Does God use Spiritism?Do you believe God would use spiritism to convey a message?Does God use Spiritism?7 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The logical answer would be no, but for some reason some Christians believe God uses spiritism to deliver His messages. They use the story of Saul and the witch of Endor to back up their claims. In 1 Samuel 28 we read how Saul went to a woman that consulted familiar spirits with the intention to speak with Samuel who was dead.
Spiritism is unholy
The bible says that spiritism and witchcraft are: unclean (Leviticus 19:31), an abomination (Deuteronomy 18: 9-12), evil (2 Kings 17:17), works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-20).
There is no light in them (Isaiah 8:19-20) and people that use this sinful method will perish in the lake of fire and won’t inherit the kingdom of God (Revelations 21:8, Galatians 5:20-21).
He forbids us from using such abominable methods (Leviticus 19:31):
“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that us
Fallen AngelWas it the controls that were unresponsive, or his own limbs? It was becoming hard to tell between them.Fallen Angel4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Another blow shook the machine, and his bones. The one camera that had remained functional went blank, throwing the cockpit into almost total darkness, save for the incessant blinking of warning lights. Coolant, ammunition, left arm jammed, hull breach, right arm not functioning the CPU's attempt to gently inform the occupant that said limb had been ripped from the rest of the frame fission drive jettisoned...thankfully life support was holding up.
Freefall seemed so tempting now.
A final blow struck and he lurched forwards, despite the restraints doing their best to hold him in position. Something clicked in his shoulder, followed by brief, searing pain, and then...nothing. He slumped back in his harness as the world around him, such as it was, became a blur of flying colours; the ringing in his ears drowning out even the loud crash and the scream of tortured metal. F
If God loves me why would He send me to hell?A question I've seen and heard many times. Often used to justify a sin.If God loves me why would He send me to hell?3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
People mistakenly seem to think that because Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to clean our sins, we are forever saved regardless of what we do. His sacrifice wasn't meant to take away our sins so we could keep living a sinful life, walk away from His righteous ways and still somehow get to heaven. He sacrificed Himself for us to ensure that even if we sin, we can have the hope of being redeemed, of being forgiven and saved, if we accept our mistakes and ask forgiveness.
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." ~1 Peter 2:24
Nowadays, people want to be saved, but they don't want to repent. Repentance is: "To change one's mind. A change of heart, that involves turning away from sin" (Ezekiel 14:6)
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fro
Thoughts 1So it's wrong for older people to have imaginary friends and they'll be deemed insane if they do? But it's alright for a large group of people to believe in a imaginary friend(s) (god(s))? Now that I don't get. If some are allowed to believe in an imaginary god, then the people who believe in other imaginary people that aren't gods shouldn't be considered insane. Either that or those with a religion should be deemed insane like the others.Thoughts 14 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Bionicle - Legend of Earth: Ch 2 - Hearts of SteelBionicle - Legend of Earth: Ch 2 - Hearts of Steel2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The dark Bionicle proceeded to put his plan into fruition. To him Tom had been a fool, a fool who had supplied him with a means to wipe out him, and the rest of the inhabitants of this ‘hive’. Bursts of electricity began to flow from the uninvited guest’s metallic hands as he approached the first shelf. There stood more of his kind in all shapes and sizes, but not quite how he wanted them. He wanted them to walk, to obey; he wanted them to kill…
The ambitious Bionicle stuck out his arm and struck the first follower with a jolt of energy which continually surrounded him. The targets eyes soon shot open, immediately staring at its new master. He jumped down from the shelf and landed in a crouch position which he held for a number of seconds. Soon more followed him and the carpet filled with autonomous Lego with an intention that would change Tom and Andrew’s life forever.
The beings of various sizes gathered round their new leader as he began to speak in a d
Bionicle- legend of Earth: Ch 1- An untimely GuestBionicle- legend of Earth: Ch 1- An untimely Guest2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Are you in bed yet Tom?”
The phrase that he dreaded every night had once again emerged itself. Surrounded by Bionicle models Tom brushed off misplaced weapons and torn-off limbs and opened his bedroom door.
“Just cleaning my teeth!” He replied to his mother, who was at the time terrified at the thought of having to see the state of her son’s bedroom after the past hour of explosion noises being heard from it.
