Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A REVIEW OF THE MOVIE, "HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"
By Cutting Edge Ministries
Since the movie faithfully follows the book script, we can rest assured that it promotes the same symbols of Antichrist the book promoted. But, the demon possession scene at the end was most powerful and disturbing.
Stand by for insights so startling you will never look at the news the same way again. During the Thanksgiving weekend I went to view this Harry Potter movie, for the express purpose of writing a definitive movie review on it, from a Christian perspective, of course. Remember that Cutting Edge Ministries understands Black Magick Witchcraft, so we see things that others simply do not see, or refuse to see.
The movie followed the general plot of the book, without much of the delicious detail inherent in a book. However, the movie glorified Witchcraft and Wizardry, Sorcery Divination, Witchcraft spells, Witchcraft curses, living in the 4th Dimension, speaking to the dead, and demon possession.
Let us stop right here for a Biblical check. Let us examine some Scripture that should keep any Biblically minded Christian from every reading any Potter books and from seeing this, or any future, Potter movie.
Deuteronomy 18:9b-11 ". you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of these nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who uses divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium or a wizard, or a necromancer."
Since Harry Potter glorifies all these "abominable practices", it takes neither a rocket scientist nor a Bible scholar to figure out that we should not allow ourselves or our children to read or watch Harry Potter. Further, since God said He did not want His children to "learn" the abominable practices, the next two Scriptures apply perfectly:
1.". whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence, and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]." [Philippians 4:8]
2."Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" [Isaiah 5:20]
Harry Potter not only glorifies exactly what God forbids, but these novels stand God's standards on their heads. Defenders of Harry Potter literally are calling good evil, and evil good. Christians who defend Potter are especially deceived, but we shall get to that issue toward the end of this program.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE - The Movie Harry Potter was an exciting movie that will make many a youngster want to emulate the lead characters in some way, and will make some want to actually join a coven. We have reported that many covens have experienced great increases in youngsters joining covens.
And, everyone has seen the children line up enthusiastically for a Potter book party, waiting to get their forehead marked with Harry's "curse scar". While we are on this subject, I noticed that the movie depicted Harry's curse scar over his right eye, not in the middle as I have envisioned it from the book. In the book, page 15, the location of Harry's scar was "over his forehead". I assumed it was in the middle of the forehead since that is the location I have seen youngsters getting theirs painted, copying Harry Potter.
In this movie, Harry's curse scar was located right over his right eye. Interestingly, this is the precise location in which Mondex Visa, The Philippines, pictured the electronic chip implanted on the forehead of the person on the Great Joy in Great Tribulation web page titled "Reality Check" [See <http://www.dccsa.com/greatjoy/reality.htm>] Perhaps the exact location of the Mark of the Beast will be just above the right eye; if so, the Potter movie would be perfect conditioning aimed at young children. For those of you who may not know of the prophecy concerning the Mark of the Beast, please allow me to explain.
In the Book of Revelation, Jesus foretells that two supernaturally endowed "Beasts" shall arise. Turn with me to Revelation 13; from verses 1-10, we see the Antichrist who was empowered by the "dragon" [Satan] in verse 2. This "Beast" demanded, and received, worship by the vast majority of the people in the world [verse 8]. This "Beast" was permitted unlimited political power over the entire earth for the last 3 ½ years of the 7 years allotted to his reign. This "Beast" also was permitted to slaughter the people of God [Verse 7]. This First Beast is Antichrist.
Then, in verses 11-18, we see a second "Beast" coming on the world scene, also empowered by the "dragon" [Satan, verse 11]. While this second "Beast" was religious in nature, he was considered to be a "Christian" [verse 11], and he acted in accordance with the first "Beast" [verses 12-15]. This Second Beast is the False Prophet.
But, then, we suddenly see this Second Beast forcing a Mark of some sort upon every person on earth. Let us examine this relevant prophecy: "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.  (Revelation 13:16-18).
Thus, it is highly relevant that Harry Potter received a "curse scar" in his forehead, in exactly the same place the False Prophet will demand everyone on earth take the Mark of the Beast! This is precisely where all these young enthusiastic Harry Potter fans are having their "curse scar" located! This is Antichrist conditioning!
