Stephen King once said that Twilight is about the importance of having a boyfriend; nevertheless, I have read the series three times over. As I have stated before, I’m a sucker for fantasy fiction.
Twilight has often been criticized by a plethora of people for its poor grammar, predictable story, and shallow characters, yet, far from praising it, I want to critique Twilight for a different reason. In my humble opinion, Twilight is hell on earth.
For those who are unaware, the whole story of Twilight revolves around Bella and Edward’s love for each other, which is a love that will never end because they will never age and never die. While the prospect of eternal love may sound like heaven, it is actually why I consider the prospect of Twilight to be hell. Now, don’t get me wrong; in real life I’m actually a hopeless romantic. It’s just that there’s no one on earth that I want to be married to for eternity.
Marriage is a great blessing given to us by God, but what is an even greater blessing is our marriage to the Lamb of God. Jesus Christ is the only one worth loving forever. The Holy Spirit is the one that makes each day better than the last. God the Father Almighty is the only one who can make eternity worthwhile.
That is why, in the light of eternity, we should be living for death, rather than idolatrously living for life. The greatest joy in marriage comes when you die and are ushered into the marriage supper of the Lamb. Therefore, in the world of Twilight, where their love never fades, where their love never ceases, I have to ask, what is the point if it will not lead them to something better?
“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure’—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”
(Revelation 19:6-8 ESV)