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4a8f4b No.607599

>>607567

It just lends to needless confusion.




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bc249d No.508486[Reply]

>What is this thread?

The designated political discussion thread. Christians from all parts of the political spectrum are encouraged to discuss relevant political topics and ideas, as well as ask questions and hopefully recieve answers from all points of view. Anything related to politics that doesn't actively involve the Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant churches should go here, so if a politics thread is deleted, this thread is the reason why.

As a reminder:

All board rules apply to this thread, so keep things civil.

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ada0b2 No.607692

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>>607601

>smack-talking based brother Brian

Absolutely dissolute




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dfad1c No.353817[Reply]

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith would not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brethren.”

Luke 22:32

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Confess your offences to one another and pray for one another in order to be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective!

James 5:16

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00ebfb No.607649[Reply]

As an artist, is it sinful to look at nude models to practice anatomy? I want to acquire more technical skill as an artist but don't want to actively partaking in sin.

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aeb089 No.607736

>>607728

>looking at a statue

>2018


7eba64 No.607739

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>>607736

>being able to see anything

>2017+1


2f3821 No.607744

To sin one have to have motives, circumstances and matter. You have no motive (or at least I think that you are not artist only because "tiddies lmao"), nor circumstances (for studying is not near occasion to sin, unless you have private study with some girl, unless of course it's your wife) and matter here is "looking at naked body" which cannot be sin in itself for Christ was naked at Cross and he never lead anyone to sin, nor are doctors sinners when they heal, morover, they are ministers of God according to Sirach.

So yeah, no sin here. But if it start to make you horny, cease.


a27c18 No.607748

>>607649

>As an artist, is it sinful to look at nude models to practice anatomy?

Nah, it's just that you're not really Christian.

Can you name a single artist referenced by Jesus or the apostles?

Artistry is a pagan thing to make the worldly sphere look more pretty.

>But there's so much Christian art

Done by Christians who aren't fully Christian but instead are still touched by Freya and co, whichever applies to the persons particular ethnicity and region.

There isn't a single Christian artist that hasn't intrinsically defied the idolatry and graven image thing, even if it's Christian themed.

I'm afraid you're of the many people who still have a soul left, which is good.

They were the main drivers of making Christianity appear cool, even though it goes against everything it stands for.

Congrats, you might just have an afterlife ahead of you.

Of course if you extinguish this drive in you then your soul will be lost and the true gods cannot work through you anymore and you'll just annoint some microwave in your trailer while transferring your lunch money to some televangelist, or something.


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c038c2 No.405648[Reply]

27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8

Post your NoFap successes/woes/prayer requests/ etc.

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a17fae No.607445

>>607356

>>607343

I think God does test us. After all…nothing ever happens without him willing it. It's indeed the devil that tempts us but the God is almighty- He lets him. I do not take this the wrong way - the tests are for our good

The tests make our faith pure. Suffering is what makes us stronger.

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;

you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart

you, God, will not despise

Psalm 51:16-17


d7077b No.607545

I completed the full 90 days a while back before falling into old habits. Now I'm on day 2. Pray for my strength, brothers.


47c204 No.607738

I feel like I gave up…not only on no-fap, but Christianity as a whole, I cannot stop taking His name in vain and it's a deadly sin. What's the point of this fight? I cannot enter Heaven because I am a failure as a Christian; why should I better myself if my fall seems unavoidable?


a17fae No.607750

>>607738

>My fall seems unavoidable

Well probably everyone committed some deadly sin. Everyone probably will do so again. However God is merciful if we truly repent and try to be best versions of ourselves.

The devil himself whispers those thoughts into your heart to get you off the right path, don't fall for it. God knows pretty well we're not perfect I guess he will not judge us expecting to be without any stains.

"Take your cross and follow me" as Jesus said.

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart

you, God, will not despise

>I cannot enter Heaven because I am a failure as a Christian

Well again…let God decide that. He loves you and He is merciful.


a17fae No.607751

Day 51

There always comes a serious temptation after a long flatline. It was a hard struggle the last two days but I think I reached another flatline thanks to the Scripture and prayer.




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c73954 No.607597[Reply]

Can I really keep calling myself a christian? I realised that I don't truly follow Christ's commandement.

I still call my priest father, the bishop monseigneur, etc.

I didn't sell everything I have and give it to the poor to follow Him.

I don't hate my father or mother, my brother…

I don't hate this world, I actually like it. I like the beauty of nature, the sun on my face, the birds

I still care about my own life, my future, the money I need to win to take care for my family.

All the radical commandement of Christ I don't really follow. I claim to repent yet keep doing my daily life. Even if I pray, won't he just say I never knew you when I'll meet him?

Why is it so hard to give up everything we have, everything we do, in order to follow him? I understand why they say in the gospels that His teaching are too hard and that's why some of the disciples walked away. Yet I know Christ is Lord, so can I really walk away? I want to follow his teaching yet that would mean destroying my relation with my wife, my family, my friends. It would mean giving up my own will. It's so hard friends… How do you do it?

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423fac No.607688

>>607597

Is no anon going to correct this poor little anon's errors? Hmm…

First of all, in general, read scripture in the light of sacred Tradition.

