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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!
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 loves you (John 3:16).
God is holy and just. He punishes all evil and expels it from his presence (Romans 1:18).
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).
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).
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).
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.
Sunday, January 25, 2004
I'd like response over this post. What do you believe in doing when you are offered this choice: Truth or Comfort?
Do you tell a 'white lie', and unsure that you won't hurt anyone's feelings, or do you tell the truth as you believe it? Imagine you go to school, and a girl asks how you think of the way that they are dressed. She is wearing one of those shirts that makes you afraid to look at her. Do you tell her that her shirt disgusts you and run the risk of hurting her feelings, or do you say it looks great ( a lie ) and she will probably continue wearing such shirts.
I won't give my opinion on this until I have some feed back. This is a hard issue, I know.
Posted at 06:03 pm by Megiddo
I've got a new post on my blog which deals with my recent ecclisiastical (hope I spelled that right) experience. Click here
if you are interested. Later....
Posted at 04:17 pm by Codepainter
Thursday, January 22, 2004
5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
We must remember that God does not require good works to get into heaven ( as the Mormons believe ), all he requires is faith in his one and only son. God would like to have us do 'good things', but God loves us beyond any comprehension no matter what we do.
Posted at 01:13 pm by Megiddo
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Hey all, I just got invited to post on here. I don't know exactly what i'll say but yeah, hehe. Anyway, A little about me... My name is Paul, and I am 16 years old. I am homeschooled and have been my entire life, and I am Catholic and have been all my life. I design websites, mine is Paul.hollowcube.com, and I also play drums. My favorite color is green. I do macromedia Flash and some php as well. I enjoy eating, hanging out with friends, driving, playing chess (i accept all yahoo challenges :) ), and I have a cat named Dixie, hence dixiegato.
Anyway, I hope i can contribute some to this site, and if any of you have any questions about me or about anything, email me. Until next time...
Posted at 06:37 pm by dixiegato
I've had the Chronicles of Narnia bye C.S. Lewis sitting on my book shelf for ages, so I finally decided to read them! Now, I'm hooked. They are great books!
It is about this different *place* called Narnia. The Characters vary from book to book, but as far as I see, the people who came from our world to Narnia stay through every book, even if their part is minor.
That is all I'm saying. You need to go and bye the books.
Somehow I feel like this letter was just a jumble of sentences with no organization at all, but all well...
Posted at 06:16 pm by Megiddo
Monday, January 19, 2004
Love and trust are interesting concepts. Love is deep devotion, while trust is a confident reliance on the integrity, honesty, or justice of another.
God loves everyone fully and perfectly, while we struggle with loving our neighbors enough to talk to them. Love ( in God's point of view ) cannot be earned, he loves everyone so much that he could not possibly love them more. Most of us only love another if we know we can trust them with our love.
That brings us to trust. Trust is something that must be earned. Just because you are loved beyond comprehension, it doesn't mean you're trustworthy. Take the example of a dog that runs keeps running away. You would still love the dog the same, but you'd tie it up more often. You should allow the dog to redeem itself, but it is up to the dog whether it wants to be trustworthy.
I won't spectate on how God trusts people, he knows infinately more than I do. I only know that he loves you beyond comprehension and wants you to be a trustworthy person.
Posted at 02:30 pm by Megiddo
Sunday, January 18, 2004
We put way too many 'grey' areas in our religion. Grey area meaning thinking something like this: 'Well this movie only has three swear words!' Let me tell you a story...
There once was a father that had two sons. These two sons wanted to watch a pg-13 movie. They said, "Everyone is watching it! It only has one
In response, the father inocently offered them each a cookie. When they asked what was in it, he said, "They are chocolate chip cookies, with a tiny amount of dog poop!"
Of course, the two sons would not eat the cookies. When the father asked why, they said, "We won't eat dog poop! That is gross!"
The father said, "But it is just a tiny amount!"
"What if we get posioned and die from it?" asked on of the sons.
A little bit of swearing, violence, nudity, etc, really does effect us! More than most people like to admit. If you doubt that you should watch something, don't! If it is grey, it is not okay. God is a very black and white God. Either something is right, or it is not.
Posted at 02:43 pm by Megiddo
Howdie everyone! My name is Doug. I have been invited to be an author for Megiddo ( Brett ). Which is deffinately cool! This is my first time doing something like this. I met megiddo like only two days ago, so it's cool, cause this is such an awesome blog! Um i don't know wat to say so i'll end it here! God Bless! And Go Patriots!
Posted at 11:55 am by Dougie P
Saturday, January 17, 2004
How can you say that every thought that you have is not from God? This post might/might not be my idea at all, but an idea that God gave me. When you think about this really deeply, you get really confused ( because who is to say that the confusion is yours or that the idea that the confusion is yours is yours. You see what I mean )
I could say a lot about this topic, but I'd rather you think about it and meditate on it!
Posted at 06:28 pm by Megiddo
Friday, January 16, 2004
I usually try to aim toward professionalism on my posts, but I realized that in order for readers to understand me better and vice versa, I needed a few personal stories. I couldn't think of anything... until today.
Maybe disgust isn't the right word... as it was beyond, yet I almost sat down and cried when I heard it. I usually try to stay away from the 'evil' things that I here at school, because I'm sure some of you have stories that would give anyone nightmares. But... this is a major problem at any school... I'm sure. So, I'll share my story.
I was sitting at lunch and with nothing else to do, I listened to what other people were saying. Someone next to me asked his friend to go steal two bread sticks for him. At first, I thought he was just kidding. I watched this kid's 'friend' go up to where the lunch was, take two bread sticks and get in line to buy it.
He kept glancing around, and when no one was watching, he tried to make his getaway. Luckily, someone from the cafeteria staff saw, and made him pay. That kid could have had two years in jail or a $50,000 fine from that.
Then, the someone else started talking about his girlfriend. He said, "Ya, I remember how we first got together! I was at a party with my friends, and she put something in my drink so I would fall asleep. When I woke up, she was all over me." Then later said, "I asked her later if she made sure to put a condom on me, she said she did. So, it was all right."
This person got raped and could care less! Not only that, he likes the girl because she had the 'guts' to do something like that.
God demands sexual purity. You should save yourself for marriage. This doesn't mean that the point in marriage is do such things. Having children is a gift from God, he wants us to populate the Earth.
He wants us to have the bond between man and wife. I hope that if/when I choose a wife, she will be sexually pure, and that she would want me to be as well.
Where do the ideas our culture has come from? The instant ability to access anything on the net? Movies or shows? Is everyone around them doing it?
The feeling I had while hearing that 'story' is indescribable. It was somewhere between shock/horror/grief. What about you? Are you living the way God would want you to? Or do you know that the way you are living will only lead to destruction?
Posted at 03:53 pm by Megiddo