student and there was a policy against going to movies. I violated that. That was wrong. I have tried to be honest about my past, where appropriate and admit my failures, in hopes that it will help someone else. We went with another couple and skipped Sunday night church. We said that we were going to do research. Yah, right! I knew it was wrong. I knew it was a mistake. I wanted the scary thrill and to see what it was all about. Now let me clarify something: going to an amusement park to get a thrill on a rollercoaster, in my opinion, is just fine, but going to a horror movie to get a fear thrill isn’t. It can be down right dangerous, and you may bring home more that popcorn.
We were living in an apartment at 5809 73rd Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55429. They were called the Century Court apartments. The rent was $205 a month and
guaranteed not to go up for 1 ½ years. Some of you might remember those days. I am just telling you this, so you won’t think that I have a poor memory regarding this event. The movie was very frightening. It was very demonic. I am not going to publish the name for fear that someone might rent it out of curiosity
We went home and went to bed. In the middle of the night, we were both awoken to an abundance of noise. There were voices in the kitchen area and cupboard doors slamming. This went on for several minutes. Being the brave and heroic man that I was at the time, I rebuked it in the name of Jesus and pulled the covers over my head. It went away immediately.
For years, this movie would trouble my mind. I would think of it frequently. Those images are hard to get out. This is another reason to be careful what one views.
The next day, my wife and I, compared notes and it was like did you hear that? Both of us had been wide awake and our stories of what we experience matched. I had opened the door to demons. You could say that they followed me home from the movie theater. It was the painful price I paid for a enjoying??? -a little bit of fear.
Now I had been attacked by a demon in Bible College and later twice during my seven year trial. These were sent to kill me-to take me out if they could. Those attacks were not my fault. This was completely my fault. I opened a door of fear and that opened the door to the devil. II Timothy 1:7 tells us this: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” So why was I trying to give myself a spirit of fear. Good question! I am not saying that if watch a horror movie this will happen to you, but it
could. You run the risk of opening a door to the devil.
My wife and I do watch movies on occasion. I try to use this standard now. Philippians 4:8, for me, sums this up, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.:” If there is any kind of filth, we will get up and walk out and I do make a small scene. I want people to know why I am leaving. I will say something like “this movie isn’t fit for human consumption, let’s get out of here. That doesn’t happen much anymore, because I study websites that tell you if there is anything that will violate my Christian/family conscience in it. My personal opinion is if the Lord’s name is used in vain don’t go or at least walk out. Why? If they used your name or your parent’s name as a swear word in a movie would you go: of course not. My heavenly father has given me everything, and I want to honor his name. If I go to a movie, the only thing I want to bring home is a good feeling, a clean conscience, and maybe some popcorn; but nothing
Link to the family movie guide that I use: http://www.movieguide.org/