A True Christian . . . .A True Christian . . . .4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
A True Christian does not calls Christianity a religion, but a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. (John 15:14-15, Hebrews 13:5, John 10:27-28, Proverbs 17:17, Job 5:19, Psalm 37:39)
A True Christian does not do good deeds so that he/she can get to heaven (for through Jesus Christ, he has a place in heaven), but so that you can take care of you fellow man and to love one another. (Romans 3:9-31, John 15:17, Luke 10:25-37, Ephesians 2:8-10)
A True Christian does not condemn others for their sins for God did not sent his son to the world to condemn it, but to save it through him. (John 3:17, Luke 6:37, 1 Peter 2:22)
A True Christian sings, dances, and praises God not so that he/she can impress other people or God, but because he/she loves God and his son. (Matthew 22:37-39)
A True Christian speaks for those who can't speak for themselves. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
A True Christian does not hate people, but sins. For those
Objective Proof of GodIf I tossed a coin 2000 times and called it right every single time, what would you think?Objective Proof of God3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I can only imagine some of the things you would be thinking, but they would all stem from one rationalization: that what was happening defied logic.
To make sure we are on the same page, let me give you some quick facts about the Bible: The Bible was written over a span of about 1500 years (from 1445 BC to 95 AD) in 3 continents, in 3 languages, by 40 authors, and has 66 books. It's mostly a collection of letters written to churches. We can verify the dates of the books of the Bible through the efforts of historians, linguists, and archeologists.
" . . . a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. . . They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." Psalm 22: 17-18
What event is this verse referring to? If you have a basic knowledge of Christianity, then you know this is talking about Jesus' crucifixion. If you
FlutterMac Chapter one: EEP! and Fall.*Fluttershy's cottage, 7am*FlutterMac Chapter one: EEP! and Fall.2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Fluttershy was snoozing peacefully in the upstairs bedroom of the small cottage which she happily shared with her pet rabbit: Angel Bunny, Who wasn't much of an angel at all. She was jolted awake by the piercing sound of shattering glass.
Fluttershy leaped from her bed to cower behind the wardrobe in the far corner of her room.
There's somepony in my cottage! There's somepony in my cottage! Oh no! Oh please don't hurt me! Maybe if I keep quiet and stay out of sight they'll leave me alone.
She curled herself up in a ball and tried to make herself as small as possible, shivering and whimpering quietly. There were quiet thumps coming up the stairs.
Oh no! they know I'm here! I have to stay quiet!
Fluttershy stuffed one of her front hooves in her mouth and waited, shivering and terrified as the thumps got closer and closer. Then they stopped right outside her open doorway. A long shadow slithered up the wall just in front of her. Then the t
.:. Forever .:.Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing,.:. Forever .:.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't be such a goody goody.
Sometimes I want to shut up and let it be,
Don't waste your time.
Sometimes I think I'd just be better off if I say nothing,
Shhhh...Shutup. Nothing you say will help them.
Sometimes I don't think it would make a difference,
Give it up, you'll never get through to them.
Sometimes it is difficult to stand out among others and speak the truth,
Do you really want to be the center of attention?
Sometimes I just want to give up,
That's right, just give it up.
Give up and let it be,
Give up and conform to their standards,
Give up and ignore your conscience,
Give it all up because you are weak and nothing you ever do will make a difference.
But then I remember that I'm not alone,
Shhhh... don't wake up.
That He who is protecting me is far greater than any enemy I face,
Don't be ridiculous, there's no one protecting you!
That He who speaks for me has t
Another EarthI dreamt one night of another earthAnother Earth9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It was a place of peace and beauty
Where reflective waters softly lapped
Upon beaches of lavender sands.
Rising round about the beach in majesty
Were mountains all in shades of violet
With peaks all coved in pink snow
Long I stood, my mind filled with awe
As around me the wind moved my cloak
When once I could take in more wonder
Up I looked, into the cobalt sky
Above me were fluffy peach clouds
Gliding silently over the face
Of what I took to be the planet Saturn.
As I gazed up at the ringed planet
I noticed a moon could be seen
But the moon was so small when compared
With the incredible size of the misplaced planet
I wondered if those who lived upon this earth
Had ever strived to put a man upon that planet
Just as we had put a man onto our moon.
