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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Should Christians Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

shane idleman

Everyone who names the name of Christ should depart from anything that goes against His standard of holiness. Do we really think that movies featuring nudity, violence, wizards, the occult and so on are not going to affect us or our children? Do we really believe these are simply fun, entertaining shows with no spiritual ramifications? God’s Word says otherwise. For example, 2 Chronicles 33:6 says that those who use enchantments and witchcraft, and who deal with familiar spirits and wizards, provoke the Lord to anger. There is no gray area here. If enchantments, witchcraft, familiar spirits and wizards are entertaining, something is clearly wrong. Darkness should not entertain. We must be pure vessels that God can use (2 Tim. 2:19-21.) A pure vessel cannot come from a polluted mind. Years of feeding the flesh will leave us spiritually weak.

This message is not a small recommendation, it’s a call to a life-changing decision—what goes in the mind ultimately comes out in our actions. Of course, watching these programs now and then may not lead someone astray, but how can a child of God truly enjoy them? Why walk willingly into the enemy’s camp? Why quench and grieve the Spirit of God? It’s impossible to develop a deep respect and desire for God if we repeatedly fill our mind with things that oppose Him.

— Shane Idleman, Charisma News, Should Christians Watch ‘Game of Thrones’? May 22, 2019



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    The funny thing is that these fundies believe spirits and witchcraft are REAL LIVE DEMONS whereas the rest of us know it’s all fiction.

    BTW I cringe every time I hear fundies refer to “the flesh”. Ugh.

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    Wasn’t this screed of Idleman’s a little too late? I’m pretty sure that the grand finale of GOT aired before the date this was published. It also had been on FOR YEARS, too. What took Shane Isleman so long?

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    Hugh D. Young

    YEAH WELL…..Gotta have ‘stock’ in order to keep the doors of a BUSINESS open, IOW……SOMETHING, ANYTHING to talk about, and to preach against!

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    I cant speak for the Game of Thrones tv series but the books are a much better read than the old letters, ancient tax records,archaic laws, legends, myths, fake news, poetry,and outright lies that make up the Bible.

    And yes Christians should watch Game of Thrones, it will be a lot cheaper than the porn subscription they actually pay for.

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