“They’re gone,” Four says, dropping the blinds and turning from the window.
Twooie hands Sev to Five and hops off the bed. Trip follows suit, and the three of them, Two, Trip and Four, begin a proper sweep of the hotel room. They check the drawers and closets, beneath the bed and behind the other pieces of furniture. They don’t find any bugs. Trip finds ‘Sunshine’s duffle and pulls it out to the center of the room with Four’s help. It’s soon joined by a remote control, most likely to the screen parallel to the bed, and a thick book. Both were in the nightstand.
Four picks up the book. “Holy Bib-ble,” she reads.
“Bible,” Trip says. He and Twooie are emptying the duffle, sorting things into piles. Clothing, weaponry, files, hand-written notes.
Four sets the book aside long enough to decide on which knives she wants to take for herself. Twooie takes all the ammunition. Trip double checks the pockets before starting to put things back in; first the clothing, then the bulletless guns, then the remaining knives.
Five makes a noise, reedy and demanding, and Trip stops. “You want this one?” Trip asks, turning to his brother and holding up the knife in his hand. Five shakes his head and points at the bag. Trip nods and exchanges the knife he has for the last one he put away. When he shows it to Five, Five nods. The knife is passed to Four who carries it to Five. Trip returns to the duffle.
Twooie has taken all the files and notes for herself and begins sorting them in ernest in front of her. All of the files are Hydra, and she’s fairly certain all of the notes are 'Sunshine’s, at least until she begins to flip through them. The writing is confused; the language switches often, as does the handwriting, and she isn’t sure if this is more proof of 'Sunshine’s fraying programming or perhaps proof he isn’t working alone.
“Wooooow this paper is thin,” Four says. Twooie looks up to find she’s cracked the Holy Bible over her lap and is rubbing a page between her thumb and forefinger. “And look at how tiny the text is; this is a long, long book.”
“Don’t start there,” Trip says. “Start at the beginning.”
“Okay.” The book snaps shut and then gets rolled onto its back. Four opens it to the first page and starts to read; “Genesis, one. One, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Four glances up, face already scrunching in distaste. “This is already weird.” Trip motions for her to keep going. “Two, and the earth was without form and void? Form and void, and darkness was upon the face in the–of the deep. And the spirit of God–it’s capitalized. They capitalized 'spirit’.”
Four sighs, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Three, and God said 'Let there be light’; and there was light.”
“…anti-climatic,” Trip says.
“Why are there numbers?” Five asks.
“I don’t know,” says Four. “There just are. See?” She tips the book up for him to read.
“They’re tiny,” Five says.
“Maybe you aren’t supposed to read those,” Trip says.
“Fine,” says Four. “And god saw the light, that it was good.”
Four continues to read aloud, occasionally dropping off to discuss lines and phrasing with Trip. Twooie stops listening. She returns to the notes.
While she can’t read the cyrillic, the parts in German, or the few places where the English is in code, there’s enough in plain English and English shorthand for her to piece together a few solid observations; first, that the notes written on loose-leaf and scraps of paper have been transcribed into a small notebook. Second, it’s most likely this is all written by 'Sunshine’ who is, third, attempting to keep track of his memories. 'Steve’ is mentioned often, usually followed by 'Bucky’, 'James’, 'Howling Commandos’ and/or 'Brooklyn’.
“Wait, so she’s a clone?”
Twooie looks up to find Trip and Four exchanging confused looks.
“Who’s a clone?” she asks.
“This lady,” Four says, motioning to the book. “Lord God just put Adam under and cloned a lady from him because Adam didn’t want the animals as helpers.”
“…okay,” says Twooie.
“What happens next?” Five asks. He and Six are listening intently. “What does the lady help with?”
“Well, uh, okay, Adam said, 'this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’” Four and Trip exchange uneasy looks before glancing to Two.
“Not all women are clones of men,” Twooie says. The younger pair relax.
“Therefore,” Four reads, “shall a man leave his father and his mother and cleave onto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wi–the man and his wife, it says the man and his wife, they married, he married his clone.”
