by: Errone Kemp
Taken place in the fictional town of Rosewood, PA., Pretty Little Liars portrays a story of four teenage girls – Spencer Hastings, Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, and Emily Fields; who go through high school stalked and harassed by unsuspecting foes that track and know their every move. After a tragic summer night of their fifth friend – Alison DiLaurentis going missing – only later to be presumed dead, the girls find themselves getting strange text messages after attending her closed casket funeral from a sender named “A” saying that they knew what happened that summer. Knowing that Alison often signed her text messages with the letter “A”, the girls wondered if it were possible that it was another girl in the casket and not Alison. On the surface, Pretty Little Liars appears to be a simple murder mystery (if there is such a thing). However, when looked at closely, and examined through the divine lens of Scripture, it becomes apparent that Satan has used Pretty Little Liars to weave in a false message and gospel to the viewers – without them consciously being aware of it.
Indian Religion and Pretty Little Liars
The entire show takes place within the town of Rosewood, with only a few episodes taking place elsewhere. In examining actual ‘rosewood’, it is understood that rosewood is used for its spiritual healing properties associated with the heart chakra/the fourth chakra in Indian religions (Caron, n.d.). According to the Chakras Info website, the fourth chakra gives people the capacity to love, the integration/bridge between earthy and spiritual aspirations, heart-centered discernment, appreciation of beauty in all things and experiencing deep and meaningful relationships. When the fourth chakra is out of balance, some signs of imbalance are being overly defensive, jealously; fear of intimacy, relying on other’s approval and attention, trying top please at all cost, always putting oneself in the role of the savior or the rescuer, antisocial behavior, and holding grudges and not being forgiving (Chakras.info, n.d.). Watching the show, in light of this information, it becomes very clear that Pretty Little Liars is founded on this false principle of the fourth chakra as “A’s” personality resembles what would be expected of an individual “suffering from their fourth chakra being out of balance.” Both major A’s (which I will go into detail later), are out of control, and feel that they cannot love because love was never shown to them. Therefore they make it a point to get revenge on everyone that ever hurt them. In order to do this, they set themselves in a place of power and control over other peoples lives. It is also interesting that the fourth chakra is associated with the color green, but higher energy frequencies can turn pink (Chakras.info, n.d.). One of the main characters and one of the four girls – Aria, used to have pink streaks in her hair. Aria was the emotional character, and the show actually starts with her and about her life. Throughout the show we see the high and low points of her life, and her high energy as she spirals out of control towards the latter seasons, due to her relationship troubles with her high school teacher Ezra Fitz. Aria’s hair had pink streaks in the many flashbacks that we see when the girls were 14 and 15 – when Alison was still with them. However, when the girls get a little older, Aria gets rid of the pink streaks. In their senior year of high school, the girls get kidnapped by A, and A dyes Aria’s hair with the pink streaks again. In later episodes, there are also constant scenes where we see doll versions of Aria that “A” made, with pink streaks in its hair and the camera stays fixed on those scenes, as if the writers want the viewers focused on this. Interestingly enough, Aria being connected to her pink hair is only seen when Aria is in her high energy states, or out of control as the viewers would call it. In Pretty Little Liars, in the flashbacks, Alison is also seen given personality traits to the four girls. Aria is the one who Alison says “can keep a secret.” The heart chakra is said to be located in the center of the chest close to the heart (Chakras.info, n.d.); which would be the best place to keep a secret.
It is also important to mention the title of the show: “Pretty Little Liars.” The title makes it seem as if it is appealing to be a liar combining the words “Pretty” and “Little Liars” in the show name. In an attempt to make lying sound appealing, it also gives the viewers a sense that it must be okay to lie, if ‘pretty’, unsuspecting young women go about lying all the time. However, this is in direct opposition to God’s Holy Ten Commandments. The ninth Commandment says: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16 KJV), or in other words; you shall not lie. Throughout the entire show of Pretty Little Liars, every single character lies to cover themselves, cover someone else, and ultimately to cover the plethora of murders that happen through the series. Behind every Commandment by God, there is sure protection and joy that comes when we follow what God says. In the case of the ninth Commandment, when God tells us to not lie – behind this “Thou shalt not…” is a multitude of thou shalt’s. In essence, when we abstain from lying, we shall have peace with our neighbor, we shall have truth ever abounding, we shall have peace of mind and peace in our hearts, and we even shall have a company of friends and family that want to be around us because they know that they can trust us and vice versa.
