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    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 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.

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    Wednesday, April 14, 2004
    The Changing Times

       Ephesians 4:
    18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

       Have you ever thought about how our standards are always changing? Movies that were rated R ten years ago would be rated PG-13 now. Why is this? Do our 'tolerance levels' change through time?

       Or maybe we base such ratings on a scale ( i.e., one through ten ) and since worse movies ( as in more porn, more violence, etc ) come out every day, the movies that were once rated the worst get pushed into the middle?

       Either way you look at it, I think it is disgusting. It reminds me of Ephesians 4:19, 'Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.' Is this really what we want said about our generation?

       If you went back in time one hundred years, you'd find that people were not so scantily dressed as they are today. I'm sure that if you took some of the swimsuits back in time, the people would be appalled ( and perhaps not even know what they were for )

       I find it interesting that there exists an argument with condoms. One side argues that condoms should be made widely available to avoid the spread of STD's, the other side says that condoms will only encourage more sex outside of marriage.

       I can't think of many standards besides moral ones that change much. One teaspoon is the same no matter where you go. It is the same with God's standards. He doesn't change them to keep up with the 'trend' or to make them 'hip', yet God's standards have been proven to bring much more happiness than ours.

       There is a way that we can change! If we do not give support to these evil things, they will not be made and sold. The Matrix still could've been an interesting story with the sex scene taken out.

       Why did I name this blogging 'The Changing Times'? Check out a Christian ( G-rated ) movie called 'Time Changer' ( it is new and extremely interesting ) to find out!

    Luke 9
    23Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

    Posted at 04:17 pm by Megiddo
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    Tuesday, April 13, 2004
    What if God was one of us?

    This was given to me by someone who wished me to post it here, so here it is. To the person who wrote this, I say, if you ever want to be a full-time author, just tell me! We'd love to have ya!

    "What if God was one of us? Just a Stranger on the bus tryin' to make His way home?"
    So, what if God actually *was* one of us? Many people here might say they'd be in awe, amazed, happy, and elated... but not everyone would be. Before I get ahead of myself let me explain how this all came about. I was asked by a close person to me why Jesus came when He did. Why not 30 years ago? Why not now? With all the suffering and evil there is in the world right now, with all the technology, why did He come when the newest model of transportation was a donkey? I really had no answer, but I could say that back then there was evil too. Evil doesn't change shape much. It's always apparent in different form: greed, lust, hatred just to name a few, and those were there during Jesus' time, and they are here now. I have no explaination as to why God came down to us in the form of Jesus when He did, or why He did. None of us can be absolutely sure. We do know, however, that He came to open up the doors and free us of sin. I'll admit, I'm a growing Catholic, I have yet to understand how exactly I'm free from sin. I know I'm not flawless, and I know I have sin. Okay... maybe I have lots of sin... The only way i've come to understand how I'm freed of sin is that God forgives me. I know that God isn't always happy with the decisions I make, but He still says that it's okay. As a visual person I see this in my head as someone (anyone, a peer, a parent, teacher, enemy, anyone) looking at me and smiling, an honest true smile, full of happiness and fondness, and saying "Look, it's okay. We all make mistakes, you'll become a better person from them. It's okay, don't worry." And for me, that's a very reasuring vision. I don't think I've ever seen God the way some people say they have. I wish I could, and I hope I will someday in my future... but I haven't yet and I still have that hope. So, what if God was amongst us? What if He's that boy you ignored? That girl you laughed at? I think that if God revealed Himself today in the form of God, He'd be hospitalized. Eventually I think He'd be shot. And it would take less time than it did to crucify Him. (Agewise, and years) I don't know what I'd think if someone claimed to me they were God. It'd take a lot of faith... a great deal. I could tell you all I'm Catharine Zeta-Jones in disguise... but you would have to have great belief in me to accept it. Take that amount of belief and faith and multiply it by a million and that's how much faith we would each have to exibit. I'm not sure though, as I have never been told by someone they're God, and I've also never had my faith deeply tested. That's something I wish could be done so that I'd grow stronger in God and be reasurred. I'll still have to rely on faith to guide me, which I don't think is too much of a problem, but with all other obligations... anyways. This has become sort of a rant of sorted thoughts... but I hope it helped anyone. Not in education, but maybe reasurance that someone else is like them, or reasurrance that I'm not completely alone. But if you can please think about it. Because what would we all do if God was one of us?

