jesus why was i taught to do this

  • Jungkook: if nothing is impossible then is it possible for something to be impossible
  • Jungkook: humans can see water so does that mean fish can see air
  • Jungkook: why is the pizza box a square if the pizza is a circle and the slices are triangle
  • Jungkook: if I hit myself and it hurts does that mean I'm strong or weak
  • Jungkook: who taught the first teacher
  • Jungkook: if Jesus could walk on water, did he swim on land
  • BTS:
  • Jungkook:
  • BTS: Jimin, what did you do to him?
  • Jimin: It wasn't me! I said I was busy and he started being a drama queen! And now he's in trance, but-
  • BTS: apologize to him.
  • Jimin: But I didn't-
  • BTS: go now before it's too late.
  • Jimin: But-
  • BTS: Jimin.
  • Jimin: ...
  • Jimin: how did I fell in love with someone like this
Your fingers in mine.

Pairing : Sam x boyfriend!Cas, Dean x Wife!reader, Dean x Cas, Sam x Reader.
Wordcount : 2,272
Author : Mel (Now @fictionalabyss )
Warnings : Smut.
Square filled : Hand holding.
Written for : @spnkinkbingo

A/N : Idea came from @evyiione - Holding hand : Sam x Reader x Voyeur!Dean slow sex while Dean hold one hand and Sam the other hand ? Or Sam x Reader / Dean x Cas the two bottoms holds their hands

SPN KINK BINGO MASTERLIST



Biting your lip, you waited for Dean’s answer. Your relationship was built on trust and honesty. You were both honest about feelings, and trusted each other fully. It was no secret to Dean when he had asked you to marry him, that you were also attracted to his brother. But he trusted you not to act on it. Just like you knew he occasionally fantasized about his brother’s now boyfriend.

Until today, everything had been purely fantasy.

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I’m sorry, but why do ‘Christians’ think it’s okay to condemn a group of people in the name of their faith? And why, exactly, did my own brother think his comment was necessary or needed or going to help the group of people he is condemning? 

I don’t know what my followers believe, but I personally hate the use of faith as a way to justify your small mind and hate of a particular group. You think the LGBT+ community is sinful? You think Muslims are bad? You think this? You think that? All in the name of Jesus? 

Wake up, fool. You’re wrong. Jesus didn’t do what he did and teach what he taught (whether you believe in his divinity or just his existence as a prophet) so you could be a self-righteous asshole that judges the purity of someone’s soul when your soul is just as black. 

Sorry. I’m just pissed. It’s pride month and my first pride month where I’ve actually been honest with myself about who I am and I can’t stand this kinda shit. If any of you are dealing with your place in the LGBT+ community and trying to juggle your family/faith/whatever, just know my blog is a safe place. 

FYI: He’s the first snap, I’m the one with the body in the background lol 

natbtful  asked:

Your religious book :"bible" is full of bigotry, misogyny, patriarchy, megalomaniac god, false accounts, miracles (ignorance of science), delusions and so much more. Kids shouldn't learn all this myths unless they are taught as myth not truth. Quit poisoning the world with your religion. Thank you 😊

Hmmm…

  • Bigotry

Matthew 9: 10-13 While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

  • Patriarchy

Ephesians 5: 25-30 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. So [also] husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.  

  • Misogyny

Luke 1: 26-28 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 

  • megalomaniac God

John 13: 3-5 So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. 

  • false accounts, miracles (ignorance of sciences), delusions…

I think the strongest evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is the fact that the first witnesses of the empty tomb are women. In first-century Judaism, the opinion of a woman did not weigh as much as a man. If the writers of the resurrection accounts forged the event, they wouldn’t have made the first witnesses as women. But reporters of the events would only write down the events as they happened. 

  • Quit poisoning the world with your religion. 

Matthew 28: 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit

  • Thank you :)

You’re welcome!

I dislike the “ I’m giving ____ up for lent ” phrase so so much. It’s so abused. For example, Mardigras is this week, and the context for it is to live it up and do as much as you possibly can before you have to give up for lent. Yeah that’s a good idea, go get wasted and have sex as much as possibly possible!

But The little ones bother me more.

