Monday, January 20, 2014

The Importance of Scripture in Christain Writing


Ok now that I have gotten that out....Hi!
     "So what are we doing today?" you ask.
Well we are going to read a bit of scripture that i feel this book(for me) is based off. Well actually several verses. The fisrt one is from the book of Philipians 4:13 "I can do all things through christ who gives me strength!"
And the second from Ephesians 6:10-17 "Finally be strongin the lord and in the stengthofhis might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able tostand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our strughle isnot against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, agaist the powers, against the world force of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavanly places.    Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything to stand firm.    Stand firm therefore, Having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the brestplate of Righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preperation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all taking up the sheild of Faith whith which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God! With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in veiw, be on the alert with all perserverance and petition for all the saints"
    So you have probably heard these verses before and maybe even have them memorized! I feel these verses represent our book so well because our characters are constantly praying and finding stength in King Theros (who represents god). They each recive special weopons and armor which represent the vereses I just typed up from the bible. When writing Christian litureature I feel it is necesary to use at least a few passages of scripture, but its even better when you use alot of these powerful words. Even the devil must go before God and ask permission to lay his hands on his children (which are the people who have truely accepted him!). If you have ever read the book of Job or studied it then you know what i am talking about. If you haven't then I greatly encourage you to do so! Yes the father of lies must go before God and ask if he can test Job and torment him! That magnifies God's power!
I love it when I find Fiction books that have scripture in them and love them even more when the scriptuer represents something or is meditated on by the characters! When there is interaction over these verses they come alive in the book and their point is made clear! The Left Behinde series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins. The Kingdom of Arethtrea by Chuck Black is also a great example of the kind of books I am explaining. (no I am not averetizing these books I am meerly giving an example of scriptural fiction books!) Brookie and I are trying our best to inter twine scripture in our books and convey the meaning. But we need God to bless our hands and minds! For without God our eforts are futile!

    I encourage you to read the scriptuer in yourown bible and meditate on it! (no that doesnot mean you read it then go sit on the floor with your leggs crosse and say ohm a thousand times. it means think on it find what it means to yiu and pray That God will reaveil his meaning to you!) Pray over it ask your parenst or kids their opinion. Get together with your siblings and study it together!
   if you want to talk with me about it then here is my email

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