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Soulaire

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About Soulaire

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    Getting The Hang Of Things
  • Birthday 07/19/1996

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    http://twitter.com/Soulaire_

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    Hai there!

    I'll update this later on, but for now here's a quick little overview of me:

    I'm a fairly new Christian. I was saved around my 16th birthday, so it's only been a bit more than a year. I was leading a homosexual lifestyle until about 2 or 3 months ago, and am now being continually delivered from it.

    I've been in a Christian home and community all my life, and have gone to church for most of that time.

    Um... hmm... Oh, my favorite colors are Black, Teal, and Purple. And I love music. I draw, sing, write, and frequently attend youth groups and activities. I'm also "scene".

    So that's me... mostly. And like I said I'll update this later.
  • Location
    Ozark, Arkansas
  • Interests
    Singing, drawing, writing, playing video games, and going to concerts. I love good music.
  • Occupation
    Singer and Artist
  • Denomination
    Follower of Jesus Christ / Pentecostal
  • Name
    Michael
  1. Starting pushups from scratch - First, the correct form for a pushup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVU8lfAKuuI How to build up to full pushups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiFdfDBY77g Now, after some practice, you should be able to do a few good pushups and build up your number of pushups.
  2. Here are a few useful videos by SGT Michael Volkin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awDjttXoJks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqHg-aaUQzI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjaGS9kGBCU If you can do, say, 30 pushups now, you will be able to do around double the amount by the time you finish these exercises. (just giving an example of the effectiveness.)
  3. Soulaire

    Can hermaphrodites have a marriage?

    http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2009/12/03/feedback-hermaphroditism
  4. I've joined the Army Reserves...

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    2. Soulaire

      Soulaire

      I go to Basic on July 28th.

    3. JoyfulFleur

      JoyfulFleur

      Good luck!

      Was the ASVAB difficult?

    4. Soulaire

      Soulaire

      Well, I got a 93 on it. For some people it is really difficult, for others it isn't. It just depends on what questions they ask, and whether you know the answer, really. Half of it is luck, half is knowledge.

  5. I've joined the Army Reserves...

  6. I've asked my pastor for his input: The Bible, so far as I have found, has very little to say on the subject of hermaphrodites. If it does address them, then it is grouping them under the heading of those who were "born eunuchs", even though the word "eunuch" generally carries a quite different connotation. Those are good questions and ones that I have spent a fair amount of time pondering over the years, though I can't say that I have a particularly good answer to them. There is some variety among those who are referred to as hermaphrodites. In many cases, they are basically male or female, with an under-formed appendage that would generally belong to someone of the opposite gender. A pretty common situation from what I understand is an underdeveloped penis at the top of the female genatalia. In some cases, doctors have removed them at birth, though at times the results later in life have been tragic. I have known of both atheists and homosexuals who used the existence of hermaphrodites as a kingpin in their argument. To me, it represents a genetic abnormality, like a sixth finger or an under-developed limb. Generally, I think that they are male or female with some "unique" features. With that said, there are situations where both types of genitals are very pronounced in on individual. I am not an expert in that area. If the Bible is grouping them under "eunuchs" then the indication would be that they were expected to remain celebate. I don't actually know that a strong argument could be made to that effect. I expect that it is possible for them to marry, have children, and raise a family, at least in some circumstances. "Would god punish hermaphrodites for falling in love with other hermaphrodites?" I try not to speak for God on subjects that He doesn't clearly speak for himself about. I think that what God punishes is sexual deviance and depravity, things that we can choose to turn from and seek deliverance from. I'm not certain that hermaphrodites fall under that category. If she is a woman that was born with a portion of the male genatalia, I don't really think it would be sinful for her to marry a man, as long as he understood the uniqueness of her situation. However, I realize that many people would frame the argument differently, choosing to focus on the fact that they have both and are therefore a totally separate case. I don't believe that God is desiring to punish anyone, rather He is calling them to salvation in Christ. After salvation, those are tough decisions that would have to be prayerfully made. I'm not sure if it is common for hermaphrodites to fall in love with other hermaphrodites, or if this is more of a hypothetical question. "Would they be sinning if they fell in love and had sex with a person of a single sex?" The only type of sex that is biblically permissible is within the context of marriage, so the first question would be, are they married to the person they are having sex with? I can only imagine the confusion that hermaphrodites live with. I believe that if they look to Christ for salvation, they will find their identity and with the Spirit's help be able to find the answer to the question of what they should do relationally. "Would it be a sin if YOU, as a person not inter-sexed, fell in love with, and had intercourse with a hermaphrodite?" I think the answer to this would be the same as the answer to the previous question. I think that if this question were to move beyond the hypothetical and I were counseling with an individual who was actually born into that situation, I would pray for God to extend His grace and release His wisdom through me. There are individualized situations that would go into how I would answer some of those questions if I were dealing with one individual. I'm not sure that there is a blanket answer that applies to every situation. I don't believe that they are born destined to be objects of God's wrath. I wish I could give you clearer answers, but I try not to just make it up in areas where I'm not certain. Just be careful not to get trapped in hypotheticals and let it affect your faith. Unless you are actually being called upon to help an individual that is in that circumstance, it is mostly philosophical. It's a subject that I'm always open to people's thoughts on. There are no easy answers with it
  7. http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2009/12/03/feedback-hermaphroditism Very informative and defined. I suggest that anyone with questions about hermaphroditism should read this. And, as always, the Bible is the ultimate source for answers, so read it for yourself and listen to what God is speaking through the Word to you in order to obtain any answers you seek.
  8. Soulaire