    Posted at 08:58 pm by Megiddo
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    Headers and programming, oh my!

    Well, I thought maybe someone might be interested in the programming that I do, so here is my latest and greatest ( okay... not greatest ) work. It only took me about four hours, but it will be very useful.

    Note that this was programmed in C++, and does not include a driver for the class ( unless you make a driver, which is very easy, or ask for the one that I made, you can't compile it if you have a compiler )

    Anyways... here they are ( if you don't know C++, I'd recommend that you only look at charArray.h, as it is basically a 'summary' of charArray.cpp )


    so... the class is called charArray, and is used just like a normal, run-of-the-mill arrary of characters ( i.e. you can declare it like charArray = n; cin >> charArray; where n is the size you want the charArray object )

    I know how to make the conversion constructor for conversions between type const char *, I just haven't gotten around to making it yet...

    I feel as if less than half of you will understand what I said here, but post any comments/questions you may have in the comment box plz! Thanks bunches.


    Posted at 08:31 pm by Megiddo
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    Monday, April 12, 2004
    The Cross

    Ain't she beautiful?

    Posted at 10:01 am by Megiddo
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    Sunday, April 11, 2004
    Easter and what it means

    It's now Easter, which means we are celebrating our Lord's resurrection. But why is it that we have one designated day to celebrate this? Because of this event, we have eternal life with God! I think that is something to be thankful for every day.

    I Peter 2:24

    It's now Easter, which means we are celebrating our Lord's resurrection. But why is it that we have one designated day to celebrate this? Because of this event, we have eternal life with God! I think that is something to be thankful for every day.

    I Corinthians 15:3-5

    3For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.

    If you want more reading, try John 3

    If the only reason you like Easter is for the plastic grass or the eggs, then you have my sympathies. You have missed the entire point of Easter. Yes, it has been commercialized ( what doesn't wind up that way eventually... ) to where most children relate Easter to the Easter Bunny and not to what Easter actually is. You, however, know the truth now, even if you did not before.

    I once talked to someone who was strongly against the Christian faith. His arguments were that 'Christianity revolves around blood' and used lots of verses out of context. Yes, blood was spilled for us, but if it wasn't where would we be now? Jesus's death gave us new life. It was his return that gave us eternal life with Him.

    I leave you with an excerpt from John 3

    John 3:16-18

    16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son

    Posted at 02:21 pm by Megiddo
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    Thursday, April 08, 2004
    Backgrounds & misc news

    Hey everyone! I hope you are going to have a splendid Easter!

    I asked all the authors to make a background on their testimony, their faith, and anything else they wanted to say. So be on the look out for them! ( the backgrounds will be linked to their name once they post it ) I must say that I am eagerly awaiting to see what these amazing people have done.

    As long as I'm speaking about authors, remember that anyone who would like to be an author can contact me. As I've said before, I would like this blog to be a collection of people that will write whatever God leads them to write.

    If anyone has any suggestions for the blog, please say something.

    I also have a prayer request. My mom is going to Romania on a mission trip next week, so please pray for her success and safety. Thank you.

    Posted at 07:30 pm by Megiddo
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2004

    I usually don't like taking these test things, but I made an exception ( someone close to me took it, so I decided too as well ). It was probably just sheer luck that I got this, as I'm really not very well with grammer ( get it? HA ). Anyhow, here it is.

    Grammar God!
    You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

    If your mission in life is not already to
    preserve the English tongue, it should be.
    Congratulations and thank you!

    How grammatically sound are you?
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    While I frown upon the pic and title, the test is a good one.

