Anonymous asked:

what if they got halfway through the puddle and then got eaten by sharks?

In case any of you needed some context I’m sure it’s referring to something I reblogged the other day which can be found bellow. 

Don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you”

If someone got eaten by sharks because they were crossing a puddle for you but only got half way; then you punch those sharks in their brain meat a couple times till their teeth are released from said person, you call the ambulance and do all you can to help them. You use your hands to bandage wounds and your ears to listen to specific hurts. 

Because it doesn’t matter what someone would or wouldnt do for you, give everyone your all because that’s what loving someone unconditionally is and that, as a follower of Christ is what we are called to do. It doesn’t matter if their your enemy, your best friend or a stranger down the road, you help them, you serve them and you love them.

I hope that answers your question dear anon friend! Good question though, oft times I wonder the same.  

In case you were wondering how to witness to your professors through homework

I’m sharing this because I am thoroughly satisfied by how I did this. The homework was the study of how words can be defined in different ways and how to properly evaluate the definitions. I chose the word grace. 

Application 2: Grace

  1.  Grace: “instruct[s] us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age”
  2. In this quote the word grace is in an intensional (connotative) definition. I would label this as such because it is assigning a meaning to grace by ‘indicating the qualities or attributes that the word connotes.’ (Logic Patrick Hurley pg. 107) To be even more specific this word is an operational definition because it is explaining what this word ‘does’.
  3. Evaluation:
    1. This definition passes the précising test because it’s a very specific example of what grace is i.e. what it does and what it allows it what not to do.
    2. This also passes the test of theoretical even though it is considered unusual. I’d say it passes because it ‘provides a way of viewing or conceiving these entities that suggests deductive consequences.’ (Patrick Hurley pg. 100)

 

v   Grace: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

v  This definition is ‘Genus and difference’ because it describes it as riches but not any riches but one that is Gods and one that is at Christ’s expense.

  • This passes the test of stipulative definition because it attributes a new definition to the word. Grace has been used for about a thousand years plus before Christ even existed. So it passes the line of chronology and assigns a new word(name specifically) to the definition, specifically Christ.
  • This also passes the test of précising because it reduces the vaugness of the word. The word is no longer ‘an undeserved gift’ but an undeserved gift at the expense of Christs.
  1. Grace: the free and benevolent influence of a holy God operating sovereignly in the lives of undeserving sinners.
  2. This definition is subclass because it many parts of how grace can be used meshed into one. For example grace is not only free, but it is also benevolent, done by God and for someone undeserved. These are all subclasses of how grace could be termed.
  3. Evaluation tests:
    1. This passes the test of précising because it reduces the vagueness of a word with how specific it is.
    2. It also passes the test of stipulative because the definition has been coined with a new term to describe it. This is done so by replacing a very complex mix of few words with a more simple detailed to understand definition.

 

Source:  MacArthur, John. “What Is Grace?” Oneplace.com. Grace To You. Web. 21 Sept. 2014. <http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/grace-to-you/read/articles/what-is-grace-10339.html>.

Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison? Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the little foxes spoil the grapes? Doth not the tiny coral insect build a rock which wrecks a navy? Do not little strokes fell lofty oaks? Will not continual droppings wear away stones? Sin, a little thing? It girded the Redeemer’s head with thorns, and pierced his heart! It made him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe. Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity, you would fly from it as from a serpent, and abhor the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which crucified the Saviour, and you will see it to be “exceeding sinful.”
Charles Spurgeon
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For this is the will of God- your sanctification, that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.
St Paul the Apostle (via tastethesweetnessofdivinity)