Friday, February 24, 2012

DiG Recommended Reading for March 2012-Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World

"The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a savior from Hell rather than a savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of Fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness."-A.W. Pink

For those that don't really know what the DiG Blog is all about, DiG outreach is a group of gamers looking to reach people with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Being that we are gamers ourselves, we know first hand how enticing things of this world can be. The addictiveness, fun and appeal of playing video games is an extremely dangerous temptation. With many christian friends who are gamers and with the threat of losing ourselves in worldliness out there, I'm very thankful for this book! Gaming, as a form of worldly media, is just one distraction that can take our focus off of glorifying God in our lives. Anything that takes the place of God in your life is an idol. Dangerous business. Games, movies, and music are there to constantly whisper in your ear, "Hey, over here!" In the book, Worldliness edited by C.J. Mahaney, these issues are expounded upon by Mahaney and several others who are concerned about how we deal with media, music, modesty and stuff. These ideas are expressed in very biblical, non legalistic ways that are practical for living in a time when the world is overloaded with distractions. I absolutely love the quote by A.W. Pink at the top of this post. It's so true to what we see as we look around the world today. So many have the Savior Jesus but want nothing to do with the Lord part of "Lord and Savior." Please do yourself a favor and read this book. It will not only help those who are in the world see the dangers and flee but it can be a great wake-up call to those asleep at the wheel and drifting off of the narrow road.

1 John 2:15

English Standard Version (ESV)

Do Not Love the World

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.

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