The Darkness of Twilight
(Steve Wohlberg - 32 pages)
"I'm the world's most dangerous predator. Everything about me invites you in. My voice, my face, even my smell... I'm designed to kill... I wanted to kill you. I've never wanted a human's blood so much in my life... Your scent, it's like a drug to me. You're like my own personal brand of heroin."
So says the handsome vampire, Edward Cullen, to his star-struck 17-year-old lover, Bella Swan, in the hit movie Twilight, which is now the rage of teenagers the world over. What is Twilight about anyway? Is it simply harmless entertainment, or does something sinister lurk behind the scenes waiting to bit you?
The lure of vampirism and possessing special powers tempts real teenagers and adults today to explore the mysterious world of occultism. The blood-drinking practice of vampirism, as the Bible confirms, is a connection to soothsaying (Leviticus 19:26). Make no mistake about it: vampirism and occultism usually go hand in hand. Two verses later, the Bible also warns against self-mutilation, and "cutting" is rapidly addicting people, especially teenage girls.
Why so much blood? Jesus' shed blood, as represented by the slain lamb in the days of the sacrificial system, cleanses you and me. Life is in the blood. Satan, again, has put forth another counterfeit to confuse holiness and sinfulness. In these last days before our Savior returns, don't let Lucifer's legions mesmerize your mind with the wrong blood.