Minecraft Bible: Noah’s Ark 2

A couple years ago, I build Noah’s Ark in Minecraft. But I’ve always been disappointed with it. I tried doing it to the specifications in the Bible, but I took way too many creative liberties. Plus, I didn’t have a way to record gameplay off my Xbox 360, so I set up my tripod and filmed the screen. Which looked awful. Not to mention that the draw distance on the 360 version of Minecraft was so small that you couldn’t see the entire boat.

Well, I have an Xbox One now, and I decided to rebuild Noah’s Ark in the Xbox One version of Minecraft. The draw distance is much greater, and the Xbox One has the ability to record gameplay. This time I stuck to the specifications in the Bible. The only real “creative liberty” I did was adding lights to the interior. Trust me, it was necessary. If I didn’t, the inside would be pitch black. Other than that, it’s pretty much exactly as described in Scripture. Here is the video:

Homosexuality

Romans 2:1 (KJV)

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

I originally wrote this post on 12 November 2014. I’d avoided the topic because every time I mention it I’m bitterly attacked by everyone. No matter what I say about it I’m called a hate monger and homophobic by nonbelievers, or “not a real Christian” and an “enabler” by fellow Christians. So I thought I would redo this post entirely, rewording what I said to make it clearer.

So, is homosexuality a sin? Honestly? It doesn’t matter. Even if it is, all sins are forgiven through faith in Jesus. I’m tired of my gay friends being turned away from churches because they’re gay. Jesus will accept them as well! The only reason some people don’t think same sex marriage should be a thing is because they think being gay is a sin. Well, if it is, so is lying, murdering, stealing, and other things, but we still let them get married. In fact, it’d be much more useful to ban liars from getting married than to ban gays from marrying.

So yes, I’m the rare Christian who supports same sex marriage. I know what you’re probably thinking. God made marriage to be a sacred bond between a man and a woman.

1 Peter 2:13 (KJV)

 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Here’s another one, spoken by Jesus Himself

John 15:19 (KJV)

 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Basically, “be in the world, but not of the world”. The Law of God is not the law of man, and vice versa. You can’t expect unbelievers to accept the Law of God, so we shouldn’t hold them to that standard. We still have the eternal, unchanging Law of God. So if they want same sex marriage? Let them get married. They want abortions? Let them get abortions. Legalise weed? Go for it. They’re not changing the Law of God, and they’re not hurting us.

Romans 15:7 (KJV)

7Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

John 13:34-35 (KJV)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Matthew 7:1 (KJV)

 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

So, according to those last three verses, we are to accept one another as Christ accepted us, and to love one another, and don’t judge anyone. Which to me sounds like we shouldn’t care if someone is LGBTQ+. It’s none of our business who they prefer to sleep with. And if it turns out to be a sin, if they accepted Jesus into their heart, they’ll be forgiven in the end. His sacrifice covered all sins.

Book of Jasher

2 Samuel 1:18 (KJV)

 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

What is the Book of Jasher? The Bible mentions it a couple of times, but there is no book called Jasher in the Bible. I first came across it four years ago today, and I meant to do a post on this then, but quickly forgot about it. The only reason I remembered today is because I’d posted about it on Facebook at the time, and it appeared in my memories.

As you can see, there’s a second reference to the Book of Jasher in the Bible. It’s found in Joshua.

Joshua 10:13 (KJV)

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

So what exactly is the Book of Jasher? The Wikipedia for it says,

The Book of Jasher (also, Jashar) or the Book of the Upright or the Book of the Just Man (Hebrew: סֵפֶר הַיׇּשׇׁר‬; transliteration: sēfer hayyāšār) is an unknown book mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. The translation “Book of the Just Man” is the traditional Greek and Latin translation, while the transliterated form “Jasher” is found in the King James Bible, 1611.

During my research, I quickly down the entire text of the book online, and it seems to have a biblical feel to it. It starts off with the Creation story and everything. But something just didn’t feel right about it. Then I remembered something about the Wikipedia page. It calls it and “unknown book”. How could it be unknown if I’m staring at the text. So I kept looking and quickly found my answer, in the form of another Wikipedia page.

