"In the preceding movie, Voldemort...opens
Dumbledore's tomb and claims the wand as his own. Assuming incorrectly
that Snape is the wand's current master, Voldemort slays Snape, not
realizing that the wand's allegiance was to Draco....Harry had subsequently
disarmed Draco and taken his wand. ...the Elder Wand's allegiance had
since shifted to Harry....Voldemort uses the Elder Wand to cast his
final Killing Curse against Harry's Expelliarmus charm.
But since the wand's allegiance is to Harry, Voldemort's spell backfires
and kills him once and for all."
were also essential to the creation and destruction of the
horcruxes used by Voldemort to secure his own immortality.
"Invented" by J.K Rowling, they only exist in the imaginations of those
who are captivated by her tales and by the additional "information" they
inspire. For example, Wikipedia
adds this gruesome description:
creation of a Horcrux requires one to commit a murder, which, as the
supreme act of evil, 'rips the soul apart.' After the murder, a spell
is cast to infuse part of the ripped soul into an object, which
becomes the Horcrux....Both inanimate objects and living organisms have
been used as Horcruxes, though the latter are considered riskier to
use, since an organism can move and think for itself....
"To be destroyed, a Horcrux must suffer damage so severe that repair
through magical means would be impossible....Once a Horcrux is irreparably
damaged, the fragment of soul within it is destroyed."
dark fantasies share a common consequence with actual occult realities.
Both stir cravings for new and ever darker occult thrills and knowledge.
The natural consequences of pursuing such a path is spiritual
bondage and torment. Listen again to God's warning:
would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke.
they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
be filled to the full with their own fancies." (Proverbs 1:30-31)
6. CALL UP
THE DEAD [Necromancy]:
Invoking the spirit of a deceased person through occult formulas.
Here the story gets more complicated. Harry himself was one of Voldemort's
horcruxes, since a piece of Voldemort's soul was hidden inside him.
Therefore Harry had to die before Voldemort could be killed. That realization
made Harry's life bleak indeed. The months of hiding from Voldemort and
his armies had taken their toll. Choosing to face his inevitable death
rather than fight it, he walked unarmed into Voldemort's forest camp.
But first Harry wanted to see his dead parents
and friends. His magical Resurrection Stone enabled him to call up
the spirits of his father and mother as well as Remus Lupin and Sirius
Black. They promised to stay with him until he died.
During his brief time in the state of "death,"
Harry was visited by the spirit of Albus Dumbledore who suggested
that he return to life. Since "dying" had freed him from bondage to Voldemort's
horcrux, he chose to return.
Many have equated Harry's death with the crucifixion and resurrection
of Jesus Christ. They are way off the track! Any such comparison is a
mockery of God's actual Truth.
Side of Evil
Surrounded by Hogwarts ash-covered ruins,
Harry wins his final battle against Voldemort. Later, as he stands on
a high ridge with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he pulls out his
Elder Wand, the most powerful wand known to wizards. He breaks it in two
and throws the pieces into the canyon below. Apparently, there's no need
for it anymore.
Did he really believe that all warfare ended
when Voldemort died? Would peace now prevail in the region cleansed of
its cruel leader? What about Voldemort's surviving army of ambitious,
murderous "death eaters"? Might not some of them fight for his lofty,
Harry doesn't answers those questions.
The movie concludes with a brief glimpse
of the three friends nineteen years later. Ron, of course, married Hermione.
Harry married Ron's sister Ginny. Now the two couples are standing with
their children on the magical railroad Platform 9¾, ready to send their
older children off to school on the Hogwarts Express.
When Harry's middle son admits his fear of
being "sorted" into the Slytherin dorm rather than Gryffindor, his father
"Albus Severus, you were
named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin
[Severus Snape] and he was probably the bravest man I ever
He was? The
sour, sullen, ruthless Severus Snape was no friend to Harry during his
school years. Nor was any other member of the Slytherin clan. Most of
them were deadly enemies. Many joined the Death Eaters. In light of the
previous Potter books, this sudden emphasis on peace, harmony and reconciliation
makes no sense!
Orwell would probably agree. His familiar book, 1984, sums
up such strange contradictions with these words:
"War is PEACE. Freedom is SLAVERY. Ignorance
We might add this lie:
Evil is Good! In a world that despises God's Word and moral
guidelines, it's not surprising that a series of books based on witchcraft
and wizardry has won the hearts of the people. Occult themes, whether
in books, movies or computer games, have become one of today's most effective
tools for social transformation. Even churches are promoting the change.
The "light" side of evil could hardly be more deceptive!
As God's Word tells us, "the
whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." (1 John 5:19)
That's reality today! But the
consequences for those who believe his lies will be severe:
"Woe to those who
call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and
light for darkness." Isaiah 5:20-21
God's Ultimate Victory
Today's rising world system has called for
unbiblical peace and a prescribed form of solidarity that has little tolerance
for Christians who refuse to compromise. Yet, if we stand
firm in Jesus Christ, our sovereign Lord, He will surely meet all
our needs -- and much more! Those who resist
the world's tempting lies in His name will be safe in Him -- now and forever!
This world system denies the message of the
cross. That's why the name
of Jesus is banned from all kinds of public places. But we cannot
be silent! What Jesus prayed to His Father almost 2000 years ago is now
His message for us:
have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they
are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray
that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep
them from the evil one.... As You sent Me into the world, I also
have sent them into the world." John 17:14-19