Let praises fill the sky.

whatiscapitalism:

I don’t want to regulate your vagina, I want to regulate your ability to kill your 20-week old baby that can feel pain.

If you can’t tell the difference between these two concepts, then you’re part of the problem.

Pass it on.

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whatiscapitalism:

Saying that regulating mass abortion is “regulating a woman’s vagina” is like saying that banning rape is “regulating a man’s penis”. 

It’s insane, and it misses the point. It’s not about your body parts. It’s about attacking the innocent victim.

Defend the voiceless. Be pro-life.

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In 1 Timothy 2:9-10, the apostle Paul writes “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.” The Greek word translated “modesty” here is kosmios. Derived from kosmos (the universe), it signifies orderliness, self-control and appropriateness. It appears only twice in the New Testament, and interestingly, its second usage refers specifically to men (1 Timothy 3:2). In fact, nearly all of the Bible’s instructions regarding modest clothing refer not to sexuality, but rather materialism (Isaiah 3:16-23, 1 Timothy 2:9-12, 1 Peter 3:3). Writers in both the Old Testament and New Testament express grave concern when the people of God flaunt their wealth by buying expensive clothes and jewelry while many of their neighbors suffered in poverty. (Ironically, I’ve heard dozens of sermons about keeping my legs and my cleavage out of sight, but not one about ensuring my jewelry was not acquired through unjust or exploitive trade practices—which would be much more in keeping with biblical teachings on modesty.)

And so biblical modesty isn’t about managing the sexual impulses of other people; it’s about cultivating humility, propriety and deference within ourselves.

— Rachel Held Evans (via radicalidentity)

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The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.
— Elisabeth Elliot (via thisfragilerose)

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Okay, you failed. You totally screwed up. Guess what? You’re the only one who’s surprised. I’m not surprised. Jesus certainly isn’t surprised. In fact, He called it. He saw it coming. He’s not disappointed. He’s not frustrated. He’s not going to smite you to tiny bits, so whatever you do, don’t go cowering in guilt and shame and run away from Him. Pick yourself up off the mat and go straight to Jesus. Go find Him and talk with Him. Find out how much He loves you. Find out how it happened and get ready to face the next wave of temptation armed with some wisdom and the unshakable certainty that you can never, ever out-sin His outrageous, relentless love and grace.

Orthodox Christianity is Christianity that agrees with the historical church. Yet if this is the case, then orthodox Christianity is really not entirely orthodox. Much of what is considered “orthodoxy” comes from after the 5th century A.D. But what about the previous 400 years? There is a doctrine known as “Original Sin” that was not held by practically anyone in the church until almost the 400’s. There are the theologians of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th centuries who either outrightly denied an idea of “depraved man” or didn’t mention it at all. This blog post written by Matthew Schraud contains the “doctrine of man” as was held by those of the early church.

http://adefenseofgrace.blogspot.com/2013/06/am-i-monster-challenging-original-sin.html


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