Who we really Are

I recently watched Kung Fu Panda 3 and, along with all my other thoughts relating to the movie, I thought about who we are.

Are we ‘perfect the way we are’ as one of the songs in the credits said? One of the themes of the movie was ‘Finding yourself’ or ‘Becoming yourself’, Is that really what life’s about? What God wants for us? & What does the Bible say?

Basically, What’s the Meaning of Life?

 

Here’s the thing, When God created us, we — as His creation — were “very Good”. But when you continue through the record of history, you see that We MESS UP. We Wrecked It. Because of our evil choices (and We just keep doing them) the very creation is groaning until now (Romans 8:22)

 

     Since that fateful Choice in the Garden of Eden, Humanity has never truly turned around, at least by our own power. The Bible is clear about this, We have become an Evil people, we All follow Satan’s path of disobedience.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 3:11

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Psalm 51:5 (NIV)

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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So, what happens if who we really are is evil? When finding ourselves & continuing that human nature leads to great evil?

Is it worth it to become Yourself, when You are so wrong?

If you don’t Believe the Bible, Look at the news, look around you. Don’t you see how people behave?

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A long time ago, when I was a little child, I figured out the Meaning of Life. I had said so once to my parents, and they found it a bit amusing, but I really had found figured out something important. What We Were Created To Be. We’ve been made with the ability to serve God, to obey Him and to praise Him. We were made to have fellowship with Him.

We were given the Free Will to have Fellowship with and to Obey God.

 

So that’s the other side of the coin. On one side is our Original Meaning, the created You; on the other side is our Evil decision to go against God, trying to be our own gods. So depending on your perspective, Becoming or Finding Yourself could be to Follow God, Or to continue our Disobedience.

 

One thing’s for sure, Following God is near Impossible by our own strength. So we need God’s help

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Psalm 32:1

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

So if we really want to find who we should be, who we were created to be. You’ve Got to go God’s way. It’s harder, more difficult, but in the end the rewards are much greater.

If you want to ‘find yourself’ by continuing the dark path, to go with the crowd, you’ll find it easier and even rewarding for a while. But the end, you’ll find it shallow and destruction awaits that way.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 13:27-28

But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Revelation 20:12, 15

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works .  .  . And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

So here’s a Summery of my point in three Bible verses,

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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Personally, The Meaning of Life only makes sense when you include God in the equation. The Athiest life is actually meaningless, the Agnostic is equally hopless, The other religions have you trying to please a god who often doesn’t care. Christianity is our only Hope, and from what I’ve gathered, It’s the Only way. God’s Way is the only way.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Profane Mouths

(This is continuing my previous post, Filthy Tongues. Basically a Part 2)

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” [Emphasis mine]

Because my personal situation hasn’t changed, I feel like continuing my previous post on this subject (Filthy Tongues). Especially with both the positive reaction to that previous post & my finding of more Holy Scriptures on the subject.

That first verse, Psalm 19:14, should give any Christian who wants to serve God some pause. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord. . .”

We should all realize that it’s not ‘just about’ the ‘bad words’, but also the content or meaning. So if you stopped using certain ‘cuss words’ and replaced them with the word ‘dung‘, is it really that different? You’re using them the same, your thoughts (meditations) & your heart attitude is the same, so why would it be any different?

Ultimately it’s not about whether it is ‘useful’ to us, but rather whether it’s acceptable to God!

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There was a time when a bunch of scribes and Pharisees came to Jesus, asking him ‘why do your disciples not wash their hands before eating?’ which was one of their traditions (see Matthew 15).

Jesus, instead of answering that question, asked them ‘why do you transgress the commandment of God telling you to honor your father & mother with one of your traditions?’ He was calling to question one of their hypocrisies.

And after He called the multitude to Himself, He said,

Matthew 15:11

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” [Emphasis mine]

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I had actually mentioned this Scripture in my previous post, but had forgotten the location.

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Later Peter asked Jesus to explain the Parable, and Jesus’s reply was this:

Matthew 15:17-20

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the drought? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

[Bold emphasis mine]

So you are basically revealing what’s in your heart, through your mouth. If it’s not good words coming out, You’re in trouble. We would be wise to protect our hearts from evil influence.

Proverbs 4:23-24

Keep [guard] your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.

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This next verse, Colossians 3:8, was my first that I found which was clear about profanity. Which I used in my previous post, and I think it might be appropriate to repeat it.

Colossians 3:8-9

But now ye put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

So let me repeat this Good one as well. . .

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from you a deceitful mouth,

And put perverse lips far from you.

 

Another thing we should consider, which all these Scriptures are making clear, it’s not just about ‘bad language’. It’s also about, like I said, the content and heart attitude. Do we allow harshness in our mouths? Do we speak lies? Do we try to destroy the lives or reputations of others with our words? Do we use “Evil Speaking”?

