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John 3:16 KJV: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Lenten Check-in Anonymous 03/25/2023 (Sat) 22:54:54 ID: e36e55 No.24089 [Reply]
Tomorrow (or today, depending on where in the world you are) is the beginning of Passiontide and the final stretch of Lent. How has this season been for you? Have you kept your Lenten penances? I've cheated in a few of mine, admittedly, so I think these next couple of weeks are going to have to be a time to buck up a bit.
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>>24089 I lost
>>24096 If you've fallen off of your horse, now's the time to get back on it.
>>24089 I think I should chill with not eating meat nor just simply consuming animal products (except fish).
I did keep them, although they werent that harsh (no videogaymes). The positive aspect is that i recovered my devotional practices that i had progressively abandoned due to sin and confort. Doing 30 mins mental prayer each day, going to adoration each day, reading the bible each day, doing spiritual reading before bed. As soon we start conceding to sin the devotional life starts crumbling. Cant serve God and mammon indeed.

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St. Simon of Trent Anonymous 03/24/2023 (Fri) 21:11:36 No.24083 [Reply]
March 24 is the feast day of St. Simon of Trent. >"Hail, flowers of the martyrs!” the Church sings in her Office of the Holy Innocents, who were the first to die for Christ; and in every age mere children and infants have gloriously confessed His name. In 1472 the Jews in the city of Trent determined to vent their hate against the Crucified by slaying a Christian child at the coming Passover; and Tobias, one of their numbe, was deputed to entrap a victim. He found a bright, smiling boy named Simon playing outside his home, with no one guarding him. Tobias patted the little fellow’s cheek, and coaxed him to take his hand. The boy, who was not two years old, did so; but he began to call and cry for his mother when he found himself being led from home. Then Tobias gave him a bright coin to look at, and with many kind caresses silenced his grief, and conducted him securely to his house. >At midnight on Holy Thursday the work of butchery began. Having gagged his mouth, they held his arms in the form of a cross, while they pierced his tender body with awls and bodkins in blasphemous mockery of the sufferings of Jesus Christ. After an hour’s torture the little martyr lifted his eyes to heaven and gave up his innocent soul. >The Jews cast his body into the river; but their crime was discovered and punished, while the holy relics were enshrined at St. Peter's Church at Trent, where they have worked many miracles.

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/PAT/ General | Porn-aholics Anonymous Thread Anonymous 12/12/2022 (Mon) 01:05:11 ID: c6a27b No.22229 [Reply]
Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Like many of you I myself am struggling with pornography addiction and have been trying to beat this illness for the better part of 3 years now. I'm dedicating this thread to all my other brothers in arms out there who are fighting the good fight against the wiles of the devil, Lucifer, and his legion of degeneracy he throws our way. I'll be using this thread as both a catalogue of my own experiences, so that they may be used by others for their own benefit, and as a place to store, discuss, and share data, tips, and motivation so as to help us addicts overcome our desire so that we may enjoy life as God intended with clarity of mind and spirit.
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>>24062 Mind over matter. Chastity is of the will, restraining your body in such a way won't help you much. But that being said it wouldn't hurt to try.
>>24062 >using fetish gear to solve sexual immorality.
the "three weeks" concept doesn't seem to apply to porn addictions. i can go three or more weeks without porn, but after a while it all comes back up and it is incredibly difficult to resist urges, it is impossible to get off the mind and it effects my productivity and focus on other things. i've relapsed for about three days in a row over the weekend and I feel awful about it. I still haven't confessed my sins to God, that's what I dread the most is knowing that you're wrong but feeling too ashamed to admit it. >>24062 no, it's a stupid idea, because you'll still have the keys to the cage so you could unlock it any time. you'll also risk injuring yourself wearing it for prolonged periods.
>>24066 it really takes about 2 months so ive heard. Ive had similar problems, after about a week it starts getting bad unless im actively doing something 24/7.
>>24065 Devices to prevent you from masturbating predate the BDSM subculture by quite a bit. >>24066 >you'll still have the keys to the cage so you could unlock it any time Good point.

