being jesus is hard

u know that feeling where you’re just preparing for the worst and shit keeps happening and things keep trying you and it’s like… rlly hard to think there’s ever gonna be a positive side at the end of it bc fucking god yh man mood

anonymous asked:

prompt of Jack spanking Rhys? (for whatever reason you choose)

EHEHEHEH got it anon xD This labeled as Corporal Punishment. Also on my ao3 here. My masterlist archive of bullshit i write can be found linked at the top of the blog or here.

Generally, Jack liked Rhys.

He was punctual, he knew what peons were important and which to filter out where meetings were concerned, and Jack would even go so far as to say he was one of the best PA’s the man had ever had. It helped things that he was very easy on the eyes and loyal to boot.

But lately, there were problems.

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When Christmas was banned in Boston,

To the Puritans of the 17th century, Christmas was terrible thing.  Christmas was the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus by praying, being humble, and working hard, all with a spirit of self denial.  In the mid 17th century Christmas was banned in Britain by Oliver Cromwell’s Parliament. In America the Puritans wanted something similar.  The Rev. Increase Mather (pictured above), father of Cotton Mather, spearheaded the movement to ban Christmas with this denouncement,

“it is consumed in Compotations, in Interludes, in playing at Cards, in Revellings, in excess of Wine, in Mad Mirth.”

In 1659 the City of Boston banned Christmas, the law stating,

“It is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way, upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so offending shall pay for every such offence five shilling as a fine to the county.”

Boston’s ban on Christmas lasted 22 years.  In 1681 a royal governor named Sir Edmond Andros took control of governance of the colony and rolled back many Puritan laws, including Boston’s ban on Christmas.  However, Christmas was still de facto illegal by many other laws.  Civil servants could be removed from their posts, public school students could be expelled for skipping Christmas Day.  Celebrating Christmas was also highly looked down upon by Bostonians.  When Gov. Andros attended Christmas celebrations in 1686, he had to be guarded by a regiment of soldiers to fend off a mob of angry Puritans.  Christmas celebrations didn’t come back into fashion in Boston until after the American Civil War.

honestly when people throw a hissy fit about being asked to tag triggers and are like “it’s my blog i shouldn’t have to tag anything for anyone else!!!” or “you shouldn’t be triggered by that!!” or whatever i’m just like… okay it would take you less time to just tag the fucking post than it did for you to type up that entire bitchfest. like jesus fucking yellow penguins, being nice is not that hard.

John 8:56-59
Abraham, your father, was glad that he would see My day; then he saw it and was overjoyed.”

“Why, you’re not yet fifty years old,” the Judeans replied, “and you have seen Abraham?” Yeshua said to them, “Yes, indeed! Before Abraham was, I AM!” At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Yeshua was hidden and left the Temple grounds.

The ancient Greek phrase for I AM is ego emi, which is the same term used in the Greek translation of the Old Testament in Jesus’ day to describe the Voice from the burning bush (Exodus 3).

In using the phrase I AM (John 8:248:5813:19) Jesus used a clear divine title belonging to Yahweh alone (Exodus 3:13-14Deuteronomy 32:39, Isaiah 43:10) and was interpreted as such by Jesus’ listeners (John 8:58-59).

The phrase harbours within itself the most authentic, the most audacious, and the most profound affirmation by Jesus of who He was.

The best proof of what Jesus meant by claiming to be the I AM is found by seeing the response of His listeners: They picked up stones to throw at Him. They wanted to stone Him for blasphemy, for claiming to be God.

The Jewish religious leaders, as blind as they were, they were quick to realize Jesus had just claimed to be God and wanted to kill Him for it. Even the blind Jewish leaders knew Jesus was claiming to be God, and yet there’s so many people that refuse to see Jesus is God and refuse to believe on the Holy Trinity. It just blows my mind.

Both Yeshua and YHWH are the great I AM, the one who was revealed to Moses. That wasn’t even the only time Jesus claimed to be God. Only in this chapter alone Jesus used ego emi (I AM) 3 times. There’s plenty of times in the Gospels we hear the Jesus is God, John 1 being the biggest one especially if you read the original text, yet so many people refuse to acknowledge it.