For just a moment I began to fear
That I was quite alone on this earth
Then I looked about the silent land
Until, hidden behind the purple mountain
And hard against the lavender beach,
My heart is like a heavy stoneMy heart is like a heavy stoneMy heart is like a heavy stone1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
laid upon this mount
where a rough edged pebble has written an epitaph
and the trees above they sing no song of lamentation
I stood beneath a currant tree
whose smell is sweet
towering giants scrape forth the skies
either shading the weary or sore to the eyes
those titans which was brewed from the hands of the sun
grew forth with much gusto grew forth with much pride
whose features are flawless
their bloodline as though of a king
they poised themselves with the air
of a deity
Each with a shade
Each with a fragrance
Each with a name
Each has come forth to refresh the dull frame
of a lonely top
all came forth to crop the surface
with things like roses and lilies
All came from spring's produce
I sat upon a rock
which was gray
which was tall
which was rather lopsided on one angle
I thought it was an achievement
that I ran away from the noisy world
I was quite fascinated that a curling parasite
green and persistent
with much integrity
The Return Of A LegendThe Return Of A Legend5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One thousand wild horses and the burning flame.
The past was so terrible and the labour was to blame.
Whilst your dear sisters perished.
Your dearer fans cherished.
Until the 60's, when the end finally came
After a finale worth it's 15 guineas weight in gold.
Your employers made you redundant branding you as too old.
To the rescue the people came.
To preserve, run and maintain.
And over 41 years the legend again and again is retold.
As the 15 year silence is about to be broken by your voice.
The community of your followers can once again rejoice.
That the legend is born again.
Bursting through steam with her loyal men.
And round the Lancashire hills will ricochet the noise.
Not all your sisters disappeared from existence.
And despite the many companies rigorous resistance.
You shine on into the night.
Painted black but beacon bright.
And to the ranks you join the front defence.
Return of the legend, the one they all will say.
Is the most special of them all in every single way.
Why do I love GodI love God because He loved me first.Why do I love God8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I love God because He cares for me 24/24 and 7/7 without getting bored.
I love God because even though I do many mistakes, He always forgives me when I tell Him sorry.
I love God because whenever I talk to Him, He is there.
I love God because He loves me even though I mess up.
I love God because He always answers my prayers, His own way.
I love God because His way is always the best.
I love God because I enjoy being with Him.
I love God because He enjoys being with me.
I love God because when He doesn't give me what I want, He gives me better.
I love God because He is stronger than my enemy.
I love God because He can do everything.
I love God because when I travel, I don't have to use a long distance phone to call him.
I love God because He always has all the time for me.
I love God because I can't pay Him back, and I don't need to.
I love God because the things he asks me to do make my life better.
I love God because I can always ask him for help.
FlutterMacIt was the orange light of Celestia's setting sun reflected across her pale yellow body hair that caught his attention on the onset. Big Macintosh had been toiling in the apple orchards all day, his body sore and every muscle in his equine body strained. He never had much to be happy about and there was always too much work to do to survive. And that's when he saw her atop the hill.FlutterMac3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Unhitching himself from the wagon, the work pony slowly trotted up the hill. He'd noticed the pegasus pony Fluttershy before, but he had never truely NOTICED her before this moment. His sister's other friends were always so brash or loud, so he never got the chance to ever meet just her. And, seeing her on this hilltop alone, for the first time in his life he did not think about apples.
Fluttershy had had a long day tending the animals of the forest. The shrews had suffered a nasty cold, so she had to quarantine them from the other animals. She hated keeping them in the hutch outside her house, but she didn
GoodbyeI will never forget you,Goodbye2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Though I may meet someone new,
You'll be a friend, but my heart,
Will never belong to you.
Letting go is hard,
But when all the sadness clears,
There will not be a reason,
To shed another tear.
My love you took for granted,
But I gave it anyway,
And still you overlook me,
Even to this day.
Of all the times you hurt me,
And all the times I've cried,
I think of why I worked so hard,
And why I even tried.
You said you'd love me forever,
But forever has come and gone,
And still I sit and wonder,
Where it all went wrong.
But now I see what's really there,
And there's nothing I could have done,
You can't help who you love,
And I just wasn't the one.
We occasionally had some good times,
And we had some really bad,
But the strength to keep on going,
I simply didn't have.
I'm sorry our time has ended,
And we couldn't make things work,
Wait, I'm not sorry that,
You acted like a jerk.