Interestingly enough, in Pretty Little Liars, the viewers see a twist of two things happening when the girls lie, or anyone else. Things either go incredibly bad, or quite well. For example, when one of the girls were ever tempted by ‘A’ to lie or to do something deceiving in the show to another character, things went well for that particular character, but awful for the other character that they harmed with the lie or deceit. Psychologically, this is showing the viewers that it is “okay to lie because it will actually make things better for you!” Just another one of Satan’s lies that he has woven into Pretty Little Liars.
Attack on the Mind
Not only has Pretty Little Liars become solely a fictional sensation that has attracted thousands (including myself at one point) to the show every week when it aired – glued to the television to try to see what would happen next; but Pretty Little Liars had much buzz offscreen as well. There were many blogs, Twitter accounts and reddit pages created for viewers to try to find out what the secrets were in the show and just who this mystery ‘A’, and ‘Uber A’ were, as the fans and writers of the show called the second ‘A’. Surprisingly, people are still coming up with alternate theories to the ending of the show as little as an hour ago, as I write this on this day of January 2, 2018. I also used to be infatuated with this show, coming up with my own theories, and ultimately figuring out who ‘Uber A’ was. I spent hours out of the day talking with other viewers, writing down my theories, and solving the clues in the show as if I were involved in a real murder mystery. Unfortunately, millions of people around the world were doing the same and are still doing the same today. The Bible says: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 NKJV) There is no transformation of God that takes place when we fill our minds with the garbage that Satan offers. There is only conformity to this world – which is of Satan. When we conform to the things that Satan offers us, we find ourselves in an endless loop; constantly doing the same thing repeatedly – unable to break free from it on our own. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can be set free.
As it has been found, when an individual engages in watching theater style entertainment with rapid pace of reference in the style of content, the frontal lobe is suppressed, and the limbic system becomes activated – and ultimately in control. The frontal lobe almost completely shuts down within minutes into viewing entertainment style television (Ritsema, 2013). In spiritual terms, we go from using our brains the way that God would want us to in a conscious and alert manner, having self-control: “Come let us reason together…” (Isaiah 1:18), and “The fruit of the Spirit is…. Self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23) to desiring worldly things that please our flesh and satisfaction for the moment that are not based on Spiritual things of merit: “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; (Galatians 5:17) and “For to be carnally minded is death… the carnal mind is enmity against God; (Romans 8:6-7).
Occultism and Symbolism
On a subtler note, Pretty Little Liars displays numerous accounts of occult symbolism throughout the show. The symbolism is not talked about specifically, but it is displayed in the intro, props, the characters clothing, trailer promos, posters and merchandise for the show, and in a few conversations in some episodes – in a subtle and strange sense. The camera would selectively pan over to the occult symbolism on numerous occasions and stay fixed on these shots – as if the writers or Satan inspiring the writers wanted to imprint the symbolism into the viewers minds. Most of the symbolism consisted of the Eye of Horus or the “all seeing eye” as it is sometimes called, being flashed in promos, and on certain props in Pretty Little Liars. The earliest form of occultism that is shown in Pretty Little Liars is in Season 1, Episode 21 called Monsters in the End. The girls find a thumb drive containing videos of them that they never knew were taken by a group called the N.A.T club, which stood for “Nos Animadverto Totus” in Latin which means “We See All”. The N.A.T club would go around spying and videotaping the girls, and residents of Rosewood. The club prided itself on “seeing all”, as they knew secrets that the girls did not know that they knew. For a time in Pretty Little Liars, the N.A.T club was seen as “an all-seeing eye” figure in the show. It was as if homage was being paid to Free Masonry or the Illuminati with the acknowledgment of the N.A.T club. Once the N.A.T club was found out, the character ‘A’, and eventually ‘Uber A’ ultimately became that “all seeing eye” that essentially knew everything, seemed to have all the control, and was a domineering figure over the girls throughout the show. In the episode called “The Khan Game’ the girls were trying to track down the movements of another character who was suspected to be shady. The girls eventually found out that this particular character was at a party, but in order to get into the party, you had to be stamped with a single eye on your wrist:
