lake of fire and brimstone

Revelation 21:6-8

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.“

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Digital Devil Saga 2 really impressed me due to the plot twist between DDS and DDS2.

There are some hints where the events of five years ago as well as the events in DDS2 take place. I also pondered about how DDS is connected to the other titles of the MegaTen Universe:

Warning DDS2 SPOILERS:

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Once Upon a Time: You're Homophobic not Christian

I am so sick of seeing people on the Once Upon a Time fan pages and groups screaming “I don’t support them adding a gay storyline” “God doesn’t agree” “I’m a Christian”

Well guess what? Pull out your Bible because if your Christian enough to stop watching because their is a gay storyline, then you shouldn’t have been watching from day one.

Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality…. sensuality….sorcery…. drunkenness….I forewarn you….that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

 Revelation 21:8 “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Ok so did you see something? Sorcery is a fruit of the flesh. God doesn’t like it! On Once Upon a Time your two main characters are sorceresses. Magic is the theme of the show! Not very Christian. There is prophecy and future reading on this show.

Immorality? Wasn’t Henry born out of wedlock to a teen mom. Didn’t Regina sleep with Graham and Robin and she isn’t married to either one? Didn’t Milah leave her husband for a pirate and didn’t divorce him, committing adultery?

I could go on and on. Stop trying to cover your bigotry with claiming Christianity. A gay character is the least unchristian thing on this show

sahaana  asked:

I don't think you really understand what being a Christian means. it says in the Bible that 'you (Christians) are not your own for you were born at a great price' (Jesus' death) so Christians are set aside and different and are not of this world

Without any intention to be condescending, I know what the Bible says. I preached it and taught it to children and youth in your age group. Being a former Christian, I definitely know what being a Christian means. Thus, it follows that I know what is meant by “not of this world.” Given this, I would say that your exegesis is lacking. Jesus actually stated: “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:19). This is perfectly in keeping with Matthew 10:21-22. You think you’re not of this world because you believe that a first century Jew died for your sins and sold you an eternal truth, and not because you actually know that to be the case. Like I stated in that post, Christians hold beliefs that require them to view themselves as foreigners among indigenous peoples. Everyone who is not a Christian, unless they accept your lord, your savior, and your beliefs, is viewed as the inevitable antagonist to a story you believe must unfold before Christ’s second advent, as the persecutors that were foretold. 

Your religion is akin to antisocial personality disorder: it has no regard for other cultures, beliefs, and ways of life; this is why Christianity has been at the helm of empires and has been the impetus of ethnic cleansing and cultural silencing. It led the British to label the people of India “savages”; it led the colonialists to murder Native Americans and bury their traditions along with them; it led the white American to enslave the blacks and justify it. Christianity would have you declare that all non-Christians are potential threats and that non-belief, people fighting for their rights, and the advance of science and technology are drops in the apocalyptic bucket, signs of the end times. Every earthquake, every famine, every war is looked upon with a hidden grin because Jesus promised that such events would precede the end times; it is, to your mind, a confirmation of his words.

6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11

Matthew 24:6-11

Emphasis mine. This is why Christians secretly cheer when stories like the ones about the Oregon shooting circulate. This is why they seek persecution, even where there isn’t any. You expect people to hate you and persecute you for the sake of your beliefs. It is, after all, what Jesus purportedly promised.

I understand what it means to be a Christian so well that I fearlessly choose not to identify as one. There are no heavenly rewards, no fire and brimstone or lake of fire, no Satan and legions of demons, no god above us, no Jesus at the right hand. There’s just a set of archaic beliefs via which people have sacrificed their lives or tortured, mutilated, and murdered others, and usually for sake of differences of belief. I understand what it means to be a Christian so much that I understand that there’s a consequence if you decided to renounce your “not of this world” mentality. As stated in my post, it may lead to you challenging your faith as a whole, doubting it in its entirety. I added that I can’t ask that of Christians because renouncing one’s faith is a personal journey that I described as a land to be traversed on one’s own time and at one’s own pace. That does not mean that I won’t nudge you. That does not mean that I won’t ask critical questions or give you an angle you won’t find in Sunday school or on your church pulpit. Those people believe as you do and they’ll make even a man willing to sacrifice his own son sound pretty, i.e., Abraham and Isaac. Well, I’m not your pastor nor your Sunday school teacher. I’m an atheist who doesn’t shy away from exposing the ugly that Christian ministers hide.

The Earth faces the inevitable Red Giant phase of the Sun, the ensuing destruction of the universe. Things are not beautiful because they endure. Things are beautiful because, like a candle, they flicker for a brief time; learn to appreciate the temporary light of things around you. That all is temporary doesn’t mean you’re plunged into nihilistic despair. As mentioned, your would-be children will someday die; does it follow that you neglect them whilst they live? So why must we neglect the Earth because people like you believe a new heaven and new earth are around the bend? I’m simply stating that there is no us and them, no foreigners and indigenous peoples; everyone is of this world and it’s high time we act like it. I’m not your enemy because I don’t accept your beliefs. I’m not your persecutor. I have no hate to offer you. Jesus lied to you. He offered you life and life in abundance and what was actually on offer was ball and chain. I speak truth though I know you’ll fail to see it as such. And that’s fine. Like I said, if you ever embark on a journey away from your faith, it is on you to decide when and how. But until then, do refrain from thinking that people misunderstand your religion because they don’t believe it or see it differently from the way you do.

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Gods in Garden of Metaphors
trade secrets for anonymity
from Grammar Nazi’s thrusting
Mass Media and Society on
Ritalin crazed Kami Kazi’s
frosted is President Circular Reasoning
as he recites soup brain Insane
“and on and on and on we go…”
Don’t blame him children
it is Bobby Zimmerman crowning
Hurricane Shaman whisky dewed
along Jordan they Watch that
river flow.
Chicken pecked madness
From Attic or Basement of
Central Nervous System
she has an army swarming
flight in spinning funhouse
Rhetorics glitched up on
chalk dust. Rewriting that story
as we speak, firing up Quantum
Jump 3d59eervV
“I’ve got two tickets to Paradise”
Neighbor Confusion chants
before shutting His door.
Someone please Dan these Hedges
Im lost in stories of changed names.
“I Am I Said” A neill of a Diamond
sang to an empty chair.

I’m writing this to myself to remind
this character it is all a plan to scrape
away skin and bones
{fire brimstone and lakes wail}
P!nk and Shaman are sitting
in tree “Im safe up high, nothing
can touch me…” They sing across
the Universe
they dance down demons
and
make breakfast for the Sun