I know I wasn't perfect,
But I gave you all I had,
And if we were so deep in love,
Wounded Chapter 2 Like a dogWounded Chapter 2 Like a dog2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(After the Lorax helped wrap Once-ler's hand,he walked to bed and fell alsleep.
"Goodnight dear."The Lorax said kissing him on the cheek.
Then he and the Greed-ler went to bed also.
At first Once-ler slept pretty soundly.
Dreaming bunnies playfully bouncing through a field.
One of Once-ler's favs but the everything when black.
"No,No."he mummbled in his sleep.
He want the bunnies back.
His body started fell hot and broke in sweat,but his mind was unaware.
He wiggled and accidently hit Greed-ler in the side of the head.
The black form a wolf-like shape that Once-ler almost competely forgot about bunnies for a moment.
"You are one of us now,Once-ler."the wolf said.
"Wait."Once-ler said to the wolf who was now was starting ran.
Once-ler was not aware that Greed-ler was awoke by the hit and was alittle mad.
"Hey what's the ..."
He nearly gasped to see fur forming on Once-ler's face and his ears pointing in the moonlight.
"Oh my gosh"
Once-ler was patting ,his tounge out.
"Please wait."in h
The Terror of the NorthWhen the young woman extinguished the flames from her body and leapt to the edge of the stage to take a bow, the only member of the audience who did not rise and clap was Keizen. He remained in his seat, arms crossed and a detached expression on his face that could have passed for boredom. No one else seemed to notice. The mage beamed and withdrew a bright red handkerchief from some mysterious hiding spot on her skimpy outfit and wiped her dark forehead. A male assistant, also dressed in a flashy version of the traditional garb of one of the southern countries, appeared onstage with a glass of water. The crowd broke up, some drifting off to watch the next act, others to approach the stage. The woman sipped her drink and chatted with her fans in a voice as full of sunshine as her smile.The Terror of the North2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Keizen retraced his steps to the wooden post near the entrance of the sideshow which listed the day's events. After that performance he was seriously considering leaving early. Mages and daredevils were
At Last I See the Light"Fluttershy? Darling, are you all right? You've been in there for nearly an hour!"At Last I See the Light3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The butter colored pegasus sank lower in the water she was soaking in, not wanting to even acknowledge hearing the concerned questioning from her best friend. The idea of a nice hot bath had been a wonderful suggestion at first. With added bath salts and oils, Fluttershy felt the tension leaving her body as soon as she was immersed, the knots in her stomach unwinding themselves. She relaxed with her eyes closed and inhaled the fresh scents of vanilla and cotton, and for a little while she was at peace.
When the water began to cool the knots started reforming. The lost tension came creeping back in with every second that ticked by. Eventually she was right back where she started and when Rarity came in to see as much, the white unicorn looked at her with humor laced sympathy.
"You do realize you can't simply stay in there forever, right? How you haven't withered away into nothing more than a prune by now
LifeOne moment, you're there. The next, you're not. Simple as that. And yet, it's so complex, so mystifying. It easily perplexes many. How can it be so close, so intimate to us, and yet remain a mystery like that? Such a small event being so big? Having such a huge effect? These unanswered questions express the mystery and uncertainty of those who feel its effects. They were so healthy, so happy...Life1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
But now you'll never see their face again. Hear their voice. Feel their touch.
The tears stream down the faces of the close ones. They hold onto one another, thinking that, if they hold on tight enough, that person passed might feel as well, and come back to them. They don't want to recognize the fact that it's all over. All of it. They cling to a wish. That wish is slowly pushed away as time progresses and sanity returns. They run out of tears. The future is dark to them, filled with some more of these tragic cases. They turn to the past, where everyone is still "there." They let themselves get
Tomorrow is BelievingYesterday I considered myself a dust moteTomorrow is Believing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and climbed out of my window into the helixes
of peoples' ears.
I think I am a monarch butterfly surrounded by
peppered moths here.
They're all a hive of bees and what am I?
Perhaps a bluebottle on the wall.
They are ever-ready to say that there is no tomorrow
'I give up' 'I quit' 'There is just nothing for me
or for anybody anymore.'
They pulled me with their hook fingers and sat me down
and told me that there was once constellations, the clink
of champagne glasses against curved lips and they
once rode in the passenger seat of a car doing a hundred
and twenty down a motorway with the windows open and
the hot summer in their billowing hair.