This scene was rather insignificant in comparison to the big picture of the show, but this party, and the stamped image of the eye did come up again towards the bitter end of the show on a box that one of the girls found. Once again, the camera took a long pause on both scenes. When we repeatedly see the same thing on a constant basis, a learning process begins to occur. It is in this way that experimental studies are done on willing participants or animals – in order to get them familiar with a particular stimulus that the experimenter wants the participant to respond to. Content and product marketing is also conducted in this way as the consumer is constantly PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: NOTHING PRETTY ABOUT THESE LIES 7
presented with the product, a catchy tune or cutting to the consumers emotions and the product becomes imprinted on the buyer’s minds – so that they remember the product at a later date whether consciously or unconsciously (Domjan, 2015). Is this what Satan is hoping for? Is Satan trying to store his occult imagery into the minds of millions, to instill his mark/ideologies within them – to bring these things up at a later date? To have as many people side with him as possible when he comes to deceive the whole world? It would be wise to think so. Keeping in mind, the mark of the beast (or the sealing of God’s people for that matter) has not been issued yet, but we are living in the preparation time to get ready to be eternally marked, or eternally sealed. Every decision that we make right now matters towards our final decision that cannot and will not be reversed because not a single person will have it in them to even want to reverse whatever decision they have already made. It is for this very reason that Jesus says: “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:29-30 NJKV) The things that we behold, watch, look at and see; and the things that we do must not deter us from salvation. If it does, we are lovingly instructed by Jesus Himself in this saying to get rid of those things.
Other occultism and symbolism examples in Pretty Little Liars:
Part of the Pretty Little Liars show intro:
Season 5 promo poster: Alison’s face
cracked around the left eye
Lucy Hale (Aria) and her friend (Offset)
Troian Belisario (Spencer) (Offset)
I have personally found that the more people see occult symbolism such as the Eye of Horus, regardless of where it’s seen (movies, television shows, commercials, clothing, ads, etc), the more likely they are to emulate it – sometimes without even knowing what it’s all about. I was having a conversation with one of my cousins after seeing her flash this symbol in a picture she posted online, and I asked if she knew what that was and what she was doing. She had a blank and confused look on her face and replied “No, I don’t actually.” I began to explain to her, and her response was “Oh, wow I didn’t know that. I just do it because all of my favorite artists do it, so I thought it was cool or something.” For perspective, my cousin is in her mid-thirties and has a daughter of her own that will be a teenager next year. Just going to show that it does not matter what age group you are in, Satan will attempt to grope in people of all ages. It is also important to note that flashing symbols such as the Eye of Horus, whether covering the left or the right eye, is not just a flashy thing to do. For one thing, you are showing your allegiance to either a false god of the sun or false god of the moon. Secondly, you are allowing demonic spirits to enter into you, and to have influence over you every time the symbol is flashed (Lomacang, 2016).
However, there is a way to break free and it also involves beholding as well! Ellen White once said: “By beholding we are to become changed; and as we meditate upon the perfections of the divine Model, we shall desire to become wholly transformed, and renewed in the image of His purity. It is by faith in the Son of God that transformation takes place in the character, and the child of wrath becomes the child of God…” –1SM 335-338 (ST December 26, 1892). Scripture upholds this perfectly in 2 Corinthians 3:18 which says: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” A switch must take place in which we turn our attention off worldly things (ultimately off Satan and his pleasures, and our pleasures), and onto Jesus and His glory. When we behold Him, it is only then that we are transformed into His image, and Jesus can wipe us clean from the harm and filth that we have subjected our lives and minds to. We begin to think new thoughts, have new wholesome desires and passions that will glorify God, a love for Spiritual things, and most importantly, a love for and a relationship with our Lord, Savior and Best Friend Jesus Christ! No longer will we want to be trapped in Satan’s loop of lies, deceit and counterfeits against God and His Word that we have seen in the entertainment industry.
