PurgatoryUnworthy am I to enter the glory,More Like This
too much evil has occured in my story.
But once i purify my slate,
then all will be well and great.
It is my deeds that have given me this chance,
to once again enter this beatiful dance.
Now here I am to pay for my sins,
this purgatory of mine now begins.
It starts as a minor yearning,
nothing difficult for a man of my training and learning.
But slowly it begins to last longer and longer,
each pain getting just a little stronger.
And then the searing came.
I cried out His holy name.
As my body lit ablaze,
I fell into a strange haze.
And just as all was going black,
I felt myself being pulled back.
The inferno had ended, but taken it's toll,
as there was little left of my soul.
But as always, fire is followed by rain,
and this water quickly soothed the pain.
Slowly my spirit began to regenerate,
filled with love and kindness, not hate.
And now that I am able,
I enter into what I once thought a fable.
Christianity and HomosexualitySo a lot of times, the reason people are against homosexuality (or bisexuality, etc), it has to do with religious beliefs, namely the Abrahamic trio (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), and, most vocally in the West, Christianity.More Like This
I would like to do some exploration of that.
First, let’s talk about what is said in the Old Testament.
A student essay I’ve read revealed that a verse in Levitcus, one most often cited, was mistransliterated to mean to be against homosexuality, when it was originally against sleeping with your partner for reasons other than sex;
The National Gay Pentecostal Alliance (NGPA) has analyzed the Leviticus verse in great detail to produce a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew. In English, with minimal punctuation added, they rendered it as: “And with a male thou shalt not lie down in beds of a woman; it is an abomi
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Islam7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity Over IslamMore Like This
1. Secure in my Salvation
-The Qur'an says, "O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, on the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all things," (66:8-9). Notice how it says if you are sincere you </i>may receive forgiveness.
-The problem there is this: how do you know you're sincere enough to be forgiven? If you say yes, are you being boastful? If you say no, are you being too humble?
-As a Christian, I know there is no 'may' or guesswork. By calling on the name of the Lord, I am Saved.
---The question is this: why would I, a Christian, give up my guaranteed Salvation in Jesus Christ when Muslims thems
JesusYou are the firstMore Like This
You are the last
You are the present
You are the past
You are my soul
You are my light
You are my life raft
You are my knight
New mercies each day
You have given to me
Because of You
I miss the mark
And sin pulls us
You make me strong
You never let me go
I know this because
You love me so.
I wonderJesus Christ,More Like This
You bled your love,
laid down Yourself
And gave me lífe
In naked shame You hung,
and You were lifted high
so here I lay in awe
God Weeps.Pitter patter on the windowsMore Like This
Here comes the rain
Steadily it gets harder
Dripping down the window frame.
And look up above
See the source of the rain
It'll have you falling in love.
Right above our very heads
God is weeping
He cries for every one of our sins
The very number is defeating.
Only very rarely
Do we get to see
Displays of His sorrows
Expressed so magnificently.
Once He's wiped His weary eyes
He presents us with a smile
With beautiful colours for our reassurance
To show we're worth all the while.
Hold Me GodHold me GodMore Like This
Hold me close to You
Lift me up with Your hands
Never let me go
I want to be near You
Beside You all the time
Hearing Your voice in my ear,
Telling me there is nothing to fear.