Waking up at Ellis Beach.
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.
Wow… some pretty strong language and tags used here tyleroakley… as a Christian theologian, allow me to correct this.
Jesus condemned all forms of sexual immorality. He said “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’” Jesus is here quoting and affirming the law outlined in Exodus 20:14. The same law expounded in Leviticus. Jesus goes on to raise the bar “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28).
Homosexual activity is clearly condemned repeatedly in the Old and New Testament.
The notion that Jesus came to destroy the law is an early heresy called Antinomianism and has been universally rejected by all wings of the Christian church since the time of Jesus Christ. Jesus explicitly stated “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them” (Matthew 5:17).
The whole point of the law, according to the New Testament, is that no one can keep it. In other words, we are all sinners. Some are tempted in this area. Some are tempted in other areas. But sin is sin and leaves us under the just wrath of God. The point of the cross is not to somehow make sin no longer sinful, but rather to atone for sin. In other words, Jesus Christ took the infinite death that I deserve because of my sin. Whether we are gay, straight, black, white, rich, poor, etc., we stand under the wrath of God until we run to Jesus Christ for rescue. When we admit our sin and turn to Jesus Christ as our only hope for escaping God’s wrath, we are reconciled to God, adopted into his family, and completely accepted by him.
This is the message of Christianity. Jesus himself said that it would divide people and enrage those who reject him. The Apostle Paul specifically refers to “the offense of the cross.” Until a person admits he is a sinner and submits to God, he is lost and without God.
(via tyleroakley)Source: drunkonstephen
Hitler’s First Crush
In his 1953 memoir August Kubizek, a childhood friend of Adolf Hitler, tells the disturbing tale of Hitler’s first love. In 1905, when he was sixteen, Hitler fell madly in love with Stefanie Isak who lived near where he was studying in Linz. A passion that would consume him for four years began rather innocently when Hitler started hanging around on the country lane near Isak’s home in an attempt to catch a glimpse of her. Kubizek describes Isak as being "a distinguished-looking girl, tall and slim" and when Hitler did once see her during his mother’s funeral procession he is said to have found it comforting. Hitler hated those who dared to flirt with Isak, labelling them "conceited blockheads", whilst he spent his time composing love poems, with titles such as ‘Hymn to The Beloved’, for her. However, he never actually spoke to Isak himself, always saying he would do it “tomorrow”, and instead took to stalking and eavesdropping.
Also according to Kubizek:
“Stefanie had no idea how deeply Adolf was in love with her; … When she responded with a smile to his inquiring glance, he was happy and his mood became unlike anything I had ever observed in him. But when Stefanie, as happened just as often, coldly ignored his gaze, he was crushed and ready to destroy himself and the whole world.”
Finally Hitler planned to kidnap Isak and kill both her and himself by jumping off a bridge: "He hit upon a crazy idea: he seriously considered kidnapping Stefanie. He expounded his plan to me in all its details and assigned to me my role. I had to keep the mother engaged in conversation while he seized the girl", Kubizek writes, though Hitler moved to Vienna before his plan could be put into place.
Isak has stated in interviews that she had no idea about Hitler’s feelings for her but she has since come to believe that an anonymous letter asking her to wait until he graduated and then marry him may well have been from Hitler. An early edition of Kubizek’s book, used by the Nazies as a biography of Hitler, was heavily edited, the tale of Hitler’s infatuation with Isak particularly for the reason that Isak was Jewish.
This guy inspires me. I think this scene is my favourite scene in all of Scrubs. And that’s saying something.
Only thing is, his comment about “I’m not gonna be one of those people that dumps [my burdens] on somebody else” is unfortunate. Everyone needs help sometimes. Especially people with mental illness. And that’s ok.