“Should Christians play video games?”
If you are a Christian, you may have been asked or been asking the question: Should Christians play video games at all?
As a Christian gamer with a blog called God and gaming, it’s pretty obvious what my answer to this question is. But I’d like to take some time to explore the reasons why I believe Christians are free to play video games.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO ANYTHING, BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS CONSTRUCTIVE
In his first letter to the Corinthian church, Apostle Paul discusses the then controversial issue of whether Christians should eat meat previously offered to pagan gods. His teaching on this subject is nuanced and applies to any activity that God has not declared absolutely wrong (for example, murder) or a universal requirement of all followers of Jesus (for example, the Great Commission).
Playing video games falls into this category. So do countless other activities, like watching films…
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