Questionable Christian content: “Guardian” by Kassandra Kush
This is a well-done story for a strange religious fantasy, but it hides a darker side. It’s the story of a girl falling in love with a demon who has repented and is hoping to get back into heaven. Actually there are a whole bunch of these demon who regret supporting Lucifer, who have repented, who…balderdash! Worse they are presented as these incredibly strong, beautiful beings, with soft black wings, and on and on who are immensely more powerful than mere humans.
However there are some severe biblical problems: angels are not more powerful than a believer. Believers are going to judge angels. [1 Cor 6:3] Man in scripture is presented as God’s finest creation—higher than angels and [in the Messiah] one with God. He designed this earth and the rest of creation to produce a place which would result in us. Angels and demons are servants and messengers. They are powerful, but nothing like a spirit-filled Christian. Creation itself is longingly waiting for our revealing.
We are warned about wasting our time with visions and myths about angels.
the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind… [Col 2:17-18]
I would definitely not call this a Christian book. It is presented as a Roman Catholic book, but goes far beyond acceptable doctrine. Spiritual things are seen as magic. Believers do not talk with God, but pray to Him. The Holy Spirit is not even mentioned—certainly not His overwhelming power within believers. Believers in this story are somehow held together and protected by their physical presence within a church. The heroine is supposed to be a wonderful, strong believer, but there is no scriptural reality or relationship with God. Objects blessed by the church are seen as weapons in spiritual warfare. This is the worst kind of fantasy—twisting the truth into a lie.
That’s enough! It’s fun but dangerously deceptive read. I find it very troubling that I almost enjoyed the book. My recommendation is to not buy it.