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Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by jasonMalloy1999, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:08 AM.

  1. jasonMalloy1999

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    1 if many strive to enter heaven and dont make it what chance do i have

    2 and aslo i play games on xbox but none feels wrong like if it has demons killing cars it doesnt feel wrong
     
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    Blessedly, your entrance into heaven is not based upon chance. It is based upon the almighty work of God Who is ever-faithful and capable to see that the blood of His Son is not applied fruitlessly.
    We do not base our eternal state on feelings. It is a video game. Get some perspective.

    Jason, how about you spend the next week examining what it is you are doing right and doing well and give God and yourself credit for all of it. Then, at the end of the week ask God and yourself in prayer what is one thing you think should be changed currently. Then focus on improving that matter while giving God and yourself credit for that which is going well in your life.

    Victory focus

    Problem focus

    Which do you think is going to aid you in your Christian walk?
     
  3. jasonMalloy1999

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    got ocd so i cnther or feel god and cant feel bad for sinning but i repent
     
  4. Halbhh

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    1-- an absolutely guaranteed certainty of making it if you do just what Christ said all must do who will make it. Both that message that only some will make it, and also what's required to make it : That's all in Matthew chapter 7:
    Matthew 7 NIV

    After you've really absorbed verses 24-27, you'll realize you need to listen to all Christ said in the gospels, and that's a very good moment to realize that!:
    Matthew 17:5 While Peter was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!"

    So, you'll want to go back to the beginning of the gospel (or at least to chapter 3, where Christ begins to speak), and listen to all He says. Wonderfully, listening to Him makes doing as He said much easier and He gives us the particular means of the help we need, in His words to us, such as the daily prayer in chapter 6.
     
  5. Ken Rank

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    You are not expected to be perfect, you are expected to seek perfection.

    We should not allow our "feelings" to dictate our walk. "The just live by faith," the bible says. It also says that "faith comes by hearing the Word of God." And it also says that "faith without works is dead." So instead of deciding our walk with God based on feelings... we should read the Word and act on what we hear from the Word and THAT dictates the direction of our walk. Otherwise, we will fall prey to our own imperfect emotions.

    In my personal view... if the game does not stand opposed to the character of God (i.e. love, peace, joy, patience, long suffering, kindness, goodness and self control) then it is fine. If it stands against His character traits, it is profaning His name because in the language of the bible, "name" is dealing less with what we call somebody and more with the name bearers character, reputation, and authority.

    Blessings.
    Ken
     
  6. jasonMalloy1999

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    i do play games like call of duty but i play for the sake of killing and i play zelda breath of the wild for the sake of exploration and finding friends but the boss has a demon power hes the only demon power guy.

    i cant understand the bible as im very bad at understanding stuff even everyday stuff i dont understand so i feel like im condemed to hell
     
  7. Josheb

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    Some scripture you might contemplate:

    Ephesians 2:1-10
    "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."[/I]


    We're God's workmanship. He is the workman of our salvation, not you or me. Do you have any idea what those works are? If not then put down the controller and ask God what He has for you to do today. If so, then put down the controller and go do it. Either way....

    Romans 8:9-35
    "...you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.... if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you... For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!' The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. ...the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"

    Note Paul has described a court setting in which the Judge, the plaintiff, and the prosecutor are all Jesus. He has also reported it is Christ who serves as the defense attorney and the defendant! In other words, Jesus is sitting in the docks in your place! The court is stacked - stacked in your favor by God Himself.

    God causes all things to work for good according to His purpose.

    Philippians 2:9-13
    "For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."[/I]


    You are not on your own. Your salvation is not dependent upon your flesh and whatever feeble works it might manifest itself. God is at work in you. Act like it.

    1 Peter 2:4-10
    "As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: 'Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.' So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,' and 'A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.' But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."

    You are royalty. A royal priest chosen by God. Again I exhort you: act like it.

    2 Peter 1:3-11 ESV
    "His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."[/I]


    God has given you everything you need to live a godly life. Do you believe that? Because if you do believe then GOOD! now add to that faith goodness, knowledge, self -control, perseverance, and all those other things scripture informs us about but most importantly remember one very critically important truth: you have been cleansed.

    The blood of Christ has washed you clean. A repentant life will keep you that way.

    You are an adopted son of The Most High God. Act like it.
     
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    How do you feel about predestination?
     
  9. Josheb

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    You getting that treated? Anxiety is a solvable problem. Get help. Start with God then go see a qualified Christian therapist experience working with OCD and anxiety disorders.
     
  10. jasonMalloy1999

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    whats that
     
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    What's wonderful about Christ's words in the 4 gospels -- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- is that they are simple, clear words.

    Deep, but simple in wording.

    You can understand what you need to understand:

    "Love each other as I have loved you."

    You can understand what you are supposed to understand.

    Here's a good link to read the Gospel of Matthew:
    Matthew 1 NIV
     
  12. jasonMalloy1999

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    ye getting medication but i still have no remorse or guilt feeling and still get intrusive thoughts
     
  13. jasonMalloy1999

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    i read it but what i understand is this confess with your mouth jesus is lord and saviour and believe he died on the cross for us and rose 3 days later and acended to the right hand side of the father and have faith in him your saved
     
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    Do you believe that? Do you know it to be true?
     
  15. jasonMalloy1999

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    yes jesus died for us he rose 3 days later i say aloud he my lord and savaiour and i have faith thith that im saved my ocd gives me doubt but i fight it all the time
     
  16. Halbhh

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    That's a combination of a verse from the epistles and one of the Creeds (The Apostles' Creed). It's good.

    But there is better, for us to remember, as our central remembered words.

    Jesus's words are more powerful, to help us, than even such a good combination as you have there.

    You want to read what He says -- in the gospels -- and hear His words, and remember them. Let His words be what you remember most, above all other words. You can read a few verses of what He says each day, perhaps a passage (a group of verses under a heading in a gospel), and just listen and hear. Then remember what He said. Recall the words and hear them again, as you go to sleep. It has a very good effect! I can tell you.
     
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    I doubt very much your OCD gives you doubt.

    I think the better answer is the following...

    Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

    Keep reading....verse 13 and onward....of the armor mention, which one are you not putting on?
    I'm thinking verse 16 might be it.
     
  18. jasonMalloy1999

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    i will thanks i just need to be saved and i know what it says in the bible true so he died and rose 3 days later then it happened its gods word and about the games will i go to hell for it
     
  19. jasonMalloy1999

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    i have faith when the ocd puts doubt in my head i counter it by saying for god so oved the world he gave his only begotten son and i say in my head constanty jesus is lord and jesus is king i belong to jesus and it goes away after a little bit
     
  20. Ken Rank

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    Nonsense... your salvation is not based on your ability to understand deep things. If that was what was required, many good people wouldn't make it and that stands against God's character as well. He sent His son to save not condemn. If you truly turn your heart to God, the rest is on Him.

    As for understanding... if you are not a good reader, get an audio version and listen to 20 minutes a day. Even that is better than nothing. :)
     
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