Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12 Days of Star Wars at Calvary Church



Yes Yoda, Princess Leia and the Storm Troopers make an appearance as well as other characters and light sabers! Let's not forget Star Wars advances the "god of forces" [Satan] warned of in the Bible.  There are deeper messages in the movies based in esoteric magic, new age and other false teachings. The Jedis [Jesuits] who also serve as "Watchers" for the fictional "universe" putting the "force" to work, are basically doing witchcraft as "black and white" witchcraft is advanced out in the world, you know the "dark side of the force" the movie warns about.

Is it that hard to figure out that Star Wars advances New Age ideals and others that are adverse to true Christianity? Well it goes along with the false pagan holiday of Christmas. By the way if you do a search for Star Wars and Christmas/and or church, this church isn't the only one among a multitude of denominations doing the popular Star Wars themes and mixing them with Christmas or other church services.

One church is even planning a Star Wars Nativity scene.

It's ironic but meaningful that the villain of the movie is going to play Santa Claus [Satan Claws]:

"“I already have my tickets for the Dec. 18 premiere of ‘The Force Awakens’ – I’m a huge Star Wars fan,” Lucas said. “In fact, as a child I would take the family Nativity and replace the figurines with Star Wars action figures – that’s the inspiration for our live Star Wars Nativity. At its core, Star Wars reflects spiritual faith. It’s the battle between good and evil, the light versus the dark, and that’s something we can all rally around.”
At the Christmas service, children will get the chance to sit on Darth Santa’s lap (aka Darth Vader), share their Christmas wish, and take a photo with Lord Vader and his Stormtrooper “elves.” Each service includes costumed characters, movie clips, and music designed to wow audiences, the release said."

Hmm he says the movie is about good and evil, so he picks the evil character for the children to visit with? That says a lot. Did you notice in the above he refers to Vader as "LORD VADER"? I don't think the character in the movie has that title even. WOW! Well Christmas and Star Wars goes together, the god of forces is "worshipped" via the sun worship, solstice of Christmas and the collective pagans in the pews [well many are simply uninformed and ignorant of these spiritual realities] cheer it all on.

Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.


21 comments:

AW said...

The whole 'cosmic battle between good and evil' theme from Star Wars strikes me as quite Gnostic... in fact, many merging heresies (especially the false Nephilim teachings) seem to be incorporating gnosticism as they lead more and more people into the Delusion.

They'll think they are on the side of 'good' and helping to fight evil, but the reality will be exactly opposite ('Joel's Army' and all that). A quick review of Gnostic teachings is eye-watering in its blasphemy. It's grieving to see other Christians falling for it.

Thanks for all your warnings.
-AW

Anonymous said...

L-A-O-D-I-C-E-A

Being faithful to God and His Word, means nothing to Calvary Chapels. What matters is keeping the $$$ coming in.

Bible Believer said...

Oh it's gnostic to the core AW. The modern New Age movement is Gnosticism.

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/who-are-gnostics.html


The Jedis have their "inner knowing" [just like the guy on the Matrix] who can start moving objects with his mind--Yoda raises Skywalker's ship in one of the early movies. [I haven't seen the last three or four of them so referring to one of the earlier ones] Han Solo [sun], Skywalker--are all names full of "meaning".

Nephilism is pure Gnosticism, I knew about the "Watchers" via Alice Bailey--theosophist during my UU years. Black and white dualism, [the good and evil side of the force, is like black and white magic, all leads to the same evil place. Yes just like Joel's Army.

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2013/07/more-on-nephilim-deception.html

I agree anon, they know this stuff "entertains" people in all of these churches.

Anonymous said...

The latest fad for the show as they must keep all three rings going at the circus! - Don

Anonymous said...

The Nephilim is not pure Gnosticism, it is in the bible.

Genensis 6:4 "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."


Blizzard of Bugs said...

The fruit of righteousness...appalling. This is the kind of fruit this celebration produces. When the root is bad the fruit is bad.

Joy said...

Re. Nephilim comment; you are still bringing extra biblical assumptions. This is one for us to say, "I'm not sure. This is confusing. There is a lot we don't understand for sure." It is very clear in the Bible that there were Giants. But who are the sons of God, who are the daughters of men? This is not clearly defined enough for us to make it part of our theology. It is ok to have questions. It is better than jumping to possibly wrong conclusions.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. Talk about entertainment for the goats. So sad. The Whosoevers have a t-shirt that has a picture of yoda with a light saber - saying: whosoever. I AM.
And thank you for your coverage of the Whosoevers out of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, over the years, BB
Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

If we go by other places in the old testament where "sons of God" is used, then we have angels. Job 1:6, Job 2:1, Job 38:7. In the new testament it would be human beings. Is the term used any other way in the old testament? I think that the daughters of men are clearly humans.

2 Peter 2:4-5 "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;"

Jude 1:6-7
"And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."

I have no problem with people disagreeing with me. There are certainly different interpretations. I just think that it is unfair to say that it is a flat out false teaching.

Lynn said...

Hi BB,

Our family formerly attended Calvary Chapel-affiliated churches, withdrawing from the first in 2005, and another (our last) in 2008.

I do not believe, however, that the church you're featuring here in this article is actually Calvary Chapel affiliated. You may want to check that out. My efforts to do so have been inconclusive, and I've spent all the time on it I can afford at the moment. I wanted to be sure because I was thinking of sharing this article with my son. Unfortunately, until I can be certain, I cannot share it.

My initial search led me to a Calvary Church in Naperville ILLINOIS, the interior of which resembles the set in the video, but there is nothing Star Wars-themed in their Christmas lineup.

Perhaps you can have a go at it.