“ I’m giving up tv, but just this one show ”.
“ I’m giving up foods with high fat only if they start with the letter x ”
“ I’m not going to be a dick to everyone I see now, just certain people ”
“ I’m not gonna have sex unless the other person initiates it first ”
“ I’m not gonna get wasted on the week days, just weekends ”
“ no more online porn! I’m going straight to DVD”
“ I’m giving up talking to a person because I already don’t like them anyway ”
“ I’m giving up over-working myself, do I can be lazy and do nothing for once ”

This is ridiculous. Give up your idols. Lent is supposed to be a reminder of why repentance is so important, and why we NEED Jesus Christ to be our savior. Lent isn’t a spectacle, it’s not a showy “look at me and how good I am” way to obtain blessings from God.

In fact if you’re really going to do something for lent, the last thing you do is run around and tell everyone you’re doing it. Jesus taught that fasting should be done discreetly: “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen” (Matthew 6:16-18)

If you are participating in lent, do so in honor to God not yourself. Give up something completely and totally, surrender yourself to Christ. Pray without ceasing, study scripture, talk and walk with God like we should every day of the year. Know that I’m not bashing anyone here, this is personal conviction on why I find this season unsettling.

Fasting can be a good thing, and God is pleased when we repent of sinful habits. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with setting aside some time to focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection. However, repenting of sin is something we should be doing every day of the year, not just for the 46 days of Lent.

Lent should not be a time of boasting of one’s sacrifice or trying to earn God’s favor or increasing His love. God’s love for us could not be any greater than it already is.

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Obviously I’m too lazy for actual comics…

Here’s the story, for Christ sake!

@ellissummer always think of me as some kind of dickheart eater, who fucks everything that is able to move…ask her, she will not refuse, I’m sure. 

@godspuppet and I attacked each other with message, talked about…RE7 things :D then it appears that she imagines me almost like Ellis do…

They are not alone in this club! And I never knew why people think of me like that! I can be scary, yeah, but, oh, Jesus, I’m not THAT nasty xD 

The funny thing is…later I meet one of my followers, we spent some time together, then she told other followers that I “owned everyone in Skype and taught to hurt”, Ellis made a joke that they are “immediately realized that we talking with a real Mistress” and “all bow to thee like unto a god”.

Okay? Fine. I can live with that. I just don’t really know how I got in this point of being scary kinky mistress xD


P.S. It’s not like…a fan art for Oddities, I put Lucas here for fun, ha. 

anonymous asked:

Pt 2 I don't want others to make fun of me cuz I don't have enough support. I'm afraid. I'm insecure. There's so much I don't know yet. I feel intimidated by those smarter than me with different beliefs or a lack thereof

Well my friend, I have been in your exact situation. I actually got rid of all my theology books under the direction of the Holy Spirit. You know what i learned? Nobody came to know Christ by any logical argument, or fact. Ill quote Paul,

 “ My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, “ - Corinthians 2:4. Apologetics are technically bad, but apologetics do not walk people into the kingdom. Apologetics and polemics, are about why you’re right, and why they are wrong. Jesus never taught like that. He never spent time trying to prove the earth was made in 7 days, he never argued about the existence of aliens, or even politically who is right or wrong! You know what he did? He healed the sick, he raised the dead, and he cast out demons. He met with people that were considered lowly, and had dinner with sinners! He didn’t argue logical thinking and facts. He didn’t try to prove the scriptures really happened. 

I speak this way because ive been there. God doesn’t need us to defend him. He doesn’t need our help, and he doesn’t ask for it! He does ask us though to love people. I mean think about it. Say you are talking to someone who doesn’t believe in God, and then you pray for them and they get healed from a physical ailment. What could they say? What would they say? God isn’t real? They could, but whats more powerful a demonstration of God’s love, or a paper about how God loves people? People come to follow Jesus when they experience him. The greek word for know, is ginosko, which mean to experimentally know, as deep as sexual intimacy. People have a transformation when they experience Christ, not logical reasoning. Even people who believe in Jesus are encouraged when God’s love is demonstrated versus just talked about. True faith, leads to good works. We are saved by our faith, but our works will reflect what we believe. Your life, is the biggest testimony over any book or sound argument. When people look at you, or me, they should see love, they should see Jesus! We live what we believe. 

The gospel should be such goodness, we shouldn’t have to even argue with people, they’ll see the goodness of God on our life and want it! Not prosperity gospel, but just the Gospel! That God, the King has come! And his spirit is here and has set us free so we can live out our identity in Christ, exploring the world through the eyes of the kingdom of God. That sounds so amazing!