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Then there’s another scary verse. I have a big family, lots of siblings, and we don’t always get along as well as we should. There’s a lot of angry words I wish I hadn’t ever said, and sometimes I’ve said them without thinking.

Matthew 12:36

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

And just think, if every Idle word is judged. What about all the rest?

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

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Let’s finish on a happy note, let’s all pray Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”

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Please read my previous post if you haven’t before, you’ll find more good Scriptures!

And if you got any Questions, Comments, or Problems; Give them below!

False Morality

Grey zones, Moral ambiguities, the choices that don’t seem to be quite Good or Evil. Why do they exist? Why do we have them? How should we choose when faced with these ‘Grey zone’ choices?

 

There is No Such Thing as a ‘Good’ Choice that Doesn’t have some sort of ‘Bad’ Result.

One day I was browsing the Internet about a certian videogame under development, when I chanced upon this article. The writer was talking about how a game (KotOR 2) woke him up to how there are decisions that are grey. How he woke up from his childish Good & Evil morality and realized that sometimes, for example, ‘good’ decisions have ‘bad’ consequences. In the end it seems that he concluded that there is no right or wrong.

Machiavelli [Italian philosopher] claims that as a matter of fact, morality is a lie.

The Problem is he had the wrong idea of how the world works. Nobody (with real authority) said Good decisions always and only have ‘good’ results, and that Evil decisions always and only have ‘bad’ results.

The Reason that Happens is Because We Live in a Spiritual War. The Devil has Rebelled Against his Maker, Just as Humans have.

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Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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If you have ever read the Bible. You’ll quickly learn that loads of Good people had ‘bad’ things happen to them, while Bad people had the ‘good’ things happening to them.

Guess What else? None of us are the good guys.

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Psalm 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
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Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
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Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
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     In fact, Jesus promised us that for following Him (doing Good by truly serving God) we would faced oppression and tribulation! So we are promised ‘bad’ results for serving God.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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What Seperates Good from Evil? GOD Decides Which is What. And in the End, He will Reward His People.

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Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

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Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

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Luke 13:28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

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Once you accept Jesus as your savior (And that is an important step. Our only hope), Your road will be paved with pain and hurt. But the end is eternal life in Heaven, better then anything we can imagine.

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Romans 6:23 For the wages [consequence] of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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1 Corinthians 2:9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

REAL LIFE IS A WAR. YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THAT FACT.

Revelation 20:12-15

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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Got some situation where you don’t understand what to do? Read God’s Word, Pray to Him, And ask for advice from other Christians (especially a Good Pastor).

I would be happy to try to help you out if you ask me as well.

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No More Night.

You know, no matter what problems we have down here on earth, When we that have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior get to Heaven , We will have No more Night, No more pain, No more Tears, We will never Cry again… And I have had so many tears that I really would like to be there.

This song touches my heart.

BTW:

Those of you who feel bad about todays events, Remember that God is in control. And that you are supposed to pray for your leaders, No matter whether you like them or not. It’s all in God’s Hands! And someday we will have No more Night.

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Romans 7:18-20

18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do. 20And if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

 

This is so me 😦 Lord help me fight my sins.

A struggle with Sin

It’s a Promise!

(Tagline: Making & Breaking Vows, esspecially in this season.)

 

People make a lot of promises. Politicians are infamous for making them, & specifically BREAKING them. New Year resolutions are another Infamous example of the making (And Breaking) of Promises. And sadly, people usually break their promises. It’s like you can’t trust Anyone to keep their word!

Ecclesiastes 5:5

5Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

 

The Bible gives us some pretty clear teachings. BTW, deliberately breaking a vow is the same as Lying. You can’t promise somebody something and expect not to follow through. It’s an obvious lie, with obvious consequences too.

 

We need to Do God’s will for us lives. And that include keeping our promises!

Matthew 21:28-32

28But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

God takes vows seriously, you cannot make a vow and break it without facing consequences. You will reap what you sow. (see Galatians 6:7) You should not foolishly make vows, always expect to follow through. Make sure you understand what you’re saying.

 

Judges 12:30-40

30 And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,

31 Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord‘s, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.

32 So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the Lord delivered them into his hands.

33 And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.

34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.

35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the Lord, and I cannot go back.

36 And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the Lord, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the Lord hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.

37 And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.

38 And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.

39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,

40 That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

The sad thing is that he didn’t need to make the vow in the first place. God was already going to give them the victory. But for some reason, Jephthah felt that he needed the vow. And a sad result came of it.

 

Please think what you do before you act, I’ll repeat the first Bible verse that I’ve shown.

 

Ecclesiastes 5:2-6

2Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. 3For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

4When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. 5Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. 6Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

Happy New Year!

NENEN

 

Where is LEGO Worlds?

A little news update on LEGO worlds. Seems we got a (partial) date for release now!

LEGO Universe News!

