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Minecraft can be seen throughout the Bible in more ways than you may think. Let’s start with the Nether…
There are several verses in the Bible that actually use the word Nether, of which I’ve picked two-Ezekiel 32:18, and Ezekiel 32:24:
“Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.” (Ezekiel 32:18)
“There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.” (Ezekiel 32:24)
Taken together, these verses link the Nether to “the pit”- Hell. Another way you can tell that the Nether is synonymous with Hell is because you hear wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Nether, as described in Matthew 13:50 when speaking about Hell.
It can’t be a mere coincidence that in Psalm 139:8 It says: “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” AND it just so happens that players are unable to make a bed in the Nether. As of this writing, any attempt to create a bed in the Nether ends in a virtual explosion!
The Bible is the answer to everything. It even shows the way to Hell in Matthew 7:13:
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:”
This verse and the Nether verses are connected, and the tying link is in Jeremiah 17:1:
“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;”
Here we see how the Bible reveals exactly how Minecraft goes against the word of God and is leading millions of devoted players into a trap:
In 2 Corinthians 13:1 it says “This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” We have just been shown several. Today, God gives you a choice:
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”
Today is the day of salvation, choose life-choose the Lord, Jesus Christ.