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Blog authors:
  • Codepainter
  • Jesuschick
  • MegiddosGirl
  • The Cow (bio)
  • Dougie P
  • Paul (dixiegato)
  • HeirForceChick
  • Alex (bio)
  • xxpinknblackxx
  • Megiddo - site manager (bio) (meaning)


    Cool links to cool places:

  • A christian search engine, very useful!

  • An online Bible with every version I've heard of and a few I haven't!

  • A site created by Megiddo for Christian teens!

    About God:

    How do you describe the indescribable? If all the seas turned ink, all the plant to writing tools, and all the sky to parchment, it would not be enough to describe God's vastness. That's the God I serve.

    If you're interested in learning more about God, you can leave a message here, you could go to this site and leave a message or you can read on.



    God
  • God loves you (John 3:16).
  • God is holy and just. He punishes all evil and expels it from his presence (Romans 1:18).

    People
  • God, who created everything, made us for himself to find our purpose in fellowship with him (Colossians 1:16).
  • But we rebelled and turned away from God (Isaiah 53:6) The result is separation from God (Isaiah 59:2). The penalty is eternal death (Romans 6:23).

    Christ
  • God became human in the person of Jesus Christ to restore the broken fellowship (Colossians 1:19-20). Christ lived a perfect life (1 Peter 2:22).
  • Christ died as a substitute for us by paying the death penalty for our rebellion (Romans 5:8). He arose (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and is alive today to give us a new life of fellowship with God, now and forever (John 10:10).

    Response
  • I must repent for my rebellion (Matthew 4:17).
  • I must believe Christ died to provide forgiveness and a new life of fellowship with God (John 1:12)
  • I must receive Christ as my Savior and Lord with the intent to obey him. I do this in prayer by inviting him into my life (Revelation 3:20).
    Cost
  • There is no cost to your salvation comes to you freely (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • But it comes at a high cost to God (1 Peter 1:18-19).
  • Ultimately your response is a life of discipleship (Luke 9:23-24).


    If you want to look up the verses to the above passages, just click on them.





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    Wednesday, January 07, 2004
    Hello

     I'm new and I'm helping out! First off I'm going to say one thing:

     God loves everyone. He loves the people in jail. He loves the tree-huggers. He loves anyone and everyone. He loves Atheists, He loves preps, He loves posers, goths, kids, adults, senior citizens, and babies. Most importantly: God loves you.

     I am a little different than Megiddo and Hatuko, for I am Catholic. I have Catholic veiws and I will express them here. If you have a problem with that, I'm sorry. I hope you can listen to everything and anything we say because God is important in everyones life. I hope He has been or will be come and continue to be an influence in your life because discovering Him can be the best thing in the world.

     I'm going to give you a little back-up on the Catholic faith:

     1) We have a Pope. He is not something we worship, he merely is a figure of the church that makes decisions in name of Catholicism.
     2) We honor the Trinity: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
     3) We praise Our Lady, the virgin Mary.
     4) We attend Mass at least once a week. (Or are supposed to anyways)
     5) We receive Communion at these Masses.
     6) We have Saints that we aknowledge for doing good deeds and working miracles.
     7) We enjoy having fun throughout our Masses and are a very social group
     8) Our Priests cannot marry or fullfill a family life.
     9) Not all Priests are sexual molesters (get that out of your heads right now!)
     10) We are the richest church in the world which sometimes bothers me.

     So I think in my enteries from now on I'll explain one of these things for you. Next time, get ready for the Pope!

     See ya round!

    Posted at 07:54 pm by xxpinknblackxx
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    Do we have time?

    God is with us every day and night, every hour, every minute, every second... Do we have time for God? Distractions, sure we do! But We will always have time for God! As long as we have a straight forward attitude and a good heart. We will always have time for God.

    Posted at 07:29 pm by MegiddosGirl
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    Distractions

    Today I was thinking of what to write on the daily blog, when I realized I couldn't think! I had music playing in the background and it was distracting me from what I was trying to do.

    I took this thought into some more consideration and I realized that there is hardly a moment in my life when I don't have something playing, something to listen to, something to do, etc. I don't know how true this of you, but I do know that the majority of population always keep themselves busy.

    Where is the time to just sit down, think about our day or think about God? Does Satan have anything with all the 'noise' that is always around us? When is the last time you sat down and thought about something?

    The only time I can think of that it is absolutely silent around me is when I'm asleep. But, even that might not happen for some people. My friend who has ADHD said he has problems sleeping unless he is listening to his radio at night.

    With so many things to concentrate on, where is our concentration on God? When did you last make time for God in your life?


    Posted at 05:08 pm by Megiddo
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    Tuesday, January 06, 2004
    A talk...

       I was talking to a girl at my school today. This girl does not dress modestly. I hardly made eye contact with her the entire conversation it was so bad...

       Anyways, I asked her what kind of job she would like to have as a career. She said, 'I just want to marry some really old rich guy and then kill him if he doesn't die fast enough.

       While I was standing there with my mouth agape, I asked, 'Are you serious?'

       She replied, 'Of course! It is a great idea!'

       What evilness humans can think of!

    Posted at 06:08 pm by Megiddo
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    Monday, January 05, 2004
    I LOVE YOU ALL!

