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Psalms and ISIS / IS

ughh … more news about ISIS/IS.

I’m going through the Psalms as part of the MCheyne bible reading plan I’ve been doing. (A 1 / 2 yr review will be posted later this month! =D ) But I’ve never thought the words of the Psalmists who talked about their enemies seeking their life and relentlessly hunting them down would apply to me literally - physically. But as I hear news of major persecution, most recent of which are the mass genocides and exiles of Christian people in Iraq, I can see how this plea can be so real and applicable, even in the present age - it’s happening right now! But, as usual, the Psalmists acknowledge God’s steadfast love, slowness to anger and abounding grace, and they hope in Him for ultimate salvation. A hope that does not disappoint.

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Christian Persecution in Iraq - ISIS / IS

I’ve already posted here about ISIS.

But seriously, if this source is true, in just 1 day, ISIS/IS has killed more people than Israel has in the recent Israel-Hamas Gaza conflict. (Not to mention terrorising and displacing a significantly larger number - refer to my previous post).

Here’s a good analysis as to why media might not report on persecution of Christians as much (which maintains the cycle of ignorance). According to this abc source, “four out of five acts of religious discrimination worldwide are directed against them [Christians]”. Wow. You don’t get that impression normally.

Thank God we, like Paul, have a hope that does not disappoint, and are able to bear all things through Him who loves us knowing that we will gain when we die. Please keep these in your prayers.

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Conflict - An imperfect world

So as soon as I saw the princess state her intention of going to Earth in Ep.1 of Aldnoah Zero I immediately knew what was going to happen even as I watched on in disbelief. The writter and producer etc. had already trapped me and made me form an emotional bond with her in her very first scene. -sigh- So much Gundam-like themes/tropes =P [I like where the story is headed after Ep. 3, the fighting’s pretty good - like Code Geass!] But I kept asking with a pain in my heart - “Why don’t they just stop killing each other???”

Then I read more news on the Gaza happenings (and indeed human conflict, brokenness and suffering in general) and laugh sadly at people trying to characterise the acts as “war crimes” or “crimes against humanity” or offering any justifications. I mean, people are DYING no matter what you say or classify it as! So many sad things in this world …
How I long for the New Heaven and New Earth. And thank God I have the hope that does not disappoint.

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Anonymous asked: Love your blog. How can Christians who are divorced condemn gay marriage?

letsphysics:

peterdwebb:

I guess I don’t understand the question. Are you saying that people that have sinned can’t encourage others not to sin? That pretty much includes everybody. 

I’ve lied before. That doesn’t mean that I can’t say that lying is evil. 

I’ve lost my temper. It’s still way wrong.

I’ve lusted and coveted and disrespected and hated. That doesn’t mean that I’m exempt from preaching that the Bible is the last word on how to live rightly. How to live God’s way. 

I love that idea almost everyone in America seems to unanimously believe: if you can’t uphold the rules and standards set before you, you aren’t allowed to outline those standards to anyone else. Logically, this is an absurd notion: moral laws are true regardless of whether or not someone has broken them, and a person’s misstep is a hit against their credibility, not the validity of that moral code.

Although to be sure, the Christian message (gospel) is one of grace - it’s BECAUSE we sin and fail so badly that it’s good news we’re forgiven!

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I’m bach

Sup Tumblr? I’m back! (after a short long hiatus) And it’s great to be back! - So many encouraging and gladdening posts! =D (especially them gospel-centered ones =)

lol FF autocorrect tried to suggest “self-centred” instead of gospel-centered. NO. >=|  xP

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Satisfaction. Do these really satisfy you?

Purpose. Is it eternal and awesome?

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Lovely poem by Adam4d  what joy and hope we have in Jesus =)

Lovely poem by Adam4d  what joy and hope we have in Jesus =)

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You don’t need to do that comparison thing. Who has the better grades? Who has the better looks? Who has the nicer clothes? You were worth dying on a cross for. There’s no competition…you win.

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Some anti-Pharisaical ideology and hypocrisy, in humorous form.
Priorities?

Some anti-Pharisaical ideology and hypocrisy, in humorous form.

Priorities?

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