Iesnoth: n. (Ee-is-nuth)
I've been looking at some of your religious posts and noticing how you perceive the Bible. So when it comes to the bible do you take it more literally in regards to creation in that you believe the earth was created in 6 days and the universe is 6000 years old? Or are you an old earth creationist and believe in billions of years and that the bible was more metaphorical in certain senses? I personally feel you can believe in either. I lean towards old earth though. What do you think?

steekira:

equestrianrepublican:

A day in heaven is longer than a day on Earth, remember, we tell time by how Earth turns on it’s axis. Heaven is, if not in another dimension, at least in another point of space.

So you think the verse was talking about the “Heaven Time Zone”?  I’m not disagreeing, I just never heard it phrased that way before. It’s interesting. 

Sorry to butt in on the conversation, but I have some words about this. I agree than time in Heaven and Earth are different, but we have to be careful when using this theory to explain the Bible.

I’ve heard equestrianrepublican’s point of view before, based on this verse:

2 Peter 3:8 “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

But this verse is talking about being patient and trusting God to keep His promises, as well as attesting to His infinity-ness. (Personally, I think God exists in all time and space at the same time, so time is completely fluid to Him.)

My Bible, which is an archaeological Bible, has a note in Genesis 1 that says the language used in Genesis does not give any indication of being anything other than literal. Moses, the author of Genesis, doesn’t use metaphor in his writing, so to infer he would use it here is a stretch.

As far as “old” Earth or “new” Earth ideologies, I don’t think it’s faith-breaking which one you believe, as long as you still believe God can do anything. However, to claim the “old” Earth hypothesis because one doesn’t believe God can create the Earth in 6 days is dangerous from a Christian standpoint. Personally, I think God created the world in 6 days, but how long Adam and Eve stayed in the Garden is unknown. It could have been millennia before they ate from the tree and were banished.

PS There is no night in Heaven (Revelation 22:5), so I would propose there is no time as we know it in Heaven at all.

An observation illustration based on a photo I took in Arkansas. The bear I added in lieu of a trail of hikers. :D

An observation illustration based on a photo I took in Arkansas. The bear I added in lieu of a trail of hikers. :D

My attempt at manga. heheheheh.
Shoujo peeps represent!

My attempt at manga. heheheheh.

Shoujo peeps represent!

child-horrors:

I’m trapped in an abusive relationship. I.e., this child screams at me constantly and won’t let anyone take care of him except me. TT.TT

I finally uploaded some new CHP comic strips!
If you want to know what a day in my life is like, this is the place to go.

child-horrors:

I’m trapped in an abusive relationship. I.e., this child screams at me constantly and won’t let anyone take care of him except me. TT.TT

I finally uploaded some new CHP comic strips!

If you want to know what a day in my life is like, this is the place to go.

steekira:

coffinholmes:

cerulean-tmp:

nonespark:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

wintercoffin:

brotoro:

cherryblossomsparkle:

did-you-kno:

Source

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ACTUALLY
THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY 

he was 100% against preaching to unwilling people, too, and all for bringing religion into the lives of those who wanted it. he would often say that those who pray loudly in front of others were the worst kind of believers

what a cool dude

it makes me sad when people mischaracterize jesus like he was literally the nicest dude ever like he could be anyones bff if he tried because he was so rad like i hate christians who make him seem rude like lol no stopv

YES YES YES.
this is because the pharisees would go out into public, get on their knees, and pray where everyone could see them.
because they wanted everyone to see how good they were and how pious, because they were sort of religious authority.
but jesus came and told people to do the opposite, because he wanted them to be humble.
because God wants you to be devoted to a relationship with Him, not to be devoted to making sure others think highly of you.
jesus also encouraged people to do good deeds quietly, or even anonymously.
because he wanted you to do good deeds for the sake of others, not for how good it’ll make you feel or for others to praise you.
jesus was the absolute coolest and i fucking hate it when anyone points fingers at a certain group of people and says “GOD HATES-” NO HE DOESN’T.
THAT WAS HIS WHOLE THING. HE LITERALLY LOVED EVERYONE. ????

This is the type of Christianity and Christians that I like.

