Friday, March 9, 2012

DLC: Good for Gaming. For God, Not so Much

I am super excited to learn that Battlefield 3 will be getting new DLC throughout 2012. "DLC" is Downloadable Content for those who don't know and it is a way to keep your $59.99 purchase fresh and feeling new over the course of weeks, months, possibly even years with a nominal, additional expense. Content can range from multiplayer maps to weapons to co-op levels to additional story elements that tie in to the original game on the disc. Most games these days, especially online multiplayer games, are designed with DLC in mind. For gaming, it works. Sadly this is the same thing that goes on when people come up with a religion outside of what is spoken of in the Bible. Sinful humanity is constantly adding to God's Word with their own ideas, additional "holy" books, and other ways of trying to reach Him. The Bible explicitly states at the end of the Book of Revelation, " I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book." This means that any new ideas or revelations by would-be prophets are invalid and unnecessary. To reach God we have to do it His way; through repenting and believing in Jesus Christ. We will be judged for every lie, every lustful look, blasphemous outburst, and every idle thought one day. Christ paid the penalty of these sins for us. If we repent and trust in Him alone for salvation, we can be saved from an eternity in Hell. God's Word is so packed with content that He has guaranteed us that there will be no need for DLC. No new revelations were ever to be added nor are they ever to be added...ever again. Everything we need to know to be saved is included in the original package. The Bible. Like I stated to start, I am very excited for new Battlefield 3 DLC. However, I am infinitely more thankful and excited that God has sealed up His Word and has done all that was needed for us to go to Heaven in Christ's finished work on the cross. Soli Deo Gloria!!

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