sin against god

anonymous asked:

Do you agree that Jesus isn't god and that he never claimed to be god. He's just a prophet of god..?

Absolutely not.

The Bible never records Jesus saying the precise words, “I am God.” That does not mean, however, that He did not proclaim that He is God. Take for example Jesus’ words in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” We need only to look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement to know He was claiming to be God. They tried to stone Him for this very reason: “You, a mere man, claim to be God” (John 10:33). The Jews understood exactly what Jesus was claiming—deity. When Jesus declared, “I and the Father are one,” He was saying that He and the Father are of one nature and essence. John 8:58 is another example. Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth … before Abraham was born, I am!” Jews who heard this statement responded by taking up stones to kill Him for blasphemy, as the Mosaic Law commanded (Leviticus 24:16).

John reiterates the concept of Jesus’ deity: “The Word [Jesus] was God” and “the Word became flesh” (John 1:1, 14). These verses clearly indicate that Jesus is God in the flesh. Acts 20:28 tells us, “Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” Who bought the church with His own blood? Jesus Christ. And this same verse declares that God purchased His church with His own blood. Therefore, Jesus is God!

Thomas the disciple declared concerning Jesus, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28). Jesus does not correct him. Titus 2:13 encourages us to wait for the coming of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ (see also 2 Peter 1:1). In Hebrews 1:8, the Father declares of Jesus, “But about the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.’” The Father refers to Jesus as “O God,” indicating that Jesus is indeed God.

In Revelation, an angel instructed the apostle John to only worship God (Revelation 19:10). Several times in Scripture Jesus receives worship (Matthew 2:11; 14:33; 28:9, 17; Luke 24:52; John 9:38). He never rebukes people for worshiping Him. If Jesus were not God, He would have told people to not worship Him, just as the angel in Revelation did. There are many other passages of Scripture that argue for Jesus’ deity.

The most important reason that Jesus has to be God is that, if He is not God, His death would not have been sufficient to pay the penalty for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). A created being, which Jesus would be if He were not God, could not pay the infinite penalty required for sin against an infinite God. Only God could pay such an infinite penalty. Only God could take on the sins of the world (2 Corinthians 5:21), die, and be resurrected, proving His victory over sin and death. Only God.


i swear to god every non-magical au that doesn’t make remus trans is missing out on the most perfect metaphor ever bc he would:
a) have something he hated and had to try to hide once a month that is p bloody
b) be an outcast from a bigoted society
c) possibly be scared of people finding out because he wants them to see him as a normal guy and worries they won’t if they know
d) need regular medical treatments and stuff like madame pomfrey did but for his hormone injections which he might also try to keep secret
e) maybe have top surgery scars instead of werewolf scars
remus lupin is trans as hell in the magic world too but when people don’t use that for muggle aus it’s actually a real life sin against every god imaginable

Enantiodromia: How a Type Becomes Its Opposite

“Enantiodromia” is a Greek word that means “a running counter to”. The philosopher Heraclitus used it to refer to the tendency of one thing to turn into its opposite. In Jung’s typology, in practice, it’s what we could call a change of attitude, or a reversal of type. This can happen in a number of ways and for a number of different reasons: But, in this article, we’ll focus on what happens when the unconscious personality (centred around the inferior function) invades and overturns the conscious one (centred around the dominant). This is not unlike “The Grip” of contemporary MBTI discussions: However, the way it progresses is a bit more elaborate. Essentially, Enantiodromia consists of A) overvaluing the dominant function and attitude – which I’ve called Hubris, a word meaning pride and defiance of the gods – followed by B) an overwhelming invasion of consciousness by the inferior function-attitude – which I’ve called Nemesis, meaning divine retribution.

Jung’s Enantiodromia focuses on a certain chronology, an order of events. It goes something like this:

  1. Development of a one-sided consciousness: the dominant function-attitude is overvalued, and everything else is suppressed.
  2. Strengthening of the inferior function-attitude in the unconscious: “As above, so below.”
  3. Inhibition of conscious performance by the inferior function-attitude.
  4. Total breakthrough: the inferior function-attitude overtakes consciousness, resulting in a kind of nervous breakdown.
  5. This violent psychological “coup” ideally rebalances the individual’s psyche.

