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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Never Give Up

” Never give in, never give in, never, never, never,

never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–

never give in except to convictions of honor and

good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the

apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

Winston Churchill

     You know, I have felt pretty bad. Depressed is the word I used. Sometimes all the bad things in life just come crashing down. And it feels like everything’s out of control. That nobody cares. People I know die, and some people just curse their name. Parents act stupid and don’t pay attention to what’s really going on. The list goes on and on.

You Feel All Alone. . .

     Depression is a large problem. There are Millions of people to who get thoughts of suicide. It seems like a way out of their problem. The many hundred other ways are Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, Eating, etc. Some call the problem Anxiety, others call it a ‘Mental Disorder’.

What’s the Cure for this Problem? How do you stop the destruction it is causing in our lives? In mine, and all the others?

     Psychologists don’t help. Besides the fact that the Medical industry is corrupt as anything else. Their problem is that they basically believe that we’re a bunch of automatons programmed by our genes and environment. They prescribe the falsely called “anti-depressants.” Which actually make you not care about anything, or anyone. And if you Stop taking it, Everything gets Multiplied! (You’ll go through the worst depression you ever had, as part of the withdrawal symptoms.)

What we feel and think is not a really a medical problem. Although you can eat things that help, take things that seem to. The problem is more spiritual.

1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

      God does things with a Purpose in mind. sometimes Good people suffer for reasons we can’t see. (Just check out Job in the Bible.) Other times we go through things because of our sins. We should always be humble before God. He does allow us to ask Him questions (to question God.) But we should realize that we are sinners, and we do need to repent when we sin.

Sometimes depression comes out of our sin. In those cases We Need To Repent. Sometimes it comes out of our situations, Lean On God! Cast Your Cares On Him!

     My pastor once lived through a very traumatic time. His Daughter had just died, and His wife was on her deathbed. He was angry at God for letting this happen. God wanted him to go be a missionary to West Pakistan, my pastor didn’t want to. When he came home, he threw his Bible across the room. He yelled and Cursed God. And in the end he lay down in his bed crying. A Bible verse his Grandmother in Christ had told him over & over again came to mind. “if you repent, He is faithful & just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.”

Again and again he heard it, Finally he got on his knees. He asked for God’s forgiveness, crying the whole time, and he noticed the time. He went back to the hospital, and then saw the doctor running towards him. Bracing himself for the news my pastor wasn’t expecting what came next. The Doctor said that at a certain time my pastor’s wife had miraculously gotten a whole lot better And was going to live! (It was the same time my Pastor repented)

He now uses this experience as an example of how things can go when you disobey God.

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

The Devil, our enemy, Likes to use our situations to tear us down. He brings up our sins, The problems around us, Anything he can use to take us down so we can’t defeat him. And if he can take us out of our right mind, He wins.

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 So Job was a righteous man, He feared God and eschewed (avoided) evil. One day Satan came to a meeting of angels with God. “And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Job 1:7

Then God asked Satan if he had checked out Job, “… that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” Job 1:8

“Then Satan answered the Lord and said, doth Job fear God for nought?” Job 1:9 and started to say how God is protecting Job, and blessing his every work. (A spiritual Hedge or Wall protected him and everything he had, the reward of Job’s obedience to God)

“… but put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.” Job 1:11

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.” Job 1:12

     And Satan took everything Job had away in One Day; his 7,000 Sheep, his 3,000 Camels, his 5,000 Yoke of Oxen (A yoke is Two Oxen), 500 female Donkeys, and even worse, his Sons and Daughters were killed when the house they were in collapsed.

“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshiped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

In all this Job sinneth not, nor charged God foolishly.” Job 1:20-22

Round One: Satan 0, God & Job 1. Satan had thought he could get Job to sin. God’s test for Job and his challange to Satan worked, like God knew it would. Next time the angels came to present themselves to God, Satan was back. After God asked where Satan had come from, He asked again if Satan had considered Job. “…and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movest me against him, to destroy him without cause.” Job 2:3

Satan replied, “… Skin for skin, yes, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth tine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.” Job 2:4-5

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.” Job 2:6

“So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.” Job 2:7

And Job, covered in painful seeping sores from head to toe, took a shard of a pot and used it to scrape himself as a way to find relief while he sat in ashes.

“Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die.” Job 2:9

“But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” Job 2:10

Three of Job’s friends came; Eliphaz, Bildad, & Zophar. They had come together to comfort him.

