Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt. – Exodus 23:9
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 19:33-34
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. – John 6:27
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. – Acts 17:24-25
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. – Revelation 3:20
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. – Matthew 5:3-11
Of course, there’s plenty more to post but I think I’ll stop here for now. For any truth seekers out there, I just want to let you know that there’s a God who loves you unconditionally. 🙂
Only two I’m keeping up with aside from Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans S2.
Girlish Number – This show is amusing and quite depressing in some ways. The one thing that really attracted me to this anime is that it shits on the corrupt anime industry that’s going on today. More specifically, I enjoyed the knock down on light novel writers by stereotyping them as super shy, unsociable otakus. Burn. But the main focus is on voice actors. Your main character, Chitose, is a girl who’s a rookie in voice acting career. Although arrogant, she’s quite entertaining and it’s fun seeing her facial expressions whenever tables get flipped against her. If you liked Shirobako, definitely pick this up.
Drifters – I love the concept of taking historical figures and putting them in a world where they team up and fight against each other. The humor though is kinda hit or miss at times. Same thing happened with Hellsing Ultimate considering it was by the same author. It’s balls to the wall bloody gory fun. I wish the antagonist side had more compelling characters. So far, we only got emphasis on Joan of Arc. With 10 eps in, I’m guessing it’ll most likely have a season 2 since the story is nowhere near finished.
This has been the weakest season as far as shows I’ve kept up with.
It’s freezing here in the central US which appropriately points to this track. Sad that I’ve never seen them perform this song live.
I’m currently reading this book called No God but One, and have come across this amazing text.
It is virtually impossible to study these matters objectively. Not only do we all have a vested interest in defending the faiths we and our social circles have believed for years, but our beliefs color the way we receive information. The same data will be interpreted differently by people from disparate worldviews…our presuppositions affect the way we interpret the evidence, and we often see what we want to see.
What a compelling observation. That is one of the most intellectual things I’ve read in years.
“Please Lord, help me get one more… help me get one more.”
When I heard that line during the scene where Doss solo rescues the wounded men, I was literally on the verge of tears.
Hacksaw Ridge is probably the best movie I’ve seen this year. It’s also the most intense, graphically violent war film I’ve seen since Saving Private Ryan. When those war scenes hit, they hit hard like a high speed truck that suddenly appears right in your face. But more importantly, it’s a very moving story that’s uplifting and inspirational.
This story was actually based on true events. Desmond Doss did save more than 50 wounded soldiers including the Japanese soldiers left behind in the battlefield of Okinawa. And he was 7th Day Adventist christian who became the first conscientious objector.
The first half of the film focuses on Doss’s civilian life and the persecution he faces during his boot camp training. There’s many happy moments with scenes of Doss and his romantic interest Dorothy. It’s actually quite sweet despite of being hokey at times, but this makes Doss a very likeable character. The 2nd half of the film is where the war comes in. Seeing how convicted Doss throughout in the midst of that brutality was incredible.
Thematically speaking, it’s heavy and multilayered. Desmond wants to serve his country while at the same time follow the commands from the bible. In doing so, he puts his faith as priority over the country’s commands. Which comes to a question, while Desmond certainly glories the Lord from his works, would taking a life of an enemy be glorifying to God considering the circumstances? On top of that, Jesus commands us to love our enemies and forgives those who persecutes us. When Jack Glover told Doss that he believes the book as much as he does, Jack still goes out there to fight the war. It’s a tough question that we Christians have to go through. These are just one of the themes that the movie brings up. Although, this is my first time hearing about 7th Adventist Christians, I don’t see any bible verses about not eating meat or worshiping Saturdays. Sounds like a man made rule from certain divisions. But that’s a discussion for another time.
I came out of the theater absolutely stunned. To say I’m still thinking about this movie after a few days really means something. I actually wouldn’t mind if I went to go see it again! Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but you can’t deny his directing skills. Also, all the actors did a splendid job. Not a single one felt like a miscast. Before people start misunderstanding what this movie is, it’s NOT a christian movie but it’s a movie ABOUT a christian who’s strongly convicted with this way of serving. I highly recommend this film whether or not you’re not into war films.
Update: Here’s an interesting facts/movie comparison.
I knew nothing about Doctor Strange other than knowing it’s a marvel hero.
After seeing this, it’s like a poor man’s Iron Man in terms of formula, except in a breakneck speed without giving us time to properly develop the character. Ever since Civil War, my standards for superhero flicks has risen. It either be on par with Civil War or surpass it. Doctor Strange was as underwhelming and generic as it gets. The plot was nonsensical. Instead of wasting time training Strange, why not have that bald old hag use the men she already has in her dojo? In typical marvel fashion, their villains are weak as their motivations. I can’t even remember their names. The visual effects are the best thing about this movie. It’s like I’m watching Inception on steroids. Of course let’s not forget the acting, Benedict Cumberbatch (I can’t spell his name) fits right in with the character. It’s decently entertaining film, but ultimately forgettable.
And of course, of all the places I forgot to post, it would be my own blog. I already wrote the behind the scenes on my youtube page so read it there cuz I’m not gonna type it all here. I need those views yall! Anyways, hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment and a like or dislike on the video page. It really helps! Thanks.