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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blogging Hiatus

Dear friends,

I am taking a hiatus from blogging for a short while.  A) my wife broke her arm and I am needed around the house instead of in front of the computer.  B) I am considering changing my focus.  I hope to start a new blog (or continue with this same one) that will focus on Christians and pop culture.  I hope to produce my own You Tube type videos and a newsletter at some point. I do covet your prayers for this little ministry, as I find much of the "visible" church in a free fall to be like the world.  Many see us as "Holier than Thou" when we point out such things, but we need to follow God's word not man's idea of what is right and wrong and pleasing to God.  Thank you for your support and prayers and Happy New Year to you all.  In the mean time, please check out the links to other discernment sites that I have provided.  See you soon.

In His service,

Chris



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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's About The Cross-by Go Fish

I love this Christmas song and video.  Merry Christmas all, and thanks for the prayers and support this first year in the blogoshphere.  And don't forget to give the greatest gift of all-The Gospel of our Lord and Savior; Jesus Christ.


-Chris



Monday, December 14, 2009

Is Bakugan evil? Does it have occult ties?-Part 2

  If you haven't read Bakugan is it Evil pt.1,  please read it first here.






I have done a little reverse investigating on the makers of Bakugans. It appears these guys are obsessed with the occult. Here is some of what I found. Things I want to highlight from their information will be in bold black. My comments -although sometimes sarcastic-are in bold red).

Bakugan Battle Brawlers , is a Japanese action adventure[1] anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. Mitsuo Hashimoto (橋本 みつお, Hashimoto Mitsuo?) is a Japanese storyboard artist and director of television, OVA, and film anime.

Here are some of the other "childrens games" that  Mr. Hashimoto has been involved with:


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (2000-2001, storyboards, director (as Tachibana))

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Black Book/Red Book/White Book

Each game features a different Devil Child, a child who is half demon, half human. The humans collect monsters (who speak human language, like in Digimon). The game takes place in a place called Makai in modern Japan, like most Megami Tensei games. The Devil Riser holds their partner demon(仲魔(Nakama, a pun on the word "仲間", replacing the character "間", meaning "interval, relationship", with "魔", meaning "demon").

Then it gets worse...check out this game that is available for our children's gameboys and DS systems through the makers of Bakugan.

DemiKids: Light and Dark Versions 
Does the Pentagram symbol on the cover of this game look familiar?  


Here is a definition on the pentagram:  Satanists use a pentagram with two points up, often inscribed in a double circle, with the head of a goat inside the pentagram. This is referred to as the Sigil of Baphomet. They use it much the same way as the Pythagoreans, as Tartaros literally translates from Greek as a "Pit" or "Void" in Christian terminology (the word is used as such in the Bible, referring to the place where the fallen angelsHebrew letters לויתן forming the name Leviathan. Less esoteric LaVeyan Satanists use it as a sign of rebellion or religious identification, the three downward points symbolising rejection of the holy Trinity.

Take a closer look at a lot of the children's games, and you'll see pentegrams and other occult symbols hidden, and often blatantly all over the place.

Back to the game description:


"Defeat an army of demons...? No one said 6th grade would be easy!"

Based on the best-selling Shin Megami Tensei series in Japan, DemiKids: Light and Dark comes to your GameBoy Advance!

Choose between the player friendly Light Version or the darker and more challenging, Dark Version. The darker...meaning more demonic.

No matter which one you choose, you'll be in for the adventure of a lifetime!

"DemiKids (both Light and Dark Versions) are what the last Pokemon entries should have been...DemiKids is a must-buy."
- Game Informer

  Rated E for Everyone  E for Everyone?...are you kidding me?

Key Features:


  What I found interesting here, is that the bullet points they used were more inverted pentagrams-they wouldn't copy and paste, but they can be seen here www.atlus.com/demi/


  •   Collect over 350 demons by using the special fusion system! Unlock stronger ones by trading with a different version!
  •   Demon fusion system allows for hundreds of combinations. Create new demons or make existing ones stronger!
  •   Avoid battles and even gain new allies by negotiating with the demonic denizens of Valhalla.   Wow...collecting demons, making them stronger and negotiating with them?
The Fusion System
Each version of DemiKids uses a unique fusion system. Special fusions known as Relic Fusions and Skill Fusions can be performed in either version. While in the Dark Version you will be able to increase the parameters of all party members, in the Light Version you will only be able to increase those of your Partner, the guardian demon that accompanies you.

Demon Appearances
While some of the demons available in each title will overlap, certain ones will be unique to either the Light or Dark Version. Furthermore, the circumstances under which the demons are encountered may also vary. For gamers who wish to use the demon-recruiting aspect of the game to its fullest capacity, linking systems will be an exciting way to enhance their assortment of demon allies.  


Allies???  The Bible says the Devil can appear as an angel of light (as in a children's game or any other "seemingly" harmless form of entertainment.)

Click here www.atlus.com/demi/demons.html   to see the demon images with names such as Lucifer, Belial and Abaddon, that our kids can "play" with that are put out by these guys.  


Folks, it's more than just a game. At best, it puts demonic images in our children's minds and makes them look like the "good" guys, and at worst it could lead to your child becoming more interested in occult activities.  Believe me it happens.

Please click on the Occult label below for more related articles.

 

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Is the candy coated pop music safe for our kids? What message does neutral music deliver?

I have slightly strayed from my original intent of this blog in recent weeks (exposing false teachers within the church).  But as my son grows up, and I hear what it popular with the third graders at his private Christian school (such as Bakugans, Guitar Hero and Rockband), I feel obligated to continue to expose the darkness with in the pop culture that affects your children's worldview.  As you watch the video below, be thinking about the message that is seductively being  conveyed to your child as they listen to the message in their music or Guitar Hero over and over and over...   Please parents wake up to Satan's tricks. It's much more than just a game. Click on the label:  Guitar Hero for more.

-Chris

PS: Before moving on, I want to make a disclaimer:  This blog is intended for believers in Jesus Christ to wake up. If you have stumbled upon this post and are not a believer; A) You are welcome here anytime, and if you don't know the Gospel, please see the links above or email me.  B) I do not expect you to understand why Christians see these things as evil.  I understand how you would think that what we call "dark" or "evil" in entertainment is normal if you do not believe in Christ.  I used to believe the same way.  In fact, many professed Christians would agree with you, and that is my target audience.  Dear Christian parent, I understand this can be a "grey" area for the Christian.   I don't think you or your child are Hell bound if you own Bakugan's, or listen to secular music, or watch movies based on the occult. I do however believe that we as believers can do better, and my prayer is that once you understand what scripture says about these things that you may find better choices for you and your childs entertainment.  If once you understand that God hates what the occult stands for and you choose to continue making it a steady diet of your free time,  then I would say there is cause for concern and would suggest examining yourself to see if you are truly in the faith.  Please see this article on unconscious learning as well as other articles from Berit Kjos on this subject. You can also click on the label: Occult below for other posts.


Thanks,

Chris


Hell's Bells Neutral Music Part 1



 Hell's Bells Neutral Music Part 2




Hell's Bells Neutral Music Part 1








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