Friday, September 10, 2010


By Hayley Boud

What is a vampire and what can we learn from them as Christians?

They Hate the LightWe know that Jesus Christ Himself is the light. Vampires prefer to be in darkness and we know that satan is represented by darkness (void of light – no God).

Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose themEph 5:7-10
Therefore we need to expose vampires and their actions to find the truth....

PowersVampires have powers that humans don’t. They can read minds, fly, run fast (depending on the version you read), they can seduce humans. We know there are only two sources of power so if the power that someone has to do something isn’t from God....the only other way they have gained that power is through satan.

In ancient Greece the word that was used to describe someone who drank blood and had certain powers was, “demon” or even “satan”. Over the years the word was slowly changed to “witches”, “coven”, or “wiccan” and then over time it was changed to “vampire”.

In Deuteronomy 18:9-10, it calls witchcraft detestable by God and He warns the Israelites not to practise “divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft”. Therefore, vampires are not something to imitate and God calls them detestable and in other versions He says they are an “abomination” (meaning God hates it, He absolutely loathes it, He has an intense aversion to it which means He can’t even look at it).

Aversion means:
1. A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance.
2. The cause or object of such a feeling.
3. The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behaviour because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus.
4. The act of turning away or averting.

If God absolutely loathes vampires, if He hates it so much that He can’t look at it without feeling shame or intense loathing, and if God lives in us, then shouldn’t we also have the same feeling when we see vampires? If God lives in us, shouldn’t we react to vampires the same way He does? Many Christians are not. In fact, many Christians are attracted to vampires which but God says He is opposed to it.

Drink blood
Vampires drink blood and we know as Christians that life is in the blood. If someone loses enough blood, they will die.

You must abstain from eating food offered to idols, from consuming blood or the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. If you do this, you will do well”. Acts 15:29

Drinking blood is also satanic ritual obeyed by those who actively participate in the Satanist church and by also by witches. By drinking blood is believed the person will receive power. They will become more like God. Isn’t this the same issue that tripped up Eve in the garden of Eden, “Eve, if you eat this fruit, you will become like God”. (Gen 3:3-5) Interesting! And what is even more interesting is that the cover of the book “Twilight” has a picture of an apple on the front. The picture that represents envy and pride.

No soulIn movies, the vampire is depicted as having no shadow or not having a reflection in the mirror. This is because the vampire doesn’t have a soul. If there is no soul then there is no hope of salvation. They live for eternity but they can’t go to heaven and they just walk the earth forever, drinking blood. This was the scariest thing for me, when I was a child. I have only ever seen one vampire movie and I couldn’t watch anymore after that. It scared me so much as a child and the thing that frightened me the most was that they have no hope. The live for eternity without any redemption. And the worst part is, they don’t choose it. Someone drinks their blood and they become a vampire and they didn’t get the choice. They lost the opportunity for salvation.

Of course this is a lie from satan. We all have a choice and we can choose to go to heaven or hell. We all have a soul and no matter what, we can’t get rid of it. This soul will either go to heaven or to hell. There is no way that we can be free of our soul because our soul is what gives us life. When the soul leaves the body, it is now dead. It can’t continue without the soul. And this soul must go somewhere; only heaven or hell. No other choice. But I believe vampires are satan’s way of tricking people into thinking there is no heaven, no hell, no soul, no salvation and he makes it attractive for people to think they could live forever on earth. It’s not attractive! Watching these kinds of movies makes us think that it would be nice to live forever with the one we love but this is a lie. Read revelations and you will find the truth about living on this earth.

The vampire is neither dead nor alive. Another lie from satan. If you are not alive, then you must be dead. You can’t be half, half. If you are dead, then you can go to heaven or hell. If you go to heaven, you will stay there for eternity and enjoy. Presently hell is under construction and if you haven’t accepted Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you will be going to hades. Satan is bound and can’t move but he has his demons to work for him and if you are sent to hades, satan can also use you. He can send your soul to earth to work for him like an evil spirit. He needs workers because time is short now, he knows Christ will come back soon so if he can send the dead back to earth to torment people, he will. Therefore, the undead are actually dead but working for satan. Therefore, being a vampire is not something that should be desired or attracted to.

