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  • 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 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).

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    Wednesday, February 18, 2004

    1 Peter 1
    18For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

    Posted at 06:42 am by Megiddo
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    Sunday, February 15, 2004
    Barbie and Ken

    This is pulled off a CNN article called: It's splitsville for Barbie and Ken.
    After 43 years as one of the world's prettiest pairs, the perfect plastic couple is breaking up. The couple's "business manager," Russell Arons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, said that Barbie and Ken "feel it's time to spend some quality time -- apart."

    "Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end," said Arons, who quickly added that the duo "will remain friends."

    Arons denied that there was any truth to rumors that the breakup was linked to the Cali (as in California) Girl Barbie, arriving in stores now. To better reflect her single status, Cali Barbie will wear board shorts and a bikini top, metal hoop earrings, and have a deeper tan.

    This new style already has attracted a new admirer, Blaine the Australian boogie boarder.

    Barbie -- the most popular fashion doll in the world, according to toy maker Mattel -- met Ken on the set of a TV commercial in 1961, and they have been inseparable ever since.

    Arons hinted Wednesday that the separation may be partially due to Ken

    's reluctance to getting married. All those bridal Barbie dolls in toy chests around the globe are really just examples of Barbie's wishful thinking, she explained.

    Another possible factor is Barbie's career. The doll who was "born" Barbie Millicent Roberts in 1959 has been everything from a rock star to military medic, and she's currently marketed in more than 150 countries. According to Mattel, every second, three Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.

    So where does that leave Ken? Said Arons: "He will head for other waves."

       What does this teach little kids? That relationships that never last? That commitment means nothing? It is digusting that they'd do such a thing ( not that I care for dolls, it is just the principle ).

    Posted at 05:40 pm by Megiddo
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    Friday, February 13, 2004
    St. Valentine

    The roots of St. Valentine's Day lie in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on Feb. 15. For 800 years the Romans had dedicated this day to the god Lupercus. On Lupercalia, a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year.

    Pope Gelasius I was, understandably, less than thrilled with this custom. So he changed the lottery to have both young men and women draw the names of saints whom they would then emulate for the year (a change that no doubt disappointed a few young men). Instead of Lupercus, the patron of the feast became Valentine. For Roman men, the day continued to be an occasion to seek the affections of women, and it became a tradition to give out handwritten messages of admiration that included Valentine's name.

    There was also a conventional belief in Europe during the Middle Ages that birds chose their partners in the middle of February. Thus the day was dedicated to love, and people observed it by writing love letters and sending small gifts to their beloved. Legend has it that Charles, duke of Orleans, sent the first real Valentine card to his wife in 1415, when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. (He, however, was not beheaded, and died a half-century later of old age.)

    Ok... well that's from the world wide web.

    Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith in effectual, commended him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14, about the year 270. Pope Julius I is said to have built a church near Ponte Mole to he memory, which for a long time gave name to the gate now called Porta del Popolo, formerly, Porta Valetini. The greatest part of his relics are now in the church of St. Praxedes. His name is celebrated as that of an illustrious martyr in the sacramentary of St. Gregory, the Roman Missal of Thomasius, in the calendar of F. Fronto and that of Allatius, in Bede, Usuard, Ado, Notker and all other martyrologies on this day. To abolish the heathens lewd superstitious custom of boys drawing the names of girls, in honor of their goddess Februata Juno, on the fifteenth of this month, several zealous pastors substituted the names of saints in billets given on this day.

    That was another. Tee hee hee.

    Over all... remember that on the 14th as you're chowin down on candy and giving roses... that it's really a HOLY DAY!



    Posted at 06:08 pm by xxpinknblackxx
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    Listening to God

    James 1:
    22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.

       If someone claims to be a Christian, he/she should be interested in the Word ( and thus finding out what they believe in ).  The Bible is often hard for people to read, though ( too much like a history, too long, etc. ). Admittingly, those are some of my obstacles as well.  And oh-too often I read the Bible without actually thinking about it ( staring into a mirror and forgetting the reflection a second later ).

       One thing that surprises me is how many people I know that say they are Mormon or Christian or what-not, yet have not actually read their scriptures. You can't say you honestly believe in something that you haven't even heard of. It is like saying you believe with all your heart that there is a tan wall in my house. Have you been to my house or even heard someone say that such a wall exists? No.

       Something that I do find when doing devos and reading my Bible in the morning, however, is that when I actually think about what I'm reading, my day is a lot better. These simple half-hour activities have a big impact on my day. I ask for strength to go through my day, and God gives it to me! What a great God we serve!

       My point here is that you cannot truly believe in the Bible until you have read it, and if you read it, you will do as it says.

    Posted at 02:56 pm by Megiddo
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    Sunday, February 08, 2004
    Learn by teaching

       In my previous post, I stated that an objective was to learn by teaching. It is quite true that you learn more by trying to teach something than by just studying it.

       God knows that my knowledge of His Word is pitiful, but by trying to explain what little I have researched, I gain more wisdom/knowledge than what I previously had. Discussion ( not argument ) is also a very good way to learn things ( but telling someone what you stand for is still teaching. ).

       I thank everyone who takes the time to read what I have to say, and thank them even more if they respond! Thank you for teaching me everyone!

    Posted at 02:34 pm by Megiddo
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    I don't believe I ever listed the objectives of this blog, so here they are!