If the Pharisees and Sadducees and all these Jewish religious leaders realized that Jesus is claiming to be God, how much more blind are you if you don’t see that? People choose to blindly follow their ignorant and blasphemous beliefs rather than to pray for wisdom (James 1:5) and pick up the Bible for themselves and read it and have the Holy Spirit show them the truth.

The fact that Jesus mentioned Abraham in John 8 made me remember Genesis 22 which tell us “Abraham said, ‘God will provide for Himself the lamb.’” Abraham was absolutely right, because some 2,000 years later God Himself provided a lamb of sacrifice for Himself. Jesus is the lamb of God. Jesus is God Himself who died for the sins of this world.

Mark 14:62
“I AM,” said Jesus, “and all of you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

This verse is often overlooked if you are looking at a way to prove the Holy Trinity, but pay attention to its meanings and how it ties up the Old Testament. This is during His trial and when He is asked if He is the Messiah or not.

The Lord claims to be the great I AM from Exodus. He claims to be the Son of Man found in Daniel. He claims to be seated at the right hand of Power which is found in Psalm 110. And by the way, the expression the right hand of the Power is a circumlocution for referring to God. Such indirect references to God were common in 1st century Judaism out of reverence for the divine name. Once you understand its context we realize that Jesus is claiming without a shadow of doubt to be God during His trial.

What was the reaction of the high priest at the time for Jesus’ declarations here? The 2 following verses tell us exactly what happened: “Then the high priest tore his robes and said, 'Why do we still need witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy! What is your decision?' And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

Once again, as in John 8, the people were so mad because He was claiming to be God that they wanted to kill Him. But unlike John 8 which wasn’t His time to die yet, now it was, and He did die and THANK GOD He died so that, “If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” as Romans 10:9 tells us.

John 17:4-5
I have glorified You on the earth
by completing the work You gave Me to do.
Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory I had with You
before the world existed.

This is another great showing of Jesus’ claim to be God. This prayer could not come from Jesus if He were not Yahweh Himself, equal with the Father. In Isaiah 42:8 and Isaiah 48:11, Yahweh proclaims that He does not shares His glory with absolutely ANYONE. And if Jesus shared the glory with the Father even before the world existed, a glory Yahweh said He does not share with anyone, that means they are One in the same. Simply put, if the Father and Son share their glory, they must both be Yahweh.

John 10:30
ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν.

If you were to translate the original text word by word the text would read, “i and the father one are” which would sound weird in English hence why it was translated as “The Father and I are one.” The phrase ἕν ἐσμεν (en esmen) is a significant assertion with trinitarian implications. ἕν is neuter, not masculine, so the assertion is not that Jesus and the Father are one person, but one “thing.” Identity of the two persons is not what is asserted, but essential unity (unity of essence).

This is an important statement regarding the deity of Jesus and the nature of the godhead. I and My Father refutes the “Jesus Only” doctrine. Are one refutes the teaching that Jesus isn’t God.

Opponents of the deity of Jesus say that the oneness Jesus had with the Father was only a unity of purpose and mission - even as a husband and wife or father and son may have a unity of purpose of mission, and still they are not the same person. This, however, misses the point. First, the Bible teaches that the Father and the Son are the same Person - they are one God, but distinct in Person. Second, it misses the most obvious point: that even true unity of purpose and mission between a husband and wife or father and son exist only because they are each equally and totally human. You can’t really speak of even a unity of purpose and mission between a human and a dog; isn’t the distance between God and man even greater? Even if the unity described by Jesus was merely a unity of purpose and mission (and it is more than that), even that would only be possible if the Father and Son were equally and totally God.

There’s so many other passages (John 1 being the most known) which show the Lord is God, but I wanted to talk about the ones that aren’t as popular as John 1 to show Him being One with the Father.

Once we come to the conclusion that Jesus is God, what are we to think about the Holy Spirit? Well, Jesus talked about the Holy Spirit:

John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever

John 14:16 is one of the verses in the Bible that shows the underlying theme of the Trinity. God the Son prays to God the Father that He might send God the Holy Spirit to us.

The Helper in this verse translates the ancient Greek word “parakletos.” This means “a person summoned to one’s aid,” and may refer to an advisor, a legal defender, a mediator, or an intercessor.