“Don’t forget Andrew’s coming round tomorrow!” Now that phrase evoked a sudden burst of speed from Tom’s room towards the bathroom.
Sudden excitement compelled him to make the night pass as fast as possible, bionicle MOCS don’t show themselves to friends do they? Tom’s room was suddenly transformed from the apocalyptic nightmare that it was, for parents at least, into a room where the carpet could be seen, slightly. Tomorrow was a special day, the last day when Tom would be able to see his best friend for a m
custom robo storycustom robo story8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Custom Robo: A Hero Emerges
Sam was walking home from the Robocenter, he had been practicing with his custom robo, and ended up breaking it, and he didn't have the money to repair it, he was very fond of his ray mk II, but he would have to sell it to someone who could repair it, if he wanted to fight again.
Sam was an avid fighter of custom robos and enjoyed battling, but he didn't have much money, so he couldn't get better than the standard parts for a robo, so he lost most of his battles, but he knew a hell of a lot about them, and with the right parts he would be a strong fighter. He went to the Robocenter regularly because they had holloseums for people to use, and not just the basic one, used when people fight on the streets. Sam was well known at the center, but he wasn't known for being very good, he was more known as the loser who knew everything.
Sam was walking home, thinking about what he was going to do with his Ray Mk II, when suddenly a man in a white lab coat came runnin
Bionicle Legend of Earth:Ch 3: One Page to AnotherBionicle Legend of Earth:Ch 3: One Page to Another2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The last of the boats arrived in the port village of Ga-Koro. The Matorans’ homes stood upon impressive pillars made of wood. Many however lived in huge water lilies, floating tranquilly as they stared out to sea. The ports peace was interrupted as a fleet of ships arrived from the Island of Voya Nui in the West. The Matorans’ latest attempt to organise the Archives deep below the island had left them with a confusing relic. A relic, they hoped, the Turaga would be able to make sense of. Once Toa guardians themselves the Turaga now stand as frail and elderly like Matoran.
Long ago the Turaga had sacrificed their powers for the sake of the Matoran, who had been locked deep in the Archives to be reconditioned to worship the vain-glorious Makuta Teridax. Ever since this event the Matoran, having been rescued and evacuated by the Turaga in their Toa forms, have lived on the island of Mata Nui and fought off Makuta’s continued plots for conquest. Little did they know, the
Bionicle, Legend of Earth 2 CH 3 - Eyes of FireThe match continued on as Po-Koro fought desperately to at least equalize. They could always focus with planned matches, but the day's events had left them with no time to prepare. If Ta-Koro won, then their victory in the recent tournament would be annulled, possibly causing the entire tournament to be replayed, as was Pohatu' and Tahu's agreement. Ta-Koro had possession of the ball. Running their little metal feet into the ground the Po-Koro attackers cornered him. He flicked the ball upwards and smacked it over their heads to his partner. The pass was not quite high enough. At last Po-Koro had control of the ball again and dribbled it ever on.Bionicle, Legend of Earth 2 CH 3 - Eyes of Fire1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The match continued for another hour. Both teams were merciless in their pursuit. Po-Koro had finally equalised, but it looked as if Ta-Koro was about to score their third and final goal to win the match. The Po-Koro goalie felt more pressure than in any match he had been in since his first; if he let this go in then the villages reputation wo
Bionicle, Legend of Earth - CH11 - Shadow's GameTheir two day journey finally came to its end. Standing before them was another clearing. The trees surrounded the large open space that was Kini-Nui. In the centre stood a large shrine with four stairways leading to the top; four sharp pillars had been erected by the stairs. It had been a while since Takanuva had defeated the Makuta in this realm, but once again evil returned to this sacred place.Bionicle, Legend of Earth - CH11 - Shadow's Game2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Kini-Nui. Why is it always Kini-Nui?" Jaller asked.
"At least we didn't have to walk all over the island this time." Takanuva answered.
The Mask of Light led Jaller and Takanuva all over the island to find the seventh Toa Nuva. Little did Takua, as he was called then, realise that he himself was destined to become the Toa of Light.