Also, it helps to read in context. Some parts of the bible were NEVER meant to be read literally.

I will try to be brief. For more explanation, visit catholicbible101.com or another orthodox Catholic site.

>I still call my priest father, the bishop monseigneur, etc.

Do you also call your teacher "teacher"? If so, there's something else from the same chapter you're not following literally.

>I didn't sell everything I have and give it to the poor to follow Him.

Would it be a sin to sell all you have and give it to the poor and let your children starve? What if you sold your cow and then had no milk to feed your family with? Would that be a sin?

>I don't hate my father or mother, my brother…

If your mother, father or brother are keeping you from Christ, you must choose Christ instead.

>I don't hate this world, I actually like it. I like the beauty of nature, the sun on my face, the birds

You like the good things but what about all the bad? Do you like those things too?

>I still care about my own life, my future, the money I need to win to take care for my family.

You should care about doing the will of the Father more than all that. Don't worry about "winning" money. Nothing in this world is worth gaining except through God's will.

>I understand why they say in the gospels that His teaching are too hard and that's why some of the disciples walked away

You are referring to Jesus's discourse with the Jews in the synagogue. This teaching is a commandment ofPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


61d774 No.607689

>>607688

I fear and tremble alright. I do fear damnation if I continue this lukewarm christian life and reject the radical aspect. In this case I have no children. Is the comfort of my life with my wife worth more than salvation? I really like your post though but sometimes I feel as if these explanation are just trying to dance around the issue to feel good about the current life I am living.


fb68fa No.607724

>>607597

You aren't required, or even supposed (literally hating your family would be, for example, definitely a sin, others look sinful too), to do these things.

You are a complete beginner to Christianity, don't try to on your own deduce the full Christian morality, you will fail, as you have already shown in this thread.

Also:

>Even if I pray, won't he just say I never knew you when I'll meet him?

https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/hope

>>607689

If you are OP, you haven't even touched the "radical aspect". These rules of yours are hard because they are artificial and exaggerated distortions of the Christian doctrine, instead of being a radical following of it.

>>607608

And what are you?


5c02bd No.607740

>>607597

>I don't hate this world, I actually like it. I like the beauty of nature, the sun on my face, the birds

Nothing wrong with this. We're not Gnostics.


7b39ff No.607749

>>607724

Then what are the radical aspect of christianity? Thanks for the link on hope btw




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ab71c4 No.607737[Reply]

Hello /christian/, long time lurker and (afaik) my first time posting.

I was wondering if anyone else has been feeling this way, I've felt like something is on the horizon for a couple years, but I think I might know what it is now.

I think another Great Awakening is on the horizon for the West, we are going to see the reputation demolition attempted to the Scriptures and to Christ (the lost gospel claims, the unreliability myths etc.) is going to be flipped on it's head and we will see enthusiasm for the Lord like we haven't seen in a very long time.

What was considered old and decayed is going to become brand new and radiant, with a passion for God that has laid dormant as of late.

Time will tell what happens, but I do know that God has the last word on everything and all things work together for those who love Him and to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Take care and God bless.

1f6608 No.607746

You may have the gift of prophecy. We'll see.


dc0d1d No.607747

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Each Great Awakening fucked up Protestantism even more, and practically all signs on Earth and Heaven are telling us that we are at the end of fifth age of Church which will end with great chastisement and will put end to heresies of old. So yeah, you might be onto something.




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e93db7 No.607698[Reply]

Hello, and God bless. To preface, I have followed protestant, specifically reformed theology for a while now, and have had reservations about the legitimacy of the teachings. I prayed to God to help me find the right path, and it has lead me to Orthodoxy. The only issue is that there are VERY few diocese in my country, and none in ANY of the areas I could transfer for work. How do I follow and practise Orthodoxy without access to a diocese, where can I go to learn?

Keep in mind this isn’t a protestant v orthodox v catholic thread, this is a personal problem that I’m hoping to get help with, so please be civil.

30b453 No.607710

Which country? There's no oriental orthodox either?


563ecd No.607719

Email your nearest priest about the problem, that is the best thing to do.


6b334d No.607722

Become Catholic.


f59336 No.607735

>>607732

>throw out two millennia of Church teachings

Solid advice right there


b5a4e7 No.607745

If I remember correctly, Orthodox Church teaches that you have to partake in Liturgy at least once a month. But your local bishop should give you dispensation to use Catholic sacraments, epsecially Confession and Eucharist. But I might be wrong.

But yeah OP, just move.




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d69e49 No.607685[Reply]

Just found this series on /pol/ and had to repost.

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a56bf1 No.607701

>>607699

Obviously if they BEGAME they would then end up just as worldly as the group they were BEGOMING.


d69e49 No.607704

>>607699

It would be better if they reformed their ecclesiology, and sought a better balance between separation from and witnessing Christ among the general public.


d98615 No.607729

post the doc about Amish where it's a family and it's really cozy then they baptize themselves again at the end. lord have mercy


fc8c5e No.607742

>>607699

>>607701

What does begame mean?


