and by entirety i mean the good parts of it because i will not deny that we have a few

anonymous asked:

re: the post about religions leading to heaven: Jehovah's Witnesses believe in salvation through Jesus Christ. They are baptized in his name.

The problem with Jehovah‘s Witness is that they do not worship the God of the Bible, they have made a god of their own choosing. They have rejected parts of who God is, and it is rejection of God that leads to Hell. John 12:48, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.“ Here are some basic doctrinal teachings of the Jehovah’s Witness that deviate from the truth of the Bible…

Only certain people within their organization can understand the Bible, not individuals - The Bible leaves no doubt that God gives everyone the necessary capacity to understand what the Bible says as they seek after Him. God wants us to draw near to Him, to be in relationship with Him, and therefore He reveals Himself to us through the Bible.

Jehovah’s Witness does not believe in the Trinity - This is a massively grave point. If we deny the trinity, the entirety of the gospel is dismantled. Rejecting the Trinity either means that you are either polytheistic (you believe that the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all separate Gods), or you believe that two persons of the trinity are not God. Both these options are in direct opposition to the Bible. Isaiah 46:9 reminds us that there is only one God, “Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.” The concept of the Trinity is solidified in verses such as John 1:1-3, 14; Isaiah 9:6; John 10:30; Colossians 1:15; John 14:9-11; Philippians 2:5-8; Genesis 1:26

Jesus is not equal with God - Philipians 2:5-6 says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.“ Jesus often talks about submitting to the Father’s will, but this does not mean they are unequal.

Salvation comes through works - Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.“ We cannot earn our salvation, not through works, not through baptism. The Bible consistently teaches that salvation comes only through faith. One of the primary indicators of a false religion is works-based salvation. The Bible teaches that we need Jesus because we cannot save ourselves, and that apart from God, nothing we do is good. (Romans 3:10-12)

We will be gods when we get to heaven - Again, the Bible repeatedly declares that God is the one and only God, now and forever. Isaiah 44:6, “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.“

There is no hell, unbelievers merely cease to exist - were the entire book of Revelation not proof enough, throughout, Matthew 13:41-42 paints a dire picture. “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.“ Mark 9:43 tells us that this punishment is eternal and unceasing. “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched“

Those are just a few of the fallacies taught by the Jehovah’s Witness. By rejecting the character of God, they condemn themselves to hell. Anyone can say they believe in God, but if it is not the God of the Bible that they are putting their trust in, their faith is worthless. The Israselites at one point put their trust in a golden calf and called it God, but that wasn’t God. What they chose to believe God was couldn’t save them because it wasn’t true. They made a god of their own choosing. We MUST put our trust in who God says He is, not our idea of Him, nor anyone else’s. God is everything that the Bible says He is, and only who the Bible says He is.

Post-Game Karezi

It feels weird to not have the letters “AU” in this title, but this is post-game, set after the end. (Oh God. The end. I’m still trying to process the fact that Homestuck is officially over, even if Hussie did say there will most likely be an epilogue.) So, in essence, if you haven’t finished Homestuck in its entirety then this will have some spoilers.

But here is my highly self-indulgent Karezi. If I end up doing more to this, I’ll actually edit what I’ve written and proceed to put this up on Archive of Our Own just for simplicity’s sake.

For the moment though, have this. It’s the first full-story I’ve written in a few weeks and the first Karezi thing from Terezi’s second person POV for a while. (which means pls have some mercy on me)

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anonymous asked:

Prompt. Tattoo/Soulmate au where beca doesn't get a tattoo of her soul mates name like everyone else does. She meets Chloe--whose tattoo says Rebecca-- and falls in love, but then has to break Chloe's heart because she doesn't have a tattoo of Chloe's name, or at all. And then something happens and beca get hurt and has to have surgery and they find her tattoo of Chloe's name on her heart

I feel like I read this concept somewhere. It seemed interesting, so will def do a Bechloe.

This is going to be long…

Alright. My tattooed soulmate. Take 1.

Rebecca Mitchell, Music producer, DJ and self acclaimed lady-player. She’s averaged more women that year than John Mayer. She’s exploited her fame and the mystery of, who’s her soulmate.

Today’s world, everyone had been born with a tattoo. A name. Your soulmates name to be specific. Tattoos that have limited a lot of people’s options. Many tried to defy it, claim that it means nothing, but it’s there for a reason. Eventually, it’s proven right. Her parents were proof of that.

For celebrities, it’s rather awkward. Those who have their’s in obvious places: hands, arms, neck, face; usually have lines of fans with, whatever name it may be, hoping to meet them. It makes this all too crazy. It gets worse as paparazzi focus on getting those hidden names, across backs, thighs, whichever. Celebrities who have found their soul mates have flaunted their tattoos around like jewellery. Others, let’s just say the make-up business is thriving.

