I'M SCARED OF—MONSTERS, DINOSAURS AND

 SCARY THINGS ON TV AND MOVIES!

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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 or another.

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 ambitions.

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 ONLY RADIO:

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 they pleased.

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 listen."

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, please."

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 more shooting.

"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.

"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

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