God doesn’t need your good works, your neighbor does.– Martin Luther
We shouldn't settle for just a general repentance...
It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His...– The Westminster Confession of Faith (Ch. 7.1)
Something that a lot of people need to realize is that God never sends anyone to Hell for not hearing about Jesus. People go to Hell because they are sinful creatures that deserve death. It is simply by the incredible graciousness of God that anyone goes to Heaven at all. God doesn’t owe us anything, but freely he gives it to us.
There is but only one living and true God, who is infinite in being and...– The Westminster Confession
What would happen if we stopped asking how much we...
God has enjoined upon us frugality and temperance, and has forbidden, that...– John Calvin (Commentary on 2nd Corinthians)
I really should start journaling again, but it’s just really hard for me to stay consistent in that. I’m such an internal processor that it feels weird writing thoughts out on paper. I think it helps though so I’m gunna take another stab at it.
They say that dreams can come true. Well then I’m sure that nightmares can...– MyChildren MyBride
Stop trying to earn Gods affection. In Christ, you...
There is only one way into the Kingdom, and that's...
Even if I lose everything, I'll still have all I...
I need to go do something productive.
Biologically speaking, it's life, and biologically...
Person: So what music are you into?
Me: Are you sure you're ready for this conversation.
I went up to one of the bishops afterwards and I said ‘bishop, I gotta tell ya,...– Shane Claiborne, about his time working as a peacemaker with churches in Iraq (via lessofself)
Do I believe it?
My life is just a hot mess and no matter how hard I try I can never quite clean it. And when I say that Christ saves, I mean it, but sometimes I don’t live like I believe it. And the crazy thing is….. I’ve seen it. Yeah I’ve tasted and heard but that doesn’t keep me from thinking I don’t need it. He bled and he died up on that tree and for what? For me!? So I...
What is beauty?
Can we just burn every magazine that gets sold in grocery stores, and with them all the ones that feature scantily clad women in their pages and on their covers? Also, can we liquidate the businesses that run them? Can we then use that money to do something productive rather than to propagate the lie generated by corporate CEOs (who are probably all men) that a woman should fit a certain profile...
Ok Spotify, you just interrupted Levi the Poet with Carly Rae Jepsen and Nelly……. not cool. Not cool at all
Is it weird that I’m writing four poems all at once?
The Ember Days
beauty-for-ashes: If you have ever been blessed by The Ember Days music, then pray about helping them fund their new record! They have a Kickstarter going and every bit helps. I encourage you all to be a blessing to those who are committed to seeing the Lord’s Kingdom come and who long to see people encounter Christ. By your giving you become a part of what God is doing and that is a blessing in...
I want you to know the love that set me free. I...
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Is...
forsecondishall-live asked: I am not the one who had the tattoo question but I had a question for you regarding the same topic- in your opinion what do you think about tattoos on Christians?
alaskanhardcore asked: for the record the chairman Mao and Stalin didnt commit the atrocities in the name of atheism, they did it to keep their political power. and lets try to keep in mind that people with a religion can also commit horrible deeds without it having to do with their spirituality
Anonymous asked: awesome thank you for answering my tattoo question!
Anonymous asked: Does it say anything in the bible about tattoos?
thenewenlightenmentage asked: In any case, I think the point of the picture is the present. You have to dig into history to find "atheist" atrocities. We don't have to dig into history to find Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh extremists. They're still alive and well. I wouldn't use the argument, but it works from what is currently happening.
thenewenlightenmentage asked: The fact that horrible things have been done via said worldview doesn't effect the validity of the worldview. Sure, there were the Dark Ages and the Salem Witch Hunts. What I'm saying is that I don't consider Christianity false because of those atrocities. Likewise, you shouldn't consider atheism false because of Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot (rarities I might add as there...
thenewenlightenmentage asked: To which I would say that you're ignorant of political agendas. In any case, denying religion because of the acts committed by religious people is a stupid reason to deny religion. Likewise, denying atheism for that reason is a stupid reason to deny atheism. The argument is weak on both ends. I no longer use it.
Anonymous asked: what did you get tattooed? can we see?
You can kill us all but you can’t kill the spark in the minds of a...– MyChildren MyBride (On Wings of Integrity pt. II)