Thursday, November 24, 2011

Intense ‘Twilight’ Birthing Scene Triggers Seizure Reports

This report is hitting the wires tonight:

"A local man says the latest movie in the popular ‘Twilight’ franchise triggered a seizure, and similar incidents have been reported in theaters around the country. Brandon Gephart and Kelly Bauman said they were watching “Breaking Dawn: Part One” at a theater Friday night when Brandon sudden began convulsing during a graphic birthing scene. Brandon said he doesn’t remember anything until he woke up on the theater floor, but Kelly said he was, “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.” “He scared me big time,” she added. Paramedics transported the man to the emergency room and the theater had to cancel the rest of the movie for that showing."

More at link.

Well. That was interesting... The intense scene they are talking about is the scene of the birth of the hybrid being created when the human woman and the demonic vampire procreated. My concerns of this movie's penetration into American cultural consciousness have been explored at depth already, here "Are vampire babies even possible". This situation reminds me of several prophetic verses which seem to match what is prophesied to come at the end time. These verses speak of conditions at or very near the Tribulation, which we are not in now, but may be close to beginning. The fullness of the conditions of what the verses speak of will come to perfect fruition at that time. What we are seeing now is just the whiff of the beginning, in my opinion. What we DO know is that time will be a long horror show that doesn't end when the credits roll...

"As it was in the Days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man." (Matthew 24:37.) So, what was it like in the days of Noah?

"When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown." (Genesis 6:1-4).

This set of verses reports a situation where the fallen angels (sons of God) took women (daughters of men) and mated with them, producing a hybrid race of half human, half demonic beings that were giants. Og, King of Bashan was a giant, as were Goliath and his four brothers. These giants were what the spies saw, who were carrying man-sized grapes at the entry to the Promised Land (Numbers 13:32-33). I can't imagine what it was like for those women in the days of Noah who gave birth to these hybrids... I suspect that the scenes from Twilight are very close to reality depicting what it may have been like at that last time and is prophesied to happen in real life again.

The days of Noah were also close to being like the culture we live in today: "The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time." (Genesis 6:5).

The words in the verse indicate a total permeation of evil: "every inclination", "all the time." There was no good in them at all.

Last, this verse also comes to mind though it may not be as applicable, or maybe it is: "Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken." (Luke 21:26).


17 comments:

  1. I am totally confused why any Christian would want to go see a film about vampires; yet I have a Christian niece in college who is crazy about this film.

    I just shake my head.

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  2. Jeff, I agree. All I can say is UGH.

    I watched a hilariously devastating video from Mark Driscoll on the Twilight series. I am no fan of Driscoll, but this 13 minute clip I related to Him not as a pastor (because I think he is unseemly and rather profane and casual of the pulpit), but as a father of a 13 year old.

    The video depicted his reaction to seeing the books being promoted to his daughter on her kindle from Amazon, based on her age. It was a funny but sad indicator of how far we have fallen and how dangerous the times are. I want to protect each and every youngster, because so many are not, but I can't and this is a grief. The clip--

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkHl0MK_ZdY

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  3. Extremely sad to say but my brother is a youth pastor and I will say his wife (who assists him with the youth) got him to take her to watch the last couple of movies because she thinks they are romantic and interesting. He doesn't mind them now either. Even last night she said that she felt like going to watch it while we were all hanging out. One of my other brothers who was surprised asked them if they actually watch those movies and she gushed about how she got into it when she saw it on TV...The youth pastor and my other backed her up and said yeah, it's interesting and not that bad..etc. I just sat there staring and thanking God their daughters were still toddlers.

    I don't even know where to start. I'm thinking of sending my brother links to your posts about Twilight because I'm not good at this sort of thing. I just think that if a youth pastor and his wife have been convinced it's a worthwhile movie, how much more children and teenagers. People are so unbelievably asleep today...

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  4. Hi Anonymous,

    I'm sad for your situation too. When I bring this up to people they say "Get a life, it is only a movie!" But one pastor I heard said "movies are sermons with pictures." Satan can inspire songs and lyrics and movie scripts and he does. Every book or movie is a message its author wants to get before the public.

