vickyvongore asked: Do you think it's okay for a Christian to get involved with politics?

Absolutely. One of the major reasons why politics leaves such a bad taste in people’s mouths is because there’s not enough Christians in politics. 

And getting youth used to our system of government and starting to discuss ideas and issues is super important. To realize that there are two sides to an issue. and just because a point of view is popular doesn’t mean it’s responsible or right.

I think every Christian has a responsibility to be involved in politics to a certain degree. Christians need to vote. Christians need to educate themselves. And we need a few passionate, brilliant people to help with the running of the nation.

Absolutely we need Christians to get involved. But don’t elevate politics over Jesus. And don’t assume that God’s going to fix all of the world’s problems through legislation. He does most of His work through ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

peterdwebb:

The verse “Let no one look down on you because of your youth” isn’t a license to tell people off when they bring up your age or call you immature. Keep reading the verse and you’ll find the proper response: set a righteous example.

Anonymous asked: As a Christian, what do you think about "slut-shaming"?

peterdwebb:

As a Christian I believe that everyone has sinned and the only hope is Jesus Christ. Those who like to condemn others forget that they are in the same position, hopeless without God. 

If we hold a grudge, if we bring others to shame, we’re told that God in heaven won’t forgive us. 

Unforgiveness and condemnation is just as much a sin as adultery.

Check out how Jesus interacted with prostitutes. There was so much love and kindness. 

The message of sin leading to death must always be coupled with the preaching of the availability of total forgiveness, and the knowledge that we are in the same situation: completely dependant on the mercy of God.

Anonymous asked: The bible says you should treat your body like a temple but sometimes anxiety & insecurity makes it hard. What is your opinion on eating disorders?

peterdwebb:

They are not a good thing.

Jesus bore stripes on His back so that you don’t have to cut yourself. 

Jesus is the bread of life so you don’t have to starve or stuff yourself. 

You’ll never find lasting peace apart from God. It just doesn’t exist. There is no goodness without Him. 

Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

Trusting in God is the best way to combat disorders of any kind. 

And the best way to build faith and trust is to spend time with the on you’re trusting. Pray and don’t stop praying. Read the Bible consistently and expect God to work inside you. 

And trust that God’s going to heal you and give you peace. It might not look like what you expected, but if you trust in Him, He will. 

It might be instantaneous. 

It might be over time.

It might be through modern medicine.

It might be through solid counseling. 

If might be today or tomorrow. 

It might be in 5 years. 

It might be at the final resurrection.

It will happen if you trust in Him. 

peterdwebb:

God gives enough strength for each day. Just like the manna in the wilderness, He supplies each day one at a time. Keep going back to Him for sustenance. Don’t feel like you have what it takes to get through next week? You probably don’t. But God will provide.

God is our shield.

— He is between us and our grim circumstance. It might look like we are exposed, but all we must do is remain spiritually positioned behind God, and all blows will be glancing, all arrows will be diverted.

peterdwebb:

We don’t end up succeeding in every venture. Sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes we make mistakes that we can learn from. The awesome truth is that God can achieve victory through our weaknesses and failures. Through Him we are more than conquerors.

peterdwebb:

Some of what you see Christians do is fake. It’s madness to not admit that. The reality is that the genuine experience with the living God is so valuable that we tolerate the ones that fake it and the times we ourselves put up a front. If we were more concerned about killing the moments of hypocrisy than experiencing the real we would shut it all down. Baby, bathwater, all of it. We would give up on the whole church-thing. But the authentic encounter with a real God is so worth it. The cynic says that every Christian has to be correct 100% of the time for this religion to be the real deal. The truth is that we were sinners, we still sin, but there is grace and a relationship and a savior and a king.

Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

— Maya Angelou

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Either way, the gospel is being preached

"It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me. 

But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice.

Apostle Paul, Philippians 1

We forget that there’s two angels to every one of them [demons]. We forget that God already won the victory.

— Lucas Webb

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Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and a cry for help?

— C.S. Lewis

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peterdwebb:

Sometimes you have to tell yourself to worship. Bless the Lord, oh my soul. Worship His holy name.

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Your reaction to your circumstance reveals your character.

— Lucas Webb

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peterdwebb:

forgottenforsakendreamer:

peterdwebb:

Unforgiveness is when you can’t interact with someone without thinking of “that one time.”

So true but it’s hard to forgive when trust has been broken over and over >_

That’s ok, there’s provision for holding a grudge after the 490th time.

But you can’t let the sun go down on your anger, and just like God, your mercies are supposed to be new every morning.

Oh, and if you don’t forgive, God says He won’t forgive you… So probably best not to risk it…