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So partaking in the Eucharist is actually eating a part of Jesus? Isn’t that cannibalism? O_O And isn’t worshiping the cracker that allegedly contains God a form of idolizing an inanimate object?
I just don’t remember anywhere Biblically that states that we have to eat a cracker to get to Heaven…that would involve works, which would make it works-based. But then that would negate the “by grace alone and faith alone we are saved” verses…
Romans 11:6 clarifies this matter, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But IF IT BE OF WORKS, THEN IT IS NO MORE GRACE: otherwise work is no more work.” If salvation comes by works, then it is NOT by God’s grace anymore. The whole reason that Jesus died on the cross is because we cannot do enough good works to get saved. There is NO amount of good deeds that can reconcile us to God. Only through Jesus Christ can anyone be saved. If it is possible for us to get to Heaven by living a good and upright life, then Jesus died for nothing… “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN” (Galatians 2:21).
Thank you for your opinion. I looked at those readings. Please see these:
Eucharist: Jn 6:35-71, Mt 26:26, Mk 14:22, Lk 22:17, 1 Cor 10:16, 1 Cor 11:23-29, Ex 12:8,46, Jn 1:29, 1 Cor 5:7, Jn 6:63 where in the original language the words “gnaw” and “consume” word used and “sarx” meaning flesh/meat not the “symbolic body”
For faith and works - anyone can have faith, the devil has faith. It’s what you do with that faith (your works) that actually makes a difference. Please see: Jam 2:24 (a man is justified by works and not by faith alone), Jam 2:26 (Faith without works is dead) Gal 5:6 (only thing that counts is faith working in love) 1 Cor 13:2 (Faith without love is nothing) Jn 14:15 (if you love me, keep my commandments) Mt 19:16-17 (if wish to enter into life, keep my commandments)
So if we are keeping his commandments then we must be doing good works so what is the issue? You can’t simply believe and expect. That isn’t a relationship but a magical genie. God wants a relationship which is a two way street of sacrifice and desire.
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BuzzFeed: “Porn Is Good For You.” What A Joke.
Two days ago, the popular internet/social media content site, BuzzFeed, posted a video titled “4 Good Reasons To Watch Porn.” (Watch above)
After watching it, we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The video is filled with numerous “facts” that claim to “prove” that pornography is good for the human mind, body, and spirit.
With an ending title saying, “So good luck with whatever else you do on the internet today,” BuzzFeed is all but encouraging you to go watch some porn and have a nice day.
But it gets even better. BuzzFeed did us all the common courtesy of not listing a single citation or source for the info they promoted.
All sarcasm aside, this video is not only the complete opposite of the truth, but the opposite of everything we do at Fight the New Drug.
Now, you know we’re usually pretty chill here at FTND. We know the truth about the harmful effects of pornography and our simple mission is to educate others and raise awareness on the facts in a cool way.
But when giant companies and organizations with a large reach start to push false information into the general public, that’s when we know we need to Fight the most.
You remember when we posted that blog article a while back, calling out PornHub for their ridiculous advertisements and then recreated them to show the world what the truth behind them was? That post was seen by over 1.2 million people and made a huge splash, showing that the information that big corporations are telling you about porn are only what benefits them, and are not the truth at all.
So today, we’re taking a similar stand and calling out BuzzFeed for promoting lies on something as harmful as pornography.
Below you will find a punch for punch correction with the information from the video (legitimate citations provided for all to see at the end), giving the world what it really needs:
BuzzFeed creates some of the most shared content on the internet. Most the time we enjoy it. Not this time. So if you aren’t cool with false information like this being spread, use this link to share THIS article and let the world know the truth about porn:
Below, you will find all the research we used in the article. Every fact we cited has legitimate, scientific backing.
Good luck getting BuzzFeed to do the same….
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Reblogging NOT for the video (it’s nonsense) but for the rebuttal.
Agree with the rebuttal
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Video: Nick Offerman Recites Some Profound Shower Thoughts [gifs via]
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“They are our own flesh and blood…Who does [ISIS] think it is to drive out our fellow countrymen?!”
“Our country is like a rose, and its petals are the Christians, the Arabs, the Kurds, the Sabians, the Shabak people…These are all our countrymen.”
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