A and Uber A (A.D): The Counterfeit Adam and Second Adam and the Role of ‘Big A’ in the Show
“Big A” and ‘A’: Satan and Adam Counterfeit
The two antagonists of Pretty Little Liars are characters that were given the names ‘A’ and ‘Uber A’ – who came after ‘A’ was revealed. ‘A’ was an individual that stalked the girls, blackmailed them, criticized them, and tried to put the blame on them for Alison’s supposed death. Eventually it was found that ‘A’ was a character named Mona Vanderwaal – a fellow classmate of the girls at Rosewood High. Mona was the girl that always strove to be like Alison. When Alison was at Rosewood High she was the “It girl” that everyone wanted to be like and be friends with. Mona was the “nerd”, who had little to no friends who often got picked on by Alison; without Alison’s friends saying anything to defend Mona. It is for this reason that she went after Alison’s friends as her ‘A’ persona to attack them because of all the hurt that she felt. Even though Alison treated Mona horribly (and every other Rosewood High student) she desperately wanted to be Alison. Later in the show, it is find out that it was Mona who played a role in sending Alison off; helping her fake her death after her mother’s twin buried her alive. Once Alison was sent off, ‘A’ was born. Mona took on Alison’s persona and decided to ditch her old nerdy way’s and become like Alison. Thus, Mona became the new “It girl” at Rosewood High, while being ‘A’ on the side without anyone suspecting a thing – even befriending Hannah, one of Alison’s old friends. In Pretty Little Liars, it is eventually found that Mona became ‘A’ not so much by choice, but because she suffers from mental illness. The writers of the show hinted many times that we would feel sorry for ‘A’. Many viewers felt sorry for Mona and towards the end of the show, Mona (‘A’) even joined forces with the girls at one point to stop the next villain in the show who was called ‘Uber A’ or ‘A.D’ as they called themselves. Why is this important and how does this relate to ‘A’ being a counterfeit first Adam in the Bible? Well, looking at the evidence; ‘A’ or Mona, was sometimes nicknamed ‘Original A’ after the girls found out there was a second ‘A’ after Mona – which can be seen on the Pretty Little Liars Wiki page. There were also many references to apples in connection to ‘A’ – particularly in the second season, as there were many comments about apples. Many season’s later, ‘A’ fakes her death and kidnaps the girls and traps them on an apple farm with Mona there (pretending that she is on their side), but she is actually deceiving them with the person that she was working with (Big “A’). Take this for another example. This is a note that Mona either gave herself to make it look like she was not ‘A’ or that another character gave her named Charlotte whom viewers find out towards the end of the show was Mona’s “boss” if you will or sometimes referred to as ‘Big A’ (It was never specifically revealed, but the latter is more plausible):
Mona looking at the apple
Pretty Little Liars attested that ‘A’ was a reference to ‘Alison’s’ name. However, could it be that ‘A’ really means Adam? Without going into much detail, ‘Big A’ was simply ‘A’s’ boss. She was the primary reason as to why people would feel sorry for Mona – and in return feel sorry for ‘Big A’, as it was told that ‘Big A’ or Charlotte had some issues of her own. The two met at Radley Sanitarium, where Charlotte told Mona of all the horrible things she had suffered having to be separated from her family as ‘she’ was actually born a ‘he’ – as Charles Drake. He and Alison were cousins, as his mother and Alison’s mother were twin sisters. Charles mother was mentally ill, so, Alison’s parents adopted him, but their father did not approve of him wanting to become a girl, so he was ordered to be sent to the sanitarium where his adopted mother would sneak him clothes. However, Alison got to grow up at home living a happy and fulfilling life. Thus, two monsters were born at Radley as hatred grew in both of them towards Alison and the people around her. Does this sound a little familiar? Someone being cast out of a place that was once home because of their own negative choices, to only become bitter, jealous and angry to then try to manipulate someone else to get them to fall as well?
