenant, who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, and it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has committed that wicked thing, and shall stone to death that man or woman with stones.”
Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NKJV
King Manasseh didn’t think there was a problem with doing this stuff either.
“Also, he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.”
2 Chronicles 33:6/2 Kings 21:6 NKJV
Manasseh reaped what he sowed until he repented and humbled himself before God.
“‘Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.”
Leviticus 19:31 NKJV
“‘And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.”
Leviticus 20:6 NKJV
People are now saying, “Yeah but Al, that was the Old Testament. We’re under grace now. God’s changed all of that.”
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
2 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV
“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
Revelation 22:14-15 NKJV
People may then say, “But Al, I’m not an idol worshipper or a witch or a sorcerer. I just read about it and watch the movies. I get my fortune told once and awhile and read my horoscope for fun”.
If anyone is spending any time and money on such things, then you are a supporter, worshipper and practiser of it. Buying Harry Potter books, DVD’s, toys, games, clothes, etc., reading horoscopes, going to psychics, etc., glorifies evil activities. None of it glorifies God. And we’ve just read that God says there’s a penalty attached to this activity.
The death penalty!
Taking part in witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery, psychics and mediums is not harmless.
God says that people who engage in it will not inherit the Kingdom.
People then may say, “Yeah but Al, church is so boring and nothing exciting ever happens there”.
Yeah, religion is dry and dead. They’re not doing what God says they should be doing. But religion isn’t God. God invented excitement! God is not only still in the miracle business, He wants you in it too!
He made you in His image (Genesis 1:27), which means “like Him”. He designed you to rule with Him in the Kingdom.
“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him beglory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
Revelation 1:5-6 NKJV
So, God says that we’re kings/rulers and priests now. Jesus says we can do miracles, signs and wonders now!
Jesus said, ““Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
John 14:12 NKJV
God doesn’t lie so why isn’t every Christian acting in God’s image, acting as a ruler and priest and performing miracles? It’s because religion doesn’t teach it. Most teach the opposite, saying miracles don’t happen anymore and that only special, ordained people can be leaders. Such antichrist nonsense.
“Wow Al, antichrist? That’s pretty harsh”.
Really, what does God say about those who teach something other than what He says?
“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
Galatians 1:8-9 NKJV
If anyone says that you’re something other than a saint, a priest, and a ruler, that’s capable of doing miracles now, God says they’re cursed!
God says leaders should be teaching you His way (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Even Harry Potter went to school to learn wizardry.
God asked me to join Him in writing a book to teach people The Way.
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Forget Harry Potter, the occult and other such weak counterfeits of God’s power that only bring you curses. God has much, much more for you than childish fantasies.
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