Is the concept of the “circle of life” true according to God’s Word?
Do the ideas in the movie square with the Christian worldview? Despite a handful of good moral lessons, it is not biblical Christianity.
We are a culture saturated with powerful media images in movies, television, commercials and music.
And like the entertaining and seemingly benign Lion King, what we watch, listen to and read, impacts the way we think.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world, rather than on Christ.” Jeff Baldwin, a fellow at the Texas-based Worldview Academy, says worldview “is like an invisible pair of eyeglasses-glasses you put on to help you see reality clearly.We begin developing our worldview as young children, first through interactions within our family, then in social settings such as school and church, and from our companions and life experiences.Increasingly, our media culture is playing a key role in shaping worldview.A number of worldview resources are available to help you through this formalizing process.Different resources employ somewhat different approaches, but they all provide foundational answers to the big questions of life.The Bible teaches that God is sovereign, personal, infinite, transcendent, just, omniscient, immanent, and good.These attributes are not exhaustive by any means, but do establish the basic character of God.Millions of families across America watched the popular movie when it came out in 1993, delighting in Simba and the antics of his friends Pumbaa and Timon singing “Hakuna Matata.” Pure Disney genius.But what worldview was being absorbed by millions of impressionable preschoolers?Once you can answer those questions clearly for yourself based on Scripture, you then can apply them to everything you watch, read or listen to.For example, last year’s Academy Award for Best Picture went to the film, .