They tell me that they wished at eleven minutes past
eleven and spent years perfecting recipes to what they call
'the perfect life' only to one day stop believing
when morning came knocking for them.
'Tomorrow I'll be sailing off to a new state
of apathy' I hear a body breathe.
'No, you won't. Tomorrow is m
The Imperial Guard MarchThe Imperial Guard March7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Imperial Guard Marches To War
(to the tune of "The Army Goes Rolling Along."
Grab a gun, go ahead,
'else the comissar shoots your head.
We are Guardsmen, we're marching to war.
Flak jacket, old flashlight,
Then we're thrust into the fight.
We are guardsmen, we're marching to war.
Then it's hep hep hooray!
The Guard is on it's way.
Read out the litany loud and strong!
And if there's a xeno,
You will always know,
there are guardsmen, and they're marching to war.
Fighting hard, with honor,
For our loving Emperor,
We are Guardsmen, we're marching to war.
Our Faith, is our shield,
And with it, to the battlefield,
We are Guardsmen, we're marching to war.
Then it's hep hep hooray!
The Guard is on it's way.
Read out the litany loud and strong!
And if there's a xeno,
You will always know,
There are Guardsmen, and they're marching to war.
Come young ones, join our ranks,
Add some pilots to our tanks.
We are Guardsmen, we're marching to war.
We shall charge, all en masse,
Let's go kick some c
Gaara's Death The green grass waved sadly in the breeze as Gaara was placed on the open field. Team Gai, Team Kakashi, and Elder Chiyo watched anxiously as Sakura knelt down in front of Gaara's motionless body. She placed her hands gently over his chest to feel for signs of life. Closing her eyes, her hands felt nothing but an empty skin, deprived of all chakra and life.Gaara's Death3 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Sakura-chan " Naruto asked, anxiously stepping forward,
Sadly, Sakura slowly stood up and shook her head, he was dead, just as Deidara had confirmed, just as everyone had guessed. Sadness and grief hung like a giant storm cloud over the group of ninja. Even the wind seemed to be crying out in mourning. It blew over the field, forming ripples in the grass. A soft breeze rustled Gaara's brick red hair. Naruto's eyes went wide with shock and his face chan
A Tale of Two Auras - Lucario TFMe and my Moryl, we're like a pair.A Tale of Two Auras - Lucario TF3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
We have loved each other for as far as we remember. We've had so many times together, especially all the crazy dates we went through.
And ever since, I thought, He's the one.
But what happened after our engagement will forever be a part of my life. And here's how it happened.
It all started at the movies. We went to go see that new movie, "The Sitter." It was a blast. Moryl and I couldn't stop laughing over the hilarious torture that Jonah Hill's character went through.
When the movie was over, we left the theatre with confidence. The movie to me was awesome. As for Moryl, he looked like he enjoyed the movie too.
As we walked out of the theatre, he got the chance to talk to me. "Akarii," he asked me, "There's something I have to ask you."
"Yes, my Moryl?" I asked.
"Will you " he got nervous. Then after a few seconds, he finally kneeled befor
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Minor Characters pt1This is a BIG topic to try and cover, a very major one so please bear with me. Remember that there's so many different sorts of minor characters, it would be impossible to try and cover them all here!Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Minor Characters pt12 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome to Part One. This is where the explanations of Minor Character alignments and types are. Part Two's a great big long structure to help you create your own minor character You're welcome.
-What is it?
Well, a minor character is a character other than the Protagonist, or the Antagonist. That's it. They come in three basic flavours: Supporting Characters, Non-Supporting/Antagonistic Characters, and Neutral Characters, and range in importance from so very minor they are only named once, to throwaway characters used as a joke or 'Deus Ex Machina' (where they just appear to save the day), to cameos, to characters crucial to the plot!
