As Hollywood continues to push Satanic rebellion into the hearts and minds of children, the Disney’s Descendants movie series has taken the indoctrination to an entirely new level. The series has been a massive success for the Disney franchise as millions of children and pre-teens have tuned in. The movie series – a spinoff of prior Disney stories and the movie Maleficent – casts evil villains as heroes and celebrates wickedness, sinful rebellion and the occult. All the while it subtly and deceptively reinvents the story of the fall of Lucifer and his fallen angels.
Descendants Villains: Truly Rotten To The Core
The Descendants film is about the children of some of the more famous Disney villains (Maleficent, the Evil Snow Queen, Cruella De Vil, Captain Hook, etc.), who along with their parents have been banished to the “Isle of the Lost.” They are given a chance to infiltrate a peaceful kingdom and bring their wicked ways there. The film makes no secret in its symbolism of a bitten apple logo with a serpent-like vine wrapped around it. It is a not-so-subtle allusion to Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Bible:
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” – Genesis 3:1-6.
Satan deceived Eve by distorting God’s words (The Lord did not forbid “every tree.” Only one), calling God a liar (telling her she would not die if she ate the forbidden fruit) and slandering God (telling her that the fruit would make her god-like, implying that God wanted to keep this knowledge and ability from her).
And just like that, what was once evil and dangerous to Eve became exciting and alluring. This is the precise deception of Descendants as it repeatedly portrays sinful rebellion, wickedness and witchcraft as fun and cool.
Continuing the theme of eating the forbidden apple, the original Descendants movie opens up with the song “Rotten To the Core”:
The first image of the video is Mal (the daughter of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty), spray painting “Long Live Evil” on a wall.
While of course the basic message is her rebellion and vandalism, her writing of “Evil” with the letters backwards is a part of the Occult Law of Reversal. This concept, strongly endorsed by satanist Aleister Crowley, teaches that occult powers can be enhanced when words or writings are done backwards:
“Those who want fame, power, spell-casting abilities, demons at their beck and call, and to recognize the godhead within, as well as to know the past, present, and future, he extolled to his apt students, must consistently, with intensity, practice talking (reverse speech), walking, thinking, and playing phonograph records, backwards. This is a form of divination, and we are warned against this in the Holy Bible.” (source).
Reverse writing is found all over the video.
Just seconds later in the video another villain jumps off a rooftop and notice the image in the background:
Spray-painted on the image of a dragon are the words: “The Dragon Shall Rise Again.” The Bible identifies Satan as the Dragon:
“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” – Revelation 12:3-5.
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” – Revelation 12:7-9.
Just as Satan was subtle in the Garden of Eden, the image of the dragon only appears on screen for a few brief seconds.
Here the reversed “evil” is written on the back of the genie from Aladdin. Genies are just another term for what the Bible calls demons.
The remainder of the video celebrates the Descendants harassing people and causing mischief. And these are the heroes of the movie. To understand the popularity of this series, consider that this video has been viewed over 250 million times.
In 1 Timothy 4 the Apostle Paul prophesied:
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” – 1 Timothy 4:1-2.
Kids and their parents alike have been fully seduced by the spirit of rebellion in Disney films to that extent that movies that openly celebrates evil are welcome into millions of homes all over America and the world.
The Descendants also promotes the doctrines of devils – as its heroes use witchcraft and demonic worship to achieve their wicked goals. How can parents allow this? This is the result of so many families moving away from true faith in Jesus Christ and the Bible. When God is rejected in someone’s heart or in a family or a nation, soon the last vestiges of His Spirit – the human conscience, will become “seared with a hot iron” – meaning people will be so indifferent to sin that even blatant satanic entertainment will seem normal and acceptable.
Maleficent – Sympathy For The Devil
Disney very cleverly set the stage for the Descendants series after the 2014 release of Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie in the role of the evil witch villain from Sleeping Beauty. In the original Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent was a thinly veiled replica of Satan. Her outfit had horns and was shaped to look as if she had wings. Because of a minor offense, she chose to curse Sleeping Beauty to die on her 16th birthday. She expressed hatred for those around her calling them “idiots” and “imbeciles.” Her pet raven was named Diablo (Spanish for Devil).
In her final confrontation with the prince who would save Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent’s castle glows with fire. She also turns into a dragon (yet another allusion to Satan) and tells the prince: “Now shall you deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of hell!” The prince ends up killing her and saving the day.
In the modern Maleficent movie, Maleficent is now the hero. Rather than being an utterly evil being like the Devil, she is merely a misunderstood fairy. After a greedy human king tries to steal from the spirit realm where the fairies live, Maleficent defeats him, stoking his desire for revenge. At the same time Maleficent falls in love with a human man, whom the king pays to attack Maleficent and cut off her wings. She can no longer fly to the Heavens and thus she is a fallen spirit. The Bible details the fall of Satan, once a good angel, in the Book of Isaiah:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” – Isaiah 14:12-14.
Given that the original Sleeping Beauty film had such overt references to Satan, Maleficent takes it in a different direction – Satan as victim. It was because her wings were maliciously cut off, that she casts the spell on Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty. In order to keep the humans from tracking her down, Maleficent builds a wall of thorns around their kingdom. After Satan deceived Adam and Eve God punished Adam by announcing that when he tried to grow crops, the ground would produce thorns:
“And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;” – Genesis 3:17-18.
Shortly after putting her hex on Aurora, Maleficent wants to help Sleeping Beauty and seeks to undo the curse, serving as a distant caretaker of Aurora as she grows up in the spirit realm. By the time Aurora is 15, she is so moved by Maleficent’s compassion, she thinks that she is her fairy godmother.
