More mods added to the Peaceful Pack…

I’ve added two more mods to the Peaceful Pack: Refined Storage and Immersive Cables – first is another storage mod, but it also has item transport and crafting in it and the second is a cables mod to use with both Refined Storage and Immersive Engineering. It’s a nice way to tie those two mods together in my modpack.

I’m working nights now…

I’m working nights now so you can expect posts here on my blog to be posted in the afternoon after I get up from sleeping. The good news is that my job is full-time so I’ll be making a nice amount of money every month, and my paydays are now steady, even if my employer doesn’t do direct deposit but old-fashioned checks. I’m not going to complain either, as I’m very happy to be working once again. 😀

I’ve added Environmental Tech to the Peaceful Pack

I’ve added Environmental Tech to the Peaceful Pack. It’s a high-end tech mod that requires you to have at least acquired diamonds and gone to the Nether to start crafting the blocks in it. However, it has powerful mining and energy producing capabilities once you get into it. I would consider the Peaceful Pack with all the tech mods in it more of a tech modpack than a Vanilla+ one at this point.

I will be streaming on occasion to my Twitch channel, but only when the mood strikes me, and I will not be streaming Minecraft or the other game I am playing through at the moment on my YouTube channel. I am working on a new project today, but I may stream a game this afternoon if I get it done or get bored as it’s just data entry of categories that need to be completed before I can open Gate 90 as the web’s newest business directory.

Happy Labor Day

I would like to wish all my readers a happy Labor Day today. I hope you enjoy this holiday with your family and friends and that it is a safe one for you.

Please take some time today to remember all those who worked hard to earn the rights we all enjoy as workers today. They worked hard for you and me so that we wouldn’t have to put up with abuses at work and that our workplaces would be safer places to work at.

You can now watch my YouTube playlists…

You can now watch my YouTube playlists of my Let’s Play gaming series here on my blog. If you enjoy them, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. I release new videos 6 days a week according to the following schedule:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Swagtown (Banished Let’s Play series)
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Peaceful Pack (modded Minecraft Let’s Play series)

If you know someone who would enjoy watching my videos, please share with them as it will help my channel to grow.

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt…

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt because I wanted a place to post my art when I start creating it. I decided that my blog didn’t get enough exposure, so posting it elsewhere would be better for me. I could have used Imgur, but I want to keep that for my Minecraft screenshot posts. Hopefully, I will get some inspiration soon and I will create something to post on my gallery there.

In other news, I’m working to create and schedule videos for my YouTube channel ahead of time so that I don’t have to worry about posting if I get a sore throat or something like that. It also reduces the total time each day that I have to dedicate my internet to uploading videos there. Maybe I’ll use some of this downtime to create some art for my DeviantArt gallery… 😉

What Does the Bible Say About Itself?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series What Does the Bible Say...

What does the Bible have to say about itself? What does the Bible call itself inside it’s pages? Who wrote the Bible? What are the divisions of the Bible? These are some of the many questions I will be answering today.

According to the Bible, the Bible is called the Holy Scriptures (found in 2 Timothy 3:15) or just the Scriptures (found in John 5:39). The word of God is the spoken word of the Lord, and not the written accounts of how God has interacted with His people over the centuries. This is an important distinction that we should remember. Our word Bible comes from the Greek Biblion which means “book” and it is the book of the church, however, it is never referred to as such inside the pages of the Scriptures.

By the time of Jesus, the Old Testament was pretty much accepted the way we have it today. Jesus often referred to the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament as the “Law and Prophets”, even though it also included books of history and poetry.

The New Testament was not finalized until the Council of Rome in 382 AD (though other denominations took less or more time to accept the books) and multiple factors were used to decide which writings were to be accepted and which were to be rejected from the Scriptures. It has the following divisions: The Gospels, History of the Church, Letters of Paul, Letters of Others, and Prophecy. Altogether there are twenty-seven books of the New Testament.

The writers of the Bible were men who were moved (or God-breathed) by the Holy Spirit to write what they did (Hebrews 1:1-2 and 2 Timothy 3:16). God protected the Scriptures from false doctrine and error, but did not dictate every single word in the Bible. Some of the material was already written (the genealogies of Jesus in the books of Matthew and Luke) and some was edited (Proverbs of Solomon by the men of Hezekiah according to Proverbs 25:1). There are also differing accounts of the same episode, like what was written on the sign above Christ’s head on the cross.

The Holy Scriptures are useful for the following according to Second Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Later in the fourth chapter of the same letter, Paul encourages Timothy (and us today) to “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.” Clearly the Scriptures are not out-dated today even though many may say they are. They may be out of season but they are still the written account of what God has done and said and His instructions to live a life worthy of our calling.

In concluding this lesson, let us remember the key fact that the Scriptures are just as valid today as they were when they were first written. May we learn more about our God and the plans He has for our lives today.