The whole story of ‘Big A’ (Charlotte) and ‘A’ (Mona) is the account of what took place in the Garden of Eden, but flipped upside down. Charlotte can be seen as Satan, the serpent in Eden that cunningly got Eve to eat from the forbidden tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. In Pretty Little Liars, Charlotte really does take on Satan’s personality and characteristics. Charlotte is a sly, cunning and manipulative character that comes and goes, and the girls never knew when she would appear or not. The Wikia Fandom page for Pretty Little Liars lists Charlotte’s talents as lying, spying, stalking, hacking, and manipulating (Pretty Little Liars Wikia, n.d). The Bible says: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 NKJV) This verse is spot on to how Charlotte’s character was portrayed. The Wikia page also shows the many names that Charlotte went by in the show, or used at various times such as: “CeCe Drake, Charles Drake, Charlie, Red Coat, Paul Varjak, ‘A’, Alison DiLaurentis (when she pretended to be her), and Charles Wilson-Drake (Pretty Little Liars Wikia, n.d). Satan also goes by many, many names.
When it comes to ‘A’ or Mona, she eventually did take a bite of that apple, and joined forces with Charlotte. A few characters throughout the show ended up dead as a result, and it was told of one in particular of whom Mona killed at the onset of her becoming ‘A’, as she confessed to the murder to the girls. A very innocent and unsuspecting young girl turned to a murderer and embodied the same characteristics of ‘Big A’, and eventually began to run her own show, so to speak. It is interesting to note that Mona was always extremely intelligent. However, once becoming ‘A’, (biting that forbidden fruit) her knowledge of good and evil increased in a way that became appealing to the viewers. Yes, she was technically considered the villain of the show, but there was an unhidden thrill that most if not all viewers got watching the signature ‘A’ scenes at the end of every episode – watching to see what ‘A’ was up to next or what ‘A’ had learned about the girls. There was even an ‘A’ Twitter page, created by one of the writers dedicated to both ‘A’ and later ‘Uber A’ where fans can interact with ‘A’ in real life and go over the hints and clues that were left in the show and in the ‘A’ scenes. You can say that ‘A’ became a sensation – even after ‘A’ would kill someone on the show. However, according to God’s Word, after Adam and Eve sinned against God and ate of the forbidden tree, God punished them, and they were sore sorrowful (Genesis 3:7-24). Not once was Mona convicted of the murder that she at least admitted to committing, nor was she convicted of faking her death, which happens in the episode ‘Through a Glass, Darkly’. Actually, there was little to no accountability held in Pretty Little Liars at all. If anything, a character would just be killed or die somehow (in their sins), cognitively showing people that it doesn’t even matter how you live. If they did serve jail or prison time, it would be for a brief time or they would escape shortly. What does this teach people? If you never get caught, you’ll just die anyway or serve little time, what’s the big deal? Well the truth is that there is a big deal. If we are not held accountable for our actions here on earth, we can be sure that we will be held accountable during God’s judgment – and that’s the one place no man or woman wants to be standing alone without the precious blood of Jesus covering us! So, we can see that ‘A’ as the counterfeit first Adam, downplays the sin nature.
‘Uber A’: The Significance
While devious and having caused much suffering – even killing people ‘A’ with the help of ‘Big A’ were shockingly no match to ‘Uber A’. As the girls thought their horror was over after ‘A’ and ‘Big A’ were unmasked, the text messages only continued – but now with a person signing by the name of ‘A.D’. Long before God revealed these counterfeits to me – even as I was still an avid fan of Pretty Little Liars; I remember obsessing over the clues that were given in the show as to who A.D could be and one day I said to myself: “You know it’s odd that the writers would use the initials or letters A.D. It reminds me so much of the term ‘After Death’ as in Jesus’ death.” It bothered me, but I could not put the connections together until now. Pretty Little Liars is a very dark and twisted show that even left many viewers with an uneasy feeling about the show. The relationships alone are enough to make any sane mind a mess – but the relationship between ‘Uber A’ and Christ is one that should break the hearts of any Christians. Without going into how horrible, complicated and dark Pretty Little Liars really is, A.D was eventually found out to be the twin of one of the girls, named Spencer Hastings. Her twin was named Alex Drake (hence A.D), and her mother was also Charlotte’s mother – Mary Drake. Spencer thus finds out about this evil twin of hers and that Mary Drake is her real mother, and that Charlotte is also her sister/brother. Is it a coincidence that ‘A.D’s’ mother’s name is Mary? I don’t believe so – as there is no such thing as a coincidence. As we know, Jesus’ mothers name was Mary as well. It is also interesting that ‘A.D’s’ real name is Alex. The name Alex means defender of man, or protector of mankind in Greek. The definition of the name Alex is exactly who ‘A.D’ thought she was, and it is certainly characteristic of Christ.
