Dedicated to the sweet Lord Jesus Christ, who is worthy of all the glory and honor due him.
Sorry about all the repeated lines at the top of each of my stories. It never used to do that... Any suggestions on why it happens?
DOB: Sometime in the past
Height: Don't have a ruler
Weight: Don't know exactly
Interests: JESUS, the Bible, hanging out with my friends, reading books and talking about them, skateboarding, HOLY SPIRIT, Creation vs. Evolution debates, being what God wants me to be, playing drums for church, writing creationist essays, being open-minded and surprising people's stereotypes of Christians
Dislikes: lying, cheating, stealing, blasphemy of God, SATAN, being a jerk, FLESH, people having stereotypes about Christians, the fact that people are dying and I sometimes do nothing about it, a changeless life
Pairings: MaryXJoeseph, AdamXEve, JesusXMe, BassXDrums, PurpaXOrange, JackXJill, PaperXPen, eyesXbook,
Books: Bible, The Evolution of a Creationist by Jobe Martin, The Case for the Creator amd The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel, Narnia novels by C.S. Lewis, Evolution Exposed by Roger Patterson, The Irrestible Revolution by Shane Claiborne (thesimpleway.org)
Manga: Manga Messiah, Manga Bible, Serenity
Quotes: "Don't you understand yet?"- Jesus; "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist!" -Title of a book, I don't have enough faith to be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek
Bands: Lecrae and Trip Lee (reachrecords.com), Bloody Sunday, Jesus Wept, War of Ages, Veggie Tales, TobyMac, and whoever else is on my Ipod. I forget...
Bible Verses: Matthew 5, 6, and 7; 1 Thessalonians 4, and 5; LUKE 6:30; ALL OF REVELATION; JEREMIAH 6: 10-11, 29:11; John 3:17; Galatians 5; all of James, especiall James 2; Genesis 1:1; and "My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism," -James 2:1
Bible Translations: NIV, NLT, NKJV, and NASB
(taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, copyright 1973, 1978, and 1984 by International Bible Society)
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."
3In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
4"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
5Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' 8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
9"How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.
10"You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things? 11I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
16"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. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
John the Baptist's Testimony About Jesus
22After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized. 24(This was before John was put in prison.) 25An argument developed between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him."
27To this John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. 28You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him.' 29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30He must become greater; I must become less.
31"The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 35The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."