Round Two: Satan 0, God & Job 2.

So, seven days later, Job started to cry out about his problems. Basically complaining, and often asking God questions. He was very depressed.

His friends ruin their own plan to comfort him, and instead make things worse. Saying that Bad guys always get punished and Good guys always get rewards. So it was probebly some hidden sin in Job’s life. (as well his Children) And Job would continue his complaint, as well as his defense.

Then in Chapter 38, God joins the conversation. He doesn’t answer Job’s questions, instead He asks a lot of rhetorical questions like ‘Where were you when I created everything?” or “Can you control everything animals do, or the Mighty beasts like the Behemoth and Leviathan?” All these questions show that there really is nobody like God, who controls and upholds everything.

“Then Job answered the Lord, and said, I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. . . Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:1,6

Then God told Job’s friends that they had displeased God. And they should take 7 bullocks and 7 rams, and go to Job and offer a Burned sacrifice to God (with Job’s help), and that Job shall pray for them “… lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.” Job 42:8

“… the Lord also accepted Job. And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10

So in the End, Job got twice as much as he had before. And he had more sons and daughters.

Final Results: Satan 0, God & Job 3.

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Two stories, Two Perspectives.

In One, the depression is caused by disobedience to God. And is fixed by repentence (Confessing the Sin, Asking for Forgiveness, and Turning around and Obeying God.)

In the Second, the depression is caused by things out of control. What isn’t our fault at all, It may even be Because We Did The Right Thing! Here you need to endure to the End. God’s allowing you to go through Hardship as a test. Many real people in the Bible have suffered with the result of glorifying God.

 

The Apostle Paul (a human being like you and me) once wrote

“Who shall seperate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Romans 8:35-36

And now my favorite part.

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

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Links to more resources:

More on Job, The goodguy who suffers greatly.

“Our Advocate In Heaven” saturday july 23 2016    

“Demonic Discouragement” sunday June 12, 2016

“How Can a Man Be Just Before God?” wednesday Novemeber 9, 2016

“Our Umpire in Heaven” wednesday november 16, 2016

(The “Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis” book by Henry M. Morris III talks about The Book of Job in Chapter 7 ‘Dinosaurs’. It has some good points that are worth checking out.)

 

What’s an Elephant again?

(Sequel to What’s an Elephant?) Alt title: Who is God again?

I wrote a post a while ago titled ” What’s an Elephant? “. In it I related the Fallacy of The Elephant and The Blind Men, a story where some blind men are trying to describe an elephant it instead they each touch one part of the elephant and relate it to each other saying that what they touched is what the elephant is like.

God’s Not an Elephant. Nor is He Deaf, Blind, or Dumb.

Proverbs 15:3 – The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Isaiah 40:28 – Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.
Jeremiah 23:24 – Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

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     The basic problem with the story is it ignores the Fact that God wants us to know who He is. The elephant probably couldn’t care any less, and I would imagine was annoyed (think about blind men touching You all over.) God isn’t sitting somewhere in the heavens ignoring the small planet we call earth. And if He did how would we ever learn anything more than that He created?

So, God Wants Us to Know Him.

2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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The Bible is His Word. The Bible is what He says about things, Including how to get to Him. To know God, know His Word. That’s why people attack it so much! They want to say that what it says doesn’t make sense. They say that ‘God’s Word is full of fables and stories that may have some truth or not’. Athiests attack the scientific and historic side of things, Religious scoffers attack the spiritual side.

God isn’t Passively Doing Nothing, His Word Speaks to our Hearts. His Prophets Speak with His Authority. He is Calling for Us to Come Learn Who He is, And To Act On That Knowledge.

Psalm 121:4 – Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Isaiah 55:11 – So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

     Want to Know God? Study the Word of God! He reveals Himself. No need for philosopizing. For asking those who have no real knowledge.

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Here is something that Once happened to me.

A long time ago, I was playing one of those browser-based strategy games (Goodgame Empire) when Someone I never met just suddenly sent a PM to me, telling me how he had been looking for God but never found Him. Now at the time I was not really ready for that kind of discussion at All, but I did ask a good question. “Did you ever read the Bible?” To my surprise he said “No”. After a few back and forth messages, he finally said he was putting me on his ignore list (even though he started the conversation)

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How Do You Expect to Ever Learn About God, To Find God, If You Never Read the Bible?