Before the seventh season (the second to last season of the show), the writers of Pretty Little Liars announced on numerous occasions that the show was going to take a dark turn. One of the main writers of the show, I. Marlene King even took to Twitter and interviews mentioning the gore that was going to take place in the 7th season, which was the last. Other writers warned people of the darkness that was coming in the show as well, and of the darkness of ‘A.D’. Nevertheless, this did not stop millions of people from tuning in week after week – including myself. Granted, there were some people who were very turned off with the direction that the show was going. It is also quite interesting that the writers chose the 7th season to begin this dark turn. The number of God was taken, turned and flipped upside down.
‘A.D’ was a vicious, cruel, and downright satanic character that did the most twisted things that should not even be mentioned. In the last episode of season 7a, things were set up in such a way for a certain character’s head to be chopped off, and everything was shown on camera. This was the last episode of Pretty Little Liars that I watched, as this was the episode in which God spoke to my heart. I asked myself: “How can I be a Christian, and watch content like this that totally goes against what I believe, and call it entertainment?” I could literally feel God pleading with me, and from that day forward I never turned back to that show or any other violent show that I watched. I never found out on my own who ‘A.D’ was or any of the other secrets in the show which was what I lived for at the time, and I did not care to know anymore. God totally did a new thing with my mind. I told my friend who also watched the show that I did not want to talk about Pretty Little Liars anymore, and when she found out the secrets of the show and who ‘A.D’ was, I did not want to know. Nevertheless, she ended up telling me. I was upset for a few days, but today it has me thinking that Satan meant that for evil, but God was somehow able to turn even that around for His glory. Had I not known what my friend told me, I would not be able to write much of this assessment today.
‘Uber A’: The Counterfeit Jesus Christ
Overall, even though ‘A.D’ was awful, her goal was to ultimately restore her life, her family and her desires. She saw herself as a savior – or cleanser if you will. She was removing the ‘bad’ people (or at least who she thought was bad) and trying to restore everything back to the way that things were. However, she went about it in a manipulative way, killing people, deceiving people and destroying lives. Doesn’t aspects of ‘A.D’s’ character seem familiar? However, the Bible says: “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10 NKJV), “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV), “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13 NKJV) and “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:8 NKJV). These are just snapshots of many Scriptures that can be applied to this situation – which totally show how ‘A.D’ counterfeits Jesus Christ. What has essentially been done in Pretty Little Liars is this: ‘A.D’ being related to ‘Big A’ (Charlotte) counterfeits the creation account as Jesus is Lucifer’s creator, and Lucifer created Satan; Jesus and Satan are not equals. However, Jesus is Adam’s creator and was also related to him in His genealogy – so Pretty Little Liars is essentially denying that as well (‘A’ and ‘A.D’ in Pretty Little Liars: totally separate) For Pretty Little Liars to show ‘A.D’ and ‘Big A’ as related is to say that they are born of the same creed – evil creed that is. Both Charlotte Drake and Alex Drake had evil in their hearts and wanted to do evil continually. However, it was eventually mentioned that Charlotte still had her mental illness and Alison took it upon herself to forgive her for all that she had done, and cared for her. Remember, the writers constantly mentioned that the viewers would feel sorry for ‘A’ and ultimately ‘Big A’. The viewers did just that and after seeing Charlotte go through her mental illness, sympathy was poured out for this character. In essence, sympathy is poured out for Satan when the viewers see this interaction. But for the psycho character ‘A.D’? She is seen as evil – or God is seen as evil since she is a counterfeit of God/Christ and little sympathy is given for her. And the fact that this counterfeit of Christ is a woman is definitely a problem all on its own. It is interesting to also note that ‘A.D’ also went by other names given by a character in the show named Caleb such as: Evil Emoji and A-moji; a name by the fans of the show which was EmojA, and Big Bad by one of the main writers of the show I. Marlene King. The ‘emoji’ based names stem from ‘A.D’s’ constant emoji’s that were added to the texts that she would send, or sometimes she would just send emoji’s. This seems insignificant, but when you look at emoji’s they have different faces and looks to them. ‘A.D’ was often seen in masks made of other people’s faces, and changing them frequently. The Bible says: “For I am the Lord, I do not change;” (Malachi 3:6 NKJV)