I want you to know, you are smart, you are talented, you are bold, and you are amazing. Live in that! Don’t worry what other people think, they didnt make you, they didnt breathe the stars into existence, They didnt form the mountains. But your heavenly father did, and he thought you were so valuable heaven went bankrupt for you! 


I hope this gave you some encouragement! Remember to love people, we will be known by our love..


Love and Peace, 


Jordan

The Signs as Hamilton Lyrics // Act One

warning : some lyrics are repeated throughout the signs

Aries

  • “He struggled and kept his guard up  / inside, he was longing for something to be a part of / the brother was ready to steal, borrow or barter” (Alexnder Hamilton)
  • “…When I got sort of out of sorts with a buddy of yours / I may have punched him / it’s a blur, sir.” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “Those redcoats don’t want it with me! / Cuz I will pop chick-a pop these cops till I’m free!” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish” (My Shot)
  • “I will lay down my life if it sets us free” (My Shot)
  • “Ask anybody why we livin’ fast and we laugh, reach for a flask / We have to make this moment last” (My Shot)
  • “I’m past patiently waitin’ / I’m passionately smashin’ every expectation / Every action’s an act of creation” (My Shot)
  • “Some men say that I’m intense or I’m insane” (The Schuyler Sisters)
  • “I am the one thing in life I can control / I am inimitable / I am an original / I’m not falling behind or running late / I’m not standing still” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “I need no introduction / When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again” (Yorktown)
  • “I know I talk too much / I’m abrasive” (Non-Stop)

Taurus

  • “While we’re talking, ket me offer you some free advice / talk less / smile more / don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “Only nineteen but my mind is older” (My Shot)
  • “You keep out of trouble and you double your choices / I’m with you, but the situation is fraught / You’ve got to be carefully taught / If you talk, you’re gonna get shot” (My Shot)
  • “I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight” (Helpless)
  • “You’re like me / I’m never satisfied” (Satisfied)
  • “I know my sister like I know my own mind / You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind” (Satisfied)
  • “Love doesn’t discriminate / Between the sinners / And the saints” (Wait For It)
  • “We’ll pass it on to you / We’ll give the world to you / And you’ll blow us all away / Someday, someday” (Dear Theodosia)

Gemini

  • “He struggled and kept his guard up  / inside, he was longing for something to be a part of / the brother was ready to steal, borrow or barter” (Alexnder Hamilton)
  • “And there’s a million things I haven’t done / but just you wait, just you wait” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “He looked at me like I was stupid, I’m not stupid” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish” (My Shot)
  • “Let’s hatch a plot blacker than the kettle callin’ the pot” (My Shot)
  • “Ask anybody why we livin’ fast and we laugh, reach for a flask / We have to make this moment last” (My Shot)
  • “Some men say that I’m intense or I’m insane” (The Schuyler Sisters)
  • “Hamilton won’t abandon ship / Yo, let’s steal their cannons” (Right Hand Man)
  • “You’re like me / I’m never satisfied” (Satisfied)
  • “I am the one thing in life I can control / I am inimitable / I am an original / I’m not falling behind or running late / I’m not standing still” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “We’ll pass it on to you / We’ll give the world to you / And you’ll blow us all away / Someday, someday” (Dear Theodosia)
  • “I know I talk too much / I’m abrasive” (Non-Stop)

Cancer

  • “Me? I trusted him / Me? I loved him” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “Only nineteen but my mind is older” (My Shot)
  • “But we’ll never be truly free / Until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me / You and I / Do or die” (My Shot)
  • “I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight” (Helpless)
  • “You’re like me / I’m never satisfied” (Satisfied)
  • “I know my sister like I know my own mind / You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind” (Satisfied)
  • “Love doesn’t discriminate / Between the sinners / And the saints” (Wait For It)
  • “I know that greatness lies in you” (History Has Its Eyes On You)
  • “We’ll pass it on to you / We’ll give the world to you / And you’ll blow us all away / Someday, someday” (Dear Theodosia)