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20136a No.607639[Reply]

What are some good books on classical metaphysics? Just read Edward Feser's "Scholastic Metaphysics" and am interested to know more

4b3365 No.607673

I fell for the Julius evola meme.

Metaphysics is gay


6170f9 No.607677

>>607639

Try reading some Cornelius Van Til

>>607673

It's literally just the study of the foundation of being.


fa38ae No.607679

>>607639

Aristotle, assuming you haven’t read it already


6170f9 No.607681

>>607639

Also you should have done already this >>607679 for history, and τέλος.

Start with The Nicomachean Ethics:^)


3a6feb No.607741

Averros commentaries, even though they are islamic its a great source of info




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01ff8d No.603758[Reply]

I'm giving up meat and dairy. You?

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44be52 No.606634

>>605242

Sundays don't count, right? Just to be sure. I don't all that other stuff but I really want a cold beer.


930e24 No.606696

>>603860

thought this was the cringe thread, i lost


930e24 No.606697

>>605592

>DUDE WHY CAN'T YOU ALL BE PERFECT LIKE ME

lol


4a8d7f No.607705

>>603758

>Lent

I usually give up something easy like junk food, but this year I gave up masturbation. I've gone months without it when I was younger, but now that I'm older and after many years, it really is starting to hurt. I'm going to the gym tomorrow, so hopefully that eases some of the pain in my balls. This is easily going to by my hardest year, but I'm curious if I'll get to a point where it doesn't bother me anymore and how long that'll take to reach.

I'll be happy if I can make it to Easter at my current rate. I threw in no sex too, so I can't just go find an easy lay or pay for one if it gets bad enough either.


cc329a No.607727

>>605592

They're trying not to. That's the whole point of NoFap.




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477ef4 No.602436[Reply]

I like nearly everything about the Orthodox Church but I can't get into icon veneration. I understand the arguments for why it's not idol worship but I don't see for myself a purpose in venerating them (touching, kissing). Can I get around this somehow?

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08c21b No.606270

>>602436

> I understand the arguments for why it's not idol worship but I don't see for myself a purpose in venerating them (touching, kissing). Can I get around this somehow?

just dont do it


3d4fb8 No.607547

>>602436

Hmm, showing respect to a physical object that is a symbol representing something holy.

Would any protestant you know be willing to take a shit and then wipe his ass with pages from his bible? I mean, it's just a lousy fucking book made of paper, it's purely physical, it's not worthy of any respect being paid to it for itself. You can get another one; you can get a KJV version out of copyright for $1 at Dollar General.

If you can't imagine a protestant doing something like this to their bible, then you're starting to understand that everyone who has any religious sense in their body has something that they view as an icon, a symbol, which represents something "holy," or "set aside to the Lord." As such, they view such objects with respect. The object is a reminder, and the act of treating it with respect, especially during an act of worship, is commonplace, even with prots. They'll typically have their Bible in a special place in the house, and will treat it with respect when reading it, as opposed to casually thumbing through it while eating cereal at the breakfast table as if it were a newspaper.

I'll also add that the idea that material objects can have spiritual meaning and power is, itself, Biblical. Elijah's mantle, for example, in the hands of Elisha, could part the waters of the Jordan.


6c0de5 No.607671

>>607547

i used to go to a prot bible study and the dude threw a bible around and stepped on it to prove some point


6066db No.607723

>>607671

Just a thought. Try going back to the prot bible study. Walk up to the big wooden cross they probably have mounted on the wall, cross yourself, and venerate it.

Do you wonder, like I do, whether the pastorbro will smear poop on the cross to 'prove a point'?


6c0de5 No.607726

>>607723

dude made fun of me for having an icon braclet of jesus bc "he wasn't that color" lol what do you mean




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25b7d6 No.607596[Reply]

Tell me anon, what tricks does the Enemy put on you?

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8736aa No.607678

>>607669

I know that feel way too well. Every time I tell me I could stop but somehow manage to do olympic level mental gymnastics. After I feel retarded and ashamed


05e6b1 No.607717

>You know you're an alcoholic and a drug addict; why try to fight it? You'll never give it up completely, so fuck it just go buy some whiskey


4a2ac2 No.607718

Lust. Think I've escaped, but then a girl comes with yoga pants. Or, my own body rebels against me. I haven't masturbated since confession, but have come dangerously, dangerously close.

Thankfully, full-blown pornography does not have a great grip on me.


00f3dc No.607720

>>607718

This. Escape if a girl just looks at me, I get bad thoughts


00f3dc No.607721

>>607720

*except




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79a9e7 No.607709

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>>607693

>dem comments though


8ed971 No.607711

>>607709

>dat kjv-only guy

I didn't know youtube allowed comments to be that long.


79a9e7 No.607716

>>607711

i genuinely think he wrote a novella in one post




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7460da No.605197[Reply]

Post your favorite/rare Christchans. Im also going to be posting a few that need to be colored in, if anybody want to do that.

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>>605966

No because shes no meme. Shes my goal.


ed3874 No.607035

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>>605197

i tried


fea30a No.607427

>>607035

I like it.


bfe586 No.607714

What gun do you think she perfers?


786016 No.607715

>>607714

An old hunting rifle probably




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