Q 043

Question: “What does the Bible say about movies like the chronicles of Narnia that are supposed to glorify God yet fail to mention Jesus Christ’s name. Is C. S. Lewis a pagan or a true Christian?”

Answer: The Bible doesn’t speak directly about movies or media that doesn’t mention Jesus name. C.S. Lewis produced a lot of content that was “based” off Christian principles. Biblically, we are commanded to “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world” (cf. I John 2:15). I don’t think there is anything wrong with content that points people towards a biblically accurate message. Sadly, almost all the Christian movies and shows are biblically inaccurate. This reminds me of II Corinthians 11:13-15 which warns believers about false apostle appearing as ministers of righteousness. If I know that the devil is “blinding the minds of them that believe not” (cf. II Corinthians 4:4) then would he use so called “Christian” content to keep people away from the truth found in Scripture? Yes, I believe he would. I believe he is using “Christian” content to deceive people from placing their faith in Jesus Christ. I don’t think we need novels to explain doctrine when we have the Bible. Does that mean that believer can’t exercise discernment and have to be dogmatic on everything that is in the world? Not necessarily. Remember, Paul became all things to all men that he might reach more (cf. I Corinthians 9:19). Use discernment, know the tactics of the enemy, and be ready to help lead people into righteousness. I hope this helps!