This is where Beca became a mystery. She didn’t have a tattoo. She’s checked. An anomaly to their current society. Men and women from everywhere have wanted to bed her to see for themselves. See if they were lucky enough to be her soulmate. Men weren’t really Beca’s thing but she felt no shame exploiting the women’s curiosity for her own gain.

That night, Beca played at a club opening and spotted several new faces. New faces were good. Easy targets and definitely ones who wouldn’t mind spending a night with the hottest female DJ, even if their soulmate was technically “mark” or whatever.

She scanned the dance floor and couldn’t help catch site of big blue eyes. It was for a split second, but their eyes connected and she knew she had her catch for the night. “Can all you beautiful ladies dance a little closer? I want to enjoy the view…” She flirtatiously remarked into the mic and within moments the girls were now up by her booth.

Beca continue to look until, once again, blue eyes. “Hey red,” she called to the girl whom she now noticed as a redhead. “Want to join me up here,” it wasn’t a question as Beca suggested much more than her company at the booth. The redhead just shook her head and laughed as she left with her friends.

Nope. Beca does not get rejected.

Lining up her next couple of songs, Beca bounced out of her booth. She was determined like that.

“Hey,” she caught up to the redhead just outside the club.

“Hi, aren’t you the entertainment? Shouldn’t you be entertaining?” The redhead giggled at how small the obnoxious DJ is standing beside her.

“I can promise to entertain you all night if you’ll stay?” Beca offered mischievously.

“Sorry, I’m not interested,” The taller girl tried to leave with that.

“Why do I find that hard to believe?” Beca walked over, blocking her way. “One drink, on the house. I’ll get all your friends a table. Just wait until I finish my set so we can talk.”

“Talk?” She replied sceptically

“Well to start. What do you say?” Beca made a point to check with her friends who seemed keen at the idea of bottle service.

“Only if you tell me your name,” the redhead finally demanded. She knew the DJ by her stage name: Bex-M, but never really looked her up.

“I’ll tell you after my set,” Beca returned and lead the way, already knowing she won.

As promised the girls were seated at a table and given a bottle of champagne on the house. Beca enjoyed the view of the girl now watching her, and ended up finishing her set on a high where the girls decided to dance the night away.

Beca left and made her way through a clawing crowd to her table. A table filled with girls and a particular blue eyed redhead.

“Hey red,” Beca greeted, scooting in besides her.

“It’s Chloe, and your name is?” Chloe challenged, reminding the DJ of their deal.

“Anything you want it to be,” Beca tried but only got a scoff from Chloe. “What, are you one of those girls who won’t waste her time with anyone they don’t have a tattoo of?” Beca challenged and by Chloe’s expression she knew she’d hit the nail on the head.

“No,” Chloe denied.

“She pretended to like boys for the longest time,” one of her less-sober friends outed her.

“Hey! I didn’t pretend!” Chloe defended. It’s not like she had a choice with her predetermined sexual preference. Didn’t mean she didn’t date men at high school or college because… They’re fun too. It just wasn’t who she would be with.

“Listen, if it’s that important I’ll take the bullet here. Beca.” She provided, knowing better than to waste her time.

“Beca?”

“You heard me. Rebecca Mitchell, you should read a Wikipedia page or something,” Beca teased, not wanting to insult the girl. If anything, she’s brought out a nicer side of Beca. She’s not one to offer a group of girls free drinks if she only wanted the one. Nor did she care to entertain the thought of soulmates, but this girl is different.

“Rebecca?” Chloe didn’t wait for a response this time as she exposed a tattoo across her arm. An arm covered in scars, trying to rid her of the name she’s been tainted with, that left her no choice but to be a lesbian. Not that she minds it now, but everyone goes through their discovery phases differently. Some accept it, others deny, and whatever works they just try their best to cope.

“Yeah…” Beca couldn’t help feeling hurt. Seeing her name still printed over bumps of skins. She needed to snap out of it, remember she has no soulmate and just get this girl’s number or… “So now will you talk to me?”

Chloe seemed to flip. Her entirety much more bubbly and flirty now that she wasn’t holding back in fear of heartbreak or wasting her time. It was hard but after a few times you get used to saying no to the nicest of people just because they weren’t the one. “I’ll see you later girls,” Chloe bid her farewells and gave Beca an all go look.

“And just like that, you want to get out of here?”

“It’s not like I wasn’t already thinking of fucking you, but I just had to be sure.” Chloe smirked as she took a dumbfounded DJ’s hand to guide right out of that club.

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part two available!!!