They can switch between these three categories, and sometimes are in two categories (ie becoming a traitor, becoming
Chapter 1 and 2 --Teo and Champ--Chapter 1 and 2 --Teo and Champ--Chapter 1 and 2 --Teo and Champ--2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The morning was exceptionally dark and quiet, even in the hours that in the summer would eventually be considered dawn. The ground was touched by only a small layer of frost, and the air had a warm feel to it that would eventually welcome spring. Many of the animals in the shelter were already up, examining the night before the sun came up and the humans came back. A pack of shadows off in the distance were drawing little attention, though making a loud racket in the morning silence. The other inhabitants usually left them alone, as they had their own problems and joys that they would have liked to fulfill when the sun came up. Their paws tramped through, crunching the grass with tongues lolling from their mouths, breath expressed with clouds as they exhaled. Even on the most peaceful on mornings, they were searching anxiously for a rebellious member of their pack that they all loved very much. Every morning they would have
Nightmare (King of Hearts Contest Entry)Nightmare (King of Hearts Contest Entry)2 years ago in Drama More Like This
King of Hearts Entry
WARNING: THIS STORY IS THEMED FOR HORROR. THAT MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS AND A FAIR BIT OF SWEARING. THERE IS NO MATURE FILTER ON THIS BECAUSE I DID NOT FEEL IT WAS NECESSARY, AND I WILL ENABLE IT IF THE AUDIENCE INSISTS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Ow... everything hurts... why does everything hurt...?
Groaning, I sat up in the middle of... wherever the hell I was. "What the...?" I whispered as I looked around. I couldn't see much in the darkness, but it was perfectly clear that I wasn't in my room anymore. But as for exactly where I was... I don't know. If I didn't know better, I'd say that I was in a padded white room.
How the hell did I get here? I thought to myself as I slowly pushed the cell door open. The thing creaked and groaned more than a 90-year-old man with arthritis- a clear sign that wherever I was, nobody had been here for a looooong time. Beyond the door was a small hallway,
CRAZY 4 LOVE CAKE Chapter 1 Crazy 4 Love CakeCRAZY 4 LOVE CAKE Chapter 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
It was a small,vacant day on a distant planet,far far away.Little did these tiny,but ferocious creatures were up to a fight for a friend.A friend,his name was Captain Olimar.He had crashed on to this "distant planet".Then he had found a ship,it sprang out a small seed,he pulled it out of the ground,and voila.The Pikmin population has begun.The Pikmin helped Olimar carry his missing ship parts,defeat enemies,and more.But one day,in the Forest Navel,something happened that would change the life of a Yellow Pikmin,a White Pikmin,a Purple Pikmin,a Red Pikmin,and most importantly,a very calm Blue Pikmin.The story you may ask? It begins,as when a happy Yellow Pikmin was sprouted.But wait,this whole chapter isn't going to be all about the background stuff,right? Noo,you wanna hear the real thing,don't you? Haha,okay,calm down.I'll tell you.*takes deep breath*
One day,in the Forest Navel,Olimar and 15 Red Pikmin,and 12 Yellow Pikm
The Legend of Spyro Altair cha5The Legend of Spyro: Altair ch5The Legend of Spyro Altair cha53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cynder holding the head of his brother, who is almost killed by bleeding from the fight he had with Spyro, the guards came as quickly as possible and tried to carry a camera safe Altair, in order to relieve it, but Cynder said...
Cynder: no! do not, they can get any worse, is losing much blood, quickly bring the red crystal to cure
Flame: Cynder can not, we have to take it to the healing room.
Cyril: I have a better idea, this will prevent blood *Altair approaches and freezing cold wind blows prevent bleeding neck* and thus avoid losing more blood.
Cynder: Well, but it will move, we can hurt more than I already said, fences fast for crystals.
Flame ran as fast as possible to the crystal room of the temple and a few red crystals short for the wounds to disappear, and the return of the ice was melting, but Altair's neck wounds were closed with ice, but the teeth marks will stay for life, spent 3 days and did not wake Altair was in a coma, while Cyn
FR Nuzlocke Chapter 4: Rules and Bloody FacesFR Nuzlocke Chapter 4: Rules and Bloody Faces2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Two days had passed since Zanas, Prince and Duke marched from the safety of the boy's empty home. They passed a handful of houses still locked up and quiet so early in the morning as well as a few shops that sold dolls and homemade trinkets, also closed before working hours and of course the lab which may have had its lights on, but if anyone was still inside they were fast asleep.
Zanas didn't stop for even the briefest moment at any of these places. He didn't need to sit down and reminisce about days past. His life in Pallet was like an episode on TV that had been a rerun since the pilot, and he was sick of it. Always the same jokes and people with the same daily grind. It wasn't a bad life per se; it just got dull far too quickly. Add in a rather tough childhood of bullies and bruises up till high school, and there wasn't much to reflect positively on.
Zanas didn't have second thoughts, not this late in. When he stepped into the tall grass, he took off running, holding Prince on his