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Cold Hearted (Prince AU) Part 10 (M)

Originally posted by sugaglos

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Summary: Can Jaebum win you affections with a the wedding night looming before you?

Author’s Note: X is a link to music or a clip which matches with the scene, another X with no link at the end means to end the clip.

Word Count: 6910

Warnings: SMUT!!!!!!!!!!!

     You were stood in the bedroom, facing Jaebum. There were exactly ten people who were going to witness. Ten. Two priests, three ladies in waiting and five noblemen who you didn’t even know.

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RAVENCLAW: “But it’s not right to play God with masses of people. To be God you have to know what you’re doing. And to do any good at all, just believing you’re right and your motives are good isn’t enough. You have to be in touch. He isn’t in touch. No one else, no thing even, has an existence of its own for him; he sees the world only as a means to his end. It doesn’t make any difference if his end is good; means are all we’ve got.” –Ursula K. Le Guin (George Orr: The Lathe of Heaven)

So I’ve been sitting on this idea because I thought I might use it for DCBB, but it’s definitely going to be WAY TOO LONG and there’s no way.  I’m not sure I’ll ever write it because it’s dark, and y’all know I’m incapable of anything truly dark.  So now I’m gonna share :D

Basically a reboot of the entire series, starting at season 1, but instead of looking for the Colt to kill Yellow Eyes, John is looking for the First Blade.  Stuff happens, they find it, turns out it doesn’t work, oops John dies.  Azazel is still on the loose, and wants to recruit Sammy as his Boy King of Hell to lead all the demons against humanity.

And Dean is like fuck that noise, you know, like he does, and he decides to find a way to make the First Blade work.  Along comes Crowley, because he’s a salesman Azazel’s plans are going to fuck up his job.  He introduces Dean to Cain.

Dean has to prove himself to Cain, queue hot fight scene with Dean and demons a la season 9, but Dean’s just that cool and didn’t have to go through Purgatory because I’m skipping the whole Leviathan thing.  Anyway Cain’s like good job, kiddo, you can have the mark, but in order to pass it to Dean they have to fuck.  Y’know like Sam was going to have to sleep with Lillith for their deal.

Hells yeah, hot and explicit scene of Cain fucking Dean, and popping his gay cherry because Dean’s thought about it, but never done it.  Oh and he has to come in order for the deal to seal.  

(ngl, I really want to write this scene just for funsies)

So Dean gets to experience the joy of gay sex, and also ends up with the Mark of Cain.  Off he goes to destroy Azazel and all his minions.  Only every time he kills with the First Blade it digs its tendrils into him deeper and deeper, and he’s starting to get scary (think post-demon!dean).  And he tries to assuage it with hunting, but he’s having a harder and harder time resisting the urge to just stab anyone that annoys him.

Even Sam, because his sad/worried puppydog eyes are starting to get on Dean’s nerves, and that’s a BAD sign.

And he decides he’s becoming to dangerous, so he tries to off himself.  But oops, he comes back as a demon.

And now Heaven’s like OH NO NEW MURDER DEMON, and even though they didn’t really care about Azazel and his army of black floofs, Demon!Dean with the MoC is apocalyptically dangerous.  So they start sending angels after him.

And Castiel is the first angel to meet Dean, and he’s supposed to stab him off to perdition, but somehow despite his demonic soul, Castiel is fascinated and hesitates too long.

And Dean doesn’t kill the angel because he’s like oh look, new playmate and starts a game of cat and mouse with Castiel.  He kills any other angels that he comes across, and he keeps threatening to kill Castiel (see ya later, Cas.  I’ll probably kill you the next time I see you) but he never does.  He’s not sure why, but Cas is just so much fun to fuck with.

Cas and Sam team up to try and catch Dean to cure him, and they eventually do.  And while they’re pumping him full of purified blood, Dean is talking to them.  Telling Sam about how he’s taking over Hell so that Sam won’t have to be the Boy King, and telling Castiel about how Dean only kills people who deserve it.

