I'M SCARED OF—MONSTERS, DINOSAURS AND
SCARY THINGS ON TV AND MOVIES!
WELL, THIS IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
LET'S LOOK AT IT ONE BY ONE:
MONSTERS AND SCARY THINGS ON MOVIES AND CARTOONS: These are just made up non-sense; They don't exist for real; SO just don't watch or listen to the kind of pictures or stories that talk about junk like that. Learn to love real things and throw away all that old monster junk!
These things come from Satan because he likes people to see ugly things and be afraid!
DINOSAURS: There used to be dinosaurs, but most of them were plant eaters. Jesus made them in the beginning and they were good, because He said all the animals were good back then.
Some of them may have later learned to be bad because of sin in the world—But when God sent the flood, He didn't take very any of those huge animals on the ark. The small ones or any large ones that did go on the ark, are likely extinct now, long before our days. SO, just like monsters, DINOSAURS are not real any more and we don't have to worry about them.
HERE'S SOME GOOD ADVICE ABOUT SATAN'S JUNKY, SCARY STUFF:
THE TOUGH OLD OAK DOOR
If you should ever have the good fortune to pass through the town of
DeerfIeld, Massachusetts, be sure to visit the museum. There you will find
many a fascinating relic of the early history of North America.
When I was there some time ago, my attention was attracted by a massive
old door, and I wondered why anybody had gone to the trouble of preserving
in a museum anything so ordinary as a door.
But I soon learned that this is no ordinary door. It is a door with a
history. One terrible day in the long ago it was the one thing that stood
between some of Old DeerfIeld's inhabitants and a horrible fate at the
hands of the Indians.
For many years Deerfield, first settled in 1669, was the frontier post of
New England on the northwest. It suffered severely from Indians in 1675
and 1677. Then on the twenty-ninth of February, 1704, came the worst
disaster. Once more the village was attacked. Many of the houses were
burned. Forty-nine people were killed, and one hundred and eleven were
carried away as captives. To escape the raiders, some of the people ran
into one of the homes, barricaded the door, and turned the house as best
they could into a small fortress.
After the Indians had done all the damage they could elsewhere, they
swarmed around this house, battering on the door with their tomahawks, but
were unable to break it down. Despite repeated assaults the door held, and
the people's lives were saved.
Today one can still see the marks of those tomahawks on the door;
much-prized scars of a terrible fight and a gallant defense.
As I thought about that battle, it occurred to me that we all need a door
like that today; not on our homes, but on our hearts. Nowadays we are not
troubled by savage Indians, but we are besieged by temptations of one kind
As the apostle Paul wrote: "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take
unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the
evil day, and having done all, to stand. . . . Above all, taking the
shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts
of the wicked." Ephesians 6:12-16.
Yes, we are in a fight. We are surrounded by enemies who would destroy us.
We are pressed hard by many temptations. The devil throws his "fiery
darts" at us through wrong pictures and stories, through the movies,
television; through impure magazines and evil companions; always striving
to capture our spiritual fortress and lay low our fine ideals and noble
As never before we need a strong shield that will resist all evil, a door
to our hearts that will stand against every satanic invasion.
That shield, that door, is faith. Faith in God. Faith in His Word, the
Bible. Faith in His love, in His promises, and in His power and
willingness to help us in every time of need.
When we have such faith as this, God will be ever near to protect
and deliver us. He will "quench all the fiery darts" of the enemy. He will
cause us to resist temptations to which other boys and girls give way,
leading them into great wrong and sorrow.
Faith in God is a sure protection, a defense which the devil can never
break down, a door against which he will batter his "tomahawks" in vain.
As David said: "The Lord is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge." Psalm 94:22. And Solomon: "Whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe," Proverbs 29:25.
HERE IS THE STORY OF WHAT 2 GIRLS LEARNED BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN THERE WAS
Over the Radio
Hazel and Agnes loved to listen to the radio. In fact, they listened all the time they could. Both of them, even little Agnes, had learned how to turn the knobs on the front of the cabinet, and they could "tune in" all the best stations just as well as Mother or Dad.