    Posted at 09:15 pm by Megiddo
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    Less is More by Relient K

    First, let me say that if you have never listened to Relient K, I feel absolutely terrible for you. try going to Relient K's web site and listening to their music vids or something ( )

    That being said, Relient K is my favorite band, and one of their songs is on my top ten list. It is entitled, "Less is More" I would like to share the lyrics with you

    Jesus, I pray
    Take all my mistakes
    Throw them away
    Destroy them for my sake
    Jesus, I call out 'cause I'm sorry
    Because I fall so short of your glory
    To the best of my ability
    I'm practicing humility
    And I lay myself before
    'Cause less is more
    All that I have
    I lay before
    With my pride on the floor
    Cause to you less is more
    All that I have
    I lay before
    With my pride on the floor
    Cause to you less is more
    I pour out myself
    All that I am
    You love me so much
    That you fill me again
    And may these words on my heart, on my lips
    Somehow mean so much more than this
    Jesus, I pray
    Know what I'm trying to say
    All that I have
    I lay before
    With my pride on the floor
    'Cause to you less is more
    All that I have
    I lay before
    With my pride on the floor
    Cause to you less is more
    I pour out myself, before you oh Lord
    I hold nothing back, 'cause to you less is more
    And may these words on my heart on my lips,
    Somehow mean so much more than this
    Jesus, I pray
    Just know what I'm tryin' to say
    Jesus, I plead
    Please purify me
    Make my heart clean
    Drench me with your mercy
    Jesus, I pray
    I love you, I need you
    For the rest of my days
    I swear I will seek you
    To the best of my ability
    I'm practicing humility
    And I lay myself before
    'Cause less is more.

    So... what do you think? Post your thoughts on the comments!

    Posted at 07:16 pm by Megiddo
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    Monday, April 05, 2004

    Yay, the blog has now reached 2,000 visitors. I'd like to thank all of you for reading what I and others have to say.

    Happy 2000 visitors

    EDIT: oops, that said 'Happy 2000 posts' before. I really should proof read before I post....

    Posted at 06:54 pm by Megiddo
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    Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    I John part I

    I John 2

    15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and boasting of what what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. 17The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

    When John talks about loving the world, he isn't talking about loving the people in the world, he's talking about loving the things of this world ( loving money, a gamecube, the Internet, etc. ). Why shouldn't we love these things? Quite simply, it is because of what they bring ( whether you want it or not ). Worldly things bring cravings, lust, and boasting with them.

    Cravings should be fairly straightforward, the 'needing' of things that you really do not need. How many people do you know that own only one pair of shoes? Do we need more than one pair of shoes? Not really, it is just a luxury that we take. There are better ways to spend our money than by spending it all on shoes.

    Lust is a lot like cravings. I used to think that lust only applied to sexual things, but that is not entirely true. A dictionary definition: lust- An overwhelming desire – to have passionate or inordinate desire. Take the account of David and Bathsheba.

    II Samuel 11

    2One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing.

    Has David sinned so far? Absolutely not.

    The woman was very beautiful,

    Now, I'd have to say David is sinning. He is lusting after what is not his to have.

    3And David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” 4Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her.

    I just want to interject here that Bathsheba appears to be a willing participant in this, so she is sinning as well.

    ( She had purified herself from her uncleanness. ) Then she went back home. 5The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”

    Obviously, David is in trouble, and he winds up killing Uriah. Did you notice the flow of what happened? David listened to temptations, looked at what he could take, lusted after her, layed hold of it, and lost ( sinned ).

    The same is similar in the Genesis account. They listened to temptations ( from the serpent ), they looked at the fruit, they lusted after it, they layed hold of it ( ate it ), and they lost.

    Boasting should also be straightforward. In example, it is having pride or bragging over status, power, money, IQ, skill, etc.

    And I leave you ( 'till part two, that is ) with the words of my pastor, “There is much within me that wants to respond to sin, there is much outside me to tempt me to sin, and the world addresses me through my sinful nature.” Keep in mind, however, that it is not a sin to be tempted, only to give into temptation.

    Posted at 06:41 pm by Megiddo
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