This movie was true to other Antichrist conditioning devices as well. Let us list them and then we shall come back to them to explain them:
THE NUMBER '666'
THE NUMBER '11'
These symbols of Antichrist are all present in a significant way in this book, thus leading one to wonder if the purpose of the book is to prepare the hearts and minds of young children to accept the soon appearance of Antichrist! Since I believe this to be the case, all parents who are condoning this evil have to carefully consider how they are going to respond when they meet Jesus Christ in eternity to account for how they have raised their children!
Let us now explain each of these Antichrist symbols in this movie.
SORCERER'S STONE -- the Sorcerer's Stone is the fifth and final stage in the occult drive to achieve eternal life. In this book, Rowling correctly explains: "The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Sorcerer's Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal. There have been many reports of the Sorcerer's Stone over the centuries, but the only Stone currently in existence belongs to Mr. Nicolas Flamel, the noted alchemist and opera lover. Mr. Flamel, who celebrated his six hundred and sixty-fifth birthday last year, enjoys a quiet life in Devon with his wife, Perenelle (six hundred and fifty-eight)." [p. 220]
THE NUMBER '666' -- Do you realize Rowling has just made the creator of the Sorcerer's Stone 666 years old? Do you realize what this means? Since the number, '666', is a symbol of Antichrist and his Mark of the Beast [Revelation 13:18] and since Rowling ties this number to the Elixir of Life, Harry Potter is teaching children that the way to achieve eternal life [Elixir of Life] is to obey the Antichrist and take his Mark of the Beast!
THE NUMBER '11' - This number is very important to the story line. Harry and all youngsters have to be '11' years old before they can attend Hogwarts. Harry, Ron and Hermione were all '11', which comprises the Satanic "Trinity" of '11's so desired by the occultist - '33'.
The number of the vault which contained the Sorcerer's Stone before Hagrid took it out so it could be guarded at Hogwarts was '713', which when added together in the manner of the occult, equals '11'. '7+ 1 + 3 = 11'.
God assigns the number '11' to Antichrist in Daniel 7:8, since he is the 11th horn to arise on the world scene. Ever since, occultists have ascribed '11' to their Antichrist.
UNICORN -- Occultists of every stripe believe the Unicorn is a symbol of the coming World Teacher, The Christ, who will eventually appear to lead mankind to collectively higher consciousness level and to a 1,000 year period of peace and safety. Rowling depicts the unicorn as a mythical creature living peacefully in the Forbidden Forest. Hagrid leads Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Malfoy into an expedition to see who is killing the unicorn. " 'Look there', said Hagrid, 'see that stuff shinin' on the ground? Silvery stuff? That's unicorn blood. There's a unicorn in there bin hurt badly by summat [someone]. This is the second time in a week. I found one dead last Wednesday ... It was the unicorn all right, and it was dead. Harry had never seen anything so beautiful and sad. Its long, slender legs were stuck out at odd angels where it had fallen, and its mane was spread pearly-white on the dark leaves."
"Harry had taken one step toward it when a slithering sound made him freeze where he stood. A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the ground like some stalking beast. Harry, Malfoy, and Fang stood transfixed. The cloaked figure reached the unicorn, lowered its head over the wound in the animal's side, and began to drink its blood. 'AAAAAAAAAAARGH!' Malfoy let out a terrible scream and bolted -- so did Fang. The hooded figure raised its head and looked right at Harry -- unicorn blood was dribbling down its front."
Since the Unicorn is a symbol of the coming Antichrist, this scene means he receives a fatal wound; doesn't this sound terribly like the prophesied fatal wound of Antichrist in Revelation 13:3, where the entire world goes after the Beast in amazement after he is resurrected from his fatal wound?
But, the symbolism of drinking the unicorn's blood is amazing also. Later in the book, we discover more pertinent facts that allow us to fully understand the symbolism Rowling is attempting to portray. Listen: " 'Harry Potter, do you know what unicorn blood is used for?' 'No', said Harry, startled by the question. 'We've only used the horn and tail hair in Potions'.
'That is because it is a monstrous thing, to slay a unicorn', said Frienze . 'Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain would commit such a crime. The blood of a unicorn will keep you alive, even if you are an inch from death, but at a terrible price. You have slain something pure and defenseless to save yourself, and you will have but a half-life, a cursed life, from the moment the blood touches your lips.' "
"Harry stared at the back of Firenze's head, 'But who'd be that desperate?', he wondered aloud. "If you're going to be cursed forever, death's better, isn't it?'
'It is', Fierzne agreed, 'unless all you need is to stay alive long enough to drink something else -- something that will bring you back to full strength and power -- something that will mean you can never die. Mr. Potter, do you know what is hidden in the school at the very moment?' "The Sorcerer's Stone! Of course, the Elixir of Life!