In past ages, we believed that gods and angels would regularly interfere in our lives, or that demons would possess us against our conscious will. An uncharacteristic bout of rage was the work of Ares; hopelessly falling in love was the work of Aphrodite. Now, we call these things influences from the unconscious. With this in mind, we can make allegories for the process of Enantiodromia using elements of mythology and religious stories; wherein the divine principle, the deity, is the unconscious; and the heroic principle, the protagonist, is consciousness. Two stand out:

The first allegory is Hubris and Nemesis, terms from Greek tragedy. Hubris is the sin of pride in the face of the gods. The prime example is of Icarus flying too close to the sun, his brashness overcoming the warnings of his father Daedalus. The image of a falling angel might also remind us of Lucifer, cast down from heaven, also for the sin of Hubris or pride in the face of God. Nemesis is the divine retribution, the goddess whose whole purpose was to enact punishment on the people who succumbed to Hubris.

The second allegory is the Deluge. The Deluge is an almost universal myth, in which a god floods the earth and its people to purify it. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, this is the story of Noah’s Ark. Humanity is corrupt and has sinned against God, so He floods the earth. He uses Noah as a kind of hard reset: the image of the Ark making landfall at the tip of a mountain, surrounded by ocean, is representative of the new beginning of consciousness emerging from the turmoil of the unconscious.

The goal of this process is to regulate and rebalance the psyche. It can’t operate properly when it’s cut off from itself: when consciousness and unconsciousness stand in stark opposition. When the inferior function-attitude invades consciousness, it destabilises and tears down the one-sided attitude: eventually replacing it with a new conscious attitude that, ideally, is more open and receptive to compensation from the inferior functions.

I’d point you to my Jung Abridged series, where each type description includes a rough picture of what happens when the type succumbs to Hubris, and is subsequently overcome by Nemesis. However, I’ll also include a brief chart here:

The Torah is unequivocal: To wrong another person is also to wrong God. When one individual abuses, cheats, or defrauds another, the offender must make restitution to the person who was offended and must also make amends to the Holy One. Note that in parashat Naso, there is the added element of confession-the acknowledgement of the offense and of responsibility for it.

Our sages also recognized the principle that a wrong done to another human being is a wrong against the Eternal. The rabbis went further by insisting that to wrong a person is even worse than to sin solely against God. For example in the midrash on Naso (Numbers Rabbah 8:4), we read, “One sins more gravely against an ordinary human being than against the Most High.“ 

—  Lane Steinger
Dorne would NEVER be okay with Rhaegar’s actions

I just wanted to address this notion that is spread around that Elia/the Martells/Dorne would be okay with Rhaegar’s actions because of Dornish culture. I disagree completely.

One of the biggest flaws is this argument relies on a huge exaggeration of a stereotype and the idea that the Dornish are a monolithic group. 

This is wildly inaccurate. If you compare Dornish characters you will see that they are in fact very distinct. I will use Doran and Oberyn Martell, even though there are many other characters ( like Arthur and Ashara Dayne) that can be used, to exemplify my point. 

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anonymous asked:

hey just wanted to say i appreciate that you draw michael the handsome not super skinny and it's just great thank you

its a sin against god to headcanon michael as a lorge boy and not draw him in all his chubby glory

also i just really want this au having the most beautiful man in the world be a chubby gay man

clean heart, pure motives

Alright internet, it’s confession time: One day, I was stressed and felt overwhelmed by my seemingly never-ending to-do list. One of the things on that checklist was to put-away my laundry, so, when I came into my room and my roommate asked how I was doing, I put on my almost-in-tears face and explained that my clothes being all over the place was making me anxious, but I didn’t have to fix it because I had to go to several meetings that night. When I got back to my room later that night, my loving roommate had folded all my laundry and put it away where she knew I would want it. However, I didn’t feel relieved, I felt guilty 

Why would I feel guilty? Because I know my roommate, and I know that she loves to do things for people, especially when they are struggling. When I came into the room earlier that night, I intentionally phrased our conversation in a way that suggested I needed my laundry folded, without actually asking her to do it. When I got back to the room that night after she had done such a nice thing for me, I pretended to be in shock and acted emotionally touched that she had took notice of my stress. In short, I manipulated her to get her to do what I wanted, and then put on a show to convince her that I had nothing to do with her decision to do that for me. 

