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In recent years vampire books, TV shows and movies have become wildly popular. As Christians we have asked God to save our souls through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross on our behalf. We have willingly given our lives to Him and been bought with the price of Christ's blood. We are no longer our own, but His and we have entered a solemn and holy covenant with Him to love and obey Him in all things. Therefore, it's important that we know what He requires of us! We can't be obedient and pleasing to Him if we don't know. Here are some things to consider:

-In Leviticus 17:10-16 God forbids any of His people or even those strangers who travel among them to eat blood. Even to eat an animal that has died or been torn by another made the person ceremonially unclean before God.

"And any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood. So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off."

"When any person eats an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean. But if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt."

"You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying." Leviticus 19:26 That means any kind of witchcraft or fortune telling.

There is a definite spiritual element to the vampire culture.

"Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 19:31

"As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people." Leviticus 20:6

- That was a rule for the God's people, the Hebrews, under the old covenant. We don't live under those rules, but are under the new covenant through the blood of Christ. In Acts 15 the new Christian church was addressing the issue of what to require of those outside the Jewish faith who became Christians. The Holy Spirit of God said this through the apostles in verse 28 & 29:

"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well."

-In Exodus 20 God gives Moses His commandments. Verses 1-6 all apply to the vampire craze:

"Then God spoke all these words, saying, I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments."

The vampire culture has people surrendering their lives/souls to a vampire, allowing him to control them and their eternities. They serve the vampire by doing his bidding even to the point of killing other people.

-Luke 6:31 "Treat others the same way you want them to treat you." Would you want others to kill you or your loved ones? Or to doom your/their soul to the eternal hell of a vampire?

-John 15:13, Matthew 22:37-39 says, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."

It is argued that the vampire craze is only fantasy and is harmless entertainment. God said we are to love and serve Him ONLY and with all our HEART, SOUL, MIND and STRENGTH. Mark 12:30. Our thoughts and actions are all to be consecrated to Him, not just dressing up and warming a bench at church for an hour one day a week. He said, "what fellowship does light have with darkness?"

"Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?" 2 Corinthians 6:14

We cannot live "on the fence", counting on salvation from God while living in rebellion to His commands and expect to be saved in the end.

"For I am the LORD your God Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. " Leviticus 11:44

"And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘ worship the LORD your God, and Him only shall you serve.’” Luke 4:8; Matthew 4:10

"You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images 14 (for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods" Exodus 34:13-15

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