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Discussion in 'Counseling' started by Simon Hall, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Hi everyone, sorry if this is on the wrong forum but I'm seeking advice. I play video games and I was wondering if this is something a Christian should be doing.
    Is there any other gamers on this site.
    I try not to play video games to often as they can be addictive ,I try to do all things in moderation.
     
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  2. Hello Simon;

    Typically, video games tend to glorify conquest at someone's defeat through death and destruction. The beauty of gaming is that whether we win or lose, we walk away scratch free to return another day. The real world is somewhat different as heroes really do accumulate scars be they physical or emotional.

    Virtual gaming in itself isn't wrong, but it can be used as a preference as many other activities can to spending time with our Lord in solitude. The trick is to become like Abraham and as David describes, to yearn for the things of God as that will ultimately make us or break us spiritually. Cheers, John. Phil 4:8
     
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  3. Hi Simon,

    Games are just games but, it's the content behind them that matters.

    Check out what the scripture says

    Psalm 101:3
    I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

    Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
     
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  4. Greetings,

    a question you could ask yourself is, "What does playing video games do to glorify Christ?"

    The fact that you are asking advice about it is evidence that you know already that you should not be doing so.
    Ask the LORD for His help to walk away from games and thank Him that He is already helping you ... He loves you .

    Bless you ....><>
     
  5. Guilt and shame come from the devil so don't let him put you down for playing games. His influence is in all people so if anyone tries to condemn you for what you're doing in this world, including yourself, then you're submitting to that worldly influence instead of the only one who can change your habits. The one who can stop you from playing video games evidently hasn't done so yet.
     

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