This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.
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One thing that always bothered me about that picture of mulan, more than the obvious artifice which is pretty out of character, is the colour of her outfit. The general consensus seems to be that mulan took place in the Northern Wei dynasty, but during the Tang Dynasty which preceded it, the colour yellow, especially bright yellow, had become the exclusive domain of the Emperor. And in those times disrespect to the Emperor could cost you your head at best and the lives of you and your entire family at worst. So, y know, maybe don’t put her in yellow clothes.
I love the history side if tumblr
remember when we were kids and we used to all sing that demented version of the barney song where it was like “i hate you you hate me let’s go out and kill barney”
i don’t remember ever doing this. you were a fucked up kid
i hate you
you hate me
let’s go out an kill barney
with a baseball bat
and a 4x4
NO MORE PURPLE DINOSAUR
In England we were a little more hardcore:
I hate you, you hate me,
Let’s get together and kill Barney
With an atomic bomb and Barney’s on the floor
No more purple dinosaur.
It’s a shame our kid logic failed to explain how we’d survive our own attack.
Hey Guys! After a long time and thinking process, I have decided I am going to hold a giveaway. I do not necessarily need these items anymore for various reasons, and they have just been sitting around in my room; so I thought that I may as well give them to someone who would appreciate them! So, what exactly am I giving away?
-Harry Potter Book Collection containing books 1-4
-Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs gift set (contains perfume, one small tube of shower gel, and one small tube of lotion)
-Chance by Chanel
-Our Moment by One Direction
-A Pair of White Chuck Taylor High Top Converse (size 8)
-One MacBook Pro
-One iPhone 5C (color is blue)
-One iPhone 4s (color is white)
-One Sony Vaio Laptop
-One Pair of Coach Sunglasses
-One Dooney and Bourke (limited edition) Bowling Bag style Purse
-Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars both by John Green
-One Casio Gold Toned Digital Watch
-One Odd Future iPhone 4s Case
-One Ottorbox iPhone 5c Case
-One Fuji Film Polaroid Camera (with film pack)
Note: Chargers will come with every electronic device given!
-MUST REBLOG THIS PHOTO AT LEAST ONCE
-YOU MAY REBLOG AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT UNTIL MAY 5TH
-THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN MAY 6TH
The winner will be chosen by using a random generator on May 6th. Reblog this post as many times as you wish, but know that the more you reblog it, the higher chance you have of winning! I will ship internationally if needed. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please leave it in my ask. Best of luck to all of you!
Why am I giving these items away? Check it out http://florascence.tumblr.com/post/79085683780/reasons-as-to-why-i-am-doing-my-giveaway
I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS
I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT I WAS EXPECTING
OKAY WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING ABOUT BLUE EYES OR PERFECT PEOPLE BUT I GUESS THIS IS OKAY TOO
IM SCREAMING I EXPECTED SOMETHING LIKE “YOURE WATCHING SUPERNATURAL” BUT THIS IS GOOD GOES WELL WITH MISHA
I don’t tend to reblog Supernatural things ‘cause there’s so many of them but this one really is, as most tumblr-ers seem to say, “pure gold”