One or the other of them would start the
radio going as soon as they got up in the morning, and kept it going until they
went to bed. Daddy was out all day, and Mother was very busy with home duties
and church duties and other things; so the children listened to almost anything
One afternoon as they sat together beside the radio, there came the sound
of angry voices, with guns firing.
"Good-ee!" exclaimed Hazel, clapping her hands. "It's the children's hour,
and they're going to have another crime story. Let's call Mother to
They both ran into the kitchen where Mother was busy preparing supper.
"Come quickly!" they cried. "Please hurry, Mother. They're shooting
already. It's going to be great. You must come!"
“I’m busy, I’ll come later, I can’t come now.”
"Oh, do come. I know there'll be a murder," said Hazel.
"Perhaps lots of them."
"A what?" cried Mother, horrified.
"A murder," said Hazel, with a touch of mystery in her voice. "You know
what that is, Mother. And there may be a whole heap of murders. Do hurry,
Mother decided to drop her work and go into the parlor.
The radio was on, and the sound of cars racing, men shooting, and guns
firing filled the room. Hazel and Agnes resumed their seats, their little
faces tense with excitement. Now there came the sound of shrieks and
groans of wounded men, the crash of cars smashing into each other, and
"They're dead now," whispered little Agnes. "Must be lots of people dead."
"Yes! Yes!" cried Hazel, hardly able to keep her seat. "I wonder how many
were killed? I hope they got the bandits. Isn't it wonderful, Mother?"
"Stop it!" cried Mother. "Turn the radio off! Why, I never dreamed you
were listening to things like this. It's terrible, terrible!”
"Oh, but Mother, it's the children's hour," wailed Hazel, as she
obediently walked over to the radio to turn it off.
"Children's hour or no children's hour," said Mother, "I can't have my
little girls listening to horrible things like this. No wonder you both
have nightmares so often."
"But, Mother, listen, please listen a little longer."
"No, but you can try another station.”
Hazel turned the knob. A monster story came over.
"Oh, listen to that," said Hazel. "Isn't it creepy, Mother?"
"Hazel! I'm surprised at you!" exclaimed Mother. "Turn it off! Surely you
don't listen to dreadful things like this. I never thought-"
"Oh, yes, we often hear creepy stories, we've come to like it," said
"Hazel," said Mother solemnly, "this has got to stop. I can't have my two
little girls listening to things like this!"
"Oh, Mother, can't we turn the radio on to programs we like after this?”
"Not until you can distinguish between the evil and the good," said
Mother. "And evidently you can't do that yet."
"Well, how can we tell what is good and what isn't?" asked Agnes.
"There is a way," replied Mother. "Long before there was any radio, John
Wesley's mother told her children that if they wanted to know whether a
pleasure was good or bad, they were to take this rule: 'Whatever weakens
your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your
sense of God, or takes away your relish for spiritual things; whatever
increases the authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin.' "
"I don't see what that means," said Hazel.
"Maybe it is rather deep for you, dear," said Mother, "but it means just
this: We should never do anything, or say anything, or listen to anything
that would displease Jesus or lessen our love for Him and the things that
He loves. And I know He could not possibly want us to listen to such
dreadful things as we have heard this afternoon. We must learn to listen
only to the good things, and keep out the other."
After this Hazel and Agnes were much more careful. As they turned the
dial, seeking for "the good things," they would ask themselves, "Would
Jesus like us to listen to this?"
And so their little minds were kept clean and innocent while they learned
to love the beautiful things most.
So don't bother to watch or listen to scary things on TV or movies, or read such stories in books; it's not true and it's just old Satan's tricks to make you scared!
Learn about real things and the beautiful things that Jesus made and you will be MUCH HAPPIER!
If anybody says you are a sissy not to read or watch that stuff, just tell them it's silly to waste time on made up junk!
Here is a wonderful text in the Bible that will help you to know the difference between what is good and what is bad:
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8