A serious reading of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians will show that the Corinthian believers pushed back against the Apostle when he informed them that attending temple restaurants of their day to eat idol food was in fact an act of fellowship with demons.
Why would the Corinthians reject Paul’s imperative to stop attending these idolatrous feasts? Because it meant refraining from a popular and culturally sanctioned activity.
It seems some Christians parents today may have the same Corinthian attitude when serious ministers warn of attending the seductively popular but demonically dangerous Twilight series.
Mark Driscoll is one of the more prominent voices and the following extracts are from a CharismaNews write-up regarding a recent Driscoll blog post.
“Millions of fans lined up to see the final installment, Breaking Dawn Part 2, which brought in $141.3 million dollars in its debut weekend, scoring the eighth biggest opening weekend of all time.
In a blog entry titled “A Father’s Fright of Twilight,” Driscoll writes, “Twilight is for teenage girls what porn is to teenage boys: sick, twisted, evil, dangerous, But these moviegoers did not just consist of teenage girls.
As Driscoll said, “Tragically, many will be driven by their parents, including some cougar moms encouraging and joining their daughters’ obsession with handsome young males.”
“He explained that he is particularly concerned for Christian parents “who are naively allowing this filth into their children’s lives, buying these books and driving kids to see these movies.”
“He ended the article stating, “To such parents, ‘It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God’ (Phil. 1:9–11).”