But, I don't understand who ... Do you mean', Harry croaked, 'that was Vol-- [demort]' " This means evil Lord Voldemort -- whose killing curse upon Harry, his Mom, and his Dad had rebounded against him when Harry did not die -- is near death, and is seeking to drink the Unicorn's blood to stay alive long enough to finally achieve eternal life through drinking the '666' Elixir of Life.
This is the specific New Age doctrine being taught here: people will have to draw their temporary spiritual life from The Christ until the time comes when their individual consciousness will have been raised so much they will achieve their personal godhood, and live forever! This concept is genuine New Age, is consistent with prophecy, and Rowling depicts it very well!
Now, let us return to the subject of Antichrist symbols in this Harry Potter movie:
PHOENIX BIRD - We see the Phoenix Bird in two places. First, we learn that Professor Dumbledore has a Phoenix Bird in his personal possession. Secondly, we learn that the true magical wand that chooses Harry contains a hair from the unicorn and a tail feather from a Phoenix Bird. More conditioning for Antichrist!
These are powerful symbols of the coming Antichrist, and your impressionable young child is drinking the symbolism in, deeply to very core of his soul!
This book boldly utilizes five distinctly different symbols of Antichrist. Do you still think you should allow your precious child to view this movie?
VALUES OF ANTICHRIST TAUGHT
No Absolute Standard of Good or Evil -- Professor Quirrell told Harry, "There is no good or evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it ." [p. 291] This is standard Witchcraft, and standard Illuminist doctrine. This doctrine is the guiding light to those Illuminists who are driving the world into the Kingdom of Antichrist. This doctrine is very seductive to those immature children trying to grow up in our current culture; since a child's inherent nature is evil, he will find such philosophy more appealing than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christian parents, beware!
Speaking Serpent Language: Before he learned of his Generatin Witchcraft background, and before he arrived at Hogwart's School, Harry went with Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia to a zoo. While looking at a snake, Harry suddenly realized that he was able to understand what the snake was thinking; soon, Harry was actually talking to this snake! Later in the story, and especially in the Chamber of Secrets , we discover this ability to speak with snakes is called Parcelmouth, and is extremely important in the practice of Black Magick.
Revenge Motive: "Hagrid almost had to drag Harry away from Curses and Countercurses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying, and Much, Much More , by Vindictus Viridian." [p. 80] Throughout these books, seeking revenge and attacking your enemies is high on the priority list of Harry, his friends, and other students. Do you want your children to adopt this most Satanic attitude? Notice the first name of the author of this revenge book, above, is named "Vindictus, i.e., Vindictive".
Further, throughout this movie, the characters are routinely subjected to intense fear and shock. Do you want your children subjected to these values and attitudes?
Students are taught to depend upon Witchcraft for every part of their lives . All food is conjured up rather than prepared, all the dishes are conjured clean, and even the hospital depends upon Witchcraft to get students well [p. 156]. Neville Longbottom, one of the more clumsy students, received a crystal ball from his grandmother called a Remembrall. The ball glows scarlet if you have forgotten something you should have done. Under Antichrist, people will depend upon him and his power for every part of their lives.
Demon Possession -- "... to Harry's horror, a voice answered, and the voice seemed to come from Quirrell himself ... 'Use the boy, use the boy'. " [p. 292] This is standard demonic possession. However, as Harry soon discovered, this demonic possession was a Shape-Shifter type, where the human body of the host is transfigured as the indwelling demon wishes it to be.
Listen to the dialogue: "Harry felt as if Devil's Snare was rooting him to the spot ... Petrified, he watched as [Professor] Quirrell reached up and began to unwrap his turban ... Harry would have screamed, but he couldn't make a sound. Where there should have been a back to Quirrell's head, there was a face, the most terrible face Harry had ever seen. It was chalk white with glaring red eyes and slits for nostrils, like a snake."
'Harry Potter', it whispered." "Harry tried to take a step backward, but his legs wouldn't move. 'See what I have become?', the face said. 'Mere shadow and vapor. I have form only when I can share another's body, but there have always been those willing to let me into their hearts and minds. Unicorn blood has strengthened me, these past weeks, and you saw faithful Quirrell drinking it for me in the forest; and once I have the Elixir of Life, I will be able to create a body of my own ... why don't you give me that Stone in your pocket?"