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Saint Joseph Day Anonymous 03/19/2023 (Sun) 13:37:49 ID: ed0019 No.24054 [Reply]
Oh Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus, purer husband of Mary, You whom passed the live in the perfect fulfillment of the duty, supporting with the job of your hands the holy Family of Nazareth, protects with favour us whom that, with trust go to you. You know ours aspirations, our distress and our hopes: to you we go, because we know to find in you who will protect us. Even you experiment the trial, fatigue, effort, bit with your soul, full of the most deep peace, rejoiced of joy for the intimacy with the Son of God to you entrusted, and with Mary, his sweeter mother. Help us to comprehend that we aren't alone in our job, and to know how to find Jesus alongside us, and to welcome it with grace and guard him faithfully as you did And bless that in our family everything will be sanctified in the charity, patience, justice and in the search for the good. Amen
It's such a shame Joseph doesn't get very much attention. Thank you for the reminder.
>>24059 Here in my country Saint Joseph is Father's Day because we love and respect him. Our patriarch isn't getting disrespected that easily
>>24060 Based, Amen.

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Asbury University Revival Anonymous 02/18/2023 (Sat) 04:42:15 ID: e1cf69 No.23758 [Reply]
>Asbury University has become the sight of a revival gathering, with students and staff engaging in continual worship and prayer on campus over the past few days. >What began as part of a scheduled chapel service on Wednesday morning at Hughes Auditorium in Wilmore, Kentucky, has since transformed into a constant impromptu gathering. >Alexandra Presta, a senior at the university who is also the executive editor for the campus newspaper The Collegian, has witnessed the revival and reported on it. >Presta told The Christian Post on Friday morning that after the chapel service concluded on Wednesday, “roughly 30 students kept going.” They've been joined by others since then. >The chapel service featured a sermon by speaker Zach Meerkreebs based on Romans 12 and the topic of “love in action,” Presta told CP. >“I had left for a few minutes but then felt called to return. Since then, it hasn't stopped. It's been a mix of worship, testimony, prayer, confession, silence,” she explained, calling it “a full experience of the Holy Spirit.” >Presta estimated that as many as 1,000 people have come to the revival gathering since it started, noting that while “some have come and gone,” there are others who “have slept on the floor and continued to praise God nonstop.” https://www.christianpost.com/news/asbury-university-senior-revival-is-a-humbling-before-the-lord.html
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>>23868 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23
>>23871 Damn that hits hard
>>23871 that is for me, the video maker or for the people of asbury?
>>23883 The queers of Asbury
>>23884 >>23868 If they actually pray to Jesus He would give them the grace of repentance and healing. But they are probably praying to what they want Jesus to be, some hippie idol.

Salvation Through Christ Alone = Gnostic Christianity Anonymous 03/01/2023 (Wed) 03:14:01 ID: 06b076 No.23895 [Reply]
The Gnostic Christians were proto protestant in a sense. Before engaging this idea a few understandings must be agreed upon >there was no gnostic "church" >they were understood for most of history through the lens of a detractor deeming them heretics, who himself had doctrine considered heretical >there is no perfect unified system and the beliefs vary >the idea that could aptly unite them is that knowledge through Christ could offer salvation This is the notion of salvation through faith alone. It says that nothing you do actually matters, it's what you think, and if what you think is a thought construct on the nature of Christ, his death, his resurrection, the implications of his death in light of the rest of the Bible, etc, that you're as good as saved, even if you sin. I see this as a welcome development and while MOST Christians who espouse salvation through faith alone aggressively would likely reject Gnosticism outright as heresy, they are still focusing on the idea. I think that salvation through faith alone is actually the same idea that much of gnosis derives from. The issue is that people who preach salvation through faith alone are at odds with Catholics and numerous other christian run off cults that preach works based heresy while consorting with worldly powers, and so they lean heavily on literalism to boost their doctrine. What they should be considering is what marcion considered and throwing the whole OT out. After all, most Christians DO throw the OT out in favor of a few passages here or there in the NT. They wouldn't say that of course, but most Christians don't heed the OT. I believe that a resurgence in Christianity is coming in which some of these primordial non denim zoomer churches will get fed up with the prosperity gospel but also realize that it's extremely difficult to recognize both OT and literalism in general to true faith.
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>>23898 >But that doesn't contradict OP at all, if his zoomer proties are going to throw out the while of the OT. Which makes no sense because the NT cites the OT as an authority. >>23899 To add on to this in my Bible study I found that Paul says: Knowledge (gnosis) puffs up 1 Cor 8:1 He differentiates faith from knowledge (gnosis) 1 Cor 13:2 Knowledge (gnosis) will pass away 1 Cor 13:8 (We know that that Christ's word will never pass away (Mat 24:35) https://biblehub.com/greek/gno_sis_1108.htm A Christian that's a gnostic is confused and needs to meditate on the word of God.
>>23900 Sounds like knowledge of the word of God can get in the way of faith.
>>23907 Gnosis is the knowledge falsely so called that Paul warned against. True knowledge of God is unto salvation, being an intimate relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.
>>23907 Depends but this anon is largely correct >>23908
>>23899 French writer Rene Guenon, who seemed to like the idea of the salvation through knowledge, and thus could accurately be called 'gnostic', objected to such names precisely because "there had been at least a dozen cults called Gnostic, some of those believed in diametrically opposed things".

