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Hey guys!
Right here r a few things I want your oppinion on and if any other guy has the same prob like mine
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1.) Is it ok to watch anime with the danger of thoughts since Satan may attack u at any time?
2.) I got an archive of anime pics, should I delete the ones that cause lust or all of it?
3.) Summer is comming soon, the more free time, the more chances of lust attack me, what should I do?
4.) Do you have a problem with watching anime?
5.) If there are any SAFE AND CLEAN anime to watch, what is it?

Plz answer these question and put yourself in my shoes, this way we may know what we all think and maybe we can create something that works for all of us and does NOT indanger our purity in Christ Jesus.
I made this topic because I'm in a very tight situation here
If u r to rebuke me, plz do it with love, as Jesus would.

Glory be to God. Amen brothers!
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Hmmmm, that's really really tough. Lust you say? Yeah! that's Temptation.

Though Temptation is not a Sin, but yielding to it (as stated in the bible) Is a sin. When Temptation comes, Remember This Verse:

James 1: 12-18 ---> Try and Read this Bible verse and Maybe it can help yah. But there is still another verse in the book or James and is still about Temptation but i forgot what is that.

In case of anime watching .... Just remeber this "All things are Permited but not all these things are Beneficial" (as stated in the Bible but I forgot the Verse. When Watching certain animes does not Block your relationship with God or makes your mind somewhat bad or something, then maybe you can still watch `em.

It's your Faith that should be tested here. Even I , I have the same questions about stuffs like this.

So just keep your faith Strong and that your faith would not be moved by watching Anime Movies or any.
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josh1002 wrote:

Hey guys!
Right here r a few things I want your oppinion on and if any other guy has the same prob like mine
Ok
1.) Is it ok to watch anime with the danger of thoughts since Satan may attack u at any time?
2.) I got an archive of anime pics, should I delete the ones that cause lust or all of it?
3.) Summer is comming soon, the more free time, the more chances of lust attack me, what should I do?
4.) Do you have a problem with watching anime?
5.) If there are any SAFE AND CLEAN anime to watch, what is it?

Plz answer these question and put yourself in my shoes, this way we may know what we all think and maybe we can create something that works for all of us and does NOT indanger our purity in Christ Jesus.
I made this topic because I'm in a very tight situation here
If u r to rebuke me, plz do it with love, as Jesus would.

Glory be to God. Amen brothers!


Just so I keep this on track I've quoted your post. Urge you to read it all, because some questions are difficult to explain unless you read in a flow.

1) You mentioned anime, but have failed to specify what anime kind of you meant. At the very broadest I can only imagine you mean all, at the specifics would be those that cause lust, ...which would be hentai? Sorry, didn't want to point you out or anything, but making things clearer would help solve your problem better.

Basically, there are two types of mentality when it comes to consuming secular things of the world and God.

- One type (A) feels the need to eradicate all non-religious things. Get rid of everything non-religious!
- One of the type (B) feels that there is nothing wrong with watching films and movies and music even if it's not about God. Horror shows 'don't affect them'.

There are problems with these two models above.

Type A focuses on God, which is ok, nothing wrong with Jesus, but they bring it to the point of obsession level that anything 'OTHER than God' is bullshit and reject everything totally. These are the people who would, of all the other Christians be radical fundamentalists, be prone to forcing religion down people's throats, or if they don't, they are not personable to other people who dislike God, for example. Type A presumes that anything 'non-god' is not holy, therefore should be kept out of sight.

Scenario:
"What about non-believers?"
~ Don't talk to them!

How then, dear friends are you going to be able to interact with people? Did God give us a heart of selfishness that we may take HIS love and keep it within ourselves? God obviously wants you to enjoy life that is created by Him. The lands are yours to enjoy, the things that Man created can be enjoyed, which means Yes, you can watch anime! BUT

Let's move to the next model which is type B:
To say that whatever you put in your 'machine' does not matter is not right. The Bible states, the fruits will determine the nature of the tree. A rotten tree will never produce a good fruit, rotten fruit will never come from a good tree.

Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. It's the same thing. What you put into developing that tree is vital to the fruits that will manifest in your life. In modern days we depend on His word for developing the spirit, which will bring forth fruits of the spirit, which is faith, righteousness, wisdom, patience, love, joy, peace. What you put in the soil will affect your roots which will show in the final fruits.

