Yesterday, the world lost a great entertainer. Gene Wilder, best known for his role in the original 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died aged 83.
And if we are to believe Christian blogger David J Stewart, Wilder is today being consumed by the flames of hell, and missing out on God’s Great Chocolate Factory.
Heaven is a real place far greater than Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The Bible’s description of Heaven in Revelation 21 far exceeds the fictitious movie … Heaven has gates of pearl and streets of gold (Revelation 21:21). Do you really think that God doesn’t have chocolate in Heaven? … I know that there will be edible things all around us, if that’s what you want, just as in the Willie Wonka factory.
In 2014, Stewart, a dedicated fan of Wilder, discovered to his horror that the actor had described himself as a “Jewish-Buddhist-Atheist”.
Sadly Gene Wilder is a professed atheist. This just goes to prove that there are many moral people, good and decent souls, who are still unsaved in their sins and bound for the Lake of Fire for all eternity without Jesus Christ. It is tragic! Gene Wilder is living in the 59th minute of the 11th hour before midnight, and the smell of the Bottomless Pit surrounds him. I do not say this to be unkind, but truthful.
The Holy Bible is God’s inspired Word. Mr Wilder denies Jesus as His Savior. The Bible warns in 1st John 2:22-23, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”
Being Jewish does not entitled (sic) anyone to eternal life. Buddhism is a satanic false religion. Jesus plainly said in John 3:5-7, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN”!
His mention of Buddhism bring me round to a new highly-praised animated move called Kubo and the Two Strings.
Highly praised by all except Abbie DeHaas, who writes for the Christian site Movieguide. Under the headline “Are Children Being Fed Humanism”, DeHaas says:
Individuality rules our culture. It’s assumed that you will know your own destiny and follow it accordingly. This is a dangerous philosophy for anyone, especially children, since we know that God holds our future, and we need not worry about being in control.
Sadly, this humanistic thought is one of the strong themes and messages of the animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings from Laika animation studios.
Director Travis Knight, CEO of Laika animation studios, said his mission is to make movies that matter, and to:
Tell stories that were rich, evocative, thematically challenging, and have something meaningful to say about what it means to be human.
Those ‘aspects of the human condition’, as shown in Kubo are the importance of family and appreciation for the pain and suffering that comes along with being human. Sadly, though, these somewhat positive qualities are coupled with an anti-Christian message that we should simply accept the pain of this world without striving toward eternity. Perfection is portrayed as something cold and evil, as opposed to the joyous gift we are promised through Christ’s saving grace.
MovieGuide’s review of the movie warns that it is:
A dangerous intro to Buddhism and atheist thinking.
And it concludes:
The movie’s frightening and dark moments are enough to warrant caution for children. Even worse, however, is the movie’s blatant Buddhism as well as a secondary message against eternal life. Thankfully, Kub has some moral, redemptive elements, but media-wise families should avoid the movie’s false non-Christian worldview and messages.