What's new
  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • Do not use Chrome Incognito when registering as it freezes the registration page.
  • Guest, Join Papa Zoom today for some uplifting biblical encouragement! --> Daily Verses

Resident Evil (Is it really evil?)

Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
41
#21
I thought of that after posting, lol. We are in Christ, Christ is in us...literally. We are not alone and have never been alone. So would you sit down and play a game with Jesus in the room? That's just a wee bit scary...
With Jesus in the room? I'd fear nothing.
 
Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
41
#23

rp, We consider this about those things. Would we be ashamed if Christ appeared at what ever we are doing. This is the way a "born again believer" walks in this age. Not everyone who says they are a Christian are not always what they say they are.
Well that's fine, I haven't signed up to anything yet.
 
Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
41
#24
OK...
Since I'm the resident obstinate person...

There are no hard and fast rules for Christians except the obvious ones.
Like "no lying, no stealing and etc"

Your video game is just one of many activities that normal and irrational teenagers and young guys play. (My own son being an irrational young man just like you)

The Jews had a very Legalistic form of worship...They even had to measure the water they used for ceremonial hand washing rituals.
The Gentiles joining this sect of Judaism known today as Christianity regularly ate bacon and pork chops (Jews wouldn't ever touch pork) and seen absolutely nothing wrong with this staple of their diet.
Jesus created a New Covenant with mankind with his death and resurrection. Sealed with his own blood...
And video games aren't specifically listed in this New Covenant.

But Paul was asked about all these practices that Jews tried to get the Gentiles to follow and had one answer.

Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial.

What this means to you in today's world... (Yes, I'm finally getting around to the point)

Why are you asking about this game?
Is involvement with this game causing you pause for particular reasons? I've seen the fantasy/sci-fi movies. (I like them)

But I've also seen things that seem like "good activities" actually be subjugating to the identities of people. They get so wrapped up in their careers and hobbies that God gets put on a back burner.

Your relationship with God is like a parachute in a plane that's going to crash. Putting this "parachute" on a side seat while you finish this level on the game...Kinda dumb eh? But people do it all the time.

But then again putting the game in your pocket while hugging your parachute ain't a bad idea either.
No, I was just playing the games over on my mobile.

Thought maybe they could be unhealthy for your mind.
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2015
Messages
2,487
Christian
Yes
#25
Well that's fine, I haven't signed up to anything yet.
Doug said: rp, We consider this about those things. Would we be ashamed if Christ appeared at what ever we are doing. This is the way a "born again believer" walks in this age. Not everyone who says they are a Christian are not always what they say they are.
rp said: Well that's fine, I haven't signed up to anything yet.

Doug said: Hi rpguy, We don't sign up. we are called. We are called by the word of God. You either are drawn to Christ by the word of God or the word of God has no light upon your soul and no influence. Those who are called by the WORD repent, then God regenerates that soul with the Spirit of Christ. To the unbeliever it is of no value, but to the believer, it is a life changing rebirth of a new man.
 
Joined
Feb 17, 2017
Messages
41
#26
Doug said: rp, We consider this about those things. Would we be ashamed if Christ appeared at what ever we are doing. This is the way a "born again believer" walks in this age. Not everyone who says they are a Christian are not always what they say they are.
rp said: Well that's fine, I haven't signed up to anything yet.

Doug said: Hi rpguy, We don't sign up. we are called. We are called by the word of God. You either are drawn to Christ by the word of God or the word of God has no light upon your soul and no influence. Those who are called by the WORD repent, then God regenerates that soul with the Spirit of Christ. To the unbeliever it is of no value, but to the believer, it is a life changing rebirth of a new man.
I love Jesus in my own way.
 
Joined
Sep 9, 2010
Messages
167
Gender
Male
Christian
Yes
#27
IMHO, I would steer clear of such video games. I spent hours and hours playing COD a few years back. In fact, maybe even all video games (difficult when you're growing up I know). How do they benefit your walk with God? They don't and walking around with a video game character shooting people/monsters is hardly an activity that allows you to grow in the knowledge of God.