    And besides, I don't see how it honors God to indulge in things He said to avoid. And He told us to avoid the demonic and think on the pure and noble things for the transforming of our mind. Choosing to fill our mind with demonic crap *will* transform it, but not to God's glory...

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  5. Anonymous, here is one more link about Twilight. I wrote it in 2010, and in that one I focused on the blood
    To the vampire, it is all about the blood
    http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2010/01/to-vampire-its-all-about-blood.html

    I believe a link can be made to demonic books and movies such as Twilight and others and the increase in teens, especially girls, of 'cutting.' If satan can get us to shed our blood, and make no mistake- cutting is a lead-in to slashing wrists and suicide, then he has captured another soul. To satan, it is all about the blood, too.

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  6. I have not read any of the Twilight books so I don't know how well written they are, nor do I plan to see the movies. But I can assure you that most Christian fiction is so poorly written that people who love to read books rarely read Christian fiction. It's the same with Christian music. I stopped listening to Christian radio years ago because the words were so sappy sweet and unreal and sometimes downright heretical (also happens in Christian fiction). If I read a book by a non-Christian author at least I KNOW the basic philosophy is worldly. How many Christians are drawn away by something that is supposedly 'good', but in reality is worldy or even Satanic (think The Shack)? What the Church needs is good Christian fiction as well as non-fiction. Francine Rivers has written some good books, although I have not read them all so cannot recommend them all personally. We need more writers with her ability and readers who demand better books! If I remember correctly, Francis Schaeffer wrote about this very issue several years ago when wrote about art. “A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself.”
    ― Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

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  7. You might find this post interesting: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/11/implantable-microchips-and-cyborgs-are.html

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  8. Anonymous, your words are a balm to my years!! I bemoan the lack of good Christian fiction every day. I am a huge reader but there is literally nothing substantial to read. I'm not like most women who want to read sentimental books on romance and having children, but even those books are poorly written for those women who do enjoy that storyline.

    I am off this week (I work in an elementary school) and I brought home a stack of books. Four were Christian books and three were secular. Except for "Caleb's Crossing" which I stuck with for about 50 pages, I literally had to stop reading ALL of them by about page 4. Television is a horror. Except with a friend who wanted to see "The Help", the last movie I attended before that was Ben Stein's "Expelled" in 2008.

    I spend the majority of my time listening to sermons but sometimes I'm tired and I just want some clean entertainment, you know? How many times can I watch Barney fumble with his gun?

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  9. Anonymous, thanks for the link. I am working on researching the news from a preschool school that implanted chips in the school jackets and gives one to each kindergartener so they could be tracked at school during the day...your link seems to fit right in with the advance of this prophesied idea to put a chip on or in an increasing segment of our population!

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  10. You do understand that much like your god, this movie is pure fantasy.

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  11. "much like"? Either God is a fantasy, or He isn't.

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  12. I've watched the first three Twilight movies, out of curiosity, and could hardly believe how awful they are. The storyline is pathetic, the dialogue, and the acting. I have two of my sisters how are fanatics with the books, and they say they are much better, but I doubt it. So, in response to the last anonymous poster who said it's just fantasy. Regardless, it's still bad. The reason people become so enamored with it, is for two aspects: 1. The desire to be not just what vampires are, but what they possess. They represent both eternal youth, and immortality and they have powers. They can read minds, they can fly, they move fast, they have super strength. Their wounds heal, and not only that, they heal up so as to be as if there never was a wound.
    2. Everyone wants the kind of love in which you are viewed as the only person in the world of the one who loves you. You want them to be so devoted to you, and cherish you so much, they make you feel like they can't live without you, and that they would do anything for you, including die for you. And more than that, it's an obsessive love in which the other person is like air you breathe and thus the desire to be with them more than apart from them, become a matter of necessity, rather than simply want.

    To us who know the truth, of God, of the devil, we can see the parallels. We can see how vampires are perverted presentation from the devil, who himself, could be seen as a vampire. He is immortal, youthful, he has powers. However, unlike what is presented in the twilight film main characters, the devil is not a tortured, misunderstood, loving being. He is a torturing, lying, deceiving, manipulating, hateful, monster who's goal is to take as many people to hell with him, however he can.