Maybe you know a fast way to search all churches by the name of Calvary Church Naperville that may exist in other states.

BTW, I also searched the YouTube site hosting this video, and could not find any sign of affiliation either.

Anonymous said...

The worse assumptions are with believers thinking others are believers just because they sit in a building. The Lord said he who does the will of My Father are the true believers. Many are so deceived they do not follow Jesus and God's Holy Spirit. They follow the voice of men who are shown to be angels of light but are of evil and darkness.

Bible Believer said...

Thanks for your help Lynn.

I removed references to "Calvary Chapel". I posted this very late, and probably read Calvary and thought Calvary Chapel. For some reason I thought I remembered one in that area too. Some of those names overlap quite a bit. The actual church seems to be an Assembly of God affiliated one.

That said, here's an actual Calvary Chapel church that has done a Star Wars theme for their VBS...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seqMTyd-R0k

Bible Believer said...

Agree about people sitting in a building, sitting in a garage doesn't make you a car and sitting in a brick building with a cross on top of it doesn't automatically make you a Christian.

Bible Believer said...

Here is the original Nephilim article where I go into more detail...

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2010/10/deceiving-you-with-aliens-and-nephilim.html

Anonymous said...

Matthews 22:30 "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven."

"In heaven". I take that to mean good angels. Obviously, the angels in Genesis would have been fallen angels. Fallen angels would not follow God's law. Angels can appear as humans.

Genesis 6:9 "These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God."

What does "and perfect in his generations mean"?

You do not need the book of Enoch. Just the bible.

Anonymous said...

Without advocating for these following beliefs, because its just too difficult to corroborate. I know they are two other explanations of the pre-flood giants. There are some who say the sons of God are the children of Seth and the daughters of men are from Cain. Then there are others who say there are two creations, one in Genesis 1 and the other in the garden of Eden with Adam. The latter believe the sons of God are from Genesis 1 and the daughters of man (translated Adam) are from Genesis 2 who were placed into the garden by YHWH God. I'm seeing more and more people advocating for either one of these scenarios these days.

Also the pre-flood giants and some of the post flood giants were different.

The pre-flood giants were H5303 "nphiyl" coming from a root meaning corrupt or tyrant. This is where they get their Nephilim from.

900 years later in Numbers 13:32-33, Joshua of Israel is spying out the same "nphiyl" giants who supposedly died in the flood. Did the fallen angels come back and marry again? The Bible doesn't mention it.

The giants in Deuteronomy 2:11 are different and are H7497 "rapha", and all other accounts of giants who were also battled with by Joshua are also "rapha" - usually meaning tree fellers.

The "nphiyl" appear to be a general term for giants or possibly tyrants who were also giants, and "rapha" appears to be a tribal race of people who were giants.

Goliath was never mentioned as either of the above peoples.

Joy is 100% correct, we shouldn't add things into the Scriptures and theology which aren't clearly defined, even if those beliefs are commonly accepted. I wrote a lengthy article about this two weeks ago, and I definitely do not have a factual opinion on these things and never will, there just isn't enough told to us from the Bible about it. And I most certainly will not be getting any Biblical explanations from the like of David Icke and his alien friends.

Anonymous said...

The gap theory

http://www.learnthebible.org/gap-theory-of-genesis-creation.html

AW said...

Biblebeliever - thanks for the links. I'd read the one on the Nephilim but hadn't seen the one on Gnosticism. I saw an old comment of yours on C. Knowles blog... that's a big part of my concern is just how insidious and widespread this worldview has become, especially within 'Christianity.'

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To the anon (December 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM), I can see how you wouldn't appreciate someone calling a teaching you believe in 'false.'

However, all the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, talk about the only righteousness that counts before God being righteousness by faith. There is a simplicity to the gospel of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Yet those who choose to believe the Nephilim teachings would have Christians believe that Noah walking uprightly before God actually means 'genetically pure' (see Anon comment from December 18, 2015 at 1:15 AM).

Look up what the word 'perfect' actually means - https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H8549&t=KJV

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God destroyed the world because of the wickedness of MEN not 'Nephilim' (Gen 6:5 - "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.")

Noah was righteous before God, believing and obeying by faith, and preaching righteousness for over one hundred years before God sent the flood.

Genesis 7:1 - "And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation."

Ezekiel 14:14 - "Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD." (also verses 16 and 20)

2 Peter 2:5 - "And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly"

Hebrews 11:7 - "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."

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The Nephilim teachings completely pervert and subvert everything God's word says about the wickedness of men's heart and Noah's righteous by faith, instead making it about genetic 'contamination.' So yeah, I'm going to have to call that fruit what it is: ROTTEN to the core.

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A final caution:

You would do well to consider what recent history demonstrates is the result of teachings about 'genetic purity' and 'untermensch' (un-humans/sub-humans), because it is foolish to think that it can't happen again.

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-AW

Anonymous said...

Regarding the confusion about whether the featured church is a Calvary Chapel or not. It appears that they were originally a Calvary Chapel last spring when they posted a horrible video of their celebration of Easter. Then they apparently dropped the reference to "Chapel" in the name and just go as "Calvary".

I don't think they are representative of all Calvary Chapels in any case. If you search Calvary Chapel and Star Wars you come up empty. Not defending the group. but accuracy is paramount especially in discernment matters.

Anonymous said...

It is incredible to me that people would hijack this topic to push the Nephilim controversial false teaching.

Anonymous said...

We have puppet shows in our church complete with expensive muppet type of puppets. They do cute skits and make people laugh, and the actors and actresses behind the puppets come out and love the applause, compliments, and grandeur of the audience. There is no difference between the star wars skits, nor all of the cutesy little skits we have to sit through with absolutely no solid Bible teachings.