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If you’re looking for different versions and change the language to Hawaii Pidgin there is only one version to choose from (HWCNT).

I don’t think I’m ever using another version again after this discovery. I mean just look:
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It just keeps getting better

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And better

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anD BETTEr

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Seriously. It is hilarious and amazing and I love it.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Why are Christians "right" and Jews and Muslims aren't? Do we share any similarities? What are some faults in then beliefs? Thanks!
themanoctave themanoctave Said:

jesusiwillfollowyou:

I researched this for you, hope it helps <3

Islam is a religion. Religion involves doing things, saying prayers, keeping rituals. However, Christian faith is not a religion but a restored relationship. You can have a relationship with Jesus right now. There is no waiting to see what will happen to you at death. You can claim the promise of eternal life now and know that you are going to heaven when you die. Jesus told a religious man, Nicodemus, that he must be born again. A spiritual rebirth must take place now. (Don’t assume all Christians have this relationship. There are cultural Christians.)

There are 3 main differences between Islam & Christianity:

1.  Christians believe in the Trinity, meaning that God has 3 forms (Father, Son, Holy Ghost/ Spirit).  

While in Islam,

    (a) Trinity is totally rejected. Jesus is neither God, nor Son of God (in the literal sense). Jesus was a human prophet and not divine.

    (a) Muslims worship only God, the one and only the creator of the universe.

    (b) This God (the Quran refers to as Allah) is the God and creator of Jesus and is the same God that Jesus in the current Bible refers to as Father and to whom Jesus used to pray.

    (c) Muslims consider Mohammad, Moses, and Jesus as prophets and messengers sent by God (“messengers” is term that refers to prophets who brought holy scriptures to their people as a message from God). These prophets were human beings, not divine, and should not be worship directly or indirectly.

    (d) Muslims believe that each human being can be called son/daughter of God because he/she was created by God. So there is nothing special or divine about Jesus being called son of God and therefore Jesus should not be worshiped.

    (e) Finally, angels (such as Gabriel) are servants/agents of God. Angels are created by God; therefore, they are not divine and should not be worshiped.

 2. The Quran says Jesus did not die on the cross, but God made it appear that way to people. Furthermore, the Quran also says that Jesus was ascended to Heaven by God. Most Christians today insist Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, but two days later was resurrected.

 3. Christians believe in the concept of “Original Sin” which means that human beings are born as sinners , bearing the burden of the “Original Sin” of Adam and Eve. Muslims do not believe in the ” Original Sin” for 2 main reasons:

      (a) In the Quran, God forgave Adam for what he has done, and

      (b) according to the Quran, no one should be made to bear the burden of someone else’s sin or mistake because it is unfair.

 CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM

The all-important difference between Christianity and Judaism is the Person of Jesus Christ. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of a coming Messiah / Savior (Isaiah 7:14;9:6-7;Micah 5:2). Judaism often recognizes Jesus as a good teacher, and perhaps even a prophet of God. Judaism does not believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Taking it a step further, Christianity teaches that Jesus was God in the flesh (John 1:1,14;Hebrews 1:8). Christianity teaches that God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ so He could lay down His life to pay the price for our sins (Romans 5:8;2 Corinthians 5:21). Judaism strongly denies that Jesus was God or that such a sacrifice was necessary.
-JEN

Found this on the /r/Christianity subreddit. I feel that this still holds true today, as Christians (I’m not talking Westboro, even non-radical Christians) are avidly persecuted each and everyday in a world that claims political correctness and tolerance towards all people. Thoughts?

The atheist can’t find God for the same reason that a thief can’t find a police officer….the thief can’t find the officer cause the thief isn’t looking but God offers Himself to all of us with air that He provides every second of day & night to seek Him…trust me, God does not lie…seek and you will more than find…take heart in that <3

“Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.”

CS. Lewis

If you are Christians, be consistent. Be Christians out and out; Christians every hour, in every part. Beware of halfhearted discipleship, of compromise with evil, of conformity to the world, of trying to serve two masters – to walk in two ways, the narrow and the broad, at once. It will not do. Half-hearted Christianity will only dishonor God, while it makes you miserable.

Horatius Bonar

refreshingthesoul:

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Hey Church,

We need to have a talk about that picture. No, not about the people kissing. We need to talk about that sign. We need to talk about the fact that there is a church building whose sign states that “God does not accept homosexuality, so we don’t either!” in larger print than the announcement that tells people when Bible classes and worship are being offered. We need to talk about the fact that there are people who have no idea what we stand for because so many of us only shout about that with which we don’t agree. We need to talk about the fact that our priorities seem to be dangerously out of whack, so let’s do that.

Seriously, I saw that picture and it just made me angry. Why did it make me angry? Because that’s the church being used to propagate a political belief, one that we don’t all agree on. That sign is the church causing people, real people who need the Lord, to turn away because it makes them feel unwelcome. It makes me angry because it is things like that sign which result in far too many people believing that they are not loved. And when I think about all the LGBTQ people in my life and I think about the fact that so many of them will never step into a church and will never learn who the Lord is because they are constantly being told that God does not accept or love them, that’s not something I can take sitting down.

The idea that a non-heteronormative relationship is a sin is either an opinion or persuasion, not a conviction. When I use the word conviction I use it to refer to the beliefs and values that are essential to a person’s eternal well-being. Convictions are the things that, without, people cannot experience a relationship with the Lord. And what I mean, specifically, by saying this is not a conviction is that a person could be a part of a non-heteronormative relationship and still know the Lord. But how is a person who sees this sign supposed to know that? How is a person, particularly an LGBTQ person, who doesn’t know the Lord supposed to see that and know that they are welcome in His house?

Well, they’re not. Because by placing the things we don’t agree with in big bold letters, and saving the fine print to announce worship and Bible classes, we are telling the world that if they don’t agree with us they are not welcome. And you can say that you’re concerned about their well-being all you want but when a person approaches you and has no idea why you even have a worship hour because you’re too busy telling them what or who you do not accept, I have to conclude that your concern is a load of crap.

People will look at that sign and they will come to dangerous conclusions of what the church as a whole believes is most important. That sign is announcing a political belief to be more important than the gospel. And if you’re okay with that, if you’re okay with people never knowing who God is because you’re more concerned about sharing the things you don’t like, then can you really say you are at all concerned about their eternal well-being?

For the most part, I think we all mean well. I really do. A lot of members of the church see homosexuality as a sin and sin is a dangerous thing. Don’t hear me saying that it’s not. It is, but do you know what is even more dangerous than a specific sin of something like homosexuality? Not knowing Christ is. Not knowing that God loves you and wants a relationship with you is eternally more dangerous than anything else and not knowing often stems from the church using itself to propagate political beliefs over spiritual ones.

Sin is sin, but we can’t force our beliefs on others or it will push them further away from Christ. We must lead by example, by love and faith. If we truly want to spread the gospel, we don’t do it by “punishing the non-believers” or rejecting non-fundamentalists/traditionalists. Bible-thumping and taking verses out of context or taking inapplicable, allegorical passages as arguments against things we merely disagree with lead to more and more disdain and persecution. Events such as this picture and this particular incident break my heart.

I’m not encouraging sin, but we are all forgiven and we must all forgive.

When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.
C.S. Lewis (via allheartmindsoul)

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lightingmypath:

“You can keep sinning, and God will just keep forgiving you, no matter what. This is true, but it doesn’t matter, because: you don’t want to keep sinning. Sin has, time and again failed on its promise to satisfy, and God has always satisfied. God isn’t afraid of the bond you have with your sin because He knows it’s already letting you down. You want more, and He wants more for you.”

— Unka Glen 

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If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.