For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. - 2Corinthians 11:13-15 (ESV)
Just to be clear, I have no affinity for horror movies or entertainment. It is not like it was decades ago when plots meant storylines and not just where you buried the victims. At some point, the blood and guts became the point. Shock and awe is not entertaining to me. There are varying arguments on the Christian spectrum from people who say we should not partake in any secular entertainment and those that think nothing is out of bounds. As usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle. For Christians or churched folk who think consuming only "Christian" entertainment is for believers I would point out that the vast majority of such is hardly biblical at all. We must realize that the forces that seek to conquer the cultural mountain of entertainment are NAR dominionist through and through. The current "Chosen" TV show is a hodgepodge of absolute nonsense added to the biblical account. The previous mini-series on the bible was equally horrific. The danger with following only Christian media is the things that are wrong can damage your walk - permanently. Horror movies are usually forgotten quickly. Most "worship" music today is not in the business of worshipping God. Once again, it can do real damage to your walk as you repeat poor theology over and over again in song. For those on the opposite side, there should be plenty of things that are out of bounds for believers. The idea here is to allow nothing to become idolatrous, to come between you and God. I say this as the backdrop for the above linked article from Shawn Bolz, yes that Shawn Bolz, lecturing us on the spiritual dangers of horror movies. I say this with a chuckle because there is nothing more ironic than a false prophet, dripping in the blood of those he has led away from Christ, advising Christians to fear the fake blood found in horror movies. So, buckle up and be aware that I will respond to the salient points in Bolz's piece and not the entire thing which was too long to begin with. Let us reason together once more.
"Ok, I have to be honest: I love all kinds of entertainment and I am not an anti-guy when it comes to a lot of films, TV shows, books and video games that are sometimes on the fringe of what Christians think are OK. But I did have a vision about horror movies that I have to talk about. The risk in talking about this is that some people are so religious in their attitude towards entertainment that they villainize everything or find a demon behind every door, that is not what today is about. This is a word you need to share with your friends who love horror movies, horror video games (even if they are simple roblox players) and even horror novels. I had a vision that I hope you will tell your kids and your grandkids because something huge is coming. The enemy is opening a portal straight to the worst demonic manifestation that we have ever seen and it's about to come through entertainment." - Shawn Bolz
The true horror show here is Bolz. Shawn is known as the smart-phone prophet as he has been caught downloading people's information to then pretending God is speaking to him about them. I want you to savor the irony for a moment. Shawn Bolz is the resident false prophet for Bethel, which one could argue is the portal to the worst demonic manifestation we have ever seen. Bethel employs a dead raising team that has claimed 15 resurrections without one shred of proof. They have pumped smoke through their ventilation systems during prayer service and pretended it was the glory of God. The operate a fake school for the supernatural, where they blaspheme God by pretending they can teach people how to manifest the gifts of the Spirit. They teach mandatory healing, grave sucking, prosperity, word faith, false signs and lying wonders and of course, NAR dominionism. Forget Freddy or Jason, run as fast as you can away from Shawn!
"The demonic has always tried to use media/entertainment/music as a doorway into our soul and emotions to bring oppression, mental illness, wrong identity, depression and to feed our hunger for the wrong kind of supernatural but this is what I saw: I had a vision of a plague of locusts and it was demonic entities filling projects that had so much "presence of evil" on them. These projects were so masterfully deployed that people were fascinated not knowing that as they were about to "partake" in these and about to drink directly from the enemy's imagination doing sometimes irreparable harm on their psyche. I actually saw people getting demons of fear, anxiety, suicide and occult demons hitchhiking into their homes from entertainment, and they were causing so much pain. This is coming in a way that hasn't happened before." - Shawn Bolz
Sounds horrible until you realize there is no way God would use this false prophet to warn His people. Depression, wrong identity, oppression and mental illness? That is what the purpose driven church has given to America. Most churched folk identify with their pastor and not the body of Christ. Doesn't matter what they do either. Just take a gander at the Hillsong drama. The recently released documentary only confirmed the absolutely evil behavior of their leaders over these past years. Whether it is Lentz and his multiple affairs or Houston and his addiction issues along with covering up for the sins of his father, Hillsong personifies the presence of evil. Look, I am not saying that horror movies are good, but Shawn Bolz is going to speak to us about occult demons? After Bethel's involvement in Christalignment, which are considered "Christian" tarot cards? The occult? What about lying on the tomb of dead heretics in order to suck some of their residual anointing? So, keep your demonic dreams to yourself Shawn.