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Just discern better Juk. God put us in a world with the devil, demons and many evil people. It is not the end of the world if we play games that have evil in them. The issue is more a case of, do the games make you serve or idolize specific characters above God? Do they encourage you to be immoral? Do they keep you from church? Does playing them stumble anyone around you?
Ohhh I see what you mean. Video games have never made me stumble in any of those ways, after I accepted Christ.
 
Ohhh I see what you mean. Video games have never made me stumble in any of those ways, after I accepted Christ.

Then there is nothing wrong with playing them.

I had a friend who when he got saved destroyed all my comic books. He said superman and batman were evil. On the one hand... we can all respect his conviction. If that is how he feels, well then to him and even God that is the case. But as you mature you better grasp what evil is.
 
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Then there is nothing wrong with playing them.

I had a friend who when he got saved destroyed all my comic books. He said superman and batman were evil. On the one hand... we can all respect his conviction. If that is how he feels, well then to him and even God that is the case. But as you mature you better grasp what evil is.
Immature of your friend Juk.
I like Marval comics and I would be frustrated if a friend of mine destroyed my property.
I don't think there is anything wrong in what you like Juk.
 

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Immature of your friend Juk.
I like Marval comics and I would be frustrated if a friend of mine destroyed my property.
I don't think there is anything wrong in what you like Juk.
That was King J. But I do like Spiderman, although I don't like to read books except for the Bible.
 
Juk God isn't going to love you any more or less for playing video games. If that's what you enjoy doing go do it. I've been playing video games all my life and just recently set up some of my old consoles. I could see if you were new to it maybe you would want to stay away, but I personally think that is legalistic thinking.
 
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I'm not one that tells people his feelings usually, but it feels like I will get nowhere if I don't.

I asked God to talk to me, to speak to me. I asked to be able to hear Him. I still couldn't. I constantly ask Him everyday, but I still don't.

I find it hard to follow the Bible, to love at all times, and to learn to stay quiet. And to be righteous in speech, and in action. I know that the heart determines the speech. So my heart must still be evil, then. I ask God to change me, to guide me, but it feel like it is not working. I don't see any results.

I don't hear the Holy Spirit. I can't follow the Bible like I should be able to.

I could not associate myself with other things, even if I wanted to. I cannot have fun anymore. I don't enjoy anything, at least not anything that "normal" kids enjoy. On thing that I find that I enjoy are when I see that the Bible hits a topic on the T, meaning that it describes it perfectly. I know that the Bible is perfect, but I mean passages like

2 Timothy 3:2-5 KJV
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; [5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

That passage describes my generation literally perfectly. But I can't enjoy video games, or holidays, or mostly anything else. It's sad.

I "tried" God, but it does not seem to work, at least for me. I know that the Christian God is real, and that He is all that He says He is, because of the accuracy of the Bible and the accounts of multiple people telling the same exact thing when it comes total their experience with God. So I know that I cannot give up, because hell is waiting for me if I do. Just the thought of completely rejecting Jesus scares me.

So, to conclude, I have been put in a depression, because it seems like I cannot hear God, that I cannot understand Scripture, and I cannot enjoy my life.

Sorry for making a long post. I tried to keep my thoughts between me and God, but I just had to share. Thaks.

My little brother.........Welcome to the real world.

IMO what you are experiencing is the process of Growing Up!!!

You are too young to be depressed! Listen, I have no concern about video games but if it was me I would turn off the computer, and the video games and go outside and get your friends and PLAY!!! HAVE SOME FUN!!!!
Climb a tree. Play baseball. Hit rocks with a cut off broom stick. Take a rubber ball and through it against the wall and catch it.
Make a rubber band gun and then spend the day hunting fly's and mosquitoes and spiders.

Now to hear God.......read the Bible. As I have posted many many times on this site, we talk to God through prayer and He talks to us through His Word. All those you hear say that God spoke to them, really did not hear God speak to them. THEY WANT to believe that and they want YOU to believe that but that just is not the case brother. You see, when someone says.....
GOD SPOKE to ME, he has just placed himself above YOU spiritually. Don't fall for that! It will depress you.........
Oh, you know that now ....right?????

As for understanding the Bible. You are what.....12 or 13 years old? My brother, I did not understand being saved until I was about 25 years old or so. I was but did not understand it. TIME, AGE, growing and learning is a life long process my little brother.
Enjoy your youth while you have it. Understanding the Word of God will come to you and YOU will grow in knowledge but do not rush it, just receive it as it comes to you and then act accordingly.

