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4f34f4  No.2570

<Stop masturbating

<Stop lusting

<Stop being slothful

Read the Bible

4f34f4  No.2571

File: d60c6586a395d5e⋯.png (1.09 MB, 683x800, 683:800, 1 Peter 2.png)

<How to have a daily devotional.

>Pray to God. Include:

-Adoration

-Confession

-Thanksgiving

-Supplication

>Read the Bible

Do not be sporadic. Choose a plan and stick with it.

>Figure out what the passage teaches on your own

-Where is this in the context of scripture?

-Who is the author and immediate audience?

-Is my doctrine in line with what I read?

>Consult commentaries after independent study for challenging doctrines

biblehub.com

>Pray again

>Face the day

<Online daily reading

https://www.blueletterbible.org/dailyreading/generic.cfm


5eba60  No.2572

File: 76c3b6dbebe150e⋯.png (1.05 MB, 1356x1135, 1356:1135, Capture _2019-01-08-09-58-….png)

blessed thread

day 7 nofap, had a few close moments but praise God for strengthening me


2cedd2  No.2574

I've kinda been slipping up on not masturbating recently, trying to get back on my feet with that one but it's very tough. With God all things are possible so I'm not too worried though. I've been reading the Bible just about daily for probably a month or so now, I think I only missed one day where I was unbelievably busy. But I'm in the book of Psalms now, which I'm liking so far. I've been trying to read through the old testament and have been going through it at about 5 chapters a day (minimum). My productivity could be a bit better, but I'm never extremely slothful. I guess if I had to focus on one change it'd be to spend less time getting caught in the YouTube trap or on chans and reading the Bible instead, but that's been getting better.


3ce681  No.2575

>>2574

>slipping on masturbation

Same, God help us both.

Thanks for sharing, it's encouraging to me.


7f22fa  No.2576

>>2574

I hear you, brother. I went over 30 days but replapsed and now it seems stronger than ever before. God help me. I think the demon at the root of it all is my internet addiction.


4474a8  No.2577

to encourage those who are struggling with nofap, after awhile you will lose all desire to fap, I cant remember how long it took me before that atleast less than 6 months.


b29754  No.2581

>>2577

I look forward to that day, thank you brother.


2bbf63  No.2583

File: 02563785a93ff1f⋯.jpg (57.79 KB, 640x960, 2:3, 1554782046169.jpg)

Just read Leviticus last night.

Entire chapter in one day. I'm proud of myself. Read the hardest book (so they say) in one day. It gets a bad rep, when i read it the first time I hated ir but maybe it's because I'm saved but I loved it.


3ce681  No.2584

>>2583

Nice. Did you learn anything new?


56a096  No.2588

Pray the Rosary every day!


4f34f4  No.2589

>>2588

Never pray the rosary if you want to obey the first commandment


d90c11  No.2590

>>2589

Based


43dff0  No.2592

>>2589

wrong

The Rosary is our greatest weapon against Satan.


4f34f4  No.2593

>>2592

How did you conclude that?


112e99  No.2599

>>2593

Whenever Mary prays for us, Satan loses power.


4f34f4  No.2602

>>2599

How do you know? This is just another assertion.


d3a4ad  No.2640

File: 298a9dacdcc12e8⋯.jpg (24.49 KB, 567x565, 567:565, 70e.jpg)


ef3c93  No.2706

>>2602

>>2640

>pearls before swine

If you have to ask, you will never know. Pray the Rosary and feel its power for yourself.


fac2a7  No.2734

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56a096  No.2735

>>2734

>I have no mouth and I must argue


fac2a7  No.2737

>>2735

Are you reading the same thread as me? The Catholics made claims and blatantly refused to give any reasoning, even mocking the notion of asking. That is not argumentation.


56a096  No.2751

>>2737

Trying to argue something based on faith is an exercise in futility. You either believe the Rosary has power or you don't. There is literally no way to argue for or against it because it is based on faith, not fact.


