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Resident Evil (Is it really evil?)

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I've played pretty much most of the resident evil games, which were a lot of fun.

But are those style of games considered sinful?
Its considered entertainment.

Do you think such play would cause you to do these things?
This is what makes a person unclean
But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”
 

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Its considered entertainment.

Do you think such play would cause you to do these things?
This is what makes a person unclean
But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”
Do we think such play would cause you to do these things? (murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander)

Well, that is the question, isn't it?

If someone, say a kid for instance, plays games where they spend hour upon hour playing a game where they kills others, would it increase the likely hood that they might someday decide to kill someone. And remember there is something about just saying raca.

Mat 5: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Yeah - it seems perfect logical that there would be a greater chance that someone having played murderous games would indeed perhaps kill someone, and at least to the point of saying Race, or something to that effect in modern terms.

I think there could certainly be an increase in sexual immorality if we watch lots of sexual immorality on our televisions, computer screens, and in our movie theaters. In fact in our society today it is fairly hard to avoid seeing at least the implication of that.

I guess it doesn't mean a person would, but I would obviously expect that a kid who watch movies and game promoting all kinds of evil coming out of other people mouth could and probably would wind up with that on their heart.

So what do you do, and how do you know if it is effecting you?

Talk to the Lord and look for His voice. He said He stands at the door and knocks and if anyone hears His voice and opens the door He will come into them. And it is also written that the Word of God we preach can be found in our hearts and on our lips, and that is the Word of God we are preaching. (Rev 3:20, Rms 10)

It is foolish to not seek the Lord Jesus Christ and His counsel that we get from the Spirit of God speaking to our spirit! It's foolish to plays many of the games today, and watch most of the movies today without talking to Him! In fact, it is wise to take all thoughts captive to Him, which would include thoughts about what games to play and what movies to watch. And we shouldn't think leaning on our understanding is going to get it done. You are not God, and there is something written about our best works being like filthy rags to Him.

So if a person is thinking it is ok to play this game and go to that movie without seeking the Lord about those thoughts, they are making a mistake. And if you are thinking a person should not play that game or see that movie without seeking the Lord about those thoughts, you too are making a mistake. We make mistake by not believing in a Omni-present God who really wants to have a personal relationship with us and help guide us in this world.
 

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Do we think such play would cause you to do these things? (murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander)

Well, that is the question, isn't it?

If someone, say a kid for instance, plays games where they spend hour upon hour playing a game where they kills others, would it increase the likely hood that they might someday decide to kill someone. And remember there is something about just saying raca.

Mat 5: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Yeah - it seems perfect logical that there would be a greater chance that someone having played murderous games would indeed perhaps kill someone, and at least to the point of saying Race, or something to that effect in modern terms.

I think there could certainly be an increase in sexual immorality if we watch lots of sexual immorality on our televisions, computer screens, and in our movie theaters. In fact in our society today it is fairly hard to avoid seeing at least the implication of that.

I guess it doesn't mean a person would, but I would obviously expect that a kid who watch movies and game promoting all kinds of evil coming out of other people mouth could and probably would wind up with that on their heart.

So what do you do, and how do you know if it is effecting you?

Talk to the Lord and look for His voice. He said He stands at the door and knocks and if anyone hears His voice and opens the door He will come into them. And it is also written that the Word of God we preach can be found in our hearts and on our lips, and that is the Word of God we are preaching. (Rev 3:20, Rms 10)

It is foolish to not seek the Lord Jesus Christ and His counsel that we get from the Spirit of God speaking to our spirit! It's foolish to plays many of the games today, and watch most of the movies today without talking to Him! In fact, it is wise to take all thoughts captive to Him, which would include thoughts about what games to play and what movies to watch. And we shouldn't think leaning on our understanding is going to get it done. You are not God, and there is something written about our best works being like filthy rags to Him.

So if a person is thinking it is ok to play this game and go to that movie without seeking the Lord about those thoughts, they are making a mistake. And if you are thinking a person should not play that game or see that movie without seeking the Lord about those thoughts, you too are making a mistake. We make mistake by not believing in a Omni-present God who really wants to have a personal relationship with us and help guide us in this world.
If your faith doesn't allow you to play video games then for you don't. I am comfortable enough in my salvation that I can, if I want to, play a first person shooter video game without fear from the Lord. It wouldn't change my heart.
I have the Spirit of Christ in me and don't need to open any additional doors. That Spirit did change my heart.

And we were speaking of video "games".
 

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Let's remember to address our replies to the original poster's questions and avoid side debates.
 

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Our faith is in Jesus Christ, is it not? So it should not be a question of what our faith allows, but rather a question of what our Lord allows!

This is important to understand, because if it is "what our faith allows" then we are searching our traditions, our understanding, and our understanding of our religion. I feel this is what most of us do. Yet if it is a question of what our Lord allows, then it requires a conversation with Him!

