Friday, October 15, 2010

Vampires: What a Pain in the Neck!

Okay, I don't imagine that this particular post will make me too popular with people, but it needs to be said. This world in general, and North America in particular, is going crazy over vampires. There are these bloody (pun intended) bestselling books and movies, and games and websites and "teams", all dedicated to these blood-sucking, disgusting, monstrous creatures.

I will admit, I have read Stoker's classic and found it interesting, because it portrays Dracula as the evil creature that vampires are. But now, some 113 years after the classic was written, Stoker's view of Nosferatu has been forgotten by and large, and now they are something for people to drool over, or see as misunderstood outsiders. There are people who get downright nasty when they think of their favourite neck chomper being insulted. 

The worst part in my mind is the church people who see no problem with this craze. These people who are supposed to be called out from the world and separated from it have no problem conveniently forgetting this call of separation and joining the throng of vampire lovers.

2 Corinthians 6:15-18 says, "And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people." Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

We are supposed to be different, people! Why then is it okay to run right to join the world in idolizing these unholy creatures of the night? There is a reason that Stoker portrayed them as being chased off by, and destroyed by crosses. They are of satanic influence. In simple words, vampires are bad. 

And on the subject of the blood-sucking: Leviticus 17:14 says, "For it is the life of all flesh. Its blood is for the life of it. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'You shall not eat the blood of any flesh.' For the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off".

Now to those who are freaking out at me for cracking down on vampires and thinking "they're just fictional", let me tell you this: the craze and the total lust that people have for these evil creatures is very real. They are so enthralled by these things that they would not miss a movie or book for their life; or their soul. You know, that word "enthralled" perfectly describes what is happening. They are enthralled, or in modern terms, enslaved, by the darkness of this thing. 

Break free! Get out of the world! Stop worshipping unholy creatures, and worship God! And yes, the total obsession with vampires is bordering on worship, and in some cases it is breaching that line. 1 Peter 2:9 says, "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for possession, so that you might speak of the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."

We have been called out of darkness and into the marvelous light of the Lord. So I reiterate, come out of the darkness of this world, and enter into the light of God! And realize vampires for what they are: evil, blood-sucking, obsessive, unholy creatures of darkness. They are a pain in the neck!


  1. awesome and it needed to be said! good job

  2. Well said Pastor Ben, I think we forget sometimes who we belong to as Christians and say, "Oh, that's just a story." Shame on us, anything that goes against Christ is not a story. We really have to be careful in this day and age. The devil is running rampant and he doesn't care who is chasing, he wants us all but Praise the Lord, he ain't gonna get us!!! RIGHT!
    Love ya, and so glad that you're my PASTOR~

  3. Well said and I also think that we need to remember to not just choose the current trend but also carefully examine the shows that we watch daily and have grown comfortable with.