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Do you think that it is ok to watch anime and be a christian? Like how Japanese anime is and how God says not to get involved in earthly things like this.

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God never says, "Thou shalt not have fun, nor shalt thou smile in all thy days." Having a good time is not a sin, but we should pay attention to the principles God has laid out for godly living when we do engage in leisure activities. First and foremost is Colossians 3:17: "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." When we are relaxing and having fun or when we are seeking entertainment, we should always make sure these activities are pleasing God.
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Phillippians 4:8

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I think it is not bad to watch Japanese anime. This is because it is basically a style of animation where characters are drawn smoothly. It ranges from the normal social life to fantastic stories of different worlds. However, some anime are not worth watching due to having negative subject matter.

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We are allowed to watch Japanese anime and enjoy it. This does nothing contrary to Christian teaching. You can watch anime and remain a true Christian. When God said not to get involved in earthly things, He meant to not make earthly things our "god." If we come to love earthly things more than God, this would be sinful. The first commandment tells us, "I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me".
We can even use our God-given talents and qualities to glorify God! Everything we do we must do in the name of Jesus. Just be sure not to love anime more than the Father.

Hope this helps! - ManOfKnowledge

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Hi, Charmer. Here is the answer to the question about heaven...

Heaven is the kingdom of God, which was opened for us by the merits of Christ's death on the cross. Heaven is the place of perfect happiness, where the souls of the just see the face of God even before the resurrection of their bodies. Heaven is the eternal community of love with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Mary and the angels, and all the saints.
Where is heaven? It is not on earth. It is "heaven." Strictly speaking, heaven is outside of space and time, it is "nowhere." Though we popularly speak of heaven as being "up" (somewhere above the clouds, in outer space or beyond the universe) and hell as being "down" (below the surface of the earth where there is a lot of fire and volcanic activity), these are just metaphors. No reasonable person actually believes that if we had the right kind of spacecraft and traveled far enough into outer space that we would find heaven. Nor would they believe that if we just dug in the right spot on earth and went down deep enough, that we would find hell.
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But just because heaven is outside the material realm of existence, this does not mean that it is less "real" than the reality we know on earth. In fact, heaven is the most "real" place there is. It is our true home, our destiny, the paradise to which God has called us to for all eternity. Heaven is the very reason why Jesus, the Messiah, was born, preached, suffered, died, and rose from the dead.

As for the second question, right now I do not have the time to answer. I'll get back to you later! :)

- ManOfKnowledge
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What happened that shocked you so much? Just curious :)
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I think you should not be worried about God on this one and enjoy the expression of it.

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God always comes first!
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it totally fine. as long as its not naughty. or bad language

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There's nothing wrong with watching it, except that it's insanely annoying and impossible to follow.

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haha so true!
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too bad god doesnt exist.

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But he does! So we obey him!
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13.7 billion years is the answer on the time question. Nobody knows if the universe ends, or if that question even makes sense.
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your telling me they can pin the beginning of the universe at 13.7 billion years? it's BS. I think it's always been here, and it always will. I think we define 'time' as when God started doing stuff with it [stars, planets, people], but it's always been here in one form or another.
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maybe I spend too much time thinking about things?
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you have all kinds of gods around you right now. telling you lies.
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I agree with most of the answers here!

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hahaha it's a paradox
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Thats the beauty of religion,it makes you feel guilty about every single thing or thought you have in daily life....if you arent a serial killer,relax and enjoy your cartoons.

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I think it's fine. :)

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Who holds the remote? You or god?

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It's kind of hard to be in the world and not of the world if we do not participate in worldly culture. Indeed we are to be different, but that does not mean abstain from everything that isn't specifically admonished in the Bible.

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Your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. This includes your mind and heart. God says be still and know that I am God.

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If it BREATHS, it THINKS.

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trees breathe, but, have no brain.
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How do u know? Have u been a tree?
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I took biology in high school. and I dissected everything and there were no brains in trees just cells.
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I've read that trees cry out when they are thirsty and potted plants get emotionally attached to their owners
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How could u possibly know if those cells held brains in them or not? Human may not have found it yet but the possibilities are immense to just rule out!
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it's art and history, knowledge is power, learning about other cultures is a good thing, everything on earth, has a good side and an evil side, as you grow and learn you can see what the evil parts are and then your knowledge will keep you safe.

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Japanese anime teaches a philosophy of life that a Christian may find objectionable. Be wise and discerning and let God guide your choices.

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