7b6c0b  No.2755

>>2751

Absolutely not. God is a God of reason. He created everything as rational, that's the fundamental premise of apologetics. The faith God asks is in something concrete, the gospel.

You are exactly as a cult member. This whole exchange only illustrates the indefensibility of Catholic mariolatry.


56a096  No.2763

>>2755

So, you don't believe there are Mysteries or Miracles? How sad for you.


7b6c0b  No.2764

>>2763

That's not what I said and it's not what you're arguing.

What you are claiming is that anything that is a matter of faith cannot be argued in favor of. I can argue in favor of mysteries and miracles precisely because I have a source of special revelation, the Bible.

What rosary supporters have failed to provide is the very premise for belief that the rosary holds special power. It isn't even a hard question for mainstream Catholics, this is really bizarre. Just say "the church says so", that's at least an answer that can be debated.


ff6f86  No.2852

File: ff762e6eed949d1⋯.jpg (14.49 KB, 600x384, 25:16, enuf.jpg)

FR*CK PORN

FR*CK SODOMITES


226927  No.2855

File: acd20ab255d2637⋯.jpg (92.39 KB, 1418x1425, 1418:1425, 1545433456987.jpg)

>>2570

I think alleviating our gluttony, as in wastefulness, requires perhaps the largest adjustment in lifestyle.

>Figure out what the passage teaches on your own

I consider this vital for any real spiritual growth. Recently been very much enjoying http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/csj/index.htm for daily contemplation.

>>2592

>>2755

God's work in Mary clearly brought her to a state above human, divine. She is the feminine principal of Sophia to Jesus' masculine principal of Logos. The Yin to his Yang, calling upon both aspects, even allegorically/symbolically drives their individuation.

>>2764

I could give the psychological reasoning behind the Rosary and it's function as a tool for spiritual growth. So, I've got a few of Jung's books and various essays as a source. Nothing directly biblical, though.


ff6f86  No.2858

>>2855

>Mary is divine

>Mary is sophia

>Mary is Jesus's foil

You're a heretic even by roman standards


226927  No.2872

File: ec03f818f7d0341⋯.jpg (167 KB, 701x602, 701:602, ws.jpg)

>>2858

>>Mary is divine

Mary's freedom from sin certainly sets her apart from mankind in general, who's common link is original sin and the need for redemption. She will not conceive her child in sin, like all other mothers must. She's lost essential parts of her humanity, the only debate is whether they've been lowered or elevated. If lowered, to what? If elevated, to what? Divinity.

>Mary is Sophia

If Jesus Christ is the Logos, the perfect Word, then the Virgin Mary is Sophia, the complete wisdom. With God and one with God from the beginning, as Mary was with Jesus and one with Jesus from His beginning.

The Assumption of Mary is a vital piece of dogma, providing some hope towards developing a psychologically fulfilling Christian framework. She's currently understood in a masculine sense in that she brings Jesus Christ into perfection, injuring her feminine principal of completeness and immaculate imperfection. This leads to a very real potential for enantiodromia in Christians.

>Mary is Jesus's foil

As mediatrix and mistress of heaven she's functionally on par with Christ, mediator. There is no path forward beyond the ideal perfection personified in Jesus, only regressions away from it or a collapse of the ideal. Any path forward is reliant on the feminine ideal of completeness, which is the ideal personified in Mary.

I feel this understanding has been so stunted mostly due to patriarchal biases.

>You're a heretic even by roman standards

The day I'm executed for what I believe is the day I finally get what I deserve.


53f5e4  No.4197

File: e0fb344ba81d8fe⋯.jpg (215.87 KB, 485x689, 485:689, 1545372423048.jpg)

Officially a member of my new church in my new city bros


2cedd2  No.4210

>>4197

Congrats! I'm at a weird spot between churches right now, would you mind praying for me to find one I like?


2bbf63  No.4231

Bump


078346  No.4238

>>4210

yes of course I will

let us know how it goes bro


a473f8  No.4239

>>2858

Might have learned the trinity from a Muslim.

