BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
No. 78
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online  http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main

Getting to know God together.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE STAR WARS SAGA?
Lots of kids and adults have seen the Star Wars films.
The new one  “Phantom Menace” is very popular,
millions of people on earth are going to movie theatres to see it.
“What could be wrong with some film that is a lot of fun?” you might say.
But the Star War films are a very clever way
to draw people away from the One True God as He is shown in the Bible.
Star War films turn people’s minds and hearts
away into New Age lies and spiritual deceptions.
Well, we had better look ourselves and see what those films are saying.
What is happening to make people become muddled up about spiritual things.

THE FORCE
Star War films are all about the New Age “Force.”
This is supposed to be an “energy field”.
A sort of natural and spiritual Force.
The Force is supposed to bind and keep the whole “galaxy”
and all living things together.
BUT the Bible shows us that GOD our Heavenly Father
is the real One Who does all that!
He is not some kind of force,
He is a PERSON who loves, and cares and knows us.
And we can know Him as a Divine Person.
He is not a human person,
He is God the Person.
We can talk to God in prayer, and He answers us.
He speaks to us in the Bible.

THE JEDI KNIGHTS
The Star War films have Jedi Knights
who are supposed to draw their strength from “tapping into” the Force.
They are supposed to be able to make the Force do what they want.
BUT the Bible shows us that God the Person is in control,
no one can muddle around with Him,
or make Him do their bidding.
No one can use God as a sort of power that you use like electricity.

THE DARK SIDE AND THE LIGHT SIDE.
The Force is supposed to have two sides.
One is “the dark side” and the other is the “light side.”
Good and bad are in the Force.
BUT, the True God Who controls the universe and our world is not like that.
He is ALL Light, ALL good.
There is no darkness or evil in Him at all.
Not one bit!

THE PEACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE FORCE.
The Star Wars tell us that if we “tap” the light side of the Force
we can have great peace and knowledge.
The dark side bring anger and fear.
BUT, the Bible shows us that no person can find peace
without first taking Jesus Christ as their Saviour,
and being born-again through trust in His Cross.
All people are in the “dark side” until they do that.

“...and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”
(Romans 5:12).

EXTRAS FOR TEENS AND BETWEENS

Does it matter if we take in a lot of New Age thinking by watching films?
Yes, for we become what we watch and accept. Beware of having your mind over-run with false and devilish imaginations. There is no “Force” GOD is the Creator of the “galaxy” and He is our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ is our Saviour Who alone brings us to the Light. All men must repent and turn back to God through Him to find peace. Knowledge of the Truth is found in God’s Word, the Bible. Not in the Force.

READ I JOHN 1:5-10

“This then is the message which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you, that God is light,
and in him is no darkness at all.”
“Love not the world, neither the things of the world.
if any man (boy or girl) love the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.” (I John 1:5 and I John 2:15).

BIG THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
Get your thinking caps on, more tomorrow about the Star War Sagas.


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