An angel guided Philip to the one who was seeking for light and who was ready to receive the gospel, and today angels will guide the footsteps of those workers who will allow the Holy Spirit to sanctify their tongues and refine and ennoble their hearts. The angel sent to Philip could himself have done the work for the Ethiopian, but this is not God’s way of working. It is His plan that men are to work for their fellow men."
Ellen G. White, The Acts of the Apostles, p. 109.
Like other Christians, I talked about the “sacrifice” of abstinence. There were princess-themed books about saving our first kiss. Some of us wore purity rings and made pledges to our Daddies not to have sex until we’re married.
Ultimately, we implied that a woman’s inherent worth and dignity could be measured by whether or not a man has touched her.
Glad for this.
Psalms 146:4 “His breath goes forth he returns to his Earth in that very day his thoughts perish.”
O snap is that an Adventist philosoraptor I see? NICE.
Adventist written all over it boo
MORE LIKE PLAIN BIBLE WRITTEN ALL OVER IT AMIRITE?
So let me dispel some common myths the church has when it comes to mental illness.
1. A person struggling with mental illness needs to have more faith.
My faith and my seretonin levels have nothing to do with each other.
2. A person struggling with mental illness should forgo medicine and pray harder.
You wouldn’t tell an asthmatic to pray harder during an asthma attack. You would tell them to suck on that inhaler.
3. A person struggling with mental illness can’t lead in ministry.
Read the Bible. It’s filled with cray ppl like me killing it for God.
Oh. And you are crazier than you think you are.
-Carlos Whittaker, My Panic Attacks, My Mental Illness, And The Church’s Dirty Little Secret
Seeing Is Believing of the Day: Look closely — one sculpture, two radically different interpretations.
This is brilliant and true. (Artist: Francis Tabary)