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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.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Have you ever wondered if you're really a Christian? This question plagued me for years. I was told I was saved at age 5 ( though I didn't remember it ), but I never knew for certian that I was going to heaven.
I was always haunted by these words, 'You know without a doubt when you are saved. If you cannot answer when asked if you are saved, it is like not being able to answer when asked if you are married.'
Luckily, I've gone to a Bible camp every summer. I always came out of it changed for the better, but I never had an answer to my question.
Finally, this last summer, my counselor said this, ( probably not even realizing how much I needed it ) 'Salvation is not
a feeling. Satan can trick you into thinking that you are not saved.' I thought about this more and more, thinking that it does sound like a trick the Devil would play. It would keep a Christian in a constant doubt, and therefore more depressed ( not what God wants ).
So how do you know wether other people are Christians? What is their lifestyle like? This is not always the best way to tell, though. ( i.e. they could be a new, struggling Christian, or going through a 'down' time ) Another way to tell is, does he/she let other people know that he/she is a Christian? ( though this also doesn't always work, many claim to be Christians that are not, for even demon worshippers wear crosses. )
say that you are a Christian, but do not live like one, then you are not living for God. God does not want Christians who shove their light under a bowl so that no one can see their light ( What passage was that? ). John 3 reads:
19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
And there I leave you.
Posted at 05:28 pm by Megiddo
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Are you a real Christian? Do you honestly belive and live in/through Christ?
I go to a private, Catholic school. We pray three times a day, attend Mass on Thursdays, and have a religion class at least three times a week, and yet the kids arent real believers. They don't even lie and say they are... sadly, I don't know how much I live through Christ either. I believe in God and all that jazz, i just don't know how much i would sacrifice, how much I could sacrifice, and for that i feel really guilty.
My friend was telling me about Buddhisum (sorry, i really dont know how to spell) and it sounded great. Nirvana and karma and all that... but when i really thought about it, I couldn't bring myself to turn away from MY God. It really got me thinking.
If I turned to Buddha, would I be worshiping another God, or my God in a different form?
Furthermore, are there different Heavens for different religions?
All I know is that imagining myself turning to another God, whether it be MY God in a different form or a differnent god (even though there isnt one) made me want to just sob. I couldn't do that! I couldn't do that if I tried! Wouldn't that be like betrayal? I've worship, prayed, thought with MY God, that would be the ultimate of nastiness to just turn away from Him like that! It really upset me (as corny as it sounds) because I just got this image of a man (who oddly enough resembled the paintings of Jesus I've seen) giving me a look of utter disgust as if to say "How could you even think of turning away from me?!" And, I don't know how. I couldn't... I just couldn't. I've shared good times with MY God. I don't want another god, and furthermore... there isn't another god.
But my evil little mind can't help but wonder...
Please, someone tell me I'm not so wrong! Hasn't anyone else ever wondered something like this? Is thinking something like this as bad as I think it is or am i just overreacting? As non-evil as it may be... I just am in awe of my commitment. I didn't think I was that bound to Jesus.
Posted at 10:33 pm by xxpinknblackxx
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