Hang in there my son and I know that you are going to be a very special person one day!!!
 
Rest assured the holy spirit is working in you even when you cant hear Him sometimes he leaves us be for a while and we find that without him we do need Him.

Rest assured, Holy Spirit NEVER leaves us.

John 14:16 (AMP)
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—
 
I'm not one that tells people his feelings usually, but it feels like I will get nowhere if I don't.

I asked God to talk to me, to speak to me. I asked to be able to hear Him. I still couldn't. I constantly ask Him everyday, but I still don't.

I find it hard to follow the Bible, to love at all times, and to learn to stay quiet. And to be righteous in speech, and in action. I know that the heart determines the speech. So my heart must still be evil, then. I ask God to change me, to guide me, but it feel like it is not working. I don't see any results.

I don't hear the Holy Spirit. I can't follow the Bible like I should be able to.

I could not associate myself with other things, even if I wanted to. I cannot have fun anymore. I don't enjoy anything, at least not anything that "normal" kids enjoy. On thing that I find that I enjoy are when I see that the Bible hits a topic on the T, meaning that it describes it perfectly. I know that the Bible is perfect, but I mean passages like

2 Timothy 3:2-5 KJV
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; [5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

That passage describes my generation literally perfectly. But I can't enjoy video games, or holidays, or mostly anything else. It's sad.

I "tried" God, but it does not seem to work, at least for me. I know that the Christian God is real, and that He is all that He says He is, because of the accuracy of the Bible and the accounts of multiple people telling the same exact thing when it comes total their experience with God. So I know that I cannot give up, because hell is waiting for me if I do. Just the thought of completely rejecting Jesus scares me.

So, to conclude, I have been put in a depression, because it seems like I cannot hear God, that I cannot understand Scripture, and I cannot enjoy my life.

Sorry for making a long post. I tried to keep my thoughts between me and God, but I just had to share. Thaks.
Pride. You're full of pride. Self-love is saying "I have more compassion than God does and I have every right to feel sorry for myself." Pride is saying that God's word isn't true! God speaks, you're not being obedient, but in the way you think! You're striving brother.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 (KJV)
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.​

Don't be impatient with yourself. You're proclaiming the opposite of what God promises. You say ... well everything you said is negative so I can't post it all. Speak the promises of God instead of the lies of the devil.

LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW

God loves you dude! He died for YOU!! The devil is whispering in your ears "I am a lousy Christian." "God doesn't listen to me." These are his words! He uses "I" and "me" to get you to believe these lies! With your OWN words, you're killing yourself! Proclaim God's word instead. This is what's going on:

Demon: I am rejected.

God: I am accepted (Eph 1:6; Psalms 139:17)

Demon: I feel guilty

God: I am totally forgiven (Eph 1:7; Psalms 103:3)

Demon: I am inadequate

God: I am adequate (Phil 1:7; 2 Cor 3:5)

Demon: I Am fearful, anxious person

God: I am free from fear. (2 Tim 1:9)

Demon: I am not very smart

God: I have God's wisdom (1 Cor 1:30)

Demon: I am in bondage

God: I am free (2 Cor 3:17)

Demon: I am unlovable/unloved.

God: I am loved (1 John 2:5)

Demon: I am unwanted

God: I have been adopted by God and am His Child (1 John 3:1)

Demon: I am hopeless

God: I have all the hope I need (Rom 15:13)

Demon: I have no strength

God: I have God's power (2 Peter 1:3)

Demon: I feel condemned

God: I am blameless (Rom 8:1)

Demon: I feel alone

God: I am never alone (Heb 13:5-6)

Demon: I have no one to take care of me

God: I am protected/safe (Psalms 32:7-8)

Demon: There is nothing special about me

God: I have been chosen by God. (1 Cor 6:11)

Demon: I am not good enough

God: I am perfected in Christ (Heb 10:14)

Demon: I am defeated.

God: I am victorious (2 Cor 2:14)

Demon: I can't reach God

God: I have Access to God (Luke 10:19)

Demon: I feel inferior

God: I am designed uniquely for God's purposes (Psalms 139:13)

So what are you going to do now?
 