Leo

  • “I came from afar just to say ‘Bonsoir!’ / tell the King ‘Casse toi!’ / who’s the best? / c’est moi!” (Aaron Butt, Sir)
  • “I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish” (My Shot)
  • “Sometimes I get over excited, shoot off at the mouth / … / I promise that I’ll make y’all proud” (My Shot)
  • “Ask anybody why we livin’ fast and we laugh, reach for a flask / We have to make this moment last” (My Shot)
  • “I’m past patiently waitin’ / I’m passionately smashin’ every expectation / Every action’s an act of creation” (My Shot)
  • “I know my sister like I know my own mind / You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind” (Satisfied)
  • “You’re like me / I’m never satisfied” (Satisfied)
  • “We’ll pass it on to you / We’ll give the world to you / And you’ll blow us all away / Someday, someday” (Dear Theodosia)

Virgo

  • “A voice saying / Alex, you gotta fend for yourself” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “He looked at me like I was stupid, I’m not stupid” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • Only nineteen but my mind is older” (My Shot)
  • “You keep out of trouble and you double your choices / I’m with you, but the situation is fraught / You’ve got to be carefully taught / If you talk, you’re gonna get shot” (My Shot)
  • “But Jesus, between all the bleedin’ ‘n fightin’ / I’ve been readin’ ‘n writing’” (My Shot)
  • “I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight” (Helpless)
  • “Hamilton’s pace is relentless / He wastes no time” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room? / Soon that attitude may be your doom!” (Non-Stop)
  • “You’re succinct, persuasive” (Non-Stop)

Libra

  • “Me? I trusted him / Me? I loved him” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “Then we can prove that we’re worth more / than anyone bargained for” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “But we’ll never be truly free / Until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me / You and I / Do or die” (My Shot)
  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident / That all men are created equal / And when I meet Thomas Jefferson / I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel” (The Schuyler Sisters)
  • “You’re like me / I’m never satisfied” (Satisfied)
  • “Love doesn’t discriminate / Between the sinners / And the saints” (Wait For It)
  • “We’ll pass it on to you / We’ll give the world to you / And you’ll blow us all away / Someday, someday” (Dear Theodosia)
  • “I’ve seen injustice in the world and I’ve corrected it” (Non-Stop)

Scorpio

  • “He struggled and kept his guard up  / inside, he was longing for something to be a part of / the brother was ready to steal, borrow or barter” (Alexnder Hamilton)
  • “Only nineteen but my mind is older” (My Shot)
  • “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory” (My Shot)
  • “Some men say that I’m intense or I’m insane” (The Schuyler Sisters)
  • “Hamilton’s pace is relentless / He wastes no time” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “I know that greatness lies in you” (History Has Its Eyes On You)
  • “I need no introduction / When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again” (Yorktown)
  • “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room? / Soon that attitude may be your doom!” (Non-Stop)



Sagittarius

  • “He struggled and kept his guard up  / inside, he was longing for something to be a part of / the brother was ready to steal, borrow or barter” (Alexnder Hamilton)
  • “A voice saying / Alex, you gotta fend for yourself” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “Ask anybody why we livin’ fast and we laugh, reach for a flask / We have to make this moment last” (My Shot)
  • “You’re like me / I’m never satisfied” (Satisfied)
  • “I am the one thing in life I can control / I am inimitable / I am an original / I’m not falling behind or running late / I’m not standing still” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room? / Soon that attitude may be your doom!” (Non-Stop)
  • “I know I talk too much / I’m abrasive” (Non-Stop)


Capricorn

  • “Got a lot farther by working a lot harder / by being a lot smarter / by being a self-starter” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “A voice saying / Alex, you gotta fend for yourself” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “He looked at me like I was stupid, I’m not stupid” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “Only nineteen but my mind is older” (My Shot)
  • “You keep out of trouble and you double your choices / I’m with you, but the situation is fraught / You’ve got to be carefully taught / If you talk, you’re gonna get shot” (My Shot)
  • “Hamilton’s pace is relentless / He wastes no time” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room? / Soon that attitude may be your doom!” (Non-Stop)
  • “You’re succinct, persuasive” (Non-Stop)

Aquarius

  • “A voice saying / Alex, you gotta fend for yourself” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “He looked at me like I was stupid, I’m not stupid” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “But we’ll never be truly free / Until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me / You and I / Do or die” (My Shot)
  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident / That all men are created equal / And when I meet Thomas Jefferson / I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel” (The Schuyler Sisters)
  • “I am the one thing in life I can control / I am inimitable / I am an original / I’m not falling behind or running late / I’m not standing still” (Wait For It)
  • “I am not a maiden in need of defending / I am grown” (Meet Me Inside)
  • “I know that greatness lies in you” (History Has Its Eyes On You)


