Hey y’all! Okay, so for some reason I have been asked a LOT lately to write a post about Harry Potter. It seems that a lot of you watch Harry Potter and want to know if it’s okay, or you don’t watch it and want to know if you can.
Harry Potter was a topic I kind of never wanted to cover.
Do I personally watch/read Harry Potter? No, I don’t. For this post I’m going to try my very best to simply lay out facts concerning Harry Potter in an unbiased way. My goal isn’t to offend anyone! My hope is to simply shed some light on this super popular fandom.
Let’s talk about the main theme of Harry Potter.
As a young boy, Harry discovers that he is a wizard living in the ordinary world with unmagical people. The wizard world exists parallel to the real world, and he is invited to attend an exclusive magic school: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here is where most of the events of the series take place.
Objects incorporated are magic plants, magic wands, potions, spells, flying broomsticks, centaurs, and other magical creatures.
The movies each follow one year of his life as he faces challenges and grows as a wizard.
The BIGGEST argument against Harry Potter… is the magic evil?
This…. this is where Christians get stuck. Okay, there’s magic, wizards, witches, potions, spells, etc., but… it’s just pretend, right? It’s not really evil…. right?
Yes, Harry Potter is a completely pretend made-up story. We all know it’s not real!
Except… the occult is very real and very heavily involved with anything unholy in the sight of God. This includes witchcraft, casting spells, making potions, etc. There were sorcerers and witches in the Bible, and what did God say about them?
He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-himmom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did MUCH EVIL in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:6
So here’s my two cents: Why do we so heavily defend Harry Potter when the whole theme is wrapped around something God hates? I understand it’s enjoyable to watch or you love the plots, but why is this such a hot topic when it’s pretty clear to us in Scripture?
I’m not saying that I have any authority to tell you not to watch Harry Potter or anything like that, I guess I just don’t understand the confusion. XD
Is there a Christian message in Harry Potter?
I’ve heard this argument a lot! Maybe J.K. Rowling did attend to put some inspirational themes in her books. I don’t know, I haven’t read them! ; ) Still though, does an occasional good or possibly even Christian message turn it into a God-honoring book? Not exactly.
The magic isn’t dark, though!
I addressed in my last post that good magic does not exist. Wiccans, witches, or occultists can’t practice magic with good intentions and do good things. There’s no such thing as good magic! Because magic is never from God and that means it’s from something evil and far more sinister.
Christian author Richard Abates states this:
“If you go to The Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings what you see is story magic and imagination, it is not real. You can’t replicate it. But if you go to something like Harry Potter, you can find references to astrology, clairvoyance, and numerology. It takes seconds to go into a bookstore or library and get books on that and start investigating it, researching it, and doing it. In fact, that’s why real Wiccans, real witches, and real occultists are using the popularity of Harry Potter to lure kids toward real world occultism. They actually have advertisements for their own books that use Harry Potter as their appeal.”
That’s crazy to think about!
Real Wiccans, real witches, and real occultists are using Harry Potter as a tool to popularize occultism. They know that Harry Potter is fun and harmless for children, and they are using that to try and draw them in to their side.
These are just some facts for thought.
Will watching/reading Harry Potter as a Christian make you give up your faith? No. Will it make you become a witch? No.
This truly is only meant to be an informative post. I don’t judge you if you watch Harry Potter, I promise I don’t. (Plus I researched Harry Potter only because it was my most requested post!)
But… just the same, this girl stays out of Hogwarts.
Have a great day everyone!