I thought that God didn't want us to have fun. The Bible says to be sober, which means serious. Maybe I interpreted that the wrong way. But ever since I quit video games, I found that I cannot have fun. There was always this "magic" to video games that made them so awesome! But when I like a game, I want to be the best I can at it, so I learn all the technical aspects of the game. And when I learn those things, all the fun gets taken out. Now, whenever I try to play video games, there is some mage or wizard in it so I avoid the game. I only like those fantasy rpgs.

Sober minded, nothing controlling your thinking such as drinking, drugs or anything that controls the way you thinkother then the written word of God.
To not be sloppy with His word. Teachable spirit.

If the video games takes you to place where you are caught up in things opposedto His written word then that would be a problem. Now then pray,ask,seek, knock and find some games that would fit the billand not be a coincern. Yea God will lead you.
Blessings
 

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Sober minded, nothing controlling your thinking such as drinking, drugs or anything that controls the way you thinkother then the written word of God.
To not be sloppy with His word. Teachable spirit.

If the video games takes you to place where you are caught up in things opposedto His written word then that would be a problem. Now then pray,ask,seek, knock and find some games that would fit the billand not be a coincern. Yea God will lead you.
Blessings
Thank you for clearing that up. I found this game that crashes on me everyone once in a while so that might be a good game to play.
 

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Pride. You're full of pride. Self-love is saying "I have more compassion than God does and I have every right to feel sorry for myself." Pride is saying that God's word isn't true! God speaks, you're not being obedient, but in the way you think! You're striving brother.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 (KJV)
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.​

Don't be impatient with yourself. You're proclaiming the opposite of what God promises. You say ... well everything you said is negative so I can't post it all. Speak the promises of God instead of the lies of the devil.

LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW

God loves you dude! He died for YOU!! The devil is whispering in your ears "I am a lousy Christian." "God doesn't listen to me." These are his words! He uses "I" and "me" to get you to believe these lies! With your OWN words, you're killing yourself! Proclaim God's word instead. This is what's going on:

Demon: I am rejected.

God: I am accepted (Eph 1:6; Psalms 139:17)

Demon: I feel guilty

God: I am totally forgiven (Eph 1:7; Psalms 103:3)

Demon: I am inadequate

God: I am adequate (Phil 1:7; 2 Cor 3:5)

Demon: I Am fearful, anxious person

God: I am free from fear. (2 Tim 1:9)

Demon: I am not very smart

God: I have God's wisdom (1 Cor 1:30)

Demon: I am in bondage

God: I am free (2 Cor 3:17)

Demon: I am unlovable/unloved.

God: I am loved (1 John 2:5)

Demon: I am unwanted

God: I have been adopted by God and am His Child (1 John 3:1)

Demon: I am hopeless

God: I have all the hope I need (Rom 15:13)

Demon: I have no strength

God: I have God's power (2 Peter 1:3)

Demon: I feel condemned

God: I am blameless (Rom 8:1)

Demon: I feel alone

God: I am never alone (Heb 13:5-6)

Demon: I have no one to take care of me

God: I am protected/safe (Psalms 32:7-8)

Demon: There is nothing special about me

God: I have been chosen by God. (1 Cor 6:11)

Demon: I am not good enough

God: I am perfected in Christ (Heb 10:14)

Demon: I am defeated.

God: I am victorious (2 Cor 2:14)

Demon: I can't reach God

God: I have Access to God (Luke 10:19)

Demon: I feel inferior

God: I am designed uniquely for God's purposes (Psalms 139:13)

So what are you going to do now?
With most of those demon vs God list, I don't apply. And the last thing that I thought I had was pride. That was displayed on my "What do you think humans deserve" thread. But I remember that you said that you ask the Holy Spirit to tell you what to write, so you must be right.
 
I don't know many video games as haven't played any in ages the only one that was good to pass the time was the Simpsons tapped out.

Yes all christians ought to repent and be baptised, to obey in this respect is to show you love Jesus and understand what he did for you. Do not be afraid, it is a good thing. Ask you elders if they can do this for you.
 
It's not that I can't understand the Bible, it's that I have a hard time trying to live it out

Welcome to my world. Who do you think does not have that same problem????

Read Romans 7. That was actually Pauls problem as well!
 
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Rest assured, Holy Spirit NEVER leaves us.

John 14:16 (AMP)
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—

Amen!
 
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