+CGO+ is a unique online ministry where people can come and discuss the games, but will also get some exposure to the word of God.Christian Gamers Online is a unique online ministry where people can come and discuss games and be exposed to God's word.Visitors to the website are encouraged to participate in our forum area...Read More
Christian Gamers Online is serious when it comes to studying God's Word. So much that we offer a weekly Bible study online through this ministry.Christian Gamers Online is serious when it comes to studying God's Word. So much that we offer a weekly Bible study online.Join us on Mumble on Tuesday nights at 9pm eastern time. Read More
Our website, www.christiangamers.net, is a unique online ministry where people interested in gaming can come and discuss the games, but will also get some exposure to the word of God. Since December 26, 2004, www.christiangamers.net has had over 8,650,000 visits. Visitors to the website are encouraged to participate in our forum area which has such topics as Prayer and Praises, Biblical Questions, Religious Discussion, as well as gaming-related topics.
Christian Gamers Online, Inc. seeks to sow the seeds of faith in a wide range of people, from any and all geographic areas. We're not a church; and we encourage everyone to become involved in a local church and local Christian community. Hopefully, these seeds of faith blossom, and the word of Salvation through Jesus Christ is spread.
Christian Gamers Online, Inc.'s primary focus is on its ministry for Jesus Christ; not for gaming or anything else. In all ministry efforts, the focus must be on salvation through Jesus Christ. Christians have been told to reach out to others about the salvation offered through Jesus Christ. In today's world, this includes the millions of people involved in gaming.
Picture of Love
Who issues "Artistic" Licenses?
Are you going to Hell?
Our Coarse Culture
Do We Really Know There is a Heaven?
Black Ops Map Pack a Hit!
The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri got me to thinking about our modern culture and how both spiritual and secular society has moved passed absolute truth into a view of relative reality.
I was looking into my retirement the other day and began to ponder how we humanoids sometimes look at our Christian lives like we look at retirement.
When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time in the Woods. Whether it was just for fun with my cousins and friends or if it was with my Dad or Papaw cutting wood for the winter, I spent lots of time in the woods.
During those times I always seem to get this terrible rash. It always started small in one area, but quickly spread and drove me nuts. I later found out it was from Poison Ivy, or Poison Oak.
Love is somethng that is hard to define. It ultimately is something that can only be shown. I wanted to take a moment and post some visual representations of what we would recognize as love. I believe the greatest of these is the love shown by Christ as he paid the price for all our sin on the cross.
Please don't forget Christ, and what He did for you as you go about your life. He did not forget you.
I was thinking recently about one of the best “gifts” God has given us which we often neglect, “encouragement”.
One of our greatest examples in the Bible of encouragement is Barnabas. His name means “son of consolation” or son of comfort or encouragement.
Barnabas was the one who believed in Paul’s conversion from persecutor to preacher and commended him to the Apostles. He was the one sent by the Church in Jerusalem to Antioch to encourage new believers it that area. He was the one Paul took on his first missionary journey. And he is the one who stood by Mark and traveled with him when Paul had rejected his service.
During the flurry of advertisement for the new "Noah" movie, I kept hearing this disclaimer at the end of the advertisement:
"The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis."
This made me ponder the thought about who exactly issues this "Artistic License"
I heard a wonderful sermon from a preacher from Texas the other night that really summed things up well, “Sin does not send us to Hell, unbelief does”. Sound easy on the surface but if we dig a little deeper it might give us some things to ponder in our own lives.
I will use some different translations taken from the “Textus Receptus” lest I be labeled an ole fuddy duddy.
Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." NKJV
You see Abraham “believed” and righteousness was placed on him. He didn’t keep the law, or work his way to salvation. When Jesus died He died for all sin, past present and future and for all people past, present and future, saved and lost. No other sacrifice will do, and no amount of work will make you saved or keep you saved. Sounds easy huh?
Webster’s #3: crude or unrefined in taste, manners, or language
It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that it is very evident in our modern times that the culture is rapidly moving in a more crude or “coarse” direction. One only has to look at TV or go to the movies to discover how the language and subject matter has spiraled into ever more depths of depravity. Prime time television now features increasingly more adult themes and language. Movie previews at animated feature films advertise hard “R” films and graphic language and visuals. Just watching cartoons at home isn’t safe anymore due to commercials of lingerie or of some “male" dysfunction. And popular music lyrics would make the proverbial Sailor blush.
I was listening to an interview with Casting Crowns and some songs from their new album "Thrive". The Album features a tree and its roots and in the interview it was stated the point was that it takes both the roots or "the deep understanding of the Gospel" and the visual tree that we see and show to the world to truly share the Gospel. I certainly agree with that concept and love the new music from this group.
I began to wonder if the modern Church has succumb to "root rot" because from much of what I see in our modern Churches it seems the "deeper concepts of the Gospel" or the "roots" have been traded for a very shallow, "easy believism" that only focuses on a "feel good" Gospel. If this be the case and the roots are sick, it is no wonder there is very little "fruit production" on the visible part of the tree.
We don't. If we could know for 100% that there was a heaven and hell, if we could absolutely prove that God was real, then we wouldn't need faith. God has provided for us ample evidence of His existence throughout creation. Indeed, our very uniqueness as humans separates us from the rest of the creation (and should since we are the only beings made in the image of God). But, in the end, it's a step of faith. Not of blind faith, but faith never-the-less.
Posted by nav Oct 17, 2010
I know it has only been a few hours since the release of the Black Ops map expansion pack, but I can truly say that these maps are fantastic! Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike is available as of March 25, 2011, at a cost of $15. The four new maps are titled "Discovery," "Kowloon," "Berlin Wall," and "Stadium" and each have something in common - they are huge, finely-detailed maps. Expansion maps have typically extended the life of games by simply adding new surroundings in which to play. With these new maps, Activision has provided gaming forums in which you can literally get lost. Add to that additional features in the maps which include tons of ladder access areas and even zip lines!