Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rejecting the Twilight/New Moon Saga

The Twilight saga is seemingly taking over the world. What should we, as Christians, think about this phenomenon? How should the Biblically minded Christian view the Twilight books and movies? Are they ok, innocent fun? Or are they dangerous and destructive?

One thing for which I am so thankful this Thanksgiving season is godly friends who are not afraid to take on the controversial hot topics of our day. Friends who bless me so much through their astute observations of what's going on in the world around us (and sadly, what's going on in the church today!).

Three of those friends are Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin and Jasmine Baucham. These ladies have taken on the Twilight subject head on, with a goal to uncover the dangers thereof and to give an answer Scripturally as to why we should avoid these materials.

Please read this great article entitled How Twilight is Re-vamping Romance by the Botkin ladies. They uncover the existence and dangers of emotional pornography and issue forth to us a sound, Biblical perspective on all things Twilight.

Next, please read a great article by Miss Jasmine Baucham entitled Abstaining From the Madness. She makes some great and much needed points, as well, as do many of the commenters who have left their thoughts.

I hope these articles bless you as they have me, and spur you on to rejecting Twilight and its dark influence and messages. Not only that, but I pray that you will stand up for the Scriptures and reach out to others and urge them Scripturally to reject the lies and evil intentions of Twilight, as well.

May God bless you as you strive to follow Him.


  1. Rebekah,

    For some reason I can't get to the Botkin sisters' blog. The link might not be correct. However, I did research on this film and I agree with you. According to scripture, movies like this one are not meant for the believer. To even explain it would take a bookload of information to write. Thanks for posting this blog. It has been very helpful and I am sure it will help the ladies out, since it seems to be targeted more for them.


  2. Thank you for pointing out to me that that link wasn't working! I'm sorry for the difficulty; it's fixed now.

    I appreciate your kind words and Scriptural insight. By God's grace, may more believers wake up to the truth of what you said!

    Thank you for your encouragement!

    God bless,

  3. Frankly, I think the Botkins are blowing a gasket over this film (and Avatar, to boot) over nothing. I know some women are definitely too immature to enjoy this without getting attached to Edward or the romance, but not everyone is; this is why we must guard our hearts and know our weaknesses. We shouldn't damn a whole story because of a few spiritual children. *shrugs* You're entitled to your opinion of course and say it well, it just doesn't trouble me.


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