Be careful, the devil will love to keep you entertained with other things as opposed to living for God. not saying it's easy to just drop the video games and move on, but I would suggest that is the path to take brother.

1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
 
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
10,400
Gender
Male
Christian
Yes
#28
IMHO, I would steer clear of such video games. I spent hours and hours playing COD a few years back. In fact, maybe even all video games (difficult when you're growing up I know). How do they benefit your walk with God? They don't and walking around with a video game character shooting people/monsters is hardly an activity that allows you to grow in the knowledge of God.

Be careful, the devil will love to keep you entertained with other things as opposed to living for God. not saying it's easy to just drop the video games and move on, but I would suggest that is the path to take brother.

1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
This sounds like wise words to me.

The biggest bad about video games is the distraction. I'm pretty sure that scripture says that we become what we see.

We've talked before about the passage that says, if we even look upon a woman in lust, that we are guilty of adultry. This is possible because...the original thought is not sin, but what we do with the thought is what makes it become the sin within us. If you cast it down, (put it out of your mind) then it is not sin. If you entertain the thought by allowing it to swirl around your mind then at some point, it goes WHOOSH, down into your heart and becomes a part of you. Then it is sin.

If we apply that principle to video games, then they would become a part of us too, part of who we are...So does playing video games make us into murderers? Perhaps so. If we look upon a woman with lust in our heart (How is that done?) That's done with the imagination...forming pictures in our minds eye. We may like to think that imagination is not real, But Jesus sees it as reality. That's the important thing.

So wwjd? Would Jesus play Call of Duty with you? :wink
 
Joined
Feb 17, 2016
Messages
174
Gender
Female
#29
Hi there rpguy

Actually, I'm thinking of the scripture, 'I will walk within my house in the integrety of my heart and will set before my eyes no evil thing.'
Sounds like it fits the description to me.
 
Joined
Dec 26, 2015
Messages
10,423
Gender
Female
#30
Maybe we women think differently about all this since we're the ones that get to raise the kids.

1. Everything one is exposed to will have an affect and an effect on his life.

2. If a kid can't do it, why should an adult be able to?

3. Children have changed a great deal in the past one or two generations because of these games. Grand Theft Auto has caused persons to knock people over in real life. They just walk up to them and hit them hard on the head. This is also happening in Europe.

4. Would you play this game if Jesus were around? I doubt it.

5. Some things are more tolerable than others. These games are not tolerable because they change people. They are evil and glorify satan.

6. I think Jesus spoke to this stuff in Mathew 5:29...
Something about plucking out your right eye if it makes you stumble.

I'm sorry, I feel very strongly about these games. The world was a better place when they didn't exist. Fortunes are made by ruining our children. I wish they had never been invented.

BTW, maybe if all things are permissible but not all are profitable
1 Corinthians 20:23...
Maybe I could indulge in some adultery??
Yeah. That's the ticket.
 
Joined
Apr 12, 2018
Messages
20
Gender
Male
#32
I believe spending ones time playing the 'Resident Evil' is indeed evil.

When I was growing up young people didn't have distractions like this. We used to play outdoors whatever the weather. When we were old enough we went out and worked for a living.

I can't imagine how anyone could subject themselves to such horrendous images.

Would Jesus have lazed around playing sick video games?
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2012
Messages
4,408
Gender
Male
Christian
Yes
#33
Maybe we women think differently about all this since we're the ones that get to raise the kids.

1. Everything one is exposed to will have an affect and an effect on his life.

2. If a kid can't do it, why should an adult be able to?

3. Children have changed a great deal in the past one or two generations because of these games. Grand Theft Auto has caused persons to knock people over in real life. They just walk up to them and hit them hard on the head. This is also happening in Europe.

4. Would you play this game if Jesus were around? I doubt it.

5. Some things are more tolerable than others. These games are not tolerable because they change people. They are evil and glorify satan.

6. I think Jesus spoke to this stuff in Mathew 5:29...
Something about plucking out your right eye if it makes you stumble.