Pisces

  • “Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain / and he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain” (Alexander Hamilton)
  • “Then we can prove that we’re worth more / than anyone bargained for” (Aaron Burr, Sir)
  • “I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish” (My Shot)
  • “Only nineteen but my mind is older” (My Shot)
  • “But we’ll never be truly free / Until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me / You and I / Do or die” (My Shot)
  • “I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight” (Helpless)
  • “I know my sister like I know my own mind / You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind” (Satisfied)
  • “Love doesn’t discriminate / Between the sinners / And the saints” (Wait For It)
  • “I know that greatness lies in you” (History Has Its Eyes On You)
  • “We’ll pass it on to you / We’ll give the world to you / And you’ll blow us all away / Someday, someday” (Dear Theodosia)

anonymous asked:

weird question. but do the gods still...... do stuff? there are all these stories about what they did, but by now, would there have been any changes since a lot of time has passed?

Okay I’m going to tell you what I think about this. (speaking from a religious standpoint)

I understand why people call the Greek gods and the Egyptian and the Germanic gods and all the others “forgotten gods.” Not because we have literally forgotten them, but because in this day and age the world is dominated by Christianity, and so people view the world and current events through that lens. For instance, back in ancient times, if there was an earthquake that toppled half a city, people immediately would have started trying to figure out what they did that offended Poseidon. They’d start praying, offering up hymns and praise and offerings of every variety. It’s almost like, they took responsibility for their actions?? 

But, now, we have an earthquake that destroys a city and people, they assume God has something to do with it. It’s either God or the devil! There are no other options to these people anymore. Because these ancient religions are taught as extraneous mythologies now, people don’t even entertain the idea that maybe Zeus sent that thunderstorm, or that Artemis helped you get that 12 point buck. It’s “Oh thank the lord this” and “Hallelujah that.” 

So, basically I picture it like Zeus throwing lightning bolts at peoples faces, and they fall to their knees, saying “Oh Jesus why have you forsaken me!?!?” and Zeus just gets this exasperated look on his face like, “SERIOUSLY?! AGAIN?!” But to answer the actual question, yes, I absolutely do think that the Gods still “do stuff,” it just takes a knowing eye and ear to look past the Abrahamic mumbojumbo and catch of glimpse of the Theoi’s divine glory. 

A quote from one of my favorite books, American Gods, says it really well too:

And then there are the gods. Some guy is running back to report on the outcome of a battle and he’s running and running, and he sees Pan in a glade. And Pan says, ‘TeH them to build me a temple here.’ So he says okay, and runs the rest of the way back. And he reports the battle news, and then says, ‘Oh, and by the way, Pan wants you to build him a temple.’ It’s really matter-of-fact, you know?”

“So there are stories with gods in them. What are you trying to say? That these guys had hallucinations?”

“No,” said Shadow. “That’s not it.”

“I like my theory better,” said Shadow.

“What’s your theory?”

“That back then people used to run into the gods from time to time.”


And that’s just what I think about it! 

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

literosenal  asked:

You dodged my questions. I repeat: What of what he teaches should be treated as God-given doctrine, and what shouldn’t? And why? Salvation by grace alone (Eph. 2:8-9), righteousness through faith in Christ Jesus (Rom 3: 22-24). What do we do with these very fundamental Christian doctrines? Why not conveniently discard them? That Paul should never be treated as God-incarnate is so obvious, I won’t even address it; and I don’t give half a whit about canonization. Doctrine - that interests me.

I’m not dodging.  You’re not reading.


The short answer: none of it. 

The longer answer: none of it.  Because it’s not internally consistent with what God Incarnate taught us.  

Again: these are only “fundamental” doctrines because we made an early mistake.  Slavery was fundamental to the American economy.  Doesn’t mean we can’t - and shouldn’t - un-fundamental it.  

Sort of confused by your repeated use of “convenient” here - like you think I’m personally deriving some daily relief or ease from this process?  Honestly,  I think people find it exceptionally convenient to keep using Paul and treating him like an authority.  It’s more difficult and demanding to live a life where you don’t get theological Pauline escape hatches, around salvation’s contingency on completely externally non-measurable standards, like “belief” or feelings.  And grace is…kind of bullshit.  Jesus 

never

once

talks

about

grace


It’s not there!  If grace is absolutely critical to the God-life, then why wouldn’t Jesus have mentioned it?  EVER?  He did have a few years of opportunity!  Many words!  This really just boggles my mind.  