Surah 5:116

“And behold! God will say: ‘O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah?’


83c6ed  No.4247

>>2570

I've heard SSRIs cause chemical castration so hopefully it will treat my porn addiction in addition to my anxiety and depression


560919  No.4251

>>4247

Are you suicidally depressed? If not, avoid this stuff like the plague.


83c6ed  No.4263

>>4251

>Are you suicidally depressed?

Yes


7a0caa  No.4276

File: a0881d90954f856⋯.jpg (98.38 KB, 683x1024, 683:1024, 1546372219042.jpg)

>>4263

don't do it bro there is so much to live for


223048  No.4433

File: 34caa79f0c584d0⋯.jpg (207.2 KB, 776x1048, 97:131, noteuler.jpg)

File: e9078c6735c9aaa⋯.gif (1.56 MB, 250x300, 5:6, fujiwara.gif)

File: e560f1bffe0cde5⋯.mp4 (7.93 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, Kantai Collection (Kancoll….mp4)

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Been watching a lot of anime lately, since I gave up on Hollywood. Even the lewd stuff is a lot more wholesome than what the jews put out. Maybe I'll make an anime thread.


223048  No.4434

File: 6a5f3776b7bc19c⋯.jpg (51.51 KB, 480x926, 240:463, 1555020685972.jpg)

>>4433

Errr… I like Kaguya-sama's anime and slice of life shows like non non biyori, new game and yuru camp. Fanservice notwithstanding, Monogatari has some nice stories. Anyone know of similar, good shows?


61fb47  No.4435

File: 9a33bb512fe7cf5⋯.jpg (9.89 KB, 300x168, 25:14, images.jpg)

>>4434

Gochuumon wa Usagi desu Ka is super wholesome, check it out.


83c6ed  No.4440

File: 012acfc19123426⋯.jpg (27.21 KB, 800x450, 16:9, no anime.jpg)


fd85d3  No.4442

Last night I fapped to a trap doujin and the trap was surrounded by dudes and servicing them and I self-inserted as the trap and imagined myself sucking dick and getting fucked and being dressed as a girl and it really got me off

I'm still straight but sometimes I feel like that sort of thing might be a little gay


d0cc95  No.4445

>>4442

You're a faggot

Turn or burn


854016  No.4451

>>4445

How do I stop being a faggot?


d0cc95  No.4453

>>4451

>How do I stop being a faggot?

Get saved!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB — Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor fneffeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

On salvation, the holy spirit resides in you and enables you to flee sin, including homosexuality.

The saved also have a promise from God that no temptation will come to them that's more than they can endure:

1 Corinthians 10:13 NASB — No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.


61fb47  No.4454

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854016  No.4460

>>4453

What if I'm saved but still get overwhelmed by faggot lust?


8a1f3f  No.4462

>>4460

You're not promised to be free from temptation after salvation, but as we see in 1 Corinthians 6, fags are not only enabled to conquer their behavior, but justified before God in spite of that sin they had already committed.

Sinning again after conversion is true of every believer to include Paul. However, homosexuality is strange as it seems to only be possible for a reprobate (Romans 1) and so you should seriously consider the validity of your conversion.

I know we might be speaking in hypotheticals. Is that your situation right now?


854016  No.4465

>>4462

>However, homosexuality is strange as it seems to only be possible for a reprobate

Where does it say that? Romans 1 doesn't say anything about sodomy being reprobates only any more than the other sins he lists, in fact if you read on into Romans 2 he accuses some in the church of Rome of committing the sins he lists, but does not seem to address anyone as unbelievers.

>so you should seriously consider the validity of your conversion.

Are you saying that committing this sin means I don't have a state of justification before God?

>Is that your situation right now?

If masturbation to homosexual pornography qualifies as sodomy in and of itself, then yes I am unfortunately still participating in sodomy.