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The Chosen Anonymous 02/26/2023 (Sun) 01:28:47 ID: c45893 No.23835 [Reply]
>the Christian board >there has never been a thread about The Chosen Is it the greatest piece of Christian media since The Passion of the Christ or is it Mormon subversion? Should we stream it?
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It's a good movie about the "Jesus movement" that transformed the hippie movement into a Christian movement.
>>23913 Is that how all these gay Christians came about? Kinda funny how I've been calling them hippie Christians then.
>>23916 They shouldn't make their sin into their identity, but it's better that they're Christian and aware that what they're doing is wrong than just being a rebellious gay. It's not the healthy but the sick who needs a physician.
>>23916 it's not. 'christian gays' started with liberalism. the jesus people movement was an evangelical (and to mainline christians 'fundamentalist') movement that did not accept worldly hippie practices like recreational drug usage & sinful sexual perversions
Cool image, Op.

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SUPER WHOLESOME Christian anime thread Anonymous 10/30/2022 (Sun) 20:49:32 ID: dcccda No.20705 [Reply] [Last]
Talk about WHOLESOME shows and WHOLESOME cute waifus. This thread is NOT allowed to become a borderline /a/ exclave. Posts advocating for yuri/shota (aka homosex) and other degenerate animes are NOT allowed.
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>>20705 >WHOLESOME cute waifus lol If you idolize cartoon characters its not wholesome. Also I'm not Christian but I don't think you're supposed to obsess over cartoons this way in the first place especially not ones by idolatrous heathens like the Japanese. At least Islam is internally consistent in that idolatry and adultery are forbidden in all forms, not just the ones you don't personally indulge in.
>>23826 >At least Islam is internally consistent in that idolatry and adultery are forbidden in all forms, not just the ones you don't personally indulge in.
>>23823 for such a crazy series full of so many new ideas, X did a really good job of fleshing out alot of its characters in response to the world around them. Made it feel really real and there was a big juxtaposition between the younger and older characters as a result.
>>23826 dude they fuck goats. Also you do not understand the charm of these things. In a world so devoid of beauty, art is the only place to turn often, and all beauty is linked back to God. Stop pseudposting all over the place. One day I may meet a non-Christian who isnt a total larping idiot, but that day is not today
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Anonymous 02/25/2023 (Sat) 00:03:12 ID: f9e8ab No.23809 [Reply]
I think the Satanic conspiracy is better for Christians than the racial Jewish conspiracy. The Old testament faith of ancient Judaism Jews became Christians and "those that say they're Jews but are not" are Jews that study the Talmud and the Kabbalah and according to Texe Mars worship a serpent. So the Satanic conspiracy also has an answer to the Jews as well as the Golden calf during the time of Moses.
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>>23856 There is clearly truth to conspiracies, and you have no answer against it. May God bless you.
>>23857 the truth is that they hide the truth in conspiracies so that you waste your time analyzing them while destroying your own soul in their phantasmagoria
>>23860 How i am destroying my soul by exposing a Satanist conspiracy when the bible says to expose evil?
>>23851 But YHWH is jewish?
>>23872 Not really, not even Adam and Eve were jewish or semites. The Eternal Creator of Heavens and Heart is beyond races of humans

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How did you guys quit your vices (porn, alcohol, drugs, etc) Anonymous 01/16/2023 (Mon) 23:33:16 ID: 32d661 No.23460 [Reply]
I'm just curious to hear your guys story, how and what did God do and give you to finally defeats your bad habits and the such (I don't have any files really so here's a random image)
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>>23486 shame comes from satan
>>23460 they are all temptations of Satan. They destroy you, which is what Satan wants.
>>23480 I wonder the same thing, I don't see how piracy is a sin at all. Software should be free when it comes to evil corporations.
>>23633 for one theres the principle of Deuteronomy 25:4 also though, when it comes to free software, you're usually the product. not the software. especially when we're talking about evil mega corps.
>>23633 Not that anon but I feel that a lot of the stuff that I would have to pirate I don't actually need or want and there are free / libre open-source alternatives for the stuff that I actually need to be productive.

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