And Castiel asks him how he thinks he has the right to be judge/jury/executioner when only God should be allowed to judge.  And Dean’s like well God ain’t around, is He? and he’s right, and Castiel’s faith in Heaven starts to waver.  And that’s just the crack in the chassis that Dean was looking for.  Dean starts to really fuck with his head, and before the purification ritual is done, he talks Castiel into letting him go.  

Castiel talks him out of trying to kill Sam.  You did this to protect him, remember?  and Dean’s like ugh, fine, let’s go kill some vermin.  

And he drags Castiel all over the world, killing monsters and bad people, and demons that don’t toe his line.  Dean let’s Crowley be in charge of the crossroads stuff because he doesn’t give a fuck about it.  Then he and Castiel together start fighting the Big Bad demons together until there’s no one left to challenge Dean for the throne in Hell.

Dean takes the throne, with Castiel as his half-fallen angel consort.

And basically they live as immortal murder husbands, with Dean corrupting Castiel to the point where he allows Dean to kill those who deserve it.  But Castiel keeping Dean sane enough that he doesn’t try to murder the whole world.

The end.

I want it.

I don’t want to write it.

Well except the sex between Cain and Dean.  That’d be fun to write :D

Inspired by THIS post from @exysketchy

When the roaring of the motorbike crashed through the air, Keith was sitting under his tree and flipping through the pages of his new fantasy roman from Terry Pratchett. It was like this every day before school and after school. Shiro always jumped on his bike like the world was just four days before the Judgement day. Keith was watching the guy with grave concern in his eyes. He didn’t know if Shiro was Terminator or Jon Conor. 

Raising his eyebrow, Keith was watching from behind the book as Shiro was approaching to him. The big oak tree was Keith’s sanctuary. He always read there, because the big crown of the tree provided enough big shadow for him to survive the heat of summer. But now Keith was hundred percent sure, that he saw Shiro jumping on his black monster he called Blackie. So, how the hell the same Shiro was now standing before him with a smile on his face and a cigarette behind his ear? 

“Hey, Keith.” the smile was interrupted by chewing gum. Shiro threw his backpack on the lawn. 

“Do you need something?” Keith pressed the book to his chest like a shield. 

“I like your eyes,” without asking Shiro sat next to him with a squeak of his leather jacket. “Do you know Elizabeth Taylor?”

“What?” 

“Not what, who. She’s a person.” Shiro smiled. He bumped their shoulders and folded his arms on the chest. “You have her eyes.”

“I don’t understand what do you want.” 

“Your eyes!” 

Keith wasn’t sure if he wanted to survive these moments with Shiro. He felt awkward, almost bullied by the presence of the big guy who should get a big red triangle tattoo on his forehead, because being so attractive and scary at the same time should be marked as dangerous. 

When Shiro leaned on, to look closer into Keith’s eyes, the first thing that popped up in Keith’s head was to raise his shield! He blocked Shiro’s view by the book. He shrugged and held his breath in expectation. When Shiro leaned to the side to look at him from behind the book, Keith could see only one his silver eye and the white bangs. Keith panicked and slammed the book against Shiro’s face. 

“What the hell do you want?!”

Shiro burst into laughter holding the book close to his chest. There was a rule Keith tried to hold onto: Stay in your line and don’t let Takashi Shirogane talk to you. Nothing worked when the devil came to confront him. The truth was that Keith always stared at him with his big violet eyes like a fantasy character from the books he loved to read. Maybe that’s why Shiro came here to tell him to stop staring. He wanted his eyes, right? 

“I won’t give you my eyes!” he spoke without thinking.

“Hm, then there’s a problem.” Shiro stood up from the ground, the book still in his hands. “Because I love how you stare at me. I want you to stare at me every day from now on. Keep staring at me, my little gem.” 

