and deny christ

sundaesanchan  asked:

In your opinion, is Judaism a sin? In my studies, the word Christian means "Christ Like" Jesus being a Jew, my family looked into the religion and found that it's deeper than Christianity goes. You partake in communion or Lords Supper, but have you ever partaken in a Sader/Passover meal? If you've heard the song "Dayenu" then you'd know how deep and praiseworthy God is to people of the Hebrew faith. TL;DR How much of other religions have you studied?

I’ll be studying world religions much more in depth as per the curriculum of my theology studies, though that doesn’t mean I haven’t looked into them before or examined their tenets.

Judaism isn’t a sin, but Jews need saving too. It is not the fullness of truth.

Think of Moses. He could lead people to the Promised Land but never enter it; Joshua would be the leader from that point on. So it is with Judaism and Christianity. It is not “false,” but it isn’t the fullness of truth. It takes us up to a point where it cannot enter, where Joshua (the Greek translation of Jesus’ name) will take us from here. Christ is the one who can take us to the Promised Land.

I actually planned on attending a Passover supper (with the four cups of wine and all), but I never made it. I would definitely like too one day.

Jews aren’t sinners in their Judaism, only that they deny the divinity of Christ and the Holy Trinity. It’s not “wrong,” just lacks the whole truth. It can’t take us to Heaven.

You’ll find Catholicism preserves a lot of the traditions and spiritual aspects of Judaism in their own celebrations.

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✦…I’m the man in the box
Buried in my shit

Won’t you come and save me?
Save me

Feed my eyes, can you sew them shut?
Jesus Christ, deny your maker
He who tries, will be wasted
Feed my eyes now you’ve sewn them shut

I’m the dog who gets beat
Shove my nose in shit…

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did quick ones for all my other assholes just because I don’t really say much about them so NOW YOU KNOW! Template still by hchomgoblin and still here.

Date - John Shelby

Hello, maybe number 5 and 37, with John, and the reader works for Peaky Blinders and they are secret in love? I love your imagines ❤

“Do you think we’re bad people?” and “I tried my best to not feel anything for you. Guess what? I failed.”


“Hey, everything alright?” John asks as he hands me a few more papers to look through.

“Mhmm,” I mumble wanting desperately to avoid this conversation at work.

“Liar.”

“I’m fine. Honest.”

“Come on… come here,” he says, leading by my elbow to a quiet corner when no-one’s looking. “What’s the matter? You’ve had a face like a slapped arse all day.”

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So you’ve accepted Christ, now what?

You’ve gotten to your spiritual high point. You’ve gone to camp or a youth retreat or church for the first time in 5 years and they’ve had an altar call. You’ve accepted Christ into your heart or rededicated your life to him or have finally broken down some walls and then you go home. You think everything will be different, easier somehow, and for a while it is. Then you have a relapse. Then you hit another low point. Then you get distracted by the chaos that is your life. Sometimes I think we focus so much on the “conversion moment” that we never teach what to do after that. I heard people say I needed a relationship with Christ, but no one ever told me how.

So here I am, bursting with the need to tell people that there’s more, so much more to faith than one moment. And that they can do more, so much more than they ever believed. After the moment that we accept Christ, we are immediately called, even commanded, to follow him. The process that follows our conversion is a life-long journey called sanctification, meaning becoming more and more like Christ.

But How? The answer is in 2 Peter 1:5-11: 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

True Faith must be followed by Godly actions. Shall we be cleansed from our sins only to keep living in them? No. Strive for Virtue. Shall we stay ignorant of what we believe and why we believe it? No. Gain knowledge through reading scripture. Shall we keep deny Christ one day in one group and praise him in another? No. Make new habits to gain steadfastness. Shall we be so distracted by the things of this world that we put ourselves before God? No. Live in Godliness to glorify your creator. Shall we keep to ourselves and let others suffer alone? No. Have brotherly affection towards all people without expecting anything in return. Most of all, Shall we continue to let hate, fear, and evil overcome us? No. Love. Love deeply. Even those who don’t deserve it. Even those that hate us. Even when you don’t feel it, act like you do and you will come to feel it as a result.

Lastly, pray, even when it feels like you are talking to yourself. Read the bible, even when it’s confusing. Love God, even when it’s hard. God didn’t write a book or open communication to him for his own benefit.

-31Women (Beth)

anonymous asked:

no offense but does it matter if mormons "technically aren't christian"? Like why ruin their day over it? Defending the honor of christianity online comes off iffy at best.

it’s not technically lol they literally deny the divinity of christ.

what do you mean it “comes off as kind of iffy” anyway

anonymous asked:

i really admire your open faith to God especially on tumblr of all places. i actually wanted to ask for some advice; i constantly feel like a screw-up when it comes to not just "being a christian" but being a servant of God. i feel like God is constantly displeased with me because i disappoint him so much, and honestly, i wouldn't blame him. what do you think of this??

Thank you for your kind words!

I have felt the same way as you many times. I still do at times and I’m sure there will be points in the future that I do, as well. When I mess up in some way, I often feel like I am unworthy to do His work or that I’m not good enough to do so. I’ve even allowed it to hinder me from doing His work at times. For example, when I have stumbled somehow, there have been times I’ve gotten into a depressed spiritual mood and avoided answering asks because I felt like I had no place answering them. You know, a “who are you to be giving Christian advice when you messed up like you just did, you’re a hypocrite” kind of attitude going on.

In all honesty, these accusations are straight from the devil’s mouth. When we are convicted of a mistake by the Holy Spirit and realize we have sinned, the enemy loves to swoop in and make us feel like unworthy garbage - make us believe God is constantly disappointed in us and that God couldn’t possibly use someone so weak or broken to do His work. But the Word tells us the opposite. The Word directly tells us that God uses the unlikely and the weak to carry out His work:

“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.” - 1 Corinthians 1:27-29


You have to always remember - when it comes to serving God and allowing Him to use you to do His work, it’s never about your own power. It’s about His. He is simply working through us as His instruments to carry out His will. All the glory goes to Him. And if you look to the Word, you see so many examples of God using the weak and unlikely to accomplish His will. David struggled with adultery and throughout the psalms, he called out in anguish and repentance to the Lord during his struggles with sin. Paul was originally a persecutor and murderer of Christians. Peter denied Christ three times out of fear. These are just a few examples of many! And God using these individuals for His will did not mean He approved of their sin. Rather, in the midst of their brokenness, He called them and He transformed them into new creations. Did they still fall along the way at times even after coming to know Him? Yes they did - but they always came back to Him with a repentant heart seeking forgiveness and seeking strength for further transformation to become more and more like Him. And that same truth applies to every person who seeks Christ, including you. God has always been in the business of choosing the opposite of what the world would deem as “worthy” to carry out His purposes. Look at Christ Himself - He came into this world as a defenseless baby with only a manger to sleep in. The worldly mentality would be that the Savior of mankind would make some sort of triumphant entrance and be of riches/royalty. But that wasn’t His plan at all.

Don’t give up praying and asking Him to use you for His will. And regarding the areas of sin you are weak to and struggle with, keep seeking Him for the strength to remain strong when faced with temptation. And if you do stumble, always come to Him with a repentant heart seeking His forgiveness.

I recently heard this song that I find very inspiring and its theme is this very topic. Maybe you will enjoy listening to it, too. :)