Are we preaching a religion or a relationship? For me, I preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. By that I mean I know someone, Him, who talks to me. So as to what movie to see or if I should play a game, it is a question of seeking advice from Him. This is not an argument with others, it is telling them that Jesus Christ really does exist, and via His Holy Spirit, you can communicate back and forth with Him. He is really interesting to talk to, and by that I mean reason back and forth with.

Is 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord

Is that what we are tell people, when they ask about whatever it is ok to watch a certain movie, or play a certain game?

So often on this site, "The Christian Forum", it seems like I am saying one thing and the rest are saying another. I am saying let us seek the Lord in our lives and listen to what He tells us, where are others seem to be saying to follow our religion or our faith, meaning it is ok to do what we think is right if we believe it is right according to our person faith or understanding. A man's religion is his understanding of God. When you talk to the Lord, you get His understanding, but do we even believe He is with us to be heard. According to our faith, we do, but what about according to our actions? Do we seek Him?

Do we seek Him before going to a movie or playing a game? Do you believe in Jesus Christ, really?
 

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I've played pretty much most of the resident evil games, which were a lot of fun.

But are those style of games considered sinful?
Does playing those games make you commit sin in any way?
Does playing those games take precedence over reading the Bible, Bible study, going to Church, CC, etc. .. . .?
Do you think Jesus would be offended by watching you play that game?
Is someone offended by seeing you play that game?

If you answered NO, to all those questions, your fine, no sin. You can also put in Songs above in the underlined sections. Or put anything else in the ___________________. To determine what is sinful or what is not sinful.


Know you not that it is the Holy Ghost that convicts a person what is sinful or not sinful. The Holy Ghost may convict a person that eating pizza is sinful. And for that person to eat pizza it would indeed be sinful. However the problem is when one person starts telling others that ________________ is sinful. When the Holy Ghost has not convicted them that it is sinful. What is sinful for one person may not be sinful for another.

A person can watch a TV episode and not lust at all, while another watches that same episode and Lusts a great deal. The show itself is not sinful, but the results that the show causes may be sinful. A knife on the table, is it good or evil? It's neither, but depending on how its used determines whether it is used for good or for evil. if i stab and kill someone with that knife, i have used it for evil, if i cut some lettuce to make lunch, i have used it for good. Internet, Good or evil. Facebook, Good or evil, it all depends on how it is used.

A person who plays a game from the time he/she gets home till he/she goes to bed, every day, the game is probably NOT GOOD, and it doesn't matter if the game is Pac-Man. (did i just reveal my age? lol)

General rule of thumb, that i believe is anything done in excess (unless Godly) is not good. Eating is not sinful. Eat to much is.

i guess what i am trying to say, be leary of any person, myself included that tells you what is sinful or not sinful. Of course if the Bible says it is sinful, then there is no question that is sinful. but on other things that the Bible does not specifically talk about, let every person judge their own self what is sinful and what is not sinful, and let nobody tell another what is sinful based on what the Holy Ghost has convinced that person is sinful. The Holy Ghost may convict a person to not eat meat, for that person to eat meat contrary the conviction of the Holy Ghost does indeed commit sin. But if that person tries to teach others that eating meat is a sin, is against God. The Holy Ghost will convince them, NOT YOU. The Holy Ghost does not convict me that eating a steak is sinful, therefore i can eat steak. But if i offend someone by eating steak in front of them, then i to commit sin, not because i have eaten meat, but because i knowingly offended a brother or sister in the lord who is convicted not to eat meat.

Whatever the Bible says is sinful is indeed sinful. All other things the Holy Ghost will convict individually if it be sinful or not.

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††† In His Holy and Precious Name, Jesus Christ †††

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first what do we consider resident evil games ? many consider cards evil playing pool evil
 

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Whatever the Bible says is sinful is indeed sinful. All other things the Holy Ghost will convict individually if it be sinful or not.
I like DiscipleDave's post, but what if you don't listen to the Spirit of God?

The Holy Spirit does go about doing His work, but still people often don't seem convicted of doing things wrong no matter how bad they get!

Jesus ask people about them having ears to hear and we find that it is written that with their ears they don't hear. The Lord send the Spirit and the Spirit speaks to our spirit. It is written that the Spirit does not speak on His own initiative, but what He hears He speaks, and it is written that He takes from what is the Lord's. That is to say, the Spirit works a lot like a living telephone line to the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet people don't pick up the phone. They harden their hearts against the work of the Spirit, and as mentioned that work is to convict us of our sin and it is to being us into a relationship with Jesus Christ. His sheep hear His voice, but obviously not all are hearing his voice. With their ears they don't hear. So they don't pick up on the words of the Spirit to their spirit and are thus not convicted of their sin. Otherwise they would turn back to the Lord.

So while I like what DiscipleDave wrote, it seems that it will really only work if the person does seek the Lord and listen to Him. It doesn't look like it would work where if evil has taken up residence, so to speak, in their hardened heart.