    • So anyone who wishes to ask a question about God may do so
    • Inspiration/Study
    • To bring others to God
    • So others may have chances to state their views on various topics
    • So various topics may be discussed between people
    • To learn by teaching
    • To 'hang' out

    Posted at 02:30 pm by Megiddo
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    Thursday, February 05, 2004
    Failures and successes

    As my birthday swiftly approaches, I am forced to look back on my past year of failure after failure. This past year has not been one the happiest I've ever had. ( but then again, happiness is relative. )

    The only thing that gives me hope looking back on the past is what little successes I had, actually counted for a lot. I may have failed time and time again, but my success rate outnumbers my failures.

    As long as you keep trying in the name of God, you will have more success than failure. If you never try, you don't have a choice but to fail. ( Thank you Lord for putting up with my failures and always being there for me. )

    Looking back always lets you reflect on things that you need to improve on. Myself, I am always too judgmental, ( whose place is it to judge but the High Judge Himself? ) and self-centered.

    I know that this seems weird that I think of these things now instead of at New Years, ( where people often make 'New Years resolutions' ) but I always think of New Years of just another day. Your birthday, though, symbolizes another year that you have spent on Earth.

    Posted at 07:53 pm by Megiddo
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    Wednesday, February 04, 2004

    This post comes from Jen... a fellow poster at the forum created by me ( Megiddo )
    Thanks for letting me use this Jen!
    This post is on the topic of dating:

    " Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?...What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For as we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, an I will be their God, and they will be my people."
    "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you."

    This is 2 Corinthians 14-17... and it is very clear how God sees our relationships.
    We are to be yoked to believers, so that we may spur each other on to faith. To enter a relationship with an unbeliever (that is anyone who does not confess Jesus as Lord of their life) is to disobey the word of God.

    As well, another side point: as Christians we are not to 'date' but rather to court. To date, is to prepare for a breakup, which in the equivalent to divorce in marriage. God does not support divorce but He supports unity. Courtship and dating are similar, but here is the key difference: Courtship is 'dating' with the intention of being married. It is a relationship that is entered into where both parties know that the relationship will head to marriage, and it has been brought before God in prayer. In relationships we are to bring it up before God, and seek His will in all situations. Dating can be a part of courtship, but dating without commitment can be dangerous. We need to not get into relationships unless God is the focus and the center. A question to ask yourself before getting into a relationship is 'why'? God has everything we need, anything that we may seek in a relationship God has for us, and if we obey His timing and His will things will be a lot better than if we make our own decisions. Leave it to God, He does good for the sake of those who love Him... so TRUST HIM.

    The main point is, both people in a relationship must be in a similar place with God. The best way to know if someone knows God, and lives for God, is by the fruit in their life. "The fruit of the spirit is Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5.22-23) Do they live with Love? do they have joy? are they patient? are they faithful? are they gentle? do they have self-control?

    Relationships are meant to bring both parties closer to God and closer to each other. Before entering a relationship, both parties must be in good relationship with God, and then they can move closer to each other as they both move closer to God. They must be able to be independant, yet dependant. Think of a triangle. The top of the triangle being God, the bottom left being you, and the bottom right being a potential spouse. As the relationship between each of you gets closer to God (the top), the relationship between you two gets closer as well. This is how God created relationships to be. However, if you instead move closer to the other person, and not closer to God, you do not advance and there is no growth. You stay where you are, and God is the 'outsider'. This is not His will.

    So, in summary:

    When considering a relationship, think 'would I consider spending the rest of my life with this person?' and pray to God for revelation of His will. Wait on God. Wait and listen. He will speak to you. Also consider 'why am I wanting to be involved with someone?" and if it is something like 'loneliness' or 'something to do' or 'everyone else is' then I suggest bringing that to God. He knows what you need, and He knows the desires of your heart. The bible says that God knows all we want and need and if we submit to His will then He will bless us with the desires of our hearts. We have to humble ourselves and submit our will to God.

    God is our best friend. He desires relationship with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us, so there is no reason to go looking to imperfect humans to fulfill things that only God can.

    Hopefully this makes sense to you guys.

    Posted at 06:20 pm by Megiddo
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    Monday, February 02, 2004
    Quick thought

    We all have goals so here's what we should do.

     We all need a PLAN OF ACTION!!!
    Let's make our dreams come true
     We have to BELIEVE IN OURSELVES!!!
    There's nothing we can't do
     Put your HEART IN IT!!!
    Even when you're in a dark failure pit
     Just THINK of what you WANT!!!
    somehow, someway, anywhere it'll hit
     Your DREAMS will come TRUE!!!
    There's nothing we can't do
     Plant a tree, paint a house
    Babysit, rasie a mouse
     TRY your HARDEST!!!
    You will succeed
     And your dreams will come true...
    there's nothing you can't do
     The glass is half empty
    the glass is half full
     sometimes your lonely
    or feeling at half hull
     put in your emotions
    your will and your drive
     soon you will see
    that you come alive
     dont give up hope
    when you feel like stopping
     dont pull the rope
    smile and start hopping
     make your friends laugh
    feel like you're happy
     even when your blue
    then you will see
     that your dreams will come true
    never give up your joy or your pride
     no one can love you, hug you, learn from you
    when you hide

    Please don't copy it as I wrote it. yay. Love y'all... remember to BE HAPPY! (Your dreams can come true... theres nothing we can't do)

    Posted at 11:49 pm by xxpinknblackxx
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    Meditation ( I'm going to stop numbering these )

    Jonah 2:2

     "In my distress I called to the LORD ,
    and he answered me.
    From the depths of the grave I called for help,
    and you listened to my cry."

    Posted at 04:25 pm by Megiddo
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