A 15-year-old girl killed herself after being plagued by rumors that an ex-boyfriend had posted intimate photos of her on social media and incessant bullying from classmates about her hair — and then a photo of her dead body was leaked to a popular messaging app.
Karina Saifer Oliveira, who lived in Brazil, seemed like a typical teenager. Her parents said she was smart and wanted to study law. They said they had no idea that she was thinking of suicide.
It is the parents responsibility to arm your ignorant children of the dangers of dating and the parameters of which they should engage to stay safe. They should be shown my blog or others with these examples of children who engage in child porn, because intimate photos of a fifteen year old is child porn. They should understand that the countless photos of child porn online and porn in general is made to look glamorous, but the effects are damaging.
The only person that should see your naked body should be your husband. The internet is filled with naked rich women and it seems like sexy selfies is cool, but now look at these same rich women and their accusations of sexual harassment for selling sex. There is truth to the law of attraction, although it is a spiritual thing. There is no reason for this behavior and parents should inform their children of what happens to people who perform this. Let them learn from others.
If you take care of the root, the branches die.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it (Genesis 1:27-28). As image bearers of God humans have an obligation to serve him. Whether you were raised in a good home or a bad one, it is important to understand you bear the image of God. His stamp is on his creature. Human: Made by God!
When you understand that you were made by God, you understand why He is concerned with us obeying His will. He owns us. He created us for His enjoyment. Not only that, but God gave us His eternal breath. It is the reason we do not cease to exist, even after death. It is the reason He died for us. We are His creatures. His breathe gives us life.
How much more do men or women fancy their creations, a painting, a song, an organization, a play, etc. Putting themselves into the pieces they create and what response would they have if someone ruined it? Some, have killed men for less. So when God gives you an opportunity to receive a life of peace, a destination of heaven, what do you do? Do you take it or do you reject God who created you in His image? How do you think the God who gave you feelings, would feel?
How evil is it to reject God? It is very evil. The One who gave you life.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A former missionary from Oklahoma convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya was sentenced Monday to 40 years in a federal prison.
U.S. District Judge David L. Russell handed down the sentence to Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He also ordered Durham, of Edmond, to pay restitution of $15,863. Read more
Missionary work has a Scriptural basis, but unfortunately it may be weaponized. You should always question why someone wants to help you, but will not help those in ones own country or family. Always look for patterns of behavior and follow the logic. Would you take care of someones else’s kids before your own? Would you make sure the kid down the block is fed and neglect your kids?
So why would someone leave their country to help others in another country. When they have starving children in the one they left? Does that fit the logic test or is there something sinister underneath?
The Christian is instructed by God to live a life free of unnecessary distractions and one that is filled with loving Him and others created in God’s image. The Christian is instructed to pray for his enemies and do good to them that use them and to turn the ungodly over to the Lord for judgment. God will repay the wicked for their godless deeds and any injustice they practice in oppressing others because of advantage.
On the outset it will look like God has failed the Christian and they were the fools who trusted Him. It will look like the wicked are wise and they are getting away with murder and injustice. It will look like the best decision a Christian can make is to do away with loving others and receiving hate and pick up some of the world’s ways of handling situations. It will appear that Christians are hopeless.
Jesus appeared hopeless when he went to the cross and surrendered his life to mankind. It looked like the leader of Christianity would suffer and die for nothing. His followers scattered and He cried. Three days later he rose from the dead with all power in His hand and a glorified body. He had the keys of hell in his hands and fire in His eyes. Death could not hold him. His oppressors were unable to stop Him from taking the throne and spreading His gospel through the Holy Spirit. His message in the book of Revelation is to hold on to the faith. To keep it close. To not fear death that is promised to some through martyrdom. So that we can mimic the resurrection, when we take our final breathe.
As the world becomes colder, receiving valuable recognition will not come without a high cost. People will use and abuse you for pennies of recognition. Some will even go through dangerous lengths to seek praises from others and their lives will be filled with taking on multiply identities to received that inner validation. You should not require recognition from others. You should not have to drive an expensive car, expensive clothing, purses, or jewelry to receive recognition. As a believer in Jesus Christ, your validation and recognition should come from Jesus.
This is not to say that you deny awards or not smile if you receive a trophy, but these man made tools of recognition should not rule you. Your identity should be solely found in Jesus Christ, as you have died and become a new creature destined for a new heaven & earth. Your old needs should die and behold all things should become new. This means new forms of recognition gleaned from walking in obedience to the wisdom of Jesus Christ. You should glory in God. You should glean all of your recognition from Jesus.
If you feel sad about not receiving recognition from others, it is time you draw near unto God the author and finisher of your faith. When the time comes for extreme persecution you will need to know how to draw everything you need from Jesus.