So the real question is not whether it is ok or not to play 'Resident Evil'. Why would you? Never-the-less, the real question is whether a person is really seeking the Lord Jesus Christ and His counsel on the things in your life. Why wouldn't you?

Perhaps their is no such thing as a bad question, but there is something to asking the wrong person!

We need to seek the Lord and ask Him, then listen!

If you are truly doing that, then DiscipleDave's question (put to the Lord) should work for you. If you are not doing that are you not already into sin, as opposed to being into the Lord? If indeed Jesus Christ is your Lord, you are going to ask Him about the things in your life. If you are not asking Jesus Christ about the things in your life and listening to His Spirit talking to your life, then isn't sin the lord of your life? God put before you both good and evil, choose good that you might live.

Frankly, choosing to play a gave called resident evil does sound like you have chosen good does it? Better ask the Lord Jesus Christ on that one, and don't assume that just because it doesn't bother you to play the game that it is ok for you to play it. It could be that you have hardened your heart and are not seeking the Lord!
 

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My position on these types of games can be found in the following thread.

Video Games Sinful?

By asking this question, this is showing your awareness that these games are not in service to our Lord; they're quite the contrary.
 

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I've played pretty much most of the resident evil games, which were a lot of fun.

But are those style of games considered sinful?
Resident evil is actually created by a Christian organization called "umbrella". Its creator said in an exclusive interview on buzzfeed back in 1997 that the game was a critique on the zombification of our children , by way of suppressing the mental faculties in the brain which are necessary for critical and free thinking. Is it a sin to play resident evil? Its a sin not to.
 

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Resident evil is actually created by a Christian organization called "umbrella". Its creator said in an exclusive interview on buzzfeed back in 1997 that the game was a critique on the zombification of our children , by way of suppressing the mental faculties in the brain which are necessary for critical and free thinking. Is it a sin to play resident evil? Its a sin not to.
I 'm afraid this isn't strictly true.
The Umbrella Corporation is an international pharmaceutical company within the Resident Evil Universe. The game is created under license by Capcom Co., Ltd; a Japanese company. There is no mention within the schematics that this is a game designed by Christian's nor does it's purpose warn against 'zombification' of children.

The designers of the Resident Evil are Shini Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara.
 

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I 'm afraid this isn't strictly true.
The Umbrella Corporation is an international pharmaceutical company within the Resident Evil Universe. The game is created under license by Capcom Co., Ltd; a Japanese company. There is no mention within the schematics that this is a game designed by Christian's nor does it's purpose warn against 'zombification' of children.

The designers of the Resident Evil are Shini Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara.
Like most software its design was a business model to generate income. In this case in the field of entertainment.
What do you think of the Diablo games from Blizzard? That is what is your judgment concerning playing those games?
 

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I 'm afraid this isn't strictly true.
The Umbrella Corporation is an international pharmaceutical company within the Resident Evil Universe. The game is created under license by Capcom Co., Ltd; a Japanese company. There is no mention within the schematics that this is a game designed by Christian's nor does it's purpose warn against 'zombification' of children.

The designers of the Resident Evil are Shini Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara.
You are simply mistaken. Do your research. Umbrella was created by EA a young earth creation group and its subsidiaries have been pushing against big pharma and atheistic oligarchies for almost 200 years. Only recently have they got knee deep for the battle of our youths souls by creating video games that on the surface seem sinful, like GTA5 and need for speed, but actually have a christ centered message. This isn't commonly known.
 

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Like most software its design was a business model to generate income. In this case in the field of entertainment.
What do you think of the Diablo games from Blizzard? That is what is your judgment concerning playing those games?
I have never played that series, therefore I am unable to comment on them.
It is okay to play games such as them in my opinion, if one ensure there is distance between the fantasy world, and the real world. It all comes down to balance and understanding; if one of those faculties is lacking - the games will always entice the players attention.
 

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You are simply mistaken. Do your research. Umbrella was created by EA a young earth creation group and its subsidiaries have been pushing against big pharma and atheistic oligarchies for almost 200 years. Only recently have they got knee deep for the battle of our youths souls by creating video games that on the surface seem sinful, like GTA5 and need for speed, but actually have a christ centered message. This isn't commonly known.
Are you able to provide evidence relating to E.A creating 'Umbrella'? I am struggling to find any reference to this. Would you also be so kind as to explain the religious message of games such as Grand Theft Auto, as I seem to miss this theme?
 

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I have never played that series, therefore I am unable to comment on them.
It is okay to play games such as them in my opinion, if one ensure there is distance between the fantasy world, and the real world. It all comes down to balance and understanding; if one of those faculties is lacking - the games will always entice the players attention.
My faith would allow me to play those "games". To me this is like Paul's answer.

One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables
 

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My faith would allow me to play those "games". To me this is like Paul's answer.

One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables
That's an interesting perspective; thank you for sharing that.
 

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Let's proceed with caution, please. This forum is for seekers to ask questions and for CFnet Christians to answer. We don't want to debate this and confuse the OP. If you wish to take this further, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum.

Thanks, WIP
 

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