Scripture says, "Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up" (John 3:20, GNV).
Many people love to go to masquerade balls and parties dressed as witches, warlocks, ghouls, and vampires, especially at Halloween. The bats will be flying this year, no doubt. And there'll be the quinessential dracula introduction or two, "Good Evening. Let me introduce myself." With shows like Vampire Diaries, Twilight, True Blood, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and movies like Blade to name a few, the subject of vampires is being pushed by Hollywood now more than ever. A vampire is a human who feeds on the blood of other humans. Vampires historically sleep by day and roam the earth at night. Vampires have supernatural powers and can live for thousands of years unless killed in the proper manner, so goes folklore. As we prepare to give a Christian defense for the season of Halloween, let's explore the subject of vampires.
Are vampires real? Do humans actually drink human blood? What does the Bible have to say?
In the movies back in the day, all you needed was a cross and some garlic to protect yourself from the draculas and vampires of old. Today's vampires attend vampire "clubs" and go on blood-drinking binges. In the cable series, True Blood, werewolves drink blood too. It's like they're part human, part werewolf and part vampire. How many crosses must you wear to turn back one of them? Does the size of the cross matter? Must a stake be driven in their hearts to kill them? What are some of the disturbing new trends in vampire flicks today, or in the news concerning murders associated with vampirism? What should the Christian response be to anyone caught up in vampirism and the occult?
Please read the article Vampires: Hollywood Is Pushing Them, But Are They Real? by a former "vampire" turned Christian. Let's begin give a Christian defense for the season of Halloween.
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