At the end of the film, the Prince attempts to kiss and revive Sleeping Beauty but his effort is futile. It takes someone with “true love”, and lo and behold, it takes a kiss from Maleficent to revive the princess. Thus morality and sexuality are both confused for the child audience. Maleficent looks like Satan or Baphomet (Angelina Jolie stated that her look for the movie was inspired by Lady Gaga who is also known for dressing up like Baphomet and using blasphemous satanic imagery in her videos). Yet despite Maleficent’s satanic appearance, she is good and loving. She casts deadly spells on infants but is the only character in the film who has “true love” in her heart.
In the final scenes, Maleficent, the clear hero of the film, not only saves the Princess but is able to unite the spirit and human realm, giving her power over all. She then makes Sleeping Beauty queen.
In the Book of Revelation, Satan in similar fashion uses the Antichrist to promote worship of him:
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” – Revelation 13:3-6.
Right along with satanic worship, the Antichrist will denigrate the true God of the Bible and anyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Already society is being groomed for such a day as Maleficent made over $750M at the global box office. The Maleficent movie ends with the demonic fairy regaining her wings and soaring to the Heavens. Thus the fallen angel has been redeemed and elevated.
Descendants 2: More Sinful Rebellion
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft” – 1 Samuel 15:23.
With all the prior success, it’s no surprise that millions of kids, teens and adults were eagerly awaiting Descendants 2 which premiered in July 2017. It’s biggest hit song was Ways To Be Wicked. Here is the video:
The video opens with the Descendants casting a spell around a witch’s cauldron. Mal, the main character and daughter of Maleficent, recites an incantation from her book of spells: “Wicked ways beneath the skin. Let all who taste it now join in.” As found in the Bible, the Descendants movie correctly identifies sinful desire with the flesh:
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” – Galatians 5:16-23.
If we let our flesh or “wicked ways” lead us to fornication, hatred, witchcraft and the other sins listed, we will not “inherit the kingdom of God.” This is the punishment for a life of open rebellion against The Lord Jesus Christ. But what the Bible teaches is that when a person becomes a born again believer in Jesus Christ the “fruit” they bear is of the Holy Spirit – and it seeks love, joy, peace and many other noble feelings.
But of course in Descendants 2, the villains use their enchanted apples to corrupt the good prep school students and their faculty into being wicked. Here are the lyrics of the song (which in 2 1/2 months has 70 million views on YouTube):
“We got all the ways to be
We got all the ways to be
Crashing the party, guess they lost my invitation
Friendly reminder, got my own kind of persuasion
Looks like this place could use a bit of misbehavior
Happily ever after with a little flavor
Bad to the bone with even worse intentions
We’re gonna steal the show and leave ’em all defenseless
A fairy tale life can be oh so overrated
So raise your voices and let’s get it activated!
Long live, havin’ some fun
We take what we want
There’s so many ways to be wicked
With us evil lives on
The right side of wrong
There’s so many ways to be wicked
Wanna try it?
Take a bite
C’mon be bold
Change the way the story’s told
This time the dark is finally getting your attention
We’re wicked by the book and class is back in session
You like it, steal it, gotta beat ’em to the treasure
A rite of passage, bad just doesn’t get much better
Long live, havin’ some fun
We take what we want
There’s so many ways to be wicked
With us evil lives on
The right side of wrong
There’s so many ways to be wicked” (source).
After getting all the students and faculty to eat their enchanted apples, inciting chaos in the school, the villains then erect a statue of the Beast from Beauty and The Beast in the front of the school building:
In Revelation chapter 13 the False Prophet, the religious cohort of the Antichrist, deceives the world into constructing “the Image of the Beast” a type of statue of the Antichrist that all people in the end times will be required to worship:
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” – Revelation 13:14-15.
What spirit inspired these lyrics and this video? A godly spirit? The repeated references to forbidden fruit, “liberation” via sin and the occult all form a very dangerous spiritual message. Do not be deceived.
Hollywood’s Corruption of Children
“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” – Matthew 18:1-6.
Whether it’s Victoria’s Secret marketing itself to little girls, the Pink Ouija board or Disney, Beginning And End has detailed in many articles the constant effort by Hollywood to promote sin and fornication to little children. In the Descendants 2 song Kiss The Girl, the villains sing:
“Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
Possible she want you too
There is one way to ask her
It don’t take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl
(kiss the girl, girl)
My, oh, my!
Look like the boy’s too shy
He ain’t gonna kiss the girl…
Now’s your moment
Floating in the blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don’t say a word
And she won’t say a word
Until ya kiss the girl…”
Turn Off Descendants
Pray for the millions of families who have embraced what is no doubt a mega-financial success for Disney. The Descendants 2 series is a sad sign of how far society has removed itself from God and the utter lack of any spiritual discernment. The book of James says:
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.- James 4:3-4; 6-8.
The message of the world being promoted to our children is “long live evil” and the fun of being wicked sinners. That is certainly a path to being God’s enemy and eternal damnation in Hell. Pray for parents to resist Satan’s temptation and rather than rushing to throw the next Descendant’s party, they get on their knees and repent for their sinful influence over their children. That will only happen with acknowledging their sin before God and seeking Jesus with a heavy heart.
The beauty of children is that their hearts are open to faith. This is why Jesus said His believers must be “as children.” It is time to recognize the war for their hearts and minds. The Bible says: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). Hollywood has found many ways to boldly proclaim that evil is good. It is long overdue for more parents to counter that message by seeking God’s free forgiveness of sin and promoting the Gospel, not ways to be wicked.