The Book of Jasher, also called Pseudo-Jasher, is an 18th-century literary forgery by Jacob Ilive. It purports to be an English translation by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus of the lost Book of Jasher. It is sometimes called Pseudo-Jasher to distinguish it from the midrashic Sefer haYashar (Book of the Upright, Naples, 1552), which incorporates genuine Jewish legend.

What I was reading was a fake. In fact, there are several books title Book of Jasher which claim to be the one mentioned in scripture. In actuality, the original book has been lost forever, with these two biblical verses being the full extent of what we really know about it.

So… I did a thing. . .

Ever since I created this blog over four years ago, I’ve had numerous people tell me that I should sell merchandise or have a donate button or something. Basically, a way to make money from this ministry. But I have been heavily against it, because Paul says not to make a profit from the Bible. Here, here, and here. I’m sure that there are other instances, but I found those by literally searching “profit” on Bible Gateway and scrolling through the results.

But over the last few months, I’ve had a few people tell me that I misunderstood what Paul was talking about. I even submitted a question to Got Questions, which I’ve linked to several times on this site. This was their response:

There are some scriptural principles that may be helpful in making your decision.  Obviously, people are paid to teach and preach.  1 Tim. 5:17 tells us that elders are worthy of double honor – respect and monetary compensation.  1 Peter 5:2 tells us that the same group of people, the elders, are not to minister for sorbid gain.  Meaning they are not to be greedy for money.  They are to minister eagerly for the purpose of helping people grow in Christ not for money. I hope these two verses help.

So I guess I misunderstood what Paul was talking about? Anyway, the thing I did that is the reason I’m making this post is that I started a Patreon for this ministry. For those who don’t know, Patreon is a site used by creators to receive support from their fans. It’s mostly used by YouTubers, but I’ve seen other people using it. It’s different from setting up a PayPal donate button in that you can set up recurring payments if you want. Plus, there are perks for the patrons.

I’ve set up three tiers of perks:

$1 – You get access to the Fig Tree Reborn Discord server (yeah, I made a new one, and I’ll discuss that below)

$5 – You get the Patreon flair on Reddit when on the Fig Tree Reborn subreddit. (plus access to the Fig Tree Reborn Discord server)

$10 – With this tier, you’ll be able to have a private conversation with me (the creator of Fig Tree Reborn) about anything biblical. I tend to get passionate when discussing the Bible, and my friend and church family tell me that I make them think about things they’d never noticed before. We can do this however you like (Skype, Facebook, phone call, smoke signal, etc….plus you still get the Patreon flair on Reddit and access to the Fig Tree Reborn Discord server)

About the Discord server…

If you read this post you’ll know that I had a Discord server for this site one, but if you read this post, you’ll know that I had to delete it because it had been overrun by nonbelievers as a base of operations to troll other Christian sites. Well, the only reason I made a new one is because of the Patreon page. It gives you the option to connect your Discord account and have a patron-only server. Meaning that you can only access it by being a patron. That should hopefully prevent what happened last time.

I’ll end this by stating that donating is entirely optional, and I’m only doing this to help cover the cost of running the site. I’m hoping to do more with this site, and in order to do that I’ll need the paid version of WordPress, which isn’t cheap. I might consider doing merchandise at a later date, but I’ll worry about that if anyone is interested.

Here is the link to the Patreon page if you are interested.

When was she called Eve?

Genesis 2:23 (KJV)

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

We all know the story of Adam and Eve. God created the Earth, then created Adam from the dust. Adam was lonely, so God made Eve out of Adam’s rib. She ate of the fruit God explicitly told them not to, talked Adam into eating it as well, then God kicked them out of the Garden of Eden. We all know this story.

But do we? I asked several of my friend when Eve got her name. They all said after Adam saw her. But if you see the verse I opened this post with, you’ll see that when Adam first saw her he called her Woman. Let’s take a look at when she ate of the fruit.

Genesis 3:6 (KJV)

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

“…when the woman…”. Not “When Eve”. When she ate of the fruit she still didn’t officially have a name. What about ten verses later, when God punishes them for eating the fruit?