Not A Freak

Summary: Your first meeting with the Winchesters isn’t a happy one. After convincing them you’re not dangerous, you form a strong working relationship, and later, more

Words: 1,560

Sam x Reader (slightly, at the very end)

Warnings: implied rape and violence by family member (not to/by Y/N or the boys)

A/N: this is my entry for @balthazars-muse‘s Monster Movie project. I’m Virgo, so my power was psychometry (the ability to see an objects history by touching it)

Your name: submit What is this?

“What are you?” Dean asked, gun poised and ready to shoot.

You had your hands raised in a calm surrender, knowing that he had no reason to want to kill you, “I’m human. A hunter.”

“No, you’re not,” he insisted, “Humans can’t-”

“Have weird psychic powers?” you offered, rolling your eyes, “You of all people should know that’s not true, what with your brother’s… premonitions.”

He frowned, flexing his fingers around his gun, “How do you know about that?”

“That’s what brought you here, right?” you sighed, folding your arms, “Sam saw something and it lead you to me? I’ve noticed it too, Dean. The correlation. It’s all to do with the same demon. All of us were the same kind of age. I’m human, and I’d appreciate it if you’d lower your weapon.”

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“Into the uethra!”
“That is NOT my uethra!”

“I would shove an orange up my ass.”

“Your mouth is in time out.”
“Can it be on yours?”

“I’m constantly turning myself into a giant penis or vagina.”

“Put a peanut in your hand and SHOVE IT UP YOUR NOSE!”

“That is a NIIICE vagina.”

“Where was it?”
“Up my ass.”
“God dammit not again.”

“Fuck me in the ass because I love Jesus.”

“I feel. Oppressed.”
“Oppress me daddy.”

“What’s your gender?”
*Screaming*

“Okay campers, now let’s get in formation! Q-U to the E-E-RRRR!”

“Your kind isn’t wanted here at sportsball camp.”

“What time is it?”
“SHOWTIME!”

“Sports ball! Sportsball! Sportsball!”

“Who the fuck in this cabin started the period train?”

“How do you get the birth control Impla-”
“SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!”

“Did you just jizz on me?”

“Why are you wearing an orange jumpsuit?”
“It is. Aesthetic.”

“They taught us how to have sex but we can’t hug w h a t.”

*Cis boy stands up*
*Everyone else* MOM OMG YAS QUEEN MOM YAAASSS
New kid: so is this. A thing.
Everyone: Yes

“If I don’t smoke for twenty minutes my baby will die.”

“Hello we’ll be talking to you today, my name is Jack and this is Jackie.”
“Start a YouTube channel.”

“Alexander Familton.”

Counslor: DROP!
Everyone: *death drops*
Someone very quietly in the background: Everybody hit the floor

“The Christians were at it again playing basketball at FOUR IN THE GOSH DANG MORNING.”

“Whenever I hear the word firm I think of tofu.”

“I was too distracted by lesbians so I fell down the stairs.”

“So I have to something very important to tell you, it’s pretty personal, but… Never going to give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you!”
*Shouting, riots, screams*

“I need to fuel my garbage caffeinated body,” A camper says, drinking their 19th cup of coffee as they haven’t slept in 4 days

“Does anyone have any good memories before we go?”
“I just want to say… FIFTY SEVEN.”
*profuse swearing* ARE YOU KIDDING I’M AT FIFTY SIX

“Warning you now, it’s PREEETTY gay.”
*Cheering*

I cannot be rejected, you can’t reject me. I love you, and love never fails. But I don’t love you for you to love me back because that fails. If I love you to love me back that means I only love you for what I can get from you, from the praise I might get from you, from the thanks I might get from you. Jesus doesn’t love you: ‘Come on, do you love Me?’ God doesn’t say, 'I love you. Now, say it!’ But we grow up that way, we’re trained that way; boyfriends, girlfriends: 'Come on, do you love me? I said I love you.’ We’re taught our whole life. It’s selfish. It’s demonic strategy to get you messed up when comes to the area of love. God so loved the world that He gave. Why do Christians give? Because we love.
—  Todd White
Does Prayer Even Do Anything? Doesn't Stuff Happen Anyway?