Other Content and Final Thoughts
The information included in this assessment are the main details that need to be addressed. There are many counterfeits and many ideologies within Pretty Little Liars that are totally opposite of what God say’s. The show literally breaks all Ten Commandments, (yes including breaking the Sabbath), is filled with spiritualism; and becomes jam packed with it when the spinoff show Ravenswood was created and eventually spills over into Pretty Little Liars. Not only does the show break God’s law and is filled with spiritualism, but it attempts to portray that it is okay to break God’s law, and that it is fun to do so, and that there are no consequences when you do. The spiritualism seen in the show is seen as thrilling, exciting and as a game – which is the farthest from the truth. There were also about two scenes shown in Pretty Little Liars in which a partial quote from Jesus is shown in two separate posters in different episodes:
We see here that it says: “Love thy neighbor”. Jesus once said the second greatest commandment is: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31 NKJV) The posters were said to have been clues in the show, which is why the camera spent so much time on them. All of the characters in the show are neighbors, however, there is not a lot of loving going on (or any at all). There is more killing, lying, spying, deceit and manipulation happening. When people see something like this, but see actions that are totally opposite, in essence you are subtly telling people that this commandment is not important at all. However, the Bible tells us: “Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” (Revelation 14:12 NKJV) Jesus is looking for and coming back for a people who are keeping His commandments, not dismissing them! Those who do not accept Christ and His law will receive the wrath of God! (Revelation 14:9-11).
While the Pretty Little Liars series has ended, a new saga begins. I had not researched anything about Pretty Little Liars or heard anything about the show since I stopped watching it on the last episode of season 7a in 2016. However, a few weeks ago, I had a dream that there was going to be another Pretty Little Liars show. In researching to write this assessment, to my surprise, I found just what I saw my dream was hinting at. I thought about the dream for days and what the Lord was revealing to me about Pretty Little Liars and how Satan was using that show to present a perverted gospel, and perverted view of God and His law. I felt the Holy Spirit telling me in my heart: “You need to tell Little Light Studios about this.” I grappled with this for weeks because I thought it was so odd. “Why didn’t You just give these revelations to them Lord? It would have been a whole lot easier.” I thought. That’s when it hit me. “You know firsthand what Satan is doing to people through this show. Use what’s in your hand. This is your testimony, which is in your hand. Share it.” I heard in my heart.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists series has been greenlit by Freeform on September 25, 2017. The show it set to start filming in February 2018. So far, this show will have three leading cast members from Pretty Little Liars – as themselves: Alison DiLaurentis, Mona Vanderwaal who was the ‘Original A’, and Emily Fields who was one of Alison’s friends in Pretty Little Liars who will now be her wife in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist. It is said that Alison gave birth to two twin boys that she raises with Emily. Of course, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist is centered around a murder mystery and now a new town filled with secrets and lies – which reminds me of a Scripture: “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NKJV) Even Satan’s tricks, lies and tactics are not new, but merely repackaged – feeding the same garbage to unfiltered minds. Clearly, we can see that the new show breaks at least three of God’s commandments already: “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13 NKJV) “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14 NKJV), and “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16 NKJV).
