On his launching date, The Grand Theft Auto V generated more than $800 million, establishing a record-breaking $1 billion in sales... only three days later, and there is a spiritual reason why.
Tomorrow Tuesday October 1, at 7AM ET, the game will be available online (free for owners of the game).
Are you a Christian that fears the Lord and plays this game?
Then keep reading ...
According to the Rockstar Games Blog,
"Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with your copy of Grand Theft Auto V. On October 1st there will be a small downloadable Title Update released on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. Upon installation of that Title Update, direct access to begin GTA Online will be unlocked in your GTAV game menu... as a general timeframe, we do expect the Title Update to become available on PSN and Xbox LIVE starting around 7AM ET tomorrow morning, and your best bet is to stay tuned throughout the day here at the Rockstar Newswire and by following us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be keeping everyone updated."
The editor of this article believes that this games promotes sinful behaviors. The appeal of the game is based on his enticing offer: adrenaline rush, violence and crime fantasies.
Because of his violent nature, it's not the first time that has been criticized. In fact, it appears to be one of the most controversial video games in history.
Are you a GTA gamer? What is the emotional exchange you are looking? What are the feelings you are experiencing when you play?
Are you a Christian that fears the Lord? Are you aware how this game is rewiring your brain?
GTA has the power to dull your heart and corrupt your morals. What's more, rumors exist that the game is connected to a number of real life crimes... influenced by the violent nature of the game.
If you follow Jesus and fear the Lord, please consider how you are filling your mind ... consider your ways choose what is good for you.
Listen to what the prophet Isaiah wrote:
“Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost! Why do you spend money on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,and you will enjoy the choicest of foods. Pay attention and come to Me; listen, so that you will live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the promises assured to David." Isaiah 55:1-3 (ESV)