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A checklist for the family

Lies we learn from Books, Movies, TV and RPGs

Ask  your children:

Find answers in the Bible

  1. What does it tell you about God or the world's gods?

Is the message true?

See Knowing God, The Names of God and God's Way versus Our ways

 'You thought that I was altogether like you; but I will rebuke you...." Psalm 50:21

  2. Is there a Christ-like person in the story? How might he (or she) confuse your understanding of Jesus?

See Don't Be Deceived! and Shepherds & Prophets who mislead their flock

(A counterfeit claim or false suggestion about our Lord is far worse than no such mention.)

  3. Is God's holy Word used out of context?

See God's eternal, unchanging Word

"Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it." Deut. 12:32

  4. What does it teach you about the invisible forces of evil?
See Don't Be DeceivedEvil and The Armor of God

"You love evil more than good...." Psalm 52:3

  5. Does it demonstrate faith?  Faith in whom or what?

 See Faith and Confidence and Idols

"...you have forsaken Me and served other gods. Therefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.  Judges 10:12-14

  6. Might the imagined scenes stir interest in magic or other occult practices?

See Temptation and Imagination

"This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods... shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing." Jeremiah 13:10

  7. Do the heroes in the story use magic, divination, sorcery or other forbidden practices?

See Occult

"There shall not be found among you anyone who... practices witchcraft... interprets omens... conjures spells.... For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord...." Deut 18:10-12

  8. What does it tell you about life and death?

See Life and death

"...it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."  Heb 9:27

  9. What does it tell you about good and evil, right and wrong?

See Loving evil more than good

Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good." Romans 12:9

 10. What choice is God prompting you to make?

See Called to be faithful

"'Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.... So the people answered and said: 'Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods....'"  Joshua 24:15-16

See also Role-Playing Games & Popular Occultism & Toying with Death

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