A new movie is out with an actor that I like, but this movie I will pass on. The movie is Dr. Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The trailers for the movie tell me all I need to know, as a Christian, to pass on this movie.
…”Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.”…
Did you catch that last line? “…the most powerful sorcerer in existence.” Thats right, the writters of comic book heros was not content on super heros like Superman who was dedicated to truth, justice and the American way, or Batman who after witnessing his parents murdered swore an oath of vengeance against criminals, an oath tempered by a sense of justice. Then my childhood favorite Spiderman, who was a normal teenage boy stuggling with adolesence, awkwardness, lonliness and who had to learn that “with great power there must also come great responsibility”. Finally, a teenager who was not a sidekick or comic relief. No, a super hero is, in my opinion, not someone who would rely on mystics, sorcery or magic.
The Bible warns us about ‘sooth sayers’. Leviticus 19:31 warns us not to defile ourselves by going to anyone that consults with spirits. Leviticus 20:6 says that soothsayers and sorcerers are spiritual prostitutes and in Leviticus 20:27 God commands us to put to death witches and sorcerers because they are an abomination to Him. And what has to be a bone chilling warning from God about sorcerers and spiritualists in Deuteronomy 18:10-14 should scare any follower of Christ away from such a movie as Dr. Strange.
No thank you. I will not defile myself with this movie. I will stick to super heros like Captain America, Ironman and the Green Lantern and watch movies with John Wayne, Jimmie Stewart and Humphrey Bogart. At least I am not spiritually prostituting my soul in make believing that I could be Spiderman, who does whatever a spider can, spins a web any size and catch thieves just like flies. Watch out that you don’t spiritually prostitute your soul by watching this movie that is an abomination unto our Lord.