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This Deception from the Devil

Playing with Dragon Fire is a 1994 article from a Christian magazine for boys called Breakaway.

... I traded in my Bible for the game's rule book, trying to shut out the voice of Someone who loved me. Then, somewhere in the middle of the "fun", I came back to my senses -- and got back on my knees.

*Lord, what have I done?* I prayed. *I'm sorry for turning my back on You-- again. Give me the strength to resist this deception from the Devil ... and to keep my eyes on You.*

The real evil as described in the article was the obsession with gaming, and I think we'd all agree that obsession in all its forms (including an obsession with the Bible) is destructive.

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Comments on This Deception from the Devil
  Comment from Blogger MacFurious at Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:43:00 AM
I see nothing, *NOTHING* wrong with being obsessed with gaming. The Bible, on the other hand now that is just freeaaaky...

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