Breathless, Keith could only watch Shiro as he bent to him and ruffled his hair with a smile. His body was sheltering the sun, and when the rays of sunlight embraced him, Keith really didn’t know what to do except staring. Not Jon Conor, or Terminator, not even James Dean, just Takashi Shirogane, who needed his own chapter in the book. 

“I’ll give it back after you take a ride with me.” Shiro waved with the book in his hand. He grabbed his backpack and smirked. Walking backward, he snapped his fingers at Keith who remained sitting on the lawn with opened mouth.

Shiro was already on his bike when Keith stood up in shock. His book was being abducted by the weird alien guy. Well, what was a book in comparison to his life? Shiro could have all the books, he wouldn’t care less, but then Keith saw the reason why Shiro was not already gone. He was sitting there on his black monster reading his book. 

“Don’t you have ten bucks for a book from antiquarian?!” Keith snapped. 

When Shiro looked at him, Keith realized his mouth was speaking faster than his brain could react. Talking without a filter was why he remained quiet most of the time. He cursed his own existence. What was this life? Locked into fantasy books where he dreamed about heroes and rebels. Shiro was the personification of his dreams. 

“Do you like books about heroes?” Shiro kicked the engine of his motorbike, “I can be your hero, baby.” He laughed, “Just jump on, and I’ll show you the world!” 

What the hell? Keith cursed again; he cursed all of his unborn children and the whole family that abandoned him years ago. He cursed the heavens, hell, and even antic gods. Just jump on it was that easy, right? All the heroes were like that. 

“But You’ll give the book back.”

“You have my word baby.” 

Damn, why not? 

Calamity Knows no Clemency // Yoongi x Reader.

Résumé: Gods can never hide where they came from, no matter the reasons.
Length: 4 840 words.
AU: Noragami.
A/N: not the same events/plot, just the same universe.

Originally posted by mvssmedia

There were moments where doubt would fill you whole until you’re overwhelmed with reality’s sudden slap to the face when you’d witness and fully process your fate, during those moments, you’d lose yourself in the delicate yet intricate flow of your thoughts, during moments like these.

You watch the scenery below your stubborn feet planted on a random roof, your eyes dull with disbelief and ears deaf to the pleas and calls of your master, the God of Calamity, which were barely audible amongst the waves of doleful howls and growls of dissimilar phantoms and their glowing eyes. You didn’t even understand why he stayed there, looking like a stupid piece of meat to the titan phantoms when your quest and battle has ended hours ago, and you realized during all of this time wasted on his acting that you two could’ve deserted the arena and went to search for a place to spend the night in before any more wandering trouble could find its way to you, but it looks like it already has, at least not to you, but to the vulnerable man before you that started to attract a crowd of phantoms around him. With a sigh, you turned around, neglecting the desperate, empty threats from the man, before jumping onto southern buildings and light posts, away from his sight.

‘Stupid god.’ You whisper to yourself as you slow your pace down and tuck your fists into your hoodie’s pockets, your feet involuntarily coming to a slow halt at the first glance downwards, towards the bustling street of Seoul and its blinking multihued lights, allowing your eyes to steadily follow every lively human marching all around you in the darkness of the skies as you carelessly flop down onto a railing.

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All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace. Isaiah 54:13
It is the duty of every parent to teach their children the word and lead them to Jesus. It is also equally important to surrender them to the Lord’s care. In the years of parenting, I have realized one thing; the Lord alone can open their eyes to the deep things of God.
If God is going to teach your children, they will learn all there is to learn in the world and much more. The Holy Spirit will lead them into all truth. Even the best teacher in the world is no match for Him.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! Romans 11:33
I am He, I am the first, I am also the last. “Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together. Isaiah 48:13
This is our God, our teacher!