The area looked the same to the group. Finding Shadow's lair would be no easy feat. Luckily for them, Bahki were not known to be quiet creatures. Atop the hill the group stood on, partly concealed by the last of the Jungle they could see a Bahki scout party retur
Legend of Earth: Ch 4 - Uncomfortable beginningsLegend of Earth: Ch 4 - Uncomfortable beginnings2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The bright light had dissipated. The robotic assailants could finally see their prey once again, but now their bloodlust turned to terror. Their targets were no longer weak flesh, but instead stood before them as their kin. Tom and Andrew took the first glimpse of their new forms. Both stood as robots, appearing like iron suits. Tom was thinner than Andrew, he stood shining brightly in the summer sun as both his silver armour, and Andrew’s golden armour blinded their assailants.
“Is that you Tom?” Andrew asked in amazement. “What are we”?
“We’re like them, we’re Bionicle.” Tom felt a mixture of fear and excitement, the reason why he couldn’t comprehend.
“Enough with this! Kill them, or join their fate!” The leader was still persistent in his task despite the new danger.
Now they wouldn’t be easily taken down. Andrew and Tom ran towards their attackers as they opened fire. Bullets and their shattered remains r
The Latest MoldThe Latest Mold3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Latest Mold
Shallow price tags clutter this world
Loveless labels printed daily
Conning all of humanity
Into fitting the latest mold
Blinding both the rich and the poor
Blanketing the world in thick fog
Exiling our inner beauty
Our reflection now our passport
Never will designer outfits
Symbolize a beautiful soul
Appearances are just flesh and cloth
Beauty, the diamond in the rough
Beauty lies deep within the heart
Of the innocent and the meek
And under each stone left unturned
Break the mold; embrace true beauty
Bionicle - Legend of Earth : PrologueBionicle - Legend of Earth : Prologue2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“I know everything that’s happening is petrifying. I know that I might look like a brave Toa, but right now I don’t know if I’m strong enough for this. I’m a human, not one of you. I wasn’t born with a brave heart. I wasn’t born with a destiny written in my soul. But despite this… I will do everything that I can to show you all… and Golyo… that Evil will not prevail this day.”
Toa Andrew, Toa of Legend during the Battle of Shadow's Realm.
Miles and miles of Hexagonal tunnels lay before the already daunted villager. It was both a privilege and a curse to be given the task at hand, for every year, month, day and minute of his people’s history surrounded him. A seemingly unending trove of books and data disks recorded every adventure of his Matoran brethren and their Toa guardians.
Sorting all of these out was to be a nightmare, after various rampaging Rahi had left the archives data scattered through the winding
Legend of Earth 2 CH 7 Power amongst the DeadThe sun rose again and vanquished the cold for another day, but the previous night's events stung the boys' memories. What they had seen shocked them to their core. Was that the future of Mata Nui if they failed, or was there more to it? So many questions and no answers to find in the desert sand. Tom kicked at the grains beneath his feet as the group closer to the mines. The journey that morning had mostly been silent, with the boys being too traumatized to speak and the other Toa not having anything themselves to say to heal the mood. Both boys felt an unconscious need to walk next to Takanuva almost as a form of apology for what they had nearly done to him.Legend of Earth 2 CH 7 Power amongst the Dead1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Toa of Light had no harsh feelings for Andrew and Tom, but he was generally concerned.
"I'm sorry if I have pushed you too hard. We all forget at times that you are different to us. We have no idea of the power stored within you." Takanuva broke the silence at last. The other Toa took a sigh of relief that it hadn't ended up
Bionicle Legend of Earth 2 - CH 2 A Test of TruthsWith the Matoran safely back at Po-Koro village Tahu had retreated to the village hall. He knew Hahli would have something to say when they returned but he didn't care. Pohatu was one of his closest friends amongst the Toa, but after what he did he had broken that trust. Po-koro had recently hosted the Kohlii tournament, in which three villages come together to play nearly a daylong match. Po-koro had been winning, as it usually does, when Tahu focused on the ball. As Po-Koro scored its final goal, he could have sworn the ball curved in mid-air around the Ta-Koro Goalie as it reached him. From then on Tahu was convinced that Po-Koro had cheated, and that Pohatu's continuous attempts to defend them when confronted were to hide the fact that he was in on it. If this was true, then Po-Koro's success for hundreds of years could be a lie. Of course, the other Toa don't believe a word of it.Bionicle Legend of Earth 2 - CH 2 A Test of Truths1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What do you mean you left them out there?!" Toa Gali, the Toa Nuva of water was the next in line to
Bionicle Legend of Earth: CH 6 - Le-Koro's InfernoBionicle Legend of Earth: CH 6 - Le-Koro's Inferno2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Toa made their way through the strange village of wood and rope. The entire village was suspended above the ground and wooden ladders had to be used the reach the top. The Jungle was a dangerous place, as Tom and Andrew had discovered, so the Matoran had to be kept from the dangers below. They had finally reached civilisation and could get some answers. The Toa headed for the great Hall to speak with Turaga Matau. If what the book had shown was true then the Bahki were heading to the village.
