Thursday, August 28, 2014

Card of the week: The Gateway

Card of the week: The Gateway

John 3:5

“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

Verse Rule: Quote
Sacrifice Cost: 1
Markers: Wisdom, Law
Icons: W, F

This one is a pretty core doctrinal verse.  It’s part of the story of Nicodemus, who comes to Jesus asking questions. Jesus teaches him about the necessity of baptism and repentance. At first he doesn’t get it. He thinks of being literally “born again”. But Jesus teaches him that he needs to be baptized and that his heart needs to change.

Because it’s such a core doctrine, I gave it “Quote” as its verse rule. This is one that we should all know by heart. It’s icons are wisdom and faith. This is at the core of our doctrinal knowlege and our faith.

In game, it’s not the strongest card, but the fact that it’s quotable, with two icons can move you forward pretty quickly toward closing a Wisdom or Faith book. Also, there are a number of verses that allow you to set wisdom verses from your hand (like “Clear Sight” or “Revealing” - which also lets you draw a verse). “Treasures of Knowledge” allows you to search your deck for a chosen Wisdom verse, so you could fetch this one, then quote it and play it for free.


Mark has a lifelong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church). Mark also has other sites and blogs, including and his Dutch Oven blog.

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