Wonka: Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.
Charlie: What happened?
Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
The Chocolate Factory message:
- Be good.
- Get everything you want.
- Live happily ever after.
Just about everyone believes in 2 and 3, and they tell 1 to their kids. It’s like a mental disease. I’m no longer much of a Wonka fan.
It’s the prosperity gospel in a nutshell.
What’s missing is the true gospel of Jesus Christ:
- You’re not good, and in fact you’re depraved and deserve death.
- God gave His Son to save you, and you can get everything through Him.
- You can be born into a new life with Jesus, or you can die in your sins.
I like the movie Young Frankenstein, though.