How should a Christian approach violent video games? Are you a gamer? Mike takes on this discussion.
God and Guns Podcast
Episode 017 - Video Game Violence
Welcome back to the God and Guns Podcast. My name’s Mike, your host, and I’m flying solo again this week. Zack and I use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.
Today I’m talking about Video Game Violence
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-Joel says: “Earlier today I got an idea that I think would be a great episode for you guys. One of the most popular topics for gun folks is every day carry. What to carry, why you carry it, how to carry it, and how to deploy it, these ideas can be talked about and debated for hours. I think it would be really cool if you guys talked about this, but expanding it for Christians with the "every day carry" that Paul described for us, the Armor of God. Many gun owners don't seem to get the importance of carrying your gun with you at all times, and many Christians definitely don't seem to get the importance of being armed with the Armor of God every day. I'm guilty of both of these. Anyway, just thought I'd give you an idea. Have a good day and God Bless.”
-Jamie says: “I caught the podcast reply! Thanks for the frankness on the Hi-Point. Ok a Glock it is. "Throw me a clip! I'm out!" We can't use AR's to hunt here so the Ruger Mini's are my starting out hunting / 3-4 gun compromise until I can get an AR just for range fun. Updates;I have been given a Colt 1911 but it is unregistered an in Virginia at the in-laws. So I am trying to find out how to get it delivered here to Ontario, Canada. It looks like the easiest way will be having a US gun shop ship it to a Canadian gun shop near by. Also I have been offered a Smith & Wesson Model 1000 12 ga semi ( got my first turkey last week borrowing it ) at a reasonable price. Only problem is it has a fixed full choke and even with the magazine tubes limiter removed it max's out at 3 & 1. But it is a nice starter! Keep up the great show and the honest advice! God bless.
Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Peter 2:19
-”They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”” (NIV)
Main Topic: Video Game Violence
Against violent games
Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Psalm 11:5: “The Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22: ”reject every kind of evil.”
Psalm 101:3: “I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.
I hate what faithless people do;
I will have no part in it.”
Ephesians 4:19: ”Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.”
Ephesians 5:11: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
Romans 14:13-18: “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.”
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
1 Corinthians 10:23: “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.”
1 Peter 2:16: ”Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.”
Colossians 2:16: “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.”
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