I'm sorry, I feel very strongly about these games. The world was a better place when they didn't exist. Fortunes are made by ruining our children. I wish they had never been invented.

BTW, maybe if all things are permissible but not all are profitable
1 Corinthians 20:23...
Maybe I could indulge in some adultery??
Yeah. That's the ticket.
times has definitely changed and not for the best ..i have a hard time understanding all these shootings.. no doubt satanic influence. i really feel it is a copy cat thing.. even church is not the same as it was say 25 years ago or more. churches use to host true Revivals. if you was a preacher you always had a place to preach Churches could lay aside denom differences .. today you seldom hear true preaching its more teaching with Big bands .perilous times
 

questdriven

resident geek
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
May 22, 2012
Messages
10,213
Gender
Female
Christian
Yes
#34
Probably not, but some would consider me fairly liberal on the things I'm willing to watch and play. (Love me some Persona vidya games.) I don't view enjoying the story of a video game any different than enjoying the story in a book (if video games & tv didn't exist I would def read more), and for those who go hardcore with the gameplay, it's simply a hobby where you enjoy the challenge (same principle as enjoying chess for the challenge, just different rules and skills required) and is perfectly acceptable in moderation.

But if you're convicted against it, then for you going against that conviction would be a sin.

There's a website you might like called Geeks Under Grace, lots of video game nerds who love Jesus there, and they have articles that provide some perspective on topics like what you probably should avoid
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 17, 2017
Messages
1,074
#35
Children have changed a great deal in the past one or two generations because of these games. Grand Theft Auto has caused persons to knock people over in real life.

Only psychopaths can be influenced by games like Grand Theft Auto. I've played that game multiple times and never once did It make me want to harm somebody.

Would you play this game if Jesus were around? I doubt it.
He gave me the game to enjoy so why wouldn't I?
 

WIP

Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Dec 11, 2010
Messages
9,137
Gender
Male
Christian
Yes
#36
Let's get this thread back to responding to the OP and not getting side-tracked into other discussions. The Questions for Christians forum is reserved for non-Christian to ask questions and for Christians to answer. We don't want to muddy the waters with our differences.
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
72
Gender
Male
#37
I've not played Resident Evil but I've been computer wargaming with other assorted games for 35 years, it's great fun!
When people say "But weapons are evil" I remind them that some of Jesus's followers carried swords..:)
"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear" (John 18:10)
"When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, should we strike with our swords?" And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. But Jesus answered, "No more of this!" And he touched the man’s ear and healed him." (Luke 22:49-51)

The fact remains that Jesus allowed them to carry them in the first place (possibly as a deterrence to muggers on their travels) so obviously he never thought weapons were evil..:)
 
Joined
Apr 12, 2018
Messages
20
Gender
Male
#38
I've not played Resident Evil but I've been computer wargaming with other assorted games for 35 years, it's great fun!
When people say "But weapons are evil" I remind them that some of Jesus's followers carried swords..:)
"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear" (John 18:10)
"When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, should we strike with our swords?" And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. But Jesus answered, "No more of this!" And he touched the man’s ear and healed him." (Luke 22:49-51)

The fact remains that Jesus allowed them to carry them in the first place (possibly as a deterrence to muggers on their travels) so obviously he never thought weapons were evil..:)
That is an interesting submission Poor Old Spike, although I'd be careful with drawing that conclusion.
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
72
Gender
Male
#39
That is an interesting submission Poor Old Spike, although I'd be careful with drawing that conclusion.
What, my conclusion that weapons are not evil in themselves?
Certainly evil people can use them for evil purposes, but good people can use them for good purposes..:)
"Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath...they come from faraway lands...to destroy the whole country...and destroy the sinners within it" (Isaiah ch 13)

 

WIP

Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Dec 11, 2010
Messages
9,137
Gender
Male
Christian
Yes
#40
This forum, Questions for Christians, is reserved for non-Christians to ask questions and for the Christian members to answer. Replies should be addressed to the original poster (OP). Side discussions and debating will only add confusion.