^^This is the only REAL Christianity anyone who says differently is selling something

He did encourage this, but he also encouraged us to share our beliefs to anyone willing to listen. I think theres a difference between sharing with people and shoving it down their throats. Let’s say you have a pancake that you find so good that you want to tell other people about it.
Scenerio 1: check out this pancake. Eat it now! Cause I want you too. It’s delicious cause I said so, and I’m the best when it comes to pancakes.Scenerio 2: I like this pancake. I find it delicious. Would you like some?
There’s the difference between the wrong and right ways of sharing the gospel. If someone declines, you respect their wishes.
Everything about Christianity involves humility and putting others before yourself. Even if you correct someone on something you do it in love and not out of the pride of “being right”. As a Christian I hope that I and other people can become better at this.

steekira:

coffinholmes:

cerulean-tmp:

nonespark:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

wintercoffin:

brotoro:

cherryblossomsparkle:

did-you-kno:

Source

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ACTUALLY

THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY 

he was 100% against preaching to unwilling people, too, and all for bringing religion into the lives of those who wanted it. he would often say that those who pray loudly in front of others were the worst kind of believers

what a cool dude

it makes me sad when people mischaracterize jesus like he was literally the nicest dude ever like he could be anyones bff if he tried because he was so rad like 
i hate christians who make him seem rude like lol no stopv

YES YES YES.

this is because the pharisees would go out into public, get on their knees, and pray where everyone could see them.

because they wanted everyone to see how good they were and how pious, because they were sort of religious authority.

but jesus came and told people to do the opposite, because he wanted them to be humble.

because God wants you to be devoted to a relationship with Him, not to be devoted to making sure others think highly of you.

jesus also encouraged people to do good deeds quietly, or even anonymously.

because he wanted you to do good deeds for the sake of others, not for how good it’ll make you feel or for others to praise you.

jesus was the absolute coolest and i fucking hate it when anyone points fingers at a certain group of people and says “GOD HATES-” NO HE DOESN’T.

THAT WAS HIS WHOLE THING. HE LITERALLY LOVED EVERYONE. ????

This is the type of Christianity and Christians that I like.

^^This is the only REAL Christianity anyone who says differently is selling something

He did encourage this, but he also encouraged us to share our beliefs to anyone willing to listen.
I think theres a difference between sharing with people and shoving it down their throats. Let’s say you have a pancake that you find so good that you want to tell other people about it.

Scenerio 1: check out this pancake. Eat it now! Cause I want you too. It’s delicious cause I said so, and I’m the best when it comes to pancakes.
Scenerio 2: I like this pancake. I find it delicious. Would you like some?

There’s the difference between the wrong and right ways of sharing the gospel.
If someone declines, you respect their wishes.

Everything about Christianity involves humility and putting others before yourself. Even if you correct someone on something you do it in love and not out of the pride of “being right”.
As a Christian I hope that I and other people can become better at this.

I know you're sick of this, but just so you know, no one "looted" the McDonald's in Ferguson. The window was already broken, and peaceful protesters ran inside and stole a bottle of milk to flush tear gas out of a woman's eyes. There are photos of this event happening. The protests aren't riots, and tear gas and "rubber bullets", both of which have extremely misleading names, are not appropriate ways to deal with them.
Anonymous

According to the Washington Post, a FOX interview with a protestor, and KSDK, a Quicktrip and a Walmart were looted, and that’s just from the first 3 results I get by googling “looting in Ferguson.”

I’m not saying the protestors are the ones doing the looting (though the interview on FOX would suggest at least some are), but it’s definitely happening.

From what I understand, though, the protests and the looting are two different events going on in Ferguson. Perhaps the people of Ferguson would see a lot less police presence if the looting stopped. Who knows, maybe there wouldn’t be such a militant presence at all if the looting hadn’t begun the same night as the protests. (Or maybe there would, I don’t have knowledge of police/civilian relations before this incident.)

So I agree with you, the police should not be using force on peaceful protestors, but I can see them being justified to stop looters and thieves.

awkward-fallen-angel:

Baby Jim Hawkins from Treasure Planet looks like a cross between Castiel and Dean

awkward-fallen-angel:

Baby Jim Hawkins from Treasure Planet looks like a cross between Castiel and Dean

Jesus: It's important to help those less fortunate than you. Treat them as your brother.
Christian Conservatives: *hurriedly turn the page*
I’m going to say… all of the above. Less the Yu-gi-oh cards, but I could always sell them.

I’m going to say… all of the above. Less the Yu-gi-oh cards, but I could always sell them.

itsstuckyinmyhead:

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