We have seen incredible changes take place in the liturgy of the Mass — something the Lord would most definitely have been aware of as to when it would occur as He spoke His words of prophecy; and, based on the outrageous scandals of today, one He is showing us clearly He does not approve of! A desecration any true believer today knows we are witnessing.
They are the eagles; the eagles who feed off the Body and Blood of the Lamb and spread the message of this great Gift to give it to others. There is the majesty of the priest who believes to feed the flock as an eagle would feed its young. There is the doting parent who feeds the Truth about Christ to their young. There is the true Church soaring as an eagle that ensures the Host is worshipped in majesty and might. Hidden and veiled under the appearance of Bread and Wine! None can say, "I am better than you.
My sin is not as bad as yours," for in so doing, we exclude ourselves from God's grace by our judgmental spirit and thus are lost without hope. None of us is qualified to cast the first stone.
We are all equally in need of restoration. Let us not focus on heterosexuality nor homosexuality as anything before God, but let us focus on Him who is the hope of our salvation and bow before Him in humility of spirit for "the Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Let us then embrace each other in love -- gay and straight together -- and kneel humbly before the Christ who took our place and tasted death for us that we might stand in His place and share eternal life with Him.
Back to Perspectives Back to Inge's Inklings. Last updated 11 Jul AM. Lift Him up! The sages apparently were unwilling to unify the various Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh and therefore chose to "divide the visions. They did not comprehend that the prophecies concerning the one Messiah would be fulfilled in two distinct ways: Yeshua is both Ben Yosef the Suffering Servant - at His first coming and Ben David the Reigning King - at His second coming.
Both traditional Jews and Christians are therefore awaiting for the appearance of the Messiah - though His followers will joyfully welcome Yeshua back! How was it that Yeshua was able to touch the metzora "leper" and yet remain clean himself Matt unless he the LORD our Healer, the "the learned leper"?
Just as Yeshua spoke with greater authority than Moses Matt. He is the fulfillment of the " Red Heifer " sacrifice. As the prophet Isaiah wrote of Messiah:. Geb, primordial god of the earth. His laughter creates earthquakes. Usually depicted with a snake's head, or as a ram, bull, or crocodile. With Nut, he fathered many of the more famous Egyptian Gods. Shu is the father of Nut and Geb and god of the air. Artwork and legends often have him separating his children.
Nu was the Primordial Egyptian deity of the watery abyss and was usually male, but could be the female Naunet or the male Nun not to be confused with Nuns 'n' Rosaries Nuns. Nu's repressentations varied in more that just gender, ranging from the animal frog, snake , the humanoid blue skinned old man , somewhere in between frog-headed man, snake-headed woman , and the abstract sacred lake, underground stream. The Egyptians also believed in Ammit, which was likely the closest thing they had to a concept of Hell.
She was a demon of some sort no myth ever truly explained where she came from described as a giant cross between a crocodile, lion, and hippopotamus, three animals that the Egyptians believed to be man-eaters.
She lurked in the shadows of the Hall of Judgment, and would deliver a horrible second death to any soul whose heart was weighed down by sin on the Balance of Ma'at, either by devouring them entirely or just their heart. Since the Egyptians considered the heart ib an essential part of the soul, destroying it was the closest thing to the concept of total Cessation of Existence.
Benin Fon Religion gives us Dan the snake, a snake that has coiled itself times above the universe and another times below it to hold existence as we know it, which it also helped its god create, together. Some Christian Fon identify Moses's staff as a representation of him. In Vodoo religion, which also has origins in Benin, Dan is identified with as one of the two serpents of Damballah, whom the large majority of spirits including many divinities in their own right are lesser aspects of.
Ayida-Weddo, a snake married to Damballah that simultaneously dwells in every source of fresh water, including the water in trees and is capable of altering the orbits of planets and stars. She appears to people as a rainbow. Nyname of the Ashanti is pretty eldritch in form, the sun is merely one of his eyes. Ngula, who gave birth to him, was created by him before she did so.
She is somehow both his mother and daughter. He is a very nice guy so it is hard to call him an abomination. His response to being struck repeatedly by an old woman was to not come back to Earth rather than strike back. East and South Asian. Amenominakanushi, who is considered a sort of Supreme Being in some forms of Shinto and considered the center of all creation; all other gods, called kami, are considered a part of him.
Kami themselves could be considered Eldritch Abominations as well, due to just how vague the definition of "kami" is, with descriptions ranging from anthropomorphic to amorphous. Shinto is an animistic religion, so everything in the universe has a kami, including humans.
The kami also symbolize the forces of nature, the cosmos, the laws of physics, etc. When you put that all together, that means that the supreme deity of Shinto did not create the universe; it is the universe itself! He is an Eldritch Abomination consisting entirely of millions upon zillions of lesser Eldritch Abominations, including us.
Interestingly, he is only ever mentioned in the Japanese creation myth. There's also the relatively obscure Japanese star-god Amatsu-Mikaboshi literally " August Star of Heaven " , also called Ame-no-Kagaseo "Brilliant Male" , who most likely qualifies, given the two rather And that's not even getting into the more dubious sources , some of which seem to imply that the August Star is less a spirit per se than a malevolent force that predates creation.
Hundun, similar to Khaos above, is a monster formed from the remnants of the proto-world that was not shaped into the ordered universe in Chinese Mythology. Interpretations of what he is vary: he is sometimes an internal organ-less celestial dog, a faceless giant, a sentient force of nature, or even just a huge lump of flesh.
All are Lovecraftian, but he is usually depicted as quite nice. In one story, two Emperors, Shu and Hu, thought that since they had holes in their bodies eyes, mouth, nostrils, etc , Hundun should have them as well. They thus drilled those holes in Hundun, killing him in the process. Surely he is angry with his son!
To a human king against whom one of his provinces rebelled. If he goes to war against it, does he fight with the living or the dead? Surely he wages war with the living!
In that case, let Him destroy it from the world! Should He destroy His world on account of fools! And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of YHWH comes Joel — This may be illustrated by a parable. To what can this be compared? To a human being who made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp.
The land was torn asunder yet again, this time by power-hungry people of the blood seeking the ultimate power--rule of Cerilia by absorbing the blood of the gods. This time was called the Years of Chaos , and ended when Roele Andu formed the Anuirean Empire to either bring peace to the land Anuirean folklore or subjugate it The Brecht view amongst others.
It was also around this time that the Shadow World was first found by human explorers. Its landscape was eerily similar to Cerilia's, and what happened in Cerilia was mirrored in the Shadow World. The main difference was that the landscape was fluid, mountains grew overnight in places, in other places rivers flowed uphill, time flowed slowly or raced ahead and other peculiarities abounded, the more stable areas were populated by fiends or undead creatures, with ghosts, skeletons or zombies taking the places of peasants laboring, while ghouls ran towns and liches controlled whole kingdoms.
It was discovered that there were "weak spots," places of death and destruction that allowed the Shadow World to press in on Cerilia. At these weak spots, undead could travel through to wreak terror on the living--or the living could stumble through to a land of terror.
Still, the Shadow World posed little threat to those who knew to avoid its dangers, and no one could find a way to bar access to the strange realm or to destroy it, and so the rulers continued on their quests for domination.The touch of the Messiah. But we see a revolution taking place when Yeshua the Messiah overcomes all of these defilements and restrictions: He cures lepers, heals a man born blind, and delivers the woman with the issue of blood – unnamed outcasts were suddenly given new life and a new start.