“So how many Toa are there?” Andrew asked.
“There are fourteen of us, well, sixteen of us now. The first Toa to defend this Island have been doing so since Jaller and I were Matoran, they are the Toa Nuva. Lewa is one of them.” Nuparu explained.
“That’s true. I’ve been a Toa longer than you two can mind-think.” Lewa pointed to the two boys. Lewa’s way of talking was getting harder for them to understand by the minute.
Bionicle, Legend of Earth - CH 10 - Nature's WrathBionicle, Legend of Earth - CH 10 - Nature's Wrath2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Fau swamp is a dangerous path to traverse. The Bahki could not delay. As much as they feared entering the swamp, they feared their Master's wrath far more. The Toa had their hands bound with thick rope; those who were still unconscious were carried or dragged through the murky swampland. They could try to escape if they wished, although the Bahki's numbers were more than enough to overpower them. Without their weapons the Toa wouldn't last long. Unbeknownst to the Bahki though, they were leading the Toa exactly where they wanted to go. With luck, they thought, they should be lead right to Shadow.
The Bahkis' grief from the swamp was clear. The soft ground was challenging to traverse and the Bahki's thick feet struggled to free themselves from the bog. The Toa however were much more nimble. Out of spite, one Bahki pushed Kongu forward towards a thick puddle. He landing face first in the muck, giving the Bahki a much needed moment of laughter. Kongu scraped the swamp water from his m
Bionicle, legend of Earth 2 CH 4 - The Ravens HomeThere were many questions to ask and many ears wanting to hear the answers. Sitting on a stool in the centre of Po-Koro Hall, Golyo worried about his future, and about things he was yet to reveal.Bionicle, legend of Earth 2 CH 4 - The Ravens Home1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I just can't believe you would do such a thing. You are a trusted member of the village. What drove you to switch the Kohlii ball in the arena?" Pohatu questioned the short Bionicle.
He didn't answer, but instead closed his eyes and bowed his head to the floor. The voices in his head were unrelenting, just one wrong word would destroy his life.
"I'm still not convinced that the Po-Koro team did not put him up to it." Tahu was still furious on the day's events.
"Just shut up Tahu if you aren't going to help." Gali silenced him. Tahu breathed out ferociously and Tom could have sworn he could see steam rising from his mask.
The boys just stared at the Matoran. They were not Bionicle deep down, and seeing the way the Toa looked at Golyo startled them. They glared as if he was badly behaved child
Bionicle Legend of Earth: Ch 5- Destiny DiscoveredBionicle Legend of Earth: Ch 5- Destiny Discovered2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tom carried on walking further into the woods now that the danger had passed for him. Andrew was gone, as well as the ash bear. Tom could think of only one thing, the ash bear must be chasing Andrew still. Tom immediately started running, determined to find his endangered friend. The jungle seemed to go on forever, and the further he ran the further the ground became damper. He could see rain clouds ahead of him, passing away. If Andrew was running this way, then there was chance he would slip and get caught! Tom ran as fast as his new legs would carry him. He bombed through the jungle like an athlete, his mechanical legs effortlessly bounding over the damp plant-life.
He could hear a sound coming from his right. He turned to find Andrew running straight towards him. The two Bionicle clanged together and lost their footing. Another steep slope lay before them which they were dragged down. The ash bear stopped at the top and went no further, the intruders had been successfully driven of
Legend of Earth 2 CH 1 - Crippling RivalryEverywhere around them the huts were burning. Matoran fled for their lives in all directions as Shadow's beasts laid waste to their livelihoods. Bahki creatures broke their way into homes not yet burnt to a cinder and dragged out their terrified occupants. Shadow was unleashing a wave of horror on the North, and the Matoran were feeling its full force. One poor Matoran was dragged away from his family and pinned to the sandy floor by a Bahki Grunt. He pleaded for his life but it would be no good. Doomed to die he closed his eyes and turned away. With one clean shot the Bahki's head was split open and the Matoran below him freed.Legend of Earth 2 CH 1 - Crippling Rivalry2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Nice shot jaller." Hahli complimented him. He cracked an embarrassed smile towards her.