peterpencomplex asked:

hi pastor j- i think your blog is AWESOME, but i didn’t have enough room to explain myself. just wanted to say i think you should keep being completely 100% honest/real, because that’s how everyone else knows their walk of faith is not in vain. wanted to ask you about prayer. why do i pray? am i the only one that feels like i am closing my eyes and whispering into a vast darkness of nothingness? why is God so insistent on prayer, yet I don’t see anything changing? (matthew 7).

seeking-a-revival asked:

When we pray for someone I know that our prayers alone cannot change them but when we see prayers answered God has listened and His spirit has helped the person we prayed for? I am not sure what to think when I see a prayer get answered no matter who or how many prayed for a specific cause.

 

Hey my friends: May I first please commend you because you both actually care about your prayer-life.  When people tell me, “The least we can do is pray,” I always think, “That’s the most we can do.”

But I also know that prayer is extremely, ridiculously, awfully difficult.  Whenever a preacher starts with his guilt-trip – “When was the last time you really prayed, huh?” – I immediately feel like crap.  I’ve never heard anyone say, “Man I got that prayer thing on lock."  I haven’t met a single person who’s fully confident in the art and results of prayer.

Mostly we feel icky about this because –

1) We feel too guilty to pray.  We’re not sure God wants to hear us after we looked at porn / cussed out my parents / gossiped for two hours / punched that guy in the ear.

2) We’re self-conscious about it.  We’re not sure how long, or what words, or if we’re doing it right, or if we’re truly sincere.

3) And of course: We secretly wonder if it even works.

 

So here’s one thing I know about prayer.

It’s totally natural to doubt and wonder if prayer is working.

At times I think God just does what He wants: so why should I pray?

At times I think the world will spin without me if I stop praying: so why should I pray?

Very often it feels like I’m chucking coins into the dark: so why should I pray?

At times I’m so distracted and distraught and intermittent during prayer, I don’t think God will hear that one.  Or maybe all that stuff about "unconfessed sin” or “not enough faith” is really true.  Or God didn’t answer a big one and I’m done with Him. So why, oh why, should I pray?

 

You see: Jesus taught his disciples to pray in a way that we’re participating in God’s story.   Let’s consider that in the Lord’s Prayer, there are several direct petitions, most remarkably, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

God wouldn’t challenge us to ask for things unless the turning of our hearts in His direction actually changes a part of the universe.

I know it sounds like a drunken power-trip. But in other words: Jesus is telling us that when we pray, that somehow this touches upon the heart of the Creator so that the very fabric of reality is moved and shifted and infinitely rippling in incalculable motion, so that we are active participants within the narrative of God.  None of us are bystanders or spectators, ever.

When we ask God to do something: even the very act of asking Him has caused a chain reaction.  It’s already moved you.  And sometimes, like a divine tower crane, God intervenes into history and orchestrates things for your good and for His glory. 

It’s by God’s very own grace and love and mercy that He gives us the opportunity to re-write a part of His narrative.  Just think of how crazy that is.  I don’t mean to give you a swole ego here.  I’m just saying: even this knowledge that God hears us should already change the way we pray.  It puts us in the right perspective, in reverence, with gratitude, because He hears you and me, little fragile squishy meaty bony fist-shaking people with our desperate daily worries and concerns.  He hears us.  The God who can smush galaxies with His thumbnail also has His ear on your heart.

When we don’t pray, it could be that by sheer grace, God just answers a prayer we forgot to pray for, to demonstrate He hears us anyway. 

It could be that He knows what we wanted before we get a chance to tell Him. 

It could be that by sheer grace, God withholds what we wanted, not because He has “something better in store,” but simply because you already have Him

 

In the end, asking “does prayer work” is probably the wrong question.  If I asked, “Does marriage work?” or “Does love work?” – we’ve suddenly diminished these things into mechanical institutions. 

Here’s an example.  Sometimes I feel like I’ve wasted a day when I don’t do enough, because to me, a productive day is about accomplishing a to-do list.  Most days I feel horrible because I haven’t done all that I set out to do.  Yet: If all I care about is “doing,” but I don’t ask “Why am I even doing this?” – then everything becomes a blunt tool for me to fulfill my daily agenda.  I’m taking the essence out of beauty and replacing it with function.  It’s making a living, but not a life.

Every time I ask, “Does prayer work?” – well, I’ve sort of turned prayer into a pragmatic savior.  It’s a good question, but it’s incomplete and only gives half the picture. 