Teeth like lions(Revelations 9 – Odon’s message)

People will see their teeth when they speak but it might not give us a fright, as we are familiar with the vampire movies. These movies are actually preparing the psychology of the human being so at that time people will find it normal to see vampires. Today, especially young people find it “cool” to have power like vampires, and to act like vampires. They are proud to be called vampires. Satan has been preparing the memory and psychology of the young generation so they can be destroyed at that time.

Secondly, their faces will be like human beings and that will help people not to fear them. They are similar to us, not monsters so why fear them? So Satan will use people that look like me and you so that they can destroy the world properly. So satan is using these vampire movies, preparing our minds so that we will find vampires normal and not be afraid, especially the younger generation.

Therefore, we need to be careful with what we are showing our children. We need them to understand the truth and it’s probably better not to let them watch vampire movies because we don’t want them to become familiar to it. We want them to fear these monsters, not be attracted to them.

Beautiful and seductiveIt is there extreme beauty and their ability to seduce humans that attracts people to them. They use this as a way of trapping humans. Satan also comes in a form that is attractive. He would never come as a red beast with horns. He would come as something very seductive. In the same way he attracted Eve.

Vampires are portrayed in a very sexual way and they are free to do what they want and take what they want. I saw a preview for a tv program about vampires and it had these words flash up, “lust”, “greed”, “envy”. It’s not very Christ-like!

Movies and television makes it look very attractive though. It looks enjoyable to be a vampire, to seduce people, to suck their blood; it’s portrayed in a very sexy way that makes us think it would be enjoyable. They make it look like we would actually enjoy having our blood sucked out of us. This is a lie! Satan is the father of lies and he twists the truth. For example, in the twilight series, the main vampire (Edward) protects the main character (Bella) which is a lie, only God can protect us. No man can protect us and satan definitely doesn’t protect us. Edward doesn’t sleep and he uses his time to watch over Bella while she sleeps which is another lie from satan because God is the only one who doesn’t sleep and watches over us while we sleep. This story sounds so romantic but it’s just a way for satan to glorify himself.

Can’t enter your home without being invited but once invited they can come and go as they please. Satan also can’t enter your spiritual home without your permission. Remember that. When he starts to tempt you, tell him, “you are not invited here, I have decided not to allow you in”. But remember that once you let him in, it will be difficult to get him out. Once we fall into temptation, it’s hard to stop.

Vampire bible (satan has his own bible)
Pretty scary and not very enjoyable to read. It depicts humans as animals that are to be preyed on. It talks about the rules you must follow as a vampire and it talks about how to take the soul of a human and to not have any compassion on humans because they are just animals to be eaten. The vampire must remember they are above humans, they are the god and they worship themselves and that they use the power of darkness for their magic.

Vampire temple (satan has his own temple)
This is what the website says:

If Vampires were real, would you want to be one?
It is not just a fantasy.

If you want to know more you can find out on facebook but I don’t recommend it. It doesn’t edify the soul and it made me feel disgusting. I totally understand how God says it is an abomination and that He loathes it.

Philippians 4:8 (New International Version)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”.

Therefore I don’t recommend you read the vampire bible, or visit the vampire temple website or watch vampire movies or television programs.

1 Corinthians 6:12
Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any

Some of you say, "Everything is permitted for me." But not everything is good for me. Again some of you say, "Everything is permitted for me." But I will not be controlled by anything.”

God allows us to watch vampire movies and read the books but what do we gain from it? Not everything is beneficial, or helpful or good for me. Are watching these movies good for my soul? Does God enjoy watching these movies? If God has an “aversion” to these movies, then shouldn’t we? But, we are free and it’s up to our conscience to decide and we are not here to judge others, just ourselves.

1 comment:

  1. And you're running for the Academic Board? Well, I hope we start getting papers on this! Good luck and God bless!