In this case, IF you are talking about anime pictures and anime that causes you to KNOW that you've sinned by engaging a sinful behaviour or mentality whatever. And this does not settle well with your heart, that unsettled feeling is our holy spirit disagreeing with our actions. It doesn't mean you can't do it, you CAN, but that feeling of unease does not come from us, it's a spiritual 'reaction' within us. Now, if you're watching anime that you know is for fun, go ahead. Know that you're the righeousness of God in Christ, and are not condemned by your own works because Jesus already paid. But, also watch when you're sure that you aren't PREPARING yourself to watch something you KNOW for sure will cause you to sin.

That, is just temptations.

2) If you know that there is materials that will cause you to feel guilt after that, cast it out, pray about it! God will keep the temptation away from you if you let him. Going off too long into the secular world, getting 'intoxicated' by the worldly things CAN allow more opportunities for Satan to whisper things and lead you away from being God conscious.

When you're law conscious, you condemn yourself for the things you have done. When does God look at your works? Jesus did not die so that you can choose to use his beauty as a 'backup'. It's paid in abundance for you, for your comfort! When you want to be under the Law, then you basically reject Christ, and God will have to make you pay according to your works, which you have carefully chosen, thinking you have little to be saved of.

3) Satan doesn't have a 'peak period' for attacks. He does that all the time. It may not be Satan himself, his demons do the same thing too, whisper dark thoughts and stuff. They have different personalities, but that's another topic. It doesn't mean that when you're preoccupied with stuff you're less vulnerable. The reason why we are protected is because we're God's children. We live in his land, there is not a day where we go out of this land, and there we have to fend for ourselves. God's promises never changes. If he says he protects then it is so forever, whether you want it or not. The only way you can allow Satan or demons to attack, if you must put it in that way, will be only if you ALLOW them to do so, by entertaining thoughts that they have put in you.

Our bodies hear 3 voices, one from the flesh, which does not want well for us. It just demands needs to be satisfied. One from God, which is our 'conscience', 'instincts'. One from Satan, 'bad thoughts, alluring thoughts to lead you to do sinful behaviour'. They all can sound the same. But you have to determine WHAT it's asking you to do. Therefore the Bible is a great tool to know what is God's voice is like, what does he teach, and what is not of God or denies Jesus is either our flesh thoughts or demons.

Satan does not ATTACK you because you watch something that's sinful. He has no power over you, other than getting you to fall into sin AND be sin-conscious, thus getting the Law to be above you, when in actuality, it's already been paid on the cross! Neither am I saying 'Go ahead, go watch whatever you like because if you sin, God forgives!'

Again, when you've experienced God's love, do you WANT to kill people, then demand that God has already forgiven you, so everything wrong can be done? Do you not remember that the spirit is our witness, he guides a believer, to what is right or not with God? To kill someone would be ignoring the Holy Spirit outright and just making use of God in name.

4) I personally watch a lot of anime, I do 'Faeleia's picks' all the time. The thing is, anime has no strong hold on me now. I can put down anime easily without feeling addiction to it. I'm only addicted to God's love. Even though I enjoy and like it very much, I can let go easily, because God created it all, what then, a creation of Man is to God?

5) Are there any food that is safe and good to eat? All come with their own 'problems'. Some food lacks this, some lack that. Can you eat chef-made dishes? The materials used to cook a dish, what about a dish? It's made of those food, which is also from the land to which farmers sow. The land belongs to who? God.

Precisely. What is wrong with using materials from God to enjoy life? Enjoy life WITH God IN Christ, not as a 3rd party. Anime is like those dishes that are ready made. There are a lot of issues and things that go into anime where we cannot usually tell. But, if you are comfortable with God, and know that you no longer have addictions, you can feel free to watch them, with a different mindset, that you know exactly that some anime do not promote religious behaviour. Some smoke all the time in their cartoons, other fan-serivce with big and giant boobs... Well, all I can say is, nothing is pure and clean for consumption. We need our own 'filters' and an open mind to be able to view anime in a different way and still enjoy, also knowing that God made you a blessing to others.