Genesis 3:16 (KJV)

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Well, I guess I’m not surprised that between her eating the fruit and God punishing them she’d have been given a name. They were all a little preoccupied at the moment.

So when was she given her name?

Genesis 3:20 (KJV)

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

So she wasn’t called Eve until the Fall, just before they were kicked out of the Garden? I’ve read this story countless time, as I’m sure most of you have, and I have never noticed that!

I don’t know what this means, or have any additional commentary on this particular find. Other than no matter how much you think you know the Bible, you never really know the Bible. There will always be new things you never noticed before.

Is Asexuality A Sin?

[I posted the following on Facebook on 9 June 2015. I had this site back then, but for some reason it never occurred to me to post it here. I was looking through old posts and came across this and figured it’d be a perfect post here. I’ve edited slightly for grammar, but otherwise it’s exactly what I posted on Facebook over three years ago. Yes, I do long Facebook posts. My friends complain about it all the time…]

 

Well, great! I get home from work and lay down to rest and check my notifications and find I messages from three different people. Two on my friend’s list but never spoken to, and one not even on my friends list and had no idea who she was. All three were angry about a post I did the other day. The one where I said that I’m asexual. That wasn’t really an announcement, I just casually said it publicly.

Anyway, those three girls were upset about it and said things like, “You call yourself a Christian and yet you’ll commit such a disgusting sin!”. Three different wordings of that. Apparently they didn’t realize what asexuality is. I’m finding that to be the case, usually having to explain it. So here is the Wikipedia summary for those who don’t know what it is.

“Asexuality (or nonsexuality) is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.”

Other definitions describe it as “lack of sex drive”. Like, I don’t think about the world sexually, and it makes for some awkward moments because I’ll say something I intend to sound purely innocent, but everyone around me thinks as perverted.

Like one time this girl asked me if it looked like she was losing weight. I said that she did, because her stomach used to be level with her boobs and now her stomach was several inches back. To me it wasn’t a perverted comment, it was just an honest observation. Sure, I noticed her boobs, but I also noticed her arms and eyes. That’s how I saw it. But all of a sudden everyone in the room was like, “Creepy!” and “Pervert!!”. I was baffled at first.

One of the waitresses at work noticed that I don’t hit on or flirt with her or the other waitresses. She thanked me for “restraining” and then helped me clear a few tubs of dishes. To me that was a weird thought, because I wasn’t restraining, it honestly never occurred to me to do that, and I wouldn’t have even if it had.

Anyway, the three girls who sent angry messages tonight claimed asexuality is a sin. They probably assumed it was homosexuality or something. I’m definitely straight, I like girls, just I’m not interested in sex. I know, I know, that’s baffling to most people. But onto my point. Let’s see if asexuality is a sin.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (KJV)

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.


1 Corinthians 7:8-9 (KJV)

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.


1 Corinthians 7:25-28 KJV

Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

And this is a very important one…


Matthew 5:27-28 KJV

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Um…I’m not seeing asexuality as being a sin. If anything, Scripture encourages it. I didn’t choose to be asexual, I’ve always been like this. Alot of people ask why I hate sex. I don’t hate it, I’ve never even had it. I just have no interest in it. It’s like sports. I know it exists, but I don’t understand why everyone looses their heads over it, and every attempt by people to explain it just made it more confusing.

King David

I decided to do this post because I keep seeing King David on “historical figures who never actually existed” lists. Even today, you’ll find plenty of nonbeliever sites claiming that biblical figures like King David, Moses, and Abraham have zero archeological evidence.

But it’s another instance where you can tell someone is being willfully ignorant. I wanted to link to a bunch of my sources I used when researching this topic, but unfortunately for some reason there’s a pay wall for most of it. Just google P. Kyle McCarter “The Historical King David”. If you can find the full thing without paying, you’re a better researcher than I am. I can find bits and pieces, but the most popular part is;

“The Bible is our only source of information about David.  No ancient inscription mentions him.  No archaeological discovery can be securely linked to him. . . .We cannot assume, therefore, that a statement about David in a given part of the Bible derives from an early source.  The David of Chronicles, for example, is the idealized David of the second Commonwealth, not the David of history.”

