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Harry Potter Fun-Filled Fantasy or Deadly Deception?
In the final analysis, there’s only one opinion, only one judgment that counts:
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
The judgments of Christ (God) can be found in the Bible (King James Version only). So, let’s compare what Jesus says (the Truth) to what is promoted in Harry Potter...
No Good or Evil?
Harry Potter was taught in his school “There is no good or evil, there is only power, and those too weak seek it.”[Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone p.291] Jesus says:
“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
Since Jesus is truth: “… I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6), then Harry Potter is a lie.
Who then is behind Harry Potter?:
“Ye are of your father the devil,… for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Therefore Satan, the Devil, is the spirit in and behind Harry Potter.
Witches, Wizards, and Sorcerers
Harry Potter’s school is called “Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.” One book is called “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” How does God view these matters?
“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”
“A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.”
“… sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Works of Darkness
Sin is breaking God’s commandments.
“For the wages of sin is death…”
Satan tries to get us to sin. Satan tries to get us to sin through Harry Potter. People who follow Satan, such as with Harry Potter, will also follow Satan into everlasting fire:
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”
What does God say to do in these matters?
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
“… Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Harry Potter is a deadly deception.
It’s yours. Follow Jesus into heaven or Satan into everlasting fire.
How to get to Heaven:
• Repent: Quit doing sinful things, including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. (see ) Sin is breaking God’s commandments. God’s commandments are found in the Bible. (, )
• Pray to God in Jesus’ name (). Admit you’re a sinner and that you want to quit.
• Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Ask Him into your life and give Him total control. Pray to God “without ceasing” in Jesus’ name. ()
• Use only a King James Version (KJV) Bible. See: , , , and
• Read your Bible every day. Do what it says. (, , )
• Worship only with true Christians. Stay out of “phony” churches (those that use or allow Bibles other than the KJV, deny parts of the KJV, or add man-made “doctrines” of their church.) Avoid all who use Bibles other than the KJV. ()
• Cast out devils. (see )
• Be Perfect:
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”