|Your good spoken evil
||[May. 16th, 2004|05:23 pm]
Folks, recently amongst you i hear that there is evil, and you claim that it is good. No matter what good it is, do not do it, if it is spoken evil of. If listeining to secular music is being spoken evil of you then do not do it. No matter how fun yugioh or any other card game is, if you are being spoken evil of about it, do not do it. And i know people that speak evil of most people who play it, so dont.|
2004-05-24 03:01 pm (UTC)
To me, the verse "Do not let what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.", doesn't sound like "Do nothing that can be spoken of as evil", because then ANYTHING could be considered evil.
It seems more plausible for it to sound like "Do not let legalistic people look down on you because of THEIR convictions".
It's not about what we do or don't do. It's about our hearts. When someone has accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts, and I mean TRULY accepted the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, they will be changed from the inside out. We will have convictions, but No food in itself is unclean. It is what comes out of a man's heart that makes him unclean.
If Yu-gi-oh does not convict anyone, and it does not become a higher priority than God, or anything else more important, or it is not negatively affecting your walk with Christ, then it's not wrong to play it. Then again, don't play it around people (Christians) who will "stumble" because of it. Because anything that does not come from faith is a sin.
God is more interested in our hearts, and our motivations. It's not about what we do or don't do. And, if you take a close look at, and research, the verses in Deuteronomy, they condemn the pratices which AT THE TIME were "witchcraft". This involved tapping into the power of demons to cast spells.
When making those kind of decisions, look at your motivation, and whether or not it convicts you. God will not let you be led astray if you seek Him with all your heart.