The word “another” is the ancient Greek word “allen,” meaning “another of the same kind” not another of a different kind. Just as Jesus shows the nature of God the Father, so the Holy Spirit - being “another of the same kind” - will show the nature of Jesus.

Essentially, the Holy Spirit is sent to empower and help the believer live the Christian life. The greater work described in John 14:12-14 is impossible without the empowering described in John 14:15-18.

With so much evidence pointing to Jesus being God it’s hard to believe there’s so many people out there who believe Jesus is the Archangel Michael, or that Jesus is the brother of the devil, or that Jesus is just a prophet, or so many other blasphemous beliefs in regards to our Lord.

Jesus made Himself clear over and over again: He is God. You either believe Him to be God or you believe Him to be a madman, there is no middle ground.


PROMPT: Person A and B are at home together and there is a powercut. (x)

“Damnit, did you forget to pay the bills?" 

"How is that I’m the only one in charge all of sudden? And if so, it would have been the first time. No need to be a bitch about it" 

"I ain’t being a bitch! Jesus, you take everything personally" 

"Well, it is hard not to when you are accusing me! I feel so attacked right now and it’s been two minutes since the powercut" 

"Whatever, I am going to take a nap. Fix it" 

"You should fix your attitude in the meantime" 

"That is what naps are for" 

 Aww, roommates.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you're familiar with Apollonius of Tyana but there are some people arguing that he also had followers, performed miracles and rose from the dead. That's why they kept saying he's the ~real~ Jesus. Thoughts?

Hey dear friend, here’s a cool fact:

A ton of people in the first century claimed they were the Messiah. Only one is really remembered today, and that’s a strange historical truth that must be taken seriously for both Christians and those exploring faith.

Here’s the context. The Jewish Israelites in the first century hadn’t heard from God or any of His prophets for about four-hundred years, since the prophet Malachi, who also wrote the last book of the Old Testament. They were waiting on either 1) another prophet, or 2) the prophesied Messiah, the “Suffering Servant,” who would apparently liberate them from the oppression of the Roman Empire.

The Jewish Israelites believed that God hadn’t spoken for centuries because of continuous idolatry and rebellion against God. This mindset incidentally formed a group called the Pharisees, who devised over 600 laws to follow, so that such perfection would honor God and possibly hasten the Messiah’s appearance. The Pharisees were so strict that any person who claimed to be the Messiah was almost immediately shut down, because worshiping any god outside the true God was only more idolatry, which had put them in this position of God-silence in the first place. So even though we dismiss the Pharisees today, I can definitely understand their mentality back then and how fast they were to condemn Jesus.

Many new Messiahs did appear. Two of them are mentioned in Acts 5 by a Pharisee named Gamaliel, who mentions Theudas and Judas the Galilean. History books also talk about Judah the Hammer, who enacted a siege against the Roman Empire but was just as quickly crushed. All of these “Messiahs” acted as warrior-presidents that used military force to throw a coup, like a militia attempting to oust the government. Nothing came of them. And the Pharisees were pretty happy about this, because in their mind, such false Messiahs only kept God at bay.

When Jesus came around, he was different than every other Messiah. Here are at least ten reasons why Jesus was unique compared to the religious leaders of his day, and perhaps among every other religious leader.

1) He called himself God, which was certainly crazy and even appalling to first century Israelites.

2) He never picked up a sword or lifted a finger against Romans oppressors. “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.”

3) Jesus, in fact, was for the Romans, and also for people who were considered “cursed” by God, including the poor, lepers, the disabled, the blind, adulterous women, and the mentally ill. So you have a man who calls himself God, which should create an arrogant egomaniac on the level of Hitler, but you have a godly man who serves people with such humility and compassion, which puts him on the level of Mother Teresa. Never before in history have both claims been true in one person: that someone is both self-proclaimed God and an active servant for people.

4) Jesus was an oddball prophet, in that he ultimately didn’t point to his body of doctrine to “carry on my life’s work,” but pointed to his own body as both Savior and Sacrifice.

5) When other “Messiahs” died, their teachings were considered sacred by their followers and they tried to “keep the dream alive” through those teachings. When Jesus died, his followers dispersed, and so much of Jesus’s teaching was about himself as “the way, the truth, and the life,” that his teachings were incomprehensible after he died.