I took that specific quote from this page. It’s a Christian source which explains that archeological evidence has been found in northern Israel. An inscription which talks about the “House of David”.

Here is a non-Christian source which talks about the same thing, and also discusses more recent discoveries which prove that King David is a historical figure and not a fictional character. The non-Christian site linked above also includes the entire story of David (and as a sidenote, is a great site if you’re an ancient history buff).

So regardless what skeptics would have you believe, there is plenty of evidence to prove that King David really did, in fact, exist.

No more Discord server

Awhile back, I posted that I’d created a Discord server for this site. I’d had different chat rooms for each of the categories here (like Final Season and Straight Outta Context). Wasn’t really expecting it to be a popular thing, because I don’t really have a bunch of people looking at this site anyway, but I thought it’d be fun to have a place to chat incase anyone wanted to.

But I ended up not using Discord for very long, and eventually uninstalled the app, and the Fig Tree server was forgotten about.

Until a couple days ago. There’s a YouTube channel I’ve become a huge fan of, and in one of their videos they mention that they have a Discord server for their fans to chat. So I reinstalled the app to join the conversation.

That’s when I discovered that the Fig Tree server was not only still active, but was literally active. There was hundreds of messages. But unfortunately, it was the opposite of what I was hoping for. It was a group of nonbelievers who started out trolling once they figured out it was a Christian server (doing things like asking if Fig Tree was a cult, and posting porn links and claiming it let to prayer groups. Even with the vulgarity filter set to high, they were somehow able to get away with saying pretty much any unfiltered thing that came to their mind.

Reading through the messages they eventually used the server as a sort of base to come and criticise Christianity, and plan pranks on other Christian sites.

I was originally going through and banning each member, but unfortunately I was unable to delete the messages. By this point, the members realised what was going on and started sending death threats to me on the server, as well as other forms of intimidation. In the end, I decided to just delete the server altogether. So the Fig Tree Reborn Discord server is no more. Which I shouldn’t be upset about because it wasn’t even used for it’s intended purpose, but I find myself disappointed anyway.

Sermon on the Mount

When someone quotes Jesus, most of the time the quote comes from the Sermon on the Mount. It encompasses Matthew 5, 6, and 7, and contains pretty much every major “Jesus quote” you see around. Last night, I opened my Bible app and even though I hadn’t even been in Matthew last time I’d opened it, for some reason it opened to Matthew 5. So I started reading, and I’ve been thinking about the words in the Sermon ever since. I don’t really have anything to add to it, but I just wanted to post it here in it’s entirety. Below is the entire Sermon on the Mount. I decided to list this under “Straight Outta Context” because people are always taking these words out of context, and this puts it all in context. At least, that’s my reasoning for listing it there. I just didn’t want to put it under Miscellaneous, because everyone ignores that one.

 

Matthew 5 (KJV)

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 

Matthew 6 (KJV)

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

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

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

Matthew 7 (KJV)

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Chroview to Blog’s Not Dead

Right. so you probably noticed that I’ve changed the name of one of my series. I never liked the name Chroview, as you probably guessed if you read the Introduction post. Well, the other day something occurred to me; On my main blog (yes, this isn’t my main blog, as one angry follower on here have found out and commented with judgmental comments because I posted about Harry Potter on there), I have several series, reviewing movies, video games, music, etc.

On there I use puns related to the topic. Movies I consider the greatest ever made I put in a series called Casabloga. Regular film reviews I put in a series called Desolation of Blog. Video game reviews are in The Elder Blog. Music reviews are in Blogthoven. Show reviews are in The Blogging Dead.

The other day it suddenly occurred to me….. Blog’s Not Dead. I was already planning on updating this site so make each page a list of titles instead a list of articles, so I figured now would be a good time to make the change. You probably noticed if you looked at those links that I am using the same theme for both this site and my other site. I always try to keep them separate, but that’s really the only theme available that let me do what I wanted to do. Trust me, I looked for one that was different but did what I wanted. This is the only one.

I know I keep saying this, but I plan on posting more often. It’s not that I don’t want to, but I think I made a mistake by writing everything I know years ago. I keep having ideas, but I don’t know how to write about them. So I will try to post when I can figure out how to word what I want to say.