I marmaladed a slice of toast with something of a flourish, and I don’t suppose I have ever come much closer to saying ‘Tra-la-la’ as I did the lathering, for I was feeling in mid-season form this morning. God, as I once heard Jeeves put it, was in His Heaven and all was right with the world. (He added, I remember, some guff about larks and snails, but that is a side issue and need not detain us.)
—  Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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Heretic scion who wrapped the world in dark energies, seeking to take the souls of all living things unto himself. Created in opposition to Emet-Selch, Angel of Truth, and scion of light. Originally tasked with the judging of men upon their deaths, his soul was tainted by the curses of those who raged against the heavens, and seizing one of the gods’ servants, a shamaness, as a hostage, he rebelled against his creators. Even now, in defeat, he clutches the shamaness to him in his right arm, and with the aid of her death-wail does he summon the soul of darkness to do his bidding.  Zalera, the Death Seraph

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.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
  the Father Almighty,
  maker of heaven and earth
and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
  the only-begotten Son of God,
  begotten of His Father before all worlds,
  God of God, Light of Light,
  very God of very God,
  begotten, not made,
  being of one substance with the Father,
  by whom all things were made;
  who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven
  and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
  and was made man;
  and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
  He suffered and was buried.
  And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures
     and ascended into heaven
  and sits at the right hand of the Father.
  And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,
  whose kingdom will have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord and giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,
and I look for the resurrection of the dead
and the life + of the world to come. Amen.


Part 2 of Theology Thursday!

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I’m Not Alone (Sonny Carisi)

Title inspiration by “I Sleep Alone” – Meriwether (This is a really great song and I think the lyrics go with the fic really well. Go have a listen.)

I sort of channeled “Downton Abbey” with this one and also I’m sorry I don’t know why I wrote this I guess I wanted to hate myself.


You stood outside of the church, afraid to go in. Terrified of how you were going to feel once inside. You wanted to be alone through this process, because no one really mattered to you in that moment except for Sonny. You felt alone, so you wanted to be alone with your thoughts and your dreams that would never come true now. 

The thought of walking into the church made your chest feel tight and your throat feel raw and the last thing you wanted was to cry in front of these people. Retreating into your mind was the only way you hadn’t lost it yet, thinking back to the last day, three days ago.

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anonymous asked:

How can you find the will to worship such an awful being? Thinks men are superior to women. Thinks slavery is okay. Gave us free will and forgives all... yet made a hell for when we do things he doesn't like. Also killed millions of innocent people because they didn't do as he wanted. Lets the world be the way it is, awful. If you blame Satan (whos only killed 10 people and is bad only bc of gods word) you're wrong. God is all powerful, he should be able to overcome a "bad" spirit. - An Atheist

I’ll answer your every argument separately. And I’ll answer with all my respect for your beliefs, or non beliefs.

God thinks men are superior to women - The Bible contains many references to women that, to our modern mindset, sound discriminatory towards women. But we have to remember that when the Bible describes an action, it does not necessarily mean that the Bible endorses that action. The Bible describes men treating women as little more than property, but that does not mean God approves of that action. The Bible is far more focused on reforming our souls than our societies. God knows that a changed heart will result in a changed behavior. The cross of Christ is the great equalizer. John 3:16 says, “Whoever believes,” and that is an all-inclusive statement that leaves no one out on the basis of position in society, mental capacity, or gender. We also find a passage in Galatians that speaks of our equal opportunity for salvation. “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26-28). There is no sexism at the cross. The charge of sexism in the Bible is based upon a lack of knowledge of Scripture. When men and women of all ages have taken their God-ordained places and lived according to “thus says the LORD,” then there is a wonderful balance between the genders. That balance is what God began with, and it is what He will end with. There is an inordinate amount of attention paid to the various products of sin and not to the root of it. It is only when there is personal reconciliation with God through the Lord Jesus Christ that we find true equality. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