Hope it's detailed enough. I'm really tired after a 9-8pm classes day so I might rush through some vague points.
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Ya well u got it very correctly and very detailedly, the problem is, the more I watch anime, even though it dosent have (almost) any ecchiness in it. Old memories come back, it's my own flesh that I struggle with. The thing is, I'm trying my best to Not even a hint of lust/temptaion/hentai/porn/perverted thoughts about anime or girls, why? Becauze I want to know God more, I decided to delete it, sure I might me a complete religious freak, but if I am a religious freak then why should I be selfish about Christ? Or why should I want my friend to burn for all eternity? People are diffrent in almost every way of life, maybe u got a Christian enviornment around u, but I almost dont have it, at school or at home, my church is almost the only place where THAT enviornment is with me, at school, I have to be busy with studies and trying to pull my friends from their addiction from games and to direct them to our loving Heavenly Father and show theme He's better than anything else, only my best friend(I think) knows better than me, since he's the one that draged me to church. At home, I have to extend my patience with my siblings and very strict mom. Bottom line is, God said He is better than anything else and I choose to believe this. I'll be visiting this group but not as much I did, besides, how can I neglect such a great number of Christians that know alot?^^

To magnus102
1. U think falling away from God is dumb?
2. Normal? Paul said that we should FLEE the evil desires of YOUTH
3. That would make it worst cuz maybe we do "IT" and dont u tell me cuz my faith is weak 1.) it will slowly manifest in your heart 2.) I'm satisfied serving God as a single and 3.) I need to study for entrance exams cuz I'll be graduating class by June
4. why dont u delete it if it will make u go away from God?
5. I dont care cuz I decided to follow God because He is far better than anime
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^ Oh, no. My school is totally non-christian. Neither is my family particularly 'Christian'. I just chose to see things the way a Christian sees and inject Jesus into different aspects of life. I thank him for every good thing that comes my way, every seemingly bad thing that happens, I smile at Jesus, and very quickly, he shows me the sunlight after a rainy day. I heard from an Australian pastor that when you can truly go to the point that you can't tell the difference from a blessing and a trial, it's a sign that you and God are really close Because God shows his favour, and it's during trials where it's usually the most obvious to see when he's working in your life. I'm not there yet. :)
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oh josh...were kinda similar....i wasnt even born into a born again family, i was actually a catholic and 1% kinda buddhist thing (we usually put incense in the altar at sto. nino) but now that i know god (in a really detailed info) and is craving to learn more about him and already accepted him, even though the only places that helps me know more about him is in our church and from my dad, im contented with that, cause i know that little by little im coming closer to god by learning more about him and that he is molding me into his likeness, i just trust myself in him that slowly i may change into the person he wants me to be....
i also was invited by a friend which is also a catholic, she was in that youth group for a year.
as for me actually, my dad is already a christian when my friend invited me so i kinda know god a bit but still unsatisfied and lonely inside...
and i was totally greatful that he made a way for me to notice him and be able to know him...
since that day when i join that youth group my life really changed..^__^

well this is my opinion... heheh.. its not much..=P

1.) Is it ok to watch anime with the danger of thoughts since Satan may attack u at any time?
its okey as long as you dont believe all of it and its all fiction but you should be ready for anything with the holy spirit and always remember and trust in god and
your faith in him... but if its bad like hentai or very vicious killings... i tell you dont watch it...

2.) I got an archive of anime pics, should I delete the ones that cause lust or all of it?
ummm.... i think yah.... keeping bad or X rated pics is kinda bad and not pleasing to god.

3.) Summer is comming soon, the more free time, the more chances of lust attack me, what should I do?
just be ready with your weapons (bible/word of god and pray for god's guidance and just remember that he will not leave your side and just always trust in him)

4.) Do you have a problem with watching anime?
well....not so, i may sometimes watch gruesome animes but i prefer to skip that parts which that is bad for me...also since i dont like watching anything that is X-rated and mostly prefer a comedy love stories anime i dont have any problems, but i always keep in my mind and heart that the things that anime has a big influnce in some ways and that even though we dont notice it we have already been influenced by it so we should aways read our bibles to guide us and help us know which is the truth.

5.) If there are any SAFE AND CLEAN anime to watch, what is it?
ummm... i dont know, but i do know one manga titled manga missiah which contains from the birth of jesus until the time he went to heaven, and i think it was a good book to read cause it has verses under each page and its exactly the story... it was definitely a nice book/manga... as for the anime i havent known one...
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