Question: Do you have any information concerning Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series that is currently being promoted by Christian organizations? I know of Christians who are reading her Breaking Dawn book from the series.
Response: With "Christian themes" supposedly being found in everything from The Beverly Hillbillies to The Simpsons, we shouldn't be surprised by claims about vampire stories. Ephesians:5:11-12 tells us to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret."
These novels supposedly bring out the "good" of the vampire hero, Edward. He desires to drink the blood of Bella, but falls in love with her and doesn't kill her. According to the story, this makes him a "good vampire." Apparently Meyer has forgotten about others that Edward must kill. Scripture forbids the drinking of blood (Acts:15:20, etc.): "Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life" (Dt 12:23). This good vampire is noted for a number of quotes, posted on Twilight fan websites: "'I've decided that as long as I was going to Hell, I might as well do it thoroughly'--Edward Cullen, Twilight."
Meyer "received" Twilight in a dream on June 2, 2003. The vision compelled her to start writing the story immediately. She says she had an additional dream after Twilight was finished, when her vampire character Edward came to speak to her. Her novel, The Host, is about demon possession.
"Twilight books and movies have been recommended by the Christian Stay-at- Home Moms website, Focus on the Family's Plugged In Online, ChristianityTodayMovies.com, and Campus Life's Ignite Your Faith Christian teen magazine" (Caryl Matrisciana , "Occultic Twilight Movie Praised by Christian Groups," December 9, 2008).