When I read Psalm 51, I remember that story, along with many other examples of my sinful motives corrupting a moment showing the beautiful heart of love and service that others have towards me. 

Psalm 51 was written by King David after he sinned by sleeping with Bathsheba and covering his scandal up by having her husband killed, then marrying her after the time of mourning. When David is confronted by his own sin against God, he writes this poem of confession, lamentation, and repentance, asking for God’s mercy to come upon him to forgive his sins and make his heart clean. 

“Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach wisdom in the secret heart…Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right Spirit within me.” 

I once had a friend explain the message of this psalm as “clean heart, pure motives.” It became one of my life mottos after that. You see, God does not look at the actions of humans, but rather sees the heart motivations behind what we do. The Bible tells us that “it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come.” (Mark 7:21). If we have a clean heart, we will yearn for good and not evil. If we have pure motives, we will love and serve others from a place of love, rather than exploiting them. 

So back to my example: If I had just come to my roommate with a clean heart and pure motives, I could have been straightforward and simply asked her, “Syd, would you mind folding my laundry? I’m not going to have time to do it tonight and I’m feeling very overwhelmed right now.” I know that she would have joyfully accepted and appreciated having a way to show love to me, in the same way that I care for all the time when she’s stressed. 

Instead, I let my prideful heart win over and refused to ask for help directly, using manipulative motives to exploit her loving and sacrificial character. 

I have long since sought my own forgiveness from the Lord and asked that he give me a clean heart and pure motives every time I speak to others. But, I think there could be more to this message. 

What would it look like if we actually lived our lives with clean hearts and pure motives? What if we ended exploitation? And manipulation? And lying? Hurting others with our words? If we didn’t look for selfish gain? If we put others before ourselves? 

Clean Heart, Pure Motives. It changes everything. 

-31Women (Beth) 

Shortly after completing his lengthy confessions in 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer had requested to Detective Patrick Murphy that he be given a copy of the Bible. This request was granted and he gradually devoted himself to religion and became a born-again Christian. In May 1994, Jeffrey was baptized by Roy Ratcliff, a minister - in the prison whirlpool. Following his baptism, Ratcliff visited Dahmer on a weekly basis up until his death. Jeffrey and Ratcliff regularly discussed the prospect of death and Dahmer questioned whether he was sinning against God by continuing to live.

But scripture burns holy
between our bodies and I know,
any hell would be heaven if I went for you.
—  I love you more than god and maybe that means you’re divine, maybe it means I’m not | p.d (via phi dean vulpe)
Negan Hysteria

This is for @noodlecupcakes ‘s AU Negan Challenge.  I took Dr. Negan

Summary:  AU Victorian America Circa 1875ish.  Your new husband Rick is concerned about you so he takes you to the doctor

Warnings:  Smut, noncon/dubcon 

Words: 5500

Characters:  Negan, Rick, Reader

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                The carriage bounced up and down in the mud reminding you all too much of the time you lost a wheel.  The way you were flung from the seat and the pain in your arm from being slammed to the wall made you cradle your elbow.  On instinct you brought your hand to your mouth and went to bite your nail.

               “Stop that darling.”  Your husband’s hand was on yours.  He entwined your fingers and pulled your hand into his lap.  

               He looked down at you with his piercing beautiful eyes, his hair slicked away from his face covered by his bolo hat.  You didn’t want to disappoint him again, but not as much as you didn’t want to go to the Doctor.

               “Rick.”  You turned your whole body towards him. “I heard you telling Mr. Dixon about the new guns you purchased.  What if you took me to the fields and gave me a demonstration?  I would love to watch you shoot.”

               His eyes softened and he frowned.  You gave him a pleading look, but he ran his hand down the side of your face.