6) In a time when the graves of supposed saints and messiahs were consecrated and worshiped, Jesus’s gravesite was never located, which could only be explained by a very narrow window of explanations. I’m jumping ahead, but that’s something to consider.

7) So something happened with Jesus that was different than every other false messiah. Something crazy had to have happened that made the first century Jews just go nuts. Suddenly, eyewitnesses were saying Jesus was alive, after they saw him die. Under the threat of the same crucifixion, both disciples and non-believers were reporting that Jesus was walking, talking, eating, and hanging out with them. No one was primarily talking about his “teachings,” but talking about his resurrection. This then validated what Jesus taught to his disciples. The entire history of Jesus as Messiah was backwards compared to the other cycle of messiahs. I believe the difference here is that Jesus was bodily resurrected, just as he said he would.

8) The majority of Jewish Israelites, who were so against idolatry because of four-hundreds years of silence from God, were worshiping Jesus as God. They changed their worship day from Saturday to Sunday, the day of the Resurrection. When the Romans demanded that the first Christians add a statue of Jesus to the pantheon, along with all the other gods, the Christians refused to register, despite the fact that this would’ve made Christianity a legal religion under the Empire. Christians were called “atheists” back then because their God was not registered, and they were also labeled as “cannibals” because they broke bread and wine that represented the broken incarnation of God. First century Christians were tortured, crucified, burned at the stake, and head molten lead poured into their heads, all to forsake Christ, but the Christians had seen Jesus, and you can’t recant what you’ve actually seen.

9) They very fact that there were so many “Messiahs” in the first century actually makes a stronger case that Jesus is who he said he was, because he was so distinctly different than all who came before and after.

10) Here’s one of the reasons why I believe in Jesus. If we dismiss the Resurrection, then you and I would have to reasonably accommodate for this entire series of events by a bunch of strung-up coincidences that created this huge explosion of Christianity in the first century that made the Jews go crazy. I’ve read many of these theories that explain it away. They’re not bad. But if we’re going with Occam’s razor, then I’m going with Jesus being the Real Messiah. It’s certainly still hard to believe, but it begins to put all these pieces together and why the story of Jesus has endured.

— J.S.

Gravity || Chapter Three

Title: Gravity (Part 4/?)
Rating: K
Summary: —AU, all human— Awkward new boy John Noble isn’t expecting much out of his new school — and his lack of expectations are fulfilled when he’s targeted by a bully on the first day. What takes him by surprise is pretty, popular Rose Tyler coming to his rescue.
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler

Catch up here!

Rose wasn’t really surprised when she got back her test with a bright red fifty-six circled at the top. The added note of See me after class was certainly something of a blow though.

“You okay?” John asked when he saw the look on Rose’s face. She shoved the test away, pressing her lips thin and refusing to answer. Which was really all the answer he needed — he let it go. He knew she hated talking about her grades.

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Jude standing up and speaking his mind to Connor:

Mariana starting the party and trying too hard to fit in:

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Jesus being the last to know and clueless like usual:

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Jude asking Maddie to come “to help”:

The Brandon/Callie/Wyatt scene:

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Stef chatting with the Serbian masseuse and Lena’s expression:

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Brandon being a big brother and busting Jesus with beer:

Callie’s reaction to the clogged toilet:

Jesus and Hayley:

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Jude preparing in the bathroom:

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How Callie tried getting the girl (Caitlyn?) off the bed:

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Connor’s dad showing up and meanwhile Connor and Jude about to kiss:

To Connor’s dad when Jude told him he was "hangin with his girls":

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Stef and Lena fighting again:

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Lou in Brandon’s room:

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When I realized Brandon would be singing “Callie’s song”:

Hearing him sing it:

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When Lou came and sang with him:

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When Brandon looked back at Callie looking happy for him:

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Jesus butt-dialing the moms and the teens freaking out when Lena calls:

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Jude’s terrible lying:

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Mariana’s awesome lying:

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When the swing slams through the window:

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Brandon calling Callie his sister:

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The glass falling through at the end:

The promo:

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How I felt at the end regarding Brallie:

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How I felt toward Mariana and Jesus:

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How I felt towards Callie and Jude:

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Overall, the episode had me lol-ing:

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