It’s been a while since we (LUN) have talked about LEGO worlds, and those of you with good memories would also remember that LEGO worlds was hoped to be launched in early 2016 (We are now ending 2016, it is almost past us.)

LEGO worlds was a game that, in concept, is very similar to what LU was going to be originally. And is certainly similar to a game named Minecraft.

(Please see previous Blog posts for more info. Search LEGO Worlds)

So, Where in the world is LEGO Worlds?  Good question :P.


  Well, Here’s their answer. . .

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The original plan was to finish the “v1” by mid 2016. However, the experience we have had, has been so overwhelmingly positive that we have decided to continue through to 2017. No firm date just yet, but we’ll share…

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Which Spirit of Christmas?

It’s Christmas time again. Which Spirit of Christmas are you for?
And how do you spread the Truth of Christ?

A Blog by NENEN

Did you read the title? I Hope so, in case you didn’t I’ll ask again.

Which Spirit of Christmas?

Have you guys heard about the woman who complained about the ‘holiday-themed’ starbucks coffee cups? how it killed her “Christmas Spirit”?
People seem to be really. . . Confused about what Christmas is, & what is part of the Christmas Spirit.

Let’s start with the simple facts. Everyone here knows the word Christmas.(Even if you just learned about it by reading this post!) Notice the First part.

Christ. What did you just learn? Obviously the meaning of this particular holiday is connected with Christianity! Now the second part.

Mas. this is a Shortened version of the word Mass, as in the Catholic Mass. (Another way of saying Church Service, A mass of people gathered together to worship Christ!)
Of Course the word Mass isn’t stuck with Catholicism and I am not about to speak on the errors…

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Filthy Tongues

I really don’t like Filthy (Vulger) language. Profanity is so wrong, and for a long time I didn’t even know why. Or even if the Holy Bible really said anything about it. Now, thanks to God’s Holy Word and the Church I go to, I have those answers.

 

It annoys me to no end to find Writers, Movie makers, and Game Developers using Profanity in their respective medias. When without it, I would be alright with their Product! Even some Christians use it in their things and daily conversations!

 

So, like I said, there used to be a time when I didn’t know the answers. And once I had attempted to explain why Profanity (Or whatever you want to call it) was bad, but without Bible knowledge I was forced to use my own wits. And of course I failed miserably. My ‘opponent’ deflected all my arguements, and when I said that I (vaguelly) remember that the Bible said it was wrong somwhere, He simply asked, “Where?”

But I didn’t know.

I’ve learned that lesson. Never try to fight on your own strength, Always Lean On God’s Holy Word.

 

Colossians 3:8-9 tells us,

  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

   Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Pretty obvious isn’t it? (And pretty thorough too.)

What about Ephesians 4:29? (also see verses 30-31)

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Now an important point is that these holy scriptures aren’t just talking about “profanity”. We need to control everything which comes out of our mouths. And those two verses cover a lot of territory. James also talks about the Tongue in a well known scripture.

James 3:2-10 (see whole chapter)

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

  Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

   Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

   Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

   For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

   But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

   Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

   Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

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Also Jesus mentioned that what comes out of our mouths (our hearts) defile the person.

Some ‘profanity’ even gets a special title, BLASPHEMY. (see Colossians 3:8 again.)

Exodus 20:7

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

 

These Holy Bible verses give us a complete picture. Profanity is wrong, And Blasphemy is worse. Sadly, people don’t think so. Some use God’s name in vain as a ‘clean’ kind of profanity. Which is so Wrong!

If you’re a Christian, Don’t use that stuff. We don’t need it! Actually any possible reason to do it can either be fixed in a much better way or is wrong by principle. I would also like to add that the so-called ‘mild’ language isn’t actually better. All of it is actually another version of the same thing. Don’t have a Filthy Tongue.

 

If you got any questions, (Or comments 😛 ) Feel free to give them below!

Great LEGO Videogame Moments

Please go and share some of your Great memorable LEGO videogame Moments!
on a side note, The only time I ever made a screenshot of LU was the Last day. I had gotten into one of those out of bounds areas in the Avant Gardens. I had a jetpack.
Obviously that’s going to be Memorable!

LEGO Universe News!

Soon the year is going to end, and for many of us Lego fans it reminds us of the end of LU. Instead of being sad, Let’s think about all the Great Moments we had playing both LU and Other Lego games.

I encourage you to share your Great Lego Videogame Moments in the Comments below. Let’s not end the year on a sad note.

First, the Writers of this blog will share some of ours (Me & Rioforce this time). Then in the Comments you guys can share yours! Everything from your Longest Survival in Advant Gardens (LU), to finishing an Online LEGO game. Other Examples would be the moments the contributing writers share.

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NENEN’s Moments:

I would like to share two (maybe three) different moments.

My First is a LEGO Island 2 moment.

A long time ago, when I was around 8, my father told me that he…

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