               “There is nothing to fear Y/N.”  Rick moved his hand to the back of your neck and pulled you forward, placing a light kiss on your forehead. “Dr. Negan is a renowned specialist with female problems.”

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Be careful how you treat God, my friends. You may say to yourself, ‘I can sin against God and then, of course, I can repent and go back and find God whenever I want him.’ You try it. And you will sometimes find that not only can you not find God but that you do not even want to. You will be aware of a terrible hardness in your heart. And you can do nothing about it. And then you suddenly realize that it is God punishing you in order to reveal your sinfulness and your vileness to you. And there is only one thing to do. 

You turn back to him and you say,

‘O God, do not go on dealing with me judicially, though I deserve it. Soften my heart. Melt me. I cannot do it myself.’ You cast yourself utterly upon his mercy and upon his compassion.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Sandor IMAGINE...

((The request says it all. This involves INCEST WHICH I DO NOT CONDONE IN REAL LIFE. This is, however, fiction AND got/asoiaf s…..yeah…haha))


Word Count: 2,101

Warning: Smut

“Sandy please!” the sound of your sweet voice filling the small room that had been given to Sandor when he took on the position as protector to the crowned Prince was enough to make your brother groan and roll onto his side. He cracked open one eye and attempted to glare at you where you sat on your knees beside his bed. “Thank you,” you giggled when you noticed he was awake.

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What does the Bible say: Calling out False Teachers?

What does the bible say about calling out false teachers?  Within Christianity today there is an ever-growing group of believers that believe and are teaching that if you question or callout a pastor or leader in the church as a false teacher you are sinning against God Himself. John the Baptist called the Pharisees and Sadducees (the religious leaders of his day) “a generation of Vipers” (Matt. 3:7). Today, he would be accused of being unloving, unkind, and unchristian. But the thing is throughout Scripture, we constantly see both Jesus and the Apostles calling out false teachers. Jesus rebukes false teachers in Matthew 23 and Luke 11. The Bible is filled with other examples of people calling out false teachers. In the book of 2 Timothy the Apostle Paul names a number of false teachers by name: Phygellus. Hermogenes, Philetus. Hymenaues, Jannes, Jambres, Demas, Alexander. It is clear that there is a biblical man date to call out false teachers.. 

The Bible tell us that

  • We are to “Test every spirit.” (1 John 4:1) 
  • We are to mark and avoid false teachers (Rom 16:17) False teachers cant be avoid unless exposed.
  • We are to rebuke false teachers. (Titus 1:13)
  • We are to have no fellowship with false teachers. (Eph 5:11)
  • We are to withdraw from false teachers. (Eph 5:11)
  • We are not to receive them into our house. (2 John 1:10)
  • We are to look out for those who preach another gospel. (2 Cor 11:4)
  • We are to separate from them. (2 Cor 6:17)

Today these false teachers have come into the churches with their books, music, literature, movies, and sermons, and have turned the Father’s house into a den of thieves. It is time that men of God stand up and expose their errors for all to see. 

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. So we must stretch ourselves to the very limits of human possibility. Anything less is a sin against both God and man.”


Leonardo da Vinci


Graphic - Leonardo da Vinci

Theres one thing in the video I don’t get...

Whats the relevance with the code being 21

However when I googled the number 21 and since the video has themes of Chinese culture The number 21 considered a symbol of perfection. 

However in the bible 21 is represented great wickedness of rebellion and sin. The number 13, which symbolises depravity and sinfulness, and 21 are closely related. The meaning of twenty-one in the Bible is an outgrowth of thirteen. Adding thirteen (sinfulness) and eight (symbolising a new beginning) gives us twenty-one or a number that represents beginning a new level or effort that is sinful and disobedient against God. 

This could be showing how the Bad Taylor who is just a portrayal of herself is being show as a wicked and sinful person but thats not who she and the code is the sin and shes got the ‘real’ Taylor locked up in all these false accusations? 

If this has been done before Im sorry, ive not seen anything about this part of the music video..I was just confused why it wasn’t 13