Since I use to play Dungeons & Dragons, the title of insanitybytes’ post grabbed my attention. The subject, however, surprised me. An NPC is someone is someone who does not read the Bible?
There is no such thing as perfect analogy, but insanitybytes picked a good one with NPC. Why do each of us need to read the Bible? Consider who controls an NPC. That person is the Dungeon Master. This world is Satan’s domain. To defend ourselves against manipulation by the devil — to discern good and evil — we need to know the Bible as well as we can.
Read Ephesians 6:10-20. Contemplate! Study those words.
Our pastors can help us to learn, but we must do the learning. Without knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, we cannot serve God well. We can, however, easily serve Satan as an NPC.
Does everyone know what an NPC is? It’s a video game character that is controlled by the game’s artificial intelligence rather than by a gamer. The creature is controlled, indoctrinated, and totally predictable in its mindless mechanical movements. It is programmed to behave as it does, possesses no freewill, and most of the time, cannot even be hacked. It’s just a zombie that replays the same script, over and over again.
An NPC is a Non Player Character.
Recently this meme has been causing great offense all about the intertoobz, especially on the left side of the political aisle, for obvious reasons. Forget politics though, I want to address those of us in faith. Some of us really do behave as NPC’s. Don’t be an NPC.
First let me say, doctrine matters. Theology matters. I’m kind of a theology nerd, so it matters even more to me. Show me what the…
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