The Bible Tells Me That If You Actually Look For God, You’ll Find Him.

Jeremiah 29:13 – And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth

What about all the other stories, fables, or parables? Like the many paths to the top of Mount Fuji? The many spokes on a wheel leading to one place? Are they at all valid? Why is the Bible right, and everybody else wrong? Is it some kind of Blind Faith, or is there some way of knowing things to be true?

God’s word has been proven Again and Again, there used to be a time when people scoffed that the world ever had a beginning. Same with a lot of other Biblical truths. The History has been proven again and again with archeological finds. Science actually makes more sense from a Biblical perspective.

John 3:12 – If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Acts 14:17  – Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

God knows we will have doubts, He knows that the Devil is going to be fighting to make sure that we never learn about Jesus, God, & Salvation. That’s why we have that witness. There are a lot of resources availiable to us.

Here are some Good places to Look:

Check out Lee Strobel’s Books: The Case for a Creator ; The Case for Faith ; & The Case for Christ. (& others)

Also Check out the Institute for Creation Research’s website and various Books, DVDs, Online Videos, etc. Start checking out the Scientific truth of the Bible at ICR.org.
(Check out their Free Publications! http://www.icr.org/icr-magazines)

Ultimately You’re going to have to read The Bible. I personally use the King James Version (and New King James Version) because I trust those versions the most.

Some people have made Versions of the Bible that Remove words and sometimes even ENTIRE Bible verses! Others Replace them with other words that Don’t mean the same thing at all. (example: removing the word Virgin, and replacing with Young Woman) If they remove the words Blood & Virgin. Then you know that you cannot trust those. (Look out for those, Most Bibles are probably fine. So look out!)

There’s a very well known Bible verse, some have called it the Gospel (Good News) in a Nutshell, I think I’ll end this post with it. Along with the next verse, I think it gives a good view of Who God Is.

John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

ALSO SEE IF THESE BIBLE VERSES WORK!

You beleive there isone God, you do well … (james 2:19)

I am the LORD there is No Other … (Isiaih 45:5-6)

There is One God and One Mediator between Gd & man….. (1 timothy 2:5)

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Links to Relevent Articles.

For Information on Getting to Heaven (How to Be Saved from Your Sins):

http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/about/becoming_a_christian.aspx?

The Scientific and Historical Accuracy of the Bible:

http://www.icr.org/bible-history

http://www.icr.org/biblical-record

My previous ‘ What’s an Elephant? ‘ article:

https://nenensblogoffun.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/whats-an-elephant/

 

Now I’ve Got some Questions for you!

Ok, I have been a little discouraged that Nobody says much. (Or even ‘likes’ anything) and maybe that is just evidence of a problem with pride In Myself  [thanks to Tim for seeing that)

But I thought of this, a way to Communicate with you readers, a way to hear what you think. Maybe I don’t know the answers, maybe you can Teach Me something. Let’s all “. . . be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; James 1:19 (NKJV)

So now this is something you need to answer, I have got some Questions for you guys, You answer in the comments section below.

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Christians!

Remember  1 Peter 3:15
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Don’t act like a fool! Be respectful your job is not to put down, but to Help up!

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(Please answer question with more than Yes or No, unless you’re agreeing with somebody else!)

(Btw, you can use multiple comments for answers, and you don’t need to answer them all.)

The Questions:

Who is Jesus to you?

Who is God?

Where is God? is He behind Bars? or only somewhere up there?

Does He care about us? (Me, and you.)

What (And therefore Who) is a Christian?

Are Miracles Real? Why do you say that?

What do you believe about the Bible, And why Exactly do you believe that?

Is Genesis a true Historical account?

Is Humanity in general Good or Evil? Why is that?

What is Sin? & what is Evil?

Is Heaven Real? What about Hell?

Do Angels Exist?

What about Demons?

What about Satan?

Who are they?

Any thing else?

 

Starlight and Time. (Part 1)

I recently Watched a program called Genius (By Stephen Hawking) Specifically the Time Travel episode and the one about the Vastness of the Universe. And I have a question…

If Gravity Affects Both Time and Light. as Demonstrated by BlackholesA stellar-mass black hole in orbit with a companion star located about 6,000 light years from Earth.

Nasa  Photo

Then How Long is a Lightyear really from Our perspective? In the vastness of space there is going to be a whole lot of LOW gravity area. so Wouldn’t (From our perspective) Light be able top travel a lot faster in those areas?

