>One of the most enjoyable set of books and movies (IMOHO) is the trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. They are packed with moral truths, and mixed in a conglomeration of imagination and adventure. For years, I had not had a problem reading or owning these books or DVDs until I stumbled across Leviticus 19:31.
“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, NEITHER SEEK AFTER WIZARDS, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
Though the books contain virtuous heros and nobal causes, the very fact that they seek after a wizard should drive the committed Christian away! Instead, our courageous heros should have turned to God, and sought His aid! You’re right, it might not have come across as colorful as it does in the movies, but it would have been the right thing to do.
Many might disagree with me, but all I can say is that each of us will have to give an account to God for our actions and decisions (Romans 14:12; I Peter 4:5). Let me encourage the believer who seriously wants to live holy in an unholy world what the psalmist says in Psalm 37:3-6,
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.