When Professor Quirrell attempted to physically wrest control of the Sorcerer's Stone from Harry's hand, the magical skin in Harry's arm forced the professor's skin to turn color, to a deathly gray, and then to turn rigid, finally to crack into many pieces.
The body fell down in a clump. As Harry is looking on, the evil spirit of Voldemort arises out of Professor Quirrell's body, swirls around a few times, and passes right through Harry's body, knocking him backwards on the floor. Then, Voldemort's demonic spirit flits up the stairway and out of the room.
This portrayal of demon possession was the most graphic I had ever seen. If you think otherwise, you probably have conditioned yourself to this kind of vile portrayal in too many previous scary movies. This portrayal of demon possession was also the most frightening moment in the entire movie, and is nothing to which a young child should be subjected.
Satanic View of Death -- "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." [p. 297, 302; Headmaster Dumbledore telling Harry the Satanic view of death] Rather than death being an eternal separation from God in Hell as the Bible teaches, the Satanist believes in reincarnation. They believe that, when a person dies, their spirit goes into the great Reincarnation Cycle, to await the next human body into which they can begin, and start the "next great adventure". Is this the doctrine of death you want your child to accept?
Satanic View of Goddess Love -- "Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign, to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin. Quirrell, full of hatred, greed, and ambition, sharing his soul with Voldemort, could not touch you for this reason. It was agony to touch a person marked by something so good." [p. 299, Headmaster Dumbledore explaining to Harry about the Love Force which protected him in his physical battle with Quirrell]
In White Magic Witchcraft, this kind of Goddess Love is exactly what is going to save mankind and nurture all people in the ages to come. This kind of sacrificial love is a lousy counterfeit to Jesus' true sacrificial love on the cross.
In summary, this movie is one that no Christian should ever allow their child to see. One of the most unbelievable parts of the Harry Potter controversy is that supposedly Christian leaders have stepped forward to defend this movie, giving either outright acceptance or conditional approval. What the Apostle Paul says about sin has great significance here. Listen:
"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." [Ephesians 5:6-7]
Paul was sick and tired of the endless excuses he was hearing from supposedly Christian believers in the Church of Ephesus. Many of them were expounding great and swelling excuses for the sin they so desperately wanted to keep in their lives.
Finally, the Apostle Paul, speaking out in frustration under the power of the Holy Spirit, said: Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments for these sins"!
Since God never changes [Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8], we can be sure that the same things which made God mad 5,000 years ago in Deuteronomy 18:10-11 will make Him mad today over the blatant and bold abominations contained within Harry Potter. Thus, Paul's next point is extremely important:
".for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience."
Finally, Paul then actually tells the other Christians not to have anything to do with the people who try to excuse their sin with "empty excuses and groundless arguments"! Jesus says nearly the same thing in the Book of Revelation, 18:4, just before He annihilates the entire Economic Babylon nation. "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Jesus also puts His finger upon the type of so-called Christian who would put forth "empty excuses and groundless arguments" for the Satanism inherent in Harry Potter. "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie;" Jesus identified a certain number of Jews who claimed to be Jewish, but whom Jesus knew were truly not Jewish, but serving the "Synagogue of Satan". Let us apply this statement to Christians attempting to deceive you with their groundless arguments that Harry Potter is fine.
"I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Christians and are not, but lie."
So-called Christians who attempt to excuse the Antichrist Satanism of Harry Potter undoubtedly fall into this category. Truly, this division over Harry Potter within the Protestant camp clearly identifies the incredibly deep and wide Apostasy that has opened up in Christianity. As the Apostle Paul stated, the Antichrist cannot arise until and unless the prophesied apostasy has occurred first. [2 Thess 2:3-4]
Or, as Jesus put it: "When the Son of Man returns, will he find any faith on the earth"? [Luke 18:8] If you hear a so-called Christian pastor or Sunday School teacher, defend Harry Potter, you know that you must follow Jesus' dictates, "Come out of her, My people". Or, as the Apostle Paul stated, "do not associate or be sharers with them". Don't let the door hit you on the way out of that church!
Harry Potter may be one of THE defining moments and issues of the End of the Age Church. You do not want to find yourself on the wrong side of this issue.
God's judgment on this world for the contents of Harry Potter. How do I know this? Listen: "Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, ." [Revelation 9:21]. Do not be guilty of promoting, or defending, Harry Potter, for you are fighting the Savior Himself.
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