An ICR post on how long starlight really needs to reach us (and the creation of stars) doesn’t seem to mention this specific detail. But it still has some interesting info.  http://www.icr.org/article/starlight-age-universe/

the Gravity-time effect has been measured, so we know that really happens.

Just a thought.

More coming soon.

NENEN

H@X! New Tech, New Danger.

There is a new catchphrase (For those not in the know) going around. The Internet of Everything.

The meaning of this is a super connected world where — with your device of choice — you could turn off the air conditioning, lock your doors to your house, and start the coffee machine, all while starting your car to get to work.

For those who live and breath using a wireless device it may seem like the perfect solution. But I have found two reasons to be a lot more cautious.  The first is that Wireless isn’t really so good for you, but the second is the purpose of the post. Hackers.

At the moment, all of these objects have LITTLE to NO defense against a Hostile Hacker, As shown on Nova.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/cyberwar-threat.html
(also http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/search/results/page/1/include-education/only/include-all/Y/include-teachers/N?save=&q=Cyber+warfare )

A Hacker could EASILY hack into your car, Lock the doors, Roll up the windows, And Drive it. Using a Cellphone.

That is scary. Anybody could attack you, and you won’t be able to stop it. Be careful guys!

NENEN

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™

Read my post about LEGO star wars the Force Awakens on the LUN BLOG.

LEGO Universe News!

The Newest in LEGO’s videogame franchise. LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™  promises to be something more than the Previous games.

Here are some of the Features

http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/games/videogame :

 Relive the Blockbuster Action – Blast off into a new and improved LEGO Star Wars experience that takes fans deeper into the new film than any other game, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens.

Exclusive New Story Levels – Experience untold adventures set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens through exclusive new story levels that takes place between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the new film.

Variety of Characters, Vehicles & Locations – Play as all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base…

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No more then EVERYONE

1 Timothy 2:4-5

“4 Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

This verse tells us two things, The First is that there is ONE God! There are not many gods, there are not many powerful beings to believe in. Only One!

2 Samuel 7:22 — “Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.”

There is only One Mediator, Jesus Christ. He is the Only way to God (And hence to heaven) He is also God and yet Man.  “every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God” (I John 4:3).

John 1:1-14

“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 14:6

“6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

Now the Second tells us that He wants Everyone to be saved! 1 Timothy 2:4 — “Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

A Lot of people are going to say that Christianity is Exclusive. BUT It’s not. God wants every one. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God! None of us Deserve it, but God wants us anyway!

And yet Getting to Heaven isn’t going to happen unless you believe in God, that your a sinner and need his salvation.

Hebrews 11:6

6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Walking Down the “Romans Road” to Salvation . . . .

  • Because of our sin, we are separated from God.
    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  (Romans 3:23)
  • The Penalty for our sin is death.
    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  • The penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus Christ!
    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
  • If we repent of our sin, then confess and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be saved from our sins!
    For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  (Romans 10:13)
    …if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9,10) ” http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/about/becoming_a_christian.aspx

That is the Only way to Heaven. Jesus Christ is your Bridge, but you are going to have to Go to him for Him to help you.

But if you don’t accept him, You will die in your Sins and will be forever separated from God (Eternal Death) in a place called Hell. “fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28)

“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Psalm 1:6)

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12)

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So here is the Summery:

God is Inclusive, He wants everyone to be saved. 1 Timothy 2:4

But There is only One simple way to heaven, Jesus Christ.

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Further Reading:

http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/about/becoming_a_christian.aspx

http://www.icr.org/article/21546 (Salvation, God’s Free Gift)

https://www.icr.org/article/375/ (When God Became Man)

http://www.icr.org/article/8718/ (The Two Ways) [Heaven or Hell)

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Happy Birthday!

This is April 10, 2016 and it is my Birthday😀

It’s the 101 day of the year, (Normally my Birthday is on the 100th, but This is a Leap Year :P) And I only learned that little factoid today around the strike of Midnight!

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 On this kind of day we tend to be a little… Selfish, if you know what I mean. (Not that we aren’t already selfish before this:\ ) I know that I have that problem and the Word of God tells us that we are all selfish.

“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh. . .” Ephesians 5:29a

I have all sorts of trouble with lust/coveting, All my righteousness is as filthy rags. Why do I Yield to temptation? I ask you guys to pray for me so that I don’t!

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Wish me a Happy Birthday!

NENEN