But to give "Pan's Labyrinth" a 4-star (highest possible) rating was downright sick.
The only thing it did for me was to give me a speck of greater understanding of Revelations 12:15-17: "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
It doesn't matter what sort of vomit the Devil spews out, earthly-minded and carnal minded people will always swallow it, even if they call themselves "Christians." I never understood why this was supposed to be all that much of a help for the true church, though, until last night. The "help" consists of that one and only painful lesson: you can't trust them for anything. Not even their movie tastes and recommendations of what's good or bad. You can only rely on the Lord.
The people the Devil hates and tries to destroy are those who "have the testimony of Jesus Christ," and in a later verse in Revelation we find what exactly that means: "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Rev.19:10).
The Devil couldn't care less about pseudo-intellectual pseudo-Christians who swallow his crap, because he knows he's already got them in his pocket. In fact, his legions of demons are riding on their backs in their war against the true believers, as depicted in Rick Joyner's visions in "The Final Quest."
Such people only lead others astray, they think they're doing God service, but are in fact fighting for the other side, they don't gather with the Lord, but scatter abroad, deceiving themselves and others. The ones who pose any threat and challenge to the Devil are those who have the testimony of Jesus: the spirit of prophecy, those who use the gifts of the Spirit (instead of their own misled and misleading carnal reasoning) and are being led and guided by God's Spirit of truth and accordingly show forth the fruits thereof.
It's because their God isn't really the true God, the God of truth, and the God of love. The only reason any so-called Christian ("because my daddy was a Christian, and the USA are a Christian nation"?) could give a top-rating to a ghoulish and hellish nightmare concocted by some demoniac, such as "Pan's Labyrinth" is because he finally found a movie featuring his true god: Pan himself, the demonic principality of the mind, the god of (pseudo-)intellectualism and carnal reasoning per se, worshiped by millions of Satanists and occultists throughout the world, and recognized, fought and resisted unto blood only by a few who have the testimony of Jesus Christ, the spirit of prophecy and the other gifts of the Spirit, such as discernment.
And such wisdom coming from Pan's mouth in the movie probably means that he must be a "good" spirit, right?
If Pan be your god, then keep on, dude, and serve him, but me and my house, we shall serve the living God of truth, Whom you know not, probably have never known, and which is probably why He will say to you, "I have never known you" (Mt.7:23; 25:12).