“We’re done,” Trip says, motioning for her to hand over the book. “This book is weird and we’re done.” Four passes it off then wipes her hands on her pants as if to clean them. Trip tosses the book back towards the night stand and trades it for the remote. Twooie does not go back to exploring the notes.
They used screens often for lessons and testing back in the facility. She isn’t sure what they would be used for outside.
The screen turns on to a still picture of water overlaid with scrolling text. There’s a large, green number in the upper left corner. Soft, soothing music plays. Trip presses a button and begins flipping through different feeds, each with their own number. He passes what looks to be a giant car crushing several other, smaller cars and Four hits his arm and tells him to stop and go back. “I know what number it was,” Trip says, “I wanna see what else there is first."
"We’re going back to that one,” Four insists. “And go slower!"
Trip does as she requests and pauses on each feed for several seconds before moving on, long enough for them to catch bits of conversation.
”–and place the chicken in the bowl to–“
”–now and you’ll receive a complimentary–“
”–expect us to do now that Hydra has–“
Two, Four and Five all start talking at once, yelling at Trip to stop and stay on the number, but Trip’s already dropped the remote and is holding his hands over his head.
"Shush!” Twooie hisses and everyone goes silent.
Two old, white men are talking behind a desk, a photo of a half-crushed, smoldering building beside a body of water superimposed between them.
“–who can we possibly trust?” asks the man on the left, finishing the sentence they’d come in on and mostly spoken over.
“Well, I know who I don’t trust; Natasha Romanoff, aka, Natalia Romanova, aka the Black Widow.”
“What I don’t understand is why we had her, a known spy, speaking out against Hydra and Shield, and we haven’t heard word one from Captain America. Not word one, in over two months.”
The picture changes, splitting into two. On one side is a woman with straight red hair and a well fit suit. On the other is a blond man standing at attention in what looks to be an operatives uniform.
“Doesn’t he owe it to his country, to come forward, to explain what he’s seen. Why is it that we have,” and the man motions to the picture of the woman, “this woman, who isn’t even American, addressing the American people about this catastrophe? This destruction of trust? Why not Captain Rogers?”
Why is it a sin for a person to be homosexual? I don't see why it should be a sin.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
It’s not my standard or any man’s standard that homosexuality is a sin. It’s according to the One who was there in the beginning, the One who is absolute, righteous, holy, author and finisher of our faith, creator of all living, nonliving, seen and unseen things. It’s according to the One who is the Word, and that Word said homosexuality is a sin. This is why homosexuality is a sin.
As we look more into this it’s an unarguable Bible fact, homosexuality is a sin first and foremost as it goes against what God created within the 7 days: animals & humans were created to reproduce. Genesis 9:7 Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth. Same gender cannot reproduce. It’s a sin - Genesis 2: 23 -24 23The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”24For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh Woman was taken out of man for the sole reason to be joined to a man. A man leaves his house metaphorically, and literally, to be joined with a woman. It’s a sin when its explicitly stated in 1 Corinthians 6:9 Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality. There are many instances stated in the Word, by the Word that it is indeed a sin. Anything and everything that is not in God’s will is a sin. Everything pertaining to homosexuality is out of God’s will therefore making it a sin.
It’s important and vital we hold on to God’s truth on “controversial” matters, if we don’t we get deceived what is wrong is right and what is right is wrong James 1:16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.
So the bible tells us that women were created for men, and that is their purpose. This saddens me a little bit? Could you explain this a little bit
watch Matt Chandler’s series called A Beautiful Design here
The biblical model of marriage is v v diff to our idea of marriage in 2k15. western society says find your true love, have babies, have $$$ live happily forever.
God’s intention for marriage is to serve God and serve others together.
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Ephesians 5:22-33 says
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a] 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
We are ALL ONE in Christ. Because of Christ, He has abolished inequality between sexes, races, classes, statuses.
Gal 3:28 says
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
But YES men and and women have different roles in this world and there is nothing wrong with that. plus marriage doesn’t exist in heaven so there’s that.