2981d0  No.4466

>>4465

Who is the subject of "them" in "God gave them over"?

What is the "those things that are not convenient"

It's homosexuals, and homosexual acts


223048  No.4472

File: cb6be8e1a3ab478⋯.jpg (132.4 KB, 849x1200, 283:400, forhandholding.jpg)

>>4435

Will do, mate.


e5ef1e  No.4525

Many men in the Bible are physically strong, and it's a point of admiration. What should my goal be?

Is 1/2/3/4 for lifts a fit meme, or a good objective?


000000  No.4584

>>4451

abstain from masturbation, porn and sexual thoughts and your brain will mold itself back to normal in time. also pray for forgiveness


44da30  No.4586

Anyone else (specifically Americans) getting really blackpilled about the abortion issue? It's absolutely terrible that so many people think nothing of it, they even go so far as to dehumanize unborn babies. What's worse is they don't ever listen to reason, they just screech about "keep your religion away from me it's my body and my choice" or whatever nonsense they've heard. I'm libertarian, so I don't think the state should tell people what they can and can't do for every aspect of their lives, but even from a secular perspective abortion is murder, and murder is never okay because it infringes on the rights of another. But liberals won't even listen to that. I'm just starting to get tired of it all, it's such a bleak situation.

>>4525

>Is 1/2/3/4 for lifts a fit meme, or a good objective?

Yes


6e8cbc  No.4589

>>4586

Tell me about it. Yesterday, on Facebook, one of my nieces posted a text meme roughly saying "If you support the abortion ban, unfriend me. There is nothing to discuss between us. You are no friend of mine, and no friend of women." One of my female cousins liked and approved it as well. I obliged to their request, and afterwards messaged basically telling them I still love them, but I have to take my stand.

I also have a female "friend" on my Facebook friend list, who is pretty much your archetypal "Liberal, positive Christian" who fully supports LGBTQ and abortion. She made a post roughly paraphrased "I see you male allies posting pro-women's rights stuff. Keep it up."


a18c33  No.4591

>>4589

Do you have any tips on how to keep your head up, or how to talk to these people about it? My family is all pro-choice (unsurprisingly, considering how secular they are) and it just makes me really sad knowing that they believe this crap.


333695  No.4593

>>4586

This is an extremely optimistic time for Americans on the abortion issue. States are challenging roe in an obvious objective to put it before the supreme court, and the court is looking more and more conservative with each appointment.


6e8cbc  No.4594

>>4591

To paraphrase and efficiently compile relevant verses from God's Word:

Remember that Jesus did not come to bring peace but a sword. Any who do not forsake even their own blood relations for Him, if it comes to hat, are not worthy of Him or the Kingdom. And what secular or blood relation friends you will lose, you will gain all the more in the church community, and amongst fellow believers in the Kingdom to come. Because blessed are you when they persecute you for His name's sake, for likewise they did to the prophets. But woe to you if they speak highly of you, for they spoke the same of the false prophets.

In other words, keep Jesus and God's Law at the forefront of your life, no matter the cost. For ultimately you are a sojourner in this life and fallen world, and are merely preparing yourself to take your place in the permanent new eternal Earth to come.

As for how to talk to these people about it: your miles may vary. I personally find it's better to err on the side of logic and loving patience, forbearance and kindness. The hardline fire and brimstone approach tends to make most people defensive and combative, and hardened of heart. Then again, the latter approach may be what certain people need to hear. Pray to the Holy Spirit for discernment in this matter. And always remember: at the end of the day, God is in control, and as long as you persevere, it will all work out in the end, whether in this life or the next.

Also, never underestimate God's ability to change hearts and minds. Whether it be the Apostle Paul, or an ex-druggie/hippie/hipster/LarPagan like yours truly: do not give up on praying for your family and loved ones, ever. For if an unrighteous judge will hear the cries of widow for justice just based on wanting to make her go away due to her persistence, how much more will a loving merciful God answer the prayers of one who loves him?




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