Follow me? Part 2

At the end of The Two Towers movie, Gollum invites the hobbits to hurry after him through the forest.  He seems happy to help them on their quest into Mordor.  But just when he’s got their attention and they’re heading his way, he turns around to where he’s not facing them and adds under his breath, “follow me,” in a sinister hiss[1].  The camera is focused on Gollum’s face, and you get the distinct idea he is not taking the hobbits to Worlds of Fun.

Following is only a good thing if the person you’re following isn’t working to mislead you.

Be careful who you follow.  Above all, be careful who you follow with your soul.  You only have one soul, and one life to choose.  Your eternity awaits.

From the prophet Isaiah about wicked leaders:

The leaders of the people mislead them, and those they mislead are swallowed up. (Isaiah 9:16, HCSB)

From Jesus about false religious leaders:

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.


[1] Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, New Line Cinema, 2002.  Screenplay by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens.  Based on the book by the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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