“We rejoice in our sufferings.”
“We rejoice in our sufferings.”
“…So I’m putting my defenses up, cuz I don’t want to fall in love. If I ever did that, I think I’d have a heart attack” #DEMI
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Right now, you are presenting a slippery-slope argument and it’s inherently fallacious. I’m a very conservative Christian, and my opinion on this issue doesn’t change anything else about my faith, except it’s making me more humble admitting that I was wrong. I know Koine Greek (the language of the NT) and there’s enough ambiguity around the words translated into homosexuality (ἀρσενοκοίτης and μαλακοὶ) that makes me question the verse. For example, ἀρσενοκοίτης is not present in any other Ancient text. It seems that Paul created the word just for this verse. So it’s impossible to figure out the exact meaning. μαλακοὶ usually means “soft” or “fine” clothing in the NT text. It can also mean “loose morals” and it’s seen in other Ancient texts as meaning a “lazy person.” Using either of those words to form a position about homosexuality doesn’t seem wise. I’m not 100% certain on where I stand on this issue, but from studying Greek I’ve found that there’s really not ambiguity dealing with the meanings of other words. This is a unique scenario, and part of the problem is that in the 1st Century, people we’re going around saying they were “born gay.” I’m not saying homosexuals didn’t exist then, but they weren’t public about it- so in that sense, homosexuality is sort of a new issue. Also, Jesus never mentions homosexuality. Because of this much ambiguity in the Greek text, I don’t feel comfortable forming a strong conviction against homosexuals, especially since doing that seems to cause alienation to those individuals, who are our brothers and sisters in Christ. The #1 issue talked about in the Bible is helping the poor. Let’s focus on that.
My grandma died of cancer about 5 years ago. So advice: Let yourself cry. Pray about it. If you’re having trouble feeling God’s presence, write out a prayer. It’s okay to be angry with God. In Psalms, David was angry with Him quite a bit. Also, cry with your family members. You’re all hurting together and you should be there for each other. In a few years, you’ll be able to look back at all the great memories you had with her & it won’t be so sad. Death is such a normal part of life. Your grandma is blessed to have lived for so long and you’re blessed to have gotten to know her.
It REALLY is getting me annoyed how 60% of the people who watch my videos (many of them being Catholic) don’t understand that Catholicism is Christianity. If you are Catholic, you are a Christian. No one disagrees with that- that’s just basic theological categorization.
You should talk theology with him and figure out what he believes regarding baptism, communion, salvation, etc. You might have much similar views than you think. I don’t think being attracted to or “liking” someone has a lot to do with specific theological differences, but rather this undetectable scent. Yes- you’re attracted to people based on their chemical makeup, which has a lot to do with biological compatibility. It’s not a smell that you’re aware of, but you just feel “drawn” to a specific person. http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200712/scents-and-sensibility
Why would anyone be against interracial relationships?
Pepperdine is amazing! Everyone who goes to Pepperdine says “So blessed” all the time, because Pepperdine is the best environment & everything about it is exceeding everyone’s expectations! There’s this community atmosphere where you feel so encouraged & supported by friends and Professors and the people who check out your food in the caf. The student body is very service-based and it’s inspiring how much people care about God and serving other people. The class sizes are super small! About 9 or 10 is an average class size. There are a couple larger lecture classes that’ll have 60 or 100, but even in those classes the Professor’s know me by my name. The Professors are AMAZING. ALL of them! I refer to every Professor I have as “my favorite Professor.” They invite you over to their homes and care about you as a person, going out of their way to meet up with you in their office to go over any material you don’t understand. The University is always hosting epic free events on campus. This year, we’ve had carnivals, food trucks, free T-shirts, an ice skating rink, and various bands (including Imagine Dragons!!) brought on campus FOR FREE. We had finals this week, so last weekend they brought therapy dogs on campus for us to pet. It’s just amazing how much Pepperdine cares about the students. You’ll never be just a face or just a number; the University knows you as a person and cares about your soul. Also, the Study Abroad programs are epic! I’m studying in Lausanne, Switzerland in the Spring and I’m super excited. About 60% of sophomores study abroad and that combined with lots of International Students makes the University very global-thinking. Being located in Malibu means that Pepperdine has the most gorgeous campus! You walk around outside and have this breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean all the time. The people here are beautiful too! Everyone and everything about Pepperdine is amazing. I am SO BLESSED to be here. You should come!
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SLAVERY IS WRONG.
YOU KNOW IT. WE KNOW IT. AS A COUNTRY, WE’VE OFFICIALLY KNOWN IT SINCE 1863. BUT HERE’S SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW — SLAVERY STILL EXISTS. WE WANT EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE 27 MILLION MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, JUST LIKE THEM, LIVING IN THE SHADOWS. IN BROTHELS. IN FACTORIES. IN QUARRIES. WORKING AS SLAVES. IN 161 COUNTRIES. INCLUDING OUR OWN. WE ARE HERE TO SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. NO MORE BONDAGE. NO MORE SEX TRAFFICKING. NO MORE CHILD LABORERS. NO MORE, STARTING NOW.