It is my prayer and hope that many minds and souls will be saved from being sucked into Satan’s snare of the Pretty Little Liars Series, spinoff shows, and other shows like it. I have seen with my own eyes everything from cover to cover of the Bible being stripped apart in Pretty Little Liars and I have felt it’s impact on my life. However, the good news is that it is never too late to turn to Jesus. He is there patiently waiting for ALL to come to Him and call on Him to turn from wickedness. When I came to Jesus, He gently cleansed me, and ‘deprogrammed’ me – if you will from all the media that I was engaged in. But He does it in a soft manner so that I did not get overwhelmed. It was only by the grace of God that I was able to write this assessment without losing my mind and cringing at the sight of the Pretty Little Liars title. I surrendered this over to the Lord, asked Him to give me the words to say, wrote a little each day and was still able to get the most peaceful sleep each night. There were some things that I had go back and research about the show having had forgotten – but I wanted this to be 100% accurate. However, I wasn’t the slightest bit worried, anxious, bothered – neither did I feel tempted. This only happened because I made it a point to keep my eyes on Jesus the entire time. Of course, I was bothered by what Satan is doing behind the scenes, but Jesus kept reassuring me that He is more powerful and to not worry because He is already taking care of things. I say all of this to emphasize the point that it doesn’t matter if we are in the very trenches or pits of Satan’s territory or grasp and to us it seems like there’s no way out. If we turn and keep our eyes on Jesus submitting to Him, and calling on Him to save us, He can pull us out of anything, give us the strength to withstand the wiles of the devil, and give us the power to resist the devil – because when we do, he will flee from us! (James 4:7) If He can do it for me, He can and will certainly do it for countless others!
A Part of my Personal Testimony and Further Assessment
One day, Pretty Little Liars did a giveaway for some merchandise that 500 people would win. I entered that giveaway, and I was one of the winners that won a big box of Pretty Little Liars merchandise, and Ravenswood merchandise. Ravenswood is a show founded on spiritualism and occultism, and while I watched the first few episodes of it, the show never sat well with me. Long story short, after receiving the gifts, strange things happened in my house, and in my heart. I also began to have awful dreams that just did not seem to go away. Eventually I had a hard time sleeping, and it was as if I just knew that something else was in my house, and that something was changing who I was. I was a colder individual, rude, inconsiderate, and constantly on edge. I never found out that it was evil spirits attached to that merchandise causing all the trouble. The only thing that came to me one day, was to get rid of the merchandise, my music, the rest of my video games I realized I still had, and posters and movies, so I threw it all away. The Holy Spirit never made it known to me specifically what those things were causing at that moment; but only that those things were not of Him, and I wanted to get rid of them because Christ was now coming into my heart and I was falling in love with Him. I now recognize what was going on as a result of letting Satan’s influences into my heart and into my home. There was immense joy that came with being set free, but there was also a tinge of sadness, because I felt that I had messed up terribly. You see, The Lord had opened my eyes to occultism when I was a younger, and I had primarily learned about the occults influences in the music industry. I learned about the symbolism and its origins, so when I saw these things in Pretty Little Liars and other shows that I watched, I felt that I should have known better than to engage in watching it. My initial response to the show was “This is wrong, and I’m not watching it”, after a friend from high school suggested it to me. However, she kept bringing it up, and my Spirit was willing to turn away from it, but my flesh was weak – therefore I watched the first episode and was hooked from that point on. It is for this reason why I believe so strongly that Jesus was quite adamant when He said those words in Matthew 5:29-30. I knew that many of the things in Pretty Little Liars were against God, but the second I laid my eyes on the show, regardless of what I knew or believed went out the window. What I beheld was causing me to sin, and Jesus commands that we turn away from those things immediately lest we lose out on salvation. It is also for this reason that Jesus warns us to not even go to the places where false Christs will be or the false Christ (Satan himself masquerading as Jesus) (Matthew 24:23-36). Satan can use hypnotism to captivate people; which is a tactic that he is using today through the media (Mayer, 2006), and that he will continue to use in the years to come. We must not allow ourselves to be taken and captivated by the things that we see, for there will come a time when Satan will work miracles exemplified through individual’s sensory organs. The world being captivated by the media is just the prepping phase. “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Revelation 16:13-14 NKJV)
Reference Links (Formal references below)
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Mona receives the apple in this episode: http://pretty-little-liars.wikia.com/wiki/Breaking_the_Code
Last episode of season 7a that I mentioned I watched: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darkest_Knight_(Pretty_Little_Liars)
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