God thinks slavery is okay - What many fail to understand is that slavery in biblical times was very different from the slavery that was practiced in the past few centuries in many parts of the world. The slavery in the Bible was not based exclusively on race. People were not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin. In Bible times, slavery was more a matter of social status. People sold themselves as slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families. In New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, and even politicians were slaves of someone else. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have all their needs provided for by their masters. The slavery of the past few centuries was often based exclusively on skin color. In addition, both the Old and New Testaments condemn the practice of “man-stealing” which is what happened in Africa in the 19th century. Africans were rounded up by slave-hunters, who sold them to slave-traders, who brought them to the New World to work on plantations and farms. This practice is abhorrent to God. In fact, the penalty for such a crime in the Mosaic Law was death: “Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death” (Exodus 21:16). Similarly, in the New Testament, slave-traders are listed among those who are “ungodly and sinful” and are in the same category as those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, adulterers and perverts, and liars and perjurers (1 Timothy 1:8-10). Another crucial point is that the purpose of the Bible is to point the way to salvation, not to reform society. The Bible often approaches issues from the inside out. If a person experiences the love, mercy, and grace of God by receiving His salvation, God will reform his soul, changing the way he thinks and acts. A person who has experienced God’s gift of salvation and freedom from the slavery of sin, as God reforms his soul, will realize that enslaving another human being is wrong. A person who has truly experienced God’s grace will in turn be gracious towards others. That would be the Bible’s prescription for ending slavery.

Gave us free will and forgives all… yet made a hell for when we do things he doesn’t like - God desires that every person spend eternity with Him (Matthew 18:14; 2 Peter 3:9), but He honors our free will (John 4:14). Anyone who so desires can go to heaven (John 1:12). Jesus already paid the price for our salvation, but we must accept that gift and transfer ownership of our lives to Him (Luke 9:23). Heaven is perfect, and God cannot take anyone there who insists on holding on to his or her sin. We must allow Him to cleanse us of our sin and make us righteous in His sight (2 Corinthians 5:21). John 1:10–12 shows us the problem and the solution: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” We can choose to trust in Jesus’ payment for our sin, or we can choose to pay for our sins ourselves—but we must remember that the payment for our sin is eternity in hell. C. S. Lewis said it this way: “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’”

God is all powerful, he should be able to overcome a “bad” spirit - First, we know God is absolutely sovereign over all creation, and this includes Satan. Certainly, Satan and his demons wreak havoc in the world, but they are only allowed a certain amount of freedom. We also know that God has planned everything from the beginning of time to the end. Nothing can thwart His plans, and things are proceeding exactly on schedule. “The LORD of hosts has sworn: ‘As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand’” (Isaiah 14:24). Second, “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). Whatever God has planned for Satan, that plan will be the best one possible. God’s perfect wrath and justice will be satisfied, and His perfect righteousness will be glorified. Those who love Him and who wait for His plan to be fulfilled will be thrilled to be part of that plan and will praise and glorify Him as they see it unfold. Third, we know that to question God’s plan and its timing is to question God Himself, His judgment, His character and His very nature. It is not wise to question His right to do exactly as He pleases. The psalmist tells us, “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30). Whatever plan comes from the mind of the Almighty is the best plan possible. It is true that we can’t expect to understand that mind perfectly, as He reminds us, “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ says the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Nevertheless, our responsibility to God is to obey Him, to trust Him, and to submit to His will, whether we understand it or not. In the case of His timing for Satan’s demise, it has to be the best possible plan because it is God’s plan. But true Christians do not care about it. Because the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Romans 16:20

God bless you. - A Believer

mishanarry asked: Can you do one where Dean keeps denying his feelings for Cas and one night they go out to a bar and Cas decides to just go ahead and flirt with another guy to get over Dean who ends up jealous? And fluff? Thank you I love you and your blog :)

“Jeez, how long could it possibly take him to get another round of beers? Do you think he got lost on the way?” Dean asked, mockingly rolling his eyes at his younger brother.

Sam stretched his neck, but it was impossible to see the bar from their table in the back, especially with the place being this crowded. “I don’t see him… Let’s just hope he didn’t fly off again, heaven usually has poor timing.”

Dean shook his head. “The guy at least would’ve told us he’s leaving, right?”

“Unless it was something pressing like the end of the world, yeah, I suppose so.” Sam agreed with a shrug.