Jesus taught us that prayer begins with, Our Father.  This is important.  This is the space in which rich, vibrant, heart-pulsing intimacy happens.  And when we can rest in Our Father just long enough, then I don’t think we’ll be too disappointed when our prayers don’t “serve” us. We trust that He’s already served us by His Son, who has opened the throne-room to the King who who heals our busted hearts.  This is the ultimate answered prayer that we didn’t even know we were looking for: but He answered anyway.

And it’s only a King-healed heart by the work of Christ that can actually appreciate and appropriately manage the physical provisions that God does give us.  Imagine if you got everything you wanted this very second.  Imagine instantly getting all the fame, the money, and the power in the world.  I would die.  So would you.  When I see a celebrity meltdown and say, “I would be way smarter with all that money,” that’s a terrible over-estimation.  God wants us to be a certain people so that we can do with His earthly blessings.  You’ve seen what happens when we get this out of order.  So it’s definitely okay to ask for things, but prayer is primarily about getting the character of Christ by osmosis.

 

My friends, a last word. I know it hurts when God doesn’t answer a prayer.  I know that very often, prayer can be a mystery, and we constantly second-guess ourselves, and we’ll feel powerless.  I want to humbly ask that you continue to talk with God regardless of what’s happening around you: because He’s there, regardless of what’s happening around you.  I want to ask that you soak in His grace before His gifts.  I want to ask that you trust Him, that even if He’s not working a miracle you can see right now, that He’s possibly working a much bigger miracle in you and the people around you, and even if nothing else changes, you will.  As corny and cliche as it sounds: I want to ask that you would approach Him as a child sits on his Father’s lap, to both ask for things and to bask in Him. 

– J.S.

bristow1941  asked:

If you're looking for prompts... Lawson's agent finds a fan letter that Ginny Baker wrote him as a kid

“Oh, by the way — thought you might be interested in this.” His agent hands him over an envelope, slightly crumpled around the edges and faded with time, but still, for the most part, held together.

“Huh?”

(If it’s something to do with his divorce, again, or the loss of another endorsement deal, he swears upon all that is holy…)

His agent rolls his eyes. “Read it, Lawson.” He drawls before taking his leave and Mike falls back into his chair with a huff.

Tearing open the envelope, Mike blearily reads the first two lines.

Dear Mike,

My name is Ginny. Ginny Baker.

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Hidden (Sebastian Stan x Reader)

Pairing: Sebastian Stan x Reader

Word Count: 1,223

Warnings: Profanity/Fluff (?)  :)

Summary: Sebastian Stan, your costar, has made your filming experience a living hell. After months of trying to ignore him, you finally confront him; and he finally reveals the reason behind his teasing.

A/N: Hey guys, this is my first imagine in a while, so go easy on me! This was a lot harder than I remember haha. Please let me know of any spelling or grammatical errors. Comments and criticism will be greatly appreciated!!!

Originally posted by agent-peggy


You slammed the door to your trailer closed. The day had seemed to drag down forever. The many hours spent under the burning sun had been grueling. Not to mention the headache you got from the biggest pain in the ass on set, Sebastian Stan. You were thankful to get just a few minutes to close your eyes, kick your feet up, and cool off.

You had been here for months shooting Avengers: Infinity War. You had enjoyed your time with the cast so far. All except for one. Ever since day one, Sebastian seemed to have something against you. Every time you walked into the recreational room for breakfast, he would roll his eyes and make a snarky comment. “I think I just lost my appetite” was often his go-to line.

Whenever you two had to shoot a scene together, he would pretend to be sick until the producers sent someone to go fetch him from his trailer. He’s been more unprofessional than usual and you were getting tired of it, especially when it started to affect your work.You had almost drifted off when there was someone banging obnoxiously loud on your trailer door. Before you even got a chance to open the door, the source of the sound made himself known.

“Why are you in here? Didn’t you get the new rehearsal schedule? We’re set to rehearse at 12:30 not 2:30. Jesus, do I have to do everything myself?” Sebastian said plopping down on your couch, kicking his feet up on your coffee table and making himself comfortable.

“First of all, get your feet off my table. Secondly, don’t raise your voice at me. Thirdly, calm the hell down it was an honest mistake, okay? I apologize.”

“Yeah, whatever. Let’s just go and get this over with.”


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