The settlement around them was lost but some of the Matoran could still be saved. Hunting down any Bahki they saw along the way, the Toa guardians searched for any survivors. Toa Tahu approached the terrified but now free Matoran.
"Get yourself to safety and leave this to t
Bionicle, Legend of Earth 2 - CH 5 Security BreachThe cool night air had left the military base's security team feeling at less than their best. Most of team A had been posted outside for the last four hours, and without any further orders they had let their guard down. Phillip and Johnson continued their rumour filled conversation until the searchlights and lamps were suddenly shut off outside.Bionicle, Legend of Earth 2 - CH 5 Security Breach1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"For God's sake what now?" Phillip complained, spilling some of his coffee down himself. At least that helped to keep him warm.
"Justin! Check the power boxes!" Johnson shouted up to a guard on the roof. He nodded and headed up the metal step ladder on the balcony.
The darkness made it difficult to traverse the slippery rooftop but Justin was familiar with the buildings layout; he had to be in the event of an emergency. He unstrapped his torch from his belt to get a better look. He had the idea that a fuse must have blown or something. Before he could switch it on however, he heard a sharp crack come from the power boxes built into part of the
Bionicle - Legend of Earth Ch 7 - UnityBionicle - Legend of Earth Ch 7 - Unity2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Bahki had been distracted. The stupid brutes were now too worried with the march of the Ussal Crabs to deal with the Matoran. They huddled on the walkways, fearing that the Crabs would climb up and crush them.
“What are you doing?! Get in there and rip them up!” Their master failed to rally them.
Now was their chance. With the Bahki occupied seeing their comrades being flung in all directions down below, the Toa were able to climb over the horde to reach the hall.
“Rally!” Jaller called his brothers and sister to the hall. Inside they would hold the village until Hewkii could arrive. Jaller’s cry pulled the Bahki’s attention back to them, but they were not so keen for blood now. Regardless of their fears they attacked. The Toa stood in a line. They were all battered and bruised. Tom and Andrew struggled to stand; this was the most exercise Andrew had had in years. Jaller still stood tall even with his wounded leg.
The Bahki grew closer to the Toa
Bionicle Legend of Earth 2 - CH 8 Alone we fallBionicle Legend of Earth 2 - CH 8 Alone we fall1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gagged by his captor; no sound could reached the Toa from Golyo's mouth. The Toa stones were lost, sealed in the bag of a servant of Shadow, but no member of the group would abandon their friend to a fate of torment. With angry determination the heavy footsteps of the warriors made sure the mine would not fall silent just yet. Behind them the Bahki and undead Matoran continued their butchery, and the group feared more was to come for all of them before they were done.
The tunnels led the Toa to the largest, and deepest part of the underground mine. The room was enormous and filled with wooden scaffold platforms and mine cart tracks. The scaffolding was multi levelled, stretching even further into the dark. What's more the entire room screeched and echoed with the clambering of Zombie life (or non-life depending on how you see it).
"A way out would be much appreciated." Tahu asked the group, exhausted. "He must have escaped somewhere."
As quick as they could the other Toa scanned the ch
Bionicle, Legend of Earth 2 PrologueIt had waited for hours in the dark. Every day they would surround it with scanning devices and cameras. Each day they tried to piece together a vague idea of what it could be. Every day it waited, every day its anger grew. That day would be different though, this time they would get some answers.Bionicle, Legend of Earth 2 Prologue2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The room was flooded with light as six armed guards lined up in threes along each side of the room. They were accompanied by a tall man in a suit and tie. He was bald and had a piercing glare. In the centre of the room it sat, sealed by a bullet-proof glass box. It had shown them what it was capable of before, they would not make the same mistake. The man took a fold up chair resting against the wall by the main door and approached the box. He sat down and stared at it, not once did it look back at him.
"My colleagues tell me that you yelled something in English yesterday. Do you understand me? Do you speak English?" The man's words were cold and even unnerved the prisoner.
"Every day you com