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lol, i like anime, and unless it intervenes with my walk, theres no need to shed it aside. I love Jesus more, sorry anime, but your like 5th on the list.
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Prioritize GOD. ^___^

Matthew 6:33
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you."
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yehoshua1116 wrote:

Prioritize GOD. ^___^

Matthew 6:33
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you."


Yes thats rigth but, is it weird or wrong to like anime too
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Ratman21 wrote:


yehoshua1116 wrote:

Prioritize GOD. ^___^

Matthew 6:33
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you."


Yes thats rigth but, is it weird or wrong to like anime too


ahm.. Tolerable.

I think.

Not all anime are evil. ^__^

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Just to set the record straight - opposite of God is not Anime.

Everything is under Him. He created the earth, all things under earth is for man to enjoy, but not all are good. Anime is to enjoy, there is nothing wrong with loving Anime. You can love eating and God. It's not about prioritising GOD means him only. Don't accuse him of being boring. It's like a parent who LOVES their kid to bits, but refuse to let them watch TV or play.

God is far from boring. He creates, encourages and lets you enjoy all those things, but remember this, his love for you, is better than ALL the earthly pleasures. That's all you need to digest and know. And it's not just knowing it like you know God loves everyone...No, I need to be firm here. God is not an angry God, and his love is not limited. Which means it's not shared. There is NO SUCH THING AS 'God is busy, he wont' care.' This is what I call 'making God to be the faulty one. it's also an insult to me, because he isn't like that. His love is personal, and is thorough, never changing, never fluctuating. Even if you fail miserably and watch 20 Anime titles in a row, he loves you just as much, even if you fail 50 tests, he loves you just as much.

Don't you dare set a 'commandment' that says loving God means giving up all your fun things. This pisses me off really badly, because God has a time for everything, even fun. In fact, he wants you to rest more than you want. Sometimes he would even push you, nudge you to relax and play, despite your 'humanly 'duties''. People need rest, and He knows it, but they refuse and fall sick in the end. Then they complain to people, to God and some say that they are fated to have a bad life, or that this is divine disease...

He is God, his words to you will not have an evil consequence, only goodness and grace. Pushing your way to live a 'HOLY LIFE' is nothing but a pharisee-lifestyle, and certainly Jesus is not a sorrowful man up to his death. God is not predictable, don't try to outsmart or guess his actions, because then it becomes I-centered, formula-centered, works-centered and not dependent on him by grace through faith. The only one at disadvantage is you. God makes things easy, and He does say that when you are saved, you get a new heart. Sometimes there will be desires in this heart that does not go directly against the bible, desires for a new change, for example, desire to relax, as long as the peace in your heart is there. God doesn't throw you a stone tablet from heaven to say 'Thou may watcheth Anime'.

So don't go around saying christians who listen to secular music is evil, liking anime is evil and wrong, playing computer games is unholy... Come on. Holiness is not determined by your actions. It's a gift from God. God's gifts aren't subjected to time limit or defects.
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one of the letters of paul says not to be mastered by anything. I think anime is fine but it kinda depends on which anime you're watching... I think a lot of times I could be reading my bible or talking to God instead of watching anime, but it's also easy to do that with a lot of other things besides anime.
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- Well to start off, the difference between liking anime as being “weird” vs “wrong” are two different topics LOL, cause most people do think us anime fans are “weird”.
- More to the point, as being Christians is it ok to watch anime? As quoted before I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.” Another quote I found from the bible was “It is not what goes into a man that makes him unclean, but it is the things that come out which make him unclean, for out of a mans heart comes thing like lust, hate extra...” There for watching anime in itself holds no problems. The problem comes from what happens to us after/while watching it.
- Does anime become our idol? I am a full anime addict and it is important to remember to put God first. Another problem is what kind of content does the anime have? Even good animes some times have too much “fan service” which can cause lust. There are also the topics of demons, magic and other forms of spirit-isms that can be unhealthy to watch in large amounts.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things..”
- In my opinion, watching anime is fine, just always remember that it should be something that won’t cause you to stumble.
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guitar9876 wrote:

one of the letters of paul says not to be mastered by anything. I think anime is fine but it kinda depends on which anime you're watching... I think a lot of times I could be reading my bible or talking to God instead of watching anime, but it's also easy to do that with a lot of other things besides anime.


That's the same with me. I could be posting so much more on this forum, helping other believers and growing in God, praying for believers overseas and at home, but instead I spend time watching animes and reading. That's why some people might say it's not ok to watch anime and stuff. It is so easy to allow it to interfere with your relationship with God. I really need to cut down on the anime i watch and my reading. It can cause inaction, which is sometimes just as bad as disobedience.
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I have quoted scripture, I have shared my thoughts and I am at a complete and total loss, on how to explain it more, the key as mentioned before is moderation. Too much of anything is a bad thing, except time with the Lord, but any who, as long as idolatry doesn't come into play, worry about your morales and how it will affect you, if you start to lust or act differently because of the animes you take in, its simple stop watching. As Irxeno said it's fine as long as you don't stumble.

And I think I am officially out of words, im going to go celebrate my facade birthday today, and go watch the Olympics.
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I like anime(#5 on my list) but God is always number one!
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angelmew wrote:

I like anime(#5 on my list) but God is always number one!


#5!!!! Well lets see for me. Hmmm God/Jesus = #1, Wife = #2 , Famly = #3, Job = #4. Well what to you know it #5 for me too. Number 5 is alive. I heard that some where before To God be the Glory
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Posted 8/23/08
I think that there is no problem with liking an anime. Except, if it becomes and interferance and you might drift away from God. But I think liking an anime isn't bad.
Posted 8/25/08
Anime is exceptional only if it doesn't become your number one priority. Some previous posts said that anime was on their list but just wasn't the first one. Just keep in mind that God should be the only one on the list.
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I think it's based on one's own conviction. For example, you're allowed to drink alcohol, just don't get drunk. However many choose to not drink anyways, while others do (which isn't a bad thing...just don't get drunk). Maybe the same applies to anime. Personally, I tend to stay away from the "hardcore" anime like Death Note (I consider it hardcore >.>), but others might not think Death Note is hardcore. I think as long as there is a fine line between which anime is allowable or not, it should be fine (there are ALOT of animes that are blasphemous)
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Posted 8/31/08

soon_doo_bu wrote:

I think as long as there is a fine line between which anime is allowable or not, it should be fine (there are ALOT of animes that are blasphemous)


Aman to that I have come across a few of those and wished I hadnt.
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