    JUST SAYING HEY!!! ^^

    Posted at 04:38 pm by MegiddosGirl
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    Saturday, January 03, 2004
    Inspiration

    Okay... today's blog will be something to meditate on. I will tell you something, and you will read it over and over and think about it and apply it to your life.

    Think of prayer as a burden to us, as the wings burden the bird in flight.


    Posted at 02:48 pm by Megiddo
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    Friday, January 02, 2004
    Good New Years Resolutions

       I've never been much into the new years resolution. I always believed if you wanted to improve on something, decide that instant to do so. Waiting just makes it all that much harder to stop or improve.

       But there are some new years resolutions that would help anyone. If your looking to improve on something, try one or more of these!

    • Pray more often
    • Pray more openly
    • Read your Bible more often
    • Start reflecting on verses ( memorizing or reading a verse over and over, thinking about it )
    • Be a servant towards others ( this doesn't mean being mindless, just being as helpful as possible)
    • Read Christian books
    • Listen to Christian music
    • Talk to other Christians
    • Being a leader ( meaning you leave people better off by knowing/talking to you )

       Well, if there is something else that I didn't think of, leave it in the comments! I need to work on almost all of those myself. I pray that anyone who wants to accomplish one of these will be able to!


    Posted at 10:54 am by Megiddo
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    Thursday, January 01, 2004
    Poem!

    Okay, under normal circumstances, I'm terrible at poems. Was this a pop enduced dillusion? I may never know...

    Lord, I love you,
    And you love me too!
    I know that you will always be there for me,
    On this you would agree.

    My sins are terrible,
    But you must have thought they were bearable.
    For me, my sins you bore,
    Even though it was quite a chore.

    In heaven, I shall see you my King.
    Though, I have nothing to bring.
    Still, you accept me for who I am,
    You think of me as your lamb.

    I shall always be grateful,
    Even though I was once so hateful.
    Thank you Lord, for saving me,
    For this I am filled with glee.


    Posted at 06:30 pm by Megiddo
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    What does Megiddo mean?

    Well... people have been asking me what Megiddo means. It is a location. This is what some dictionary on the internet says about it:
    Megiddo - place of troops, originally one of the royal cities of the Canaanites (Josh. 12:21), belonged to the tribe of Manasseh (Judg. 1:27), but does not seem to have been fully occupied by the Israelites till the time of Solomon (1 Kings 4:12; 9:15). The valley or plain of Megiddo was part of the plain of Esdraelon, the great battle-field of Palestine. It was here Barak gained a notable victory over Jabin, the king of Hazor, whose general, Sisera, led on the hostile army. Barak rallied the warriors of the northern tribes, and under the encouragement of Deborah (q.v.), the prophetess, attacked the Canaanites in the great plain. The army of Sisera was thrown into complete confusion, and was engulfed in the waters of the Kishon, which had risen and overflowed its banks (Judg. 4:5). Many years after this (B.C. 610), Pharaohnecho II., on his march against the king of Assyria, passed through the plains of Philistia and Sharon; and King Josiah, attempting to bar his progress in the plain of Megiddo, was defeated by the Egyptians. He was wounded in battle, and died as they bore him away in his chariot towards Jerusalem (2 Kings 23:29; 2 Chr. 35:22-24), and all Israel mourned for him. So general and bitter was this mourning that it became a proverb, to which Zechariah (12:11, 12) alludes. Megiddo has been identified with the modern el-Lejjun, at the head of the Kishon, under the north-eastern brow of Carmel, on the south-western edge of the plain of Esdraelon, and 9 miles west of Jezreel. Others identify it with Mujedd'a, 4 miles south-west of Bethshean, but the question of its site is still undetermined.
    Megiddo is also the place where the battle at the end of the world will take place ( I'll try to do a post about this, no promises though...)

    Posted at 02:34 pm by Megiddo
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    Masturbation

       Is masturbation a sin? Sorry folks, I'm going to be as blunt as possible on this one! The arguments for this one are numerous on either side for this, so I decided I'd lay down myths that I found on this issue. This is mostly for those who are masturbating with 'a clean mind' implying that they are doing no obvious sin during it ( obvious sin meaning looking at porn, fantasizing, etc. These are sins which should not be done at all. ) I ( being a man ) wrote this to a male audience, but most of this should apply to women too.

    Myth:   How is masturbation any different from intercourse during marriage?

       Intercourse is a gift from God. God wants us to populate the planet. You are NOT populating the planet with masturbation.


    Myth:   God put in this 'release valve', so why can't I use it?

       No, the release valve is nocturnal emissions.


    Myth:   Dreams during 'wet dreams' are usually what you would call sinful thinking, so isn't it better to do it while you're awake so that your not sinning?

       If you sin while your asleep, that means that you still desire to do something like that. Purge your mind of evil thoughts and you will not dream such things.


    Myth:   How do I know that God does not want me to do it?

       What would be the point in nocturnal emissions then? And if God really wanted you to do it, the Bible would say something about it!


      If I didn't include some argument, please leave it in the comments. The biggest argument against masturbation is this: When you masturbate, somehow your always thinking of yourself, about how you want those 'high impact' feelings, about how you want to get rid of your errection, etc. This is not putting God first, therefore it is a sin.

      This is an issue that I struggled with for many months. It is a hard habbit to break. If you do masturbate, and you read this, I wish you luck!


    Posted at 11:33 am by Megiddo
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