    God on the other hand who is also eternal, with powers, and truly loving, is even more than that, and He offers so much more than the devil could, even if he wanted to. God is a being who doesn't want to condemn, He wants to save. God can and wants to, and will, fill every empty place in each person, if they just allow Him to. He will not only heal the outside, He'll heal the inside. His love is a love so great too, that He DID send His one and only Son, to sacrifice Himself, for us all. What He asks of us may seem like alot or too much to some, but when you consider the enormity of existence, and eternity, you will see that all we're given, is so much more than what we're to give.

    It's so incredibly sad that people can be so deceived and mired in sin, and cling so tight to pride, that they reject God, and fall away with the devil.

    J.L.

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  13. I have to respond to the annonymous poster above that said that Christian literature and music is not good.

    How can you say that? Would you drink toilet water because clean water isn't cool enough?

    When I read that, a red flag went up, that there has to be something wrong with your walk with God when you are not refreshed spiritually by godly art.

    I have heard people say this before, they wish that Christian music was more like the world. But we shouldn't try to be like the Lord.

    I think Americans are so caught up with the culture of entertainment that we expect to be entertained above edified.

    Just my opinion, but I felt like I needed to share.

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  14. Hi Anonymous,

    I'm glad you shared. Really glad.

    I took the comment to mean that the books and music are poorly written, clumsy, excessively sentimental, etc. That the with words and lyrics are not only lamentably bad from an editorial point of view but bad in that they are increasingly worldly-bad. I don't want better worldly fiction, I want more conservative themes in Christian fiction combined with well-written prose. It is a tall order.I have not found many.

    But I do agree with you that for the lukewarm Christians of American culture, they demand and get "Christian" fiction that is practically indistinguishable from the world's

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  15. Thank you, Elizabeth - you understood my point about Christian fiction and music exactly. If the world can create masterpieces of art and literature and music all on their own because God created all of humanity as creative - how much more wonderful and beautiful should be the things Christians create and write in the name of Christ!! Works of art, music scores, wonderful books are created by non-Christians as well as Christians because GOD has given all of mankind creative ability. Why do we think God is pleased with our feeble, half-hearted and often money focused attemps to copy what the world is doing and label it "Christian" because we throw in a couple Bible verses or a little sermonette, when He has given us Holy Spirit who actually indwells us and can help us to create even greater works than our unbelieving brothers and sisters of the human race?

    I repeat the quote I used before:
    “A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself.”
    ― Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

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  16. Angels Are Spiritual beings.How can they have intercourse with human beings and have children that are made in the image of God and for whom christ died? Huh? I think it is impossible for angels to mate with humans let alone have a child. jesus said that we shall be like the angels in heaven who neither marry nor have sexual relations.I think that verse is misunderstood.

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    1. Hi Matengu,

      Angels are spiritual beings. No one quite knows HOW they procreate, but the bible says that they did.

      Gen 6:2,4 "the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose....The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown."

      The verse you refer to is Matthew 22:30 and it says that they do not marry in heaven, not that they cannot marry. And the verse says nothing of sexual relations, though we can assume that aspect of our earthly lives will be absent. Here is the verse:

      "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven."

      There is no need to make children in heaven, everyone is already eternal.

      So know that when angels appear to men as men. In addition, though they are spiritual beings in heaven, when on earth they are also physical beings that have bodily functions. For example, the angels that came to inspect Sodom ate dinner, a bodily function, and they slept overnight on earth, another bodily function.

      Another example is when the demons were inside the Gadarene man, they spoke- a bodily function, and they begged not to be sent into the pit- so Jesus sent them to the pigs. They made the pigs run down the hill and into the water. So the example here is that they controlled the Gadarene man and they controlled the pigs. It is obvious that they can control the beings they inhabit.

      Some think that they may 'put on a human suit' so to speak before they come to earth, and others think that they may borrow a human body. Either way, the bible says that they took women and made babies- there is little to misunderstand about the verse. It says what it says.

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