9 Things You Should Know About Female Body Image Issues — hopefully this gets people to re-think their views.
9. The only complete way to overcome the problem is to have our beliefs about body image transformed by the Holy Spirit. As Heather Davis says in the Journal of Biblical Counseling:
In pursuing worldly beauty, we strive to become this elusive image in place of who we really are. You and I are created in the image of the living God. Our purpose is to reflect His image to the world. But since the fall, we let the world inscribe its image on us. It is the very picture of sin and ultimately death. Instead of being transformed to God’s image, we conform to the world’s image. We are hopelessly stuck in a lifeless cycle, exchanging God for the creature as our object of worship. But God in His mercy rescued us!
In love, God sent Jesus Christ to take on the consequences of our idolatrous affair. He became sin so that we might become righteous. In Christ, God gives us freedom from sin’s power now and hope for its eradication in heaven. God makes you beautiful with the beauty of His Son, Jesus. It is in gazing at God’s image in Jesus Christ that you are transformed. Romans 12:1-2 says, “Therefore, I urge you, (sisters) in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
The 2nd Amendment is safe — for now. Mercifully a few Senators did the right thing. Note how Obama was more upset at losing this bill than he was after Benghazi. And how he has ghoulishly milked the Newtown tragedy but was nearly silent on Aurora. Why? Because the latter was before the election.
But kudos to Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul for being willing to provide leadership where there has been none.
Now – on to Immigration.
More good news: The most important thing about yesterday’s vote: national reciprocal concealed-carry is doable.
And still more good news: Could Obama’s gun-control push cost Democrats the Senate?
A good summary of the moral argument for God’s existence as well as responses to objections to it.
“Day of Silence” — annual homosexual assault on children in schools — taking place this Friday, April 19. Parents can fight back! — Hey, how about a day of silence for the 1,000,000+ unwanted human beings who will be killed in the U.S. this year via abortion?
Never forget the real issues with the Kermit Gosnell story. It isn’t that he did some bad things. What would you expect from an abortionist?! Never be surprised that people who kill babies for a living will lie, have unsanitary clinics, kill babies 30 seconds after it is legal, hide statutory rape and sex trafficking, etc.
The real issues are:
- The Liberal media, Planned Parenthood and false teachers knew that he was far too similar to other abortionists so they tried to hide the truth.
- Killing babies 30 seconds after being born is morally equivalent to killing them in the womb.
- The political correctness of abortion meant that the safety regulations were not enforced for 17 years.
Newtown shooting reaction = take the guns from law-abiding people. Boston bombing reaction = take the guns from law-abiding people.
These scenarios are nearly guaranteed. The media, Liberal politicians and false teachers will be very, very sad if it isn’t #2.
What we can expect once we know what the attack was about:
If it was an Islamist, Dems will immediately proclaim that the person(s) was a lone wolf and not representative or part of the Islamic world in the least, and if you try to link the even to Islamic terrorism, Sharia law, etc, well, you’re an Islamophobe. They’ll also say that we should have more spending and federal government because of this 1 off incident.
If it was a domestic plot, they will immediately look to portray the person(s) as far right, and will keep that narrative up despite any evidence to the contrary, and will make this about the Conservative movement/Republican Party as a whole, demonizing all, attempting to destroy all on the Right, despite Conservatives disowning these fringe groups. Oh, and call for more government and spending and liberty restrictions.
If the person is easily known as a liberal (Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Black Bloc, some environmentalist, etc, groups that Liberals rarely disown), the media will either completely downplay the link and still find a way to blame Republicans or let the story quietly die out while also mentioning that this was an aberration and means we need X (gun control, more spending, bigger government, higher taxes, etc).
Also see: Left hopes bomber is a white dude.
Speaking of the media not reporting important stories, see Top Ten Excuses for Black Mob Violence. So is it racist to report on black-on-white racism? Apparently. Try finding these in the national news.