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Gramps,

A friend sent this to me today. What is it? He said there are scriptures that tell about these creatures.  The Fairy-Excerpt from Watchers 10

Tracie

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Dear Tracie,

The video you asked about is a fraud. It purports to show the mythological beings called fairies floating around in the real world. The BBC reported that the video is not true. Fairy fool sparks huge response  In real life there is no such thing as fairies. The creators of the video were trying to fool people or play a practical joke – which is fine as long as it is done without malice.  While I don’t know the motives of the people who created this video, it seems more like they were trying to pull our legs than that they intended any harm.

It’s important to be skeptical of things we see on the internet. Like most things, the internet is both good and bad. Used correctly, we can make wonderful friends and it can help us grow in our faith. Used incorrectly, it can damage our most sacred relationships and turn people against one another. That doesn’t mean that the internet is bad, after all Ask Gramps wouldn’t exist if not for the internet. We also know of people who have been introduced to the church by way of the internet, so it would be hasty to avoid the internet completely. Though for some people that might be their personal choice and there is nothing wrong with that.

Skepticism is also not healthy if it’s taken to the extreme.  There is nothing wrong with reading about dragons, fairies, trolls, goblins, and other mythological creatures. Often times novels and movies of that sort tell us clean, entertaining, and interesting stories that we can greatly enjoy.  The trick is finding a balance.  So, when you come across things like this on the internet, apply a healthy dose of skepticism, do a bit of research to see what credible sources are saying about what you found, consider how it fits in with the truths you know, and judge from there what to think of it.  At the end of the day, if it sounds too good or too “out there” to be true, it probably is.

While I’m not sure what scriptures your friend was referring to, there are a few verses in Revelation that come to mind.  Revelation 9:3-10:

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

 10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

Just my opinion, reading the description of these creatures doesn’t sound like fairies to me.

 

Gramps

 

 

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