“Alright, I’m gonna see what’s taking him so long.” Dean declared as he got up from his chair. “God knows what kind of trouble he could already have gotten himself into. It’s Cas, after all.”

Sam shot him a glance of amusement that Dean didn’t know what to make of, and so he just glared back at his brother, then took off and pushed himself through the crowd in the general direction of the bar.

Okay, so maybe Dean was a tiny bit overprotective when it came to Cas and social situations. Nothing weird about that, he was just trying to protect the angel, who could be a bit naïve when it came to everyday human interactions. There was nothing wrong with wanting to look after your friend…

Dean mumbled ‘excuse me’ on repeat as he made his way through the mass of people. He was relieved when he finally reached the bar, but immediately felt his heart sink to his stomach when he actually spotted Castiel. At first Dean figured that he had to be hallucinating thanks to a beer too many, but when he briefly closed his eyes then opened them again, he was still confronted with the same image. Cas was talking to a guy. Well, they were not just talking, that much Dean could tell, even from where he was standing. Dean kept his distance as he observed them, his mouth falling open wider with each second that passed.

The guy had short blond hair and was not at all unfortunate looking, and he was laughing, apparently at something Cas had said.

“What the hell? What, does he make jokes now?” Dean disbelievingly muttered under his breath to no one but himself.

And for a moment Dean was taken aback. By how much this pissed him off. By how much it bugged him that Cas was making this stranger laugh. Dean should be the one to laugh at Cas’ jokes. On the rare occasions that he made any…

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Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
In the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15, the returning son expected judgment and got a party instead. …A party that he was not expecting! His own sense of failure and unworthiness convinced him that his father would demand some sort of penitence before he would be fully accepted home as a son.
His older brother also struggled with the idea that his father would throw a party for his rebel younger brother. After all, it didn’t seem fair after all the work that he did on his father’s behalf. He should be the one that should get a party because he deserved it. But the father’s love was not based on what was fair or logical, but on mercy and grace.
In Luke 15:10 Jesus says “I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents”. Since we know that thousands of people around the world are coming into the Kingdom every day, just think of how much celebrating must be going on in heaven right at this very moment!
Our Father loves throwing parties for His kids, for each party represents one orphan or prodigal who has found their way back into His heart! Let’s all join in our Father’s celebration.
Father’s Love Letter

The gospel is an absolutely unbelievable message, a ludicrous word to the wise of the world. As Christians we sometimes fail to realize how utterly astounding it is when anyone believes our message.

In a sense, the gospel is so far fetched that its spread throughout the Roman Empire is proof of its supernatural nature. What could ever bring a Gentile, completely unaware of Old Testament Scriptures and rooted in either Greek philosophy or pagan superstition to believe a message, such a message about a man named Jesus? He was born under questionable circumstances to a poor family in one of the most despised regions of the Roman Empire and yet the gospel claimed that he was the eternal Son of God who was conceived of the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin.

He was a carpenter by trade, an itinerant religious teacher with no official training and yet the gospel claims that he surpassed the combined wisdom of the Greek philosopher and the Roman sages of antiquity. He was poor and had no place to lay his head and yet the gospel claims that he fed thousands by a word, healed every manner of illness among men and even raised the dead.

He was crucified outside of Jerusalem as a blasphemer and an enemy of the state and yet the gospel claims that his death as the pivotal event in all of human history and the only means of salvation from sin and reconciliation to God. He was placed in a borrowed tomb, yet the gospel claims that on the third day he arose from the dead and presented himself to many of his followers and 40 days later ascended up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of majesty on high.

Thus, the gospel claims that a poor Jewish carpenter who was rejected as a lunatic and a blasphemer by his own people an crucified by the state is now the Savior of the world the Lord of lords and the King of kings and at his name every knee will bow including Caesar’s.

—  Paul Washer

The lunar eclipse last night was stunning and yes I did wake up at 3 am on the day of a huge math test to drive up the mountains and skygaze and yes it was worth it.
PC: my brother