    Winds receding the flood waters?

    Some quick verses dealing with the Flood, and it confirms that the Flood covered the entire face of the earth. (Genesis 7:20) Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. To be exact, the whole period of the flood is described in these verses - (Genesis 7:12 through 8:14) Psalm 104:6-9 does speak of the Flood, not of the 7 Days of Creation. After the flood, God makes the Covenant of the Rainbow (Genesis 9:8-17) This is part of the boundary that Psalm 104:9 is talking about, though it doesn't specifically say where the boundaries in these verses, just what they are in general. EDIT (forgot to write this before posting) - Animals were on the ark, presumably a pair of male and female of each species, and there were some animals in which more than two were on the ark. Seeds were kept, (it's quite easy to keep the seeds of a plant and re-plant them in a place where there is no vegetation or anything) and Noah and his family began to re-plant everything once they left the ark. Insects are able to breath through their shells, so they would be fine in the water or crawling around on the ark on their own. Etc... it's all easily and fully scientifically explainable on that part. Also, the commands to Noah are in the Bible, after the Covenant of the Rainbow is made.
  9. Soulaire

    What book are you reading now?

    The Obisidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, and I'm on the second book of the sequel trilogy The Enduring Flame. Re-read the 13th book of the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan once again... still waiting to get my hands on the last book in the series. Reading over bits of the book "Dying For Love: The Plain Truth About Homosexuality" by Perri W. Roberts now and again.
  10. Soulaire

    Being a Bisexual Christian?

    Hmm, let me clarify my statement on all sins being equal: (Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord - All sin is equal in God's eyes, and He cannot look upon sin. When we are saved and covered by the blood of the Lamb, we are washed clean. So maybe some sins have worse consequences and some are worse in nature, but all sin is wrong. The only exception is the Unforgivable Sin, blasphemy (Matthew 12:31-32)
  11. Soulaire

    Being a Bisexual Christian?

    I was gay up until mid-July of this year, just after my 17th birthday. Like, literally as long as I can remember I was attracted to the same sex, so my whole life up until those few months ago.
  12. Woah... sorry I never noticed that this was here... so sorry for not replying to anyone :o

    1. anyabar1987

      anyabar1987

      it came in the update isn't it neat?

  13. Soulaire

    Being a Bisexual Christian?

    God loves us, unconditionally. As humans, we are all sinful and everyone has fallen short of the glory of God. But God cannot tolerate sin- He couldn't even look upon His own Beloved Son when Jesus took upon Himself all the sins of the world as He was crucified. The hard truth is that sexual deviancy is a sin, just as lying and hate and murder are. And all sins are equal. I'm not trying to be harsh, but that's the simple truth according to scripture. I have personal experience with this- I was in the homosexual lifestyle up until a few months ago. Just like any other addiction or stronghold, it's hard to break. Have faith in Him, for He can do anything, even the impossible. If anyone wants more information on this, read this: http://www.christianteenforums.com/index.php?/topic/71583-in-depth-notes-from-the-bible-and-dying-for-love-on-the-process-of-deliverance/ and read the Bible. (On a side note, for those of you who may have the believe that people cannot change or "come out" of the deviant lifestyle, especially homosexuality, look at all the people who go from straight to gay. The reverse can also happen. So please, don't tell me it's not possible, because I know it is.)
  14. I know exactly how you feel. Take strength in Jesus, ok? Know that He loves you, and that He can and will protect you. http://www.christianteenforums.com/index.php?/topic/71962-gods-love/ I dealt with depression and anxiety and feelings of loss and loneliness for a very long time. If you ever need to talk, just message me here or find me on facebook: http://facebook.com/JMichaelBarnett If I don't answer very quickly, I'm sorry. But I will answer your messages as quickly as I can. I'll be praying for you.
  15. Soulaire

    My faith is almost dead.

    Just know that Jesus loves you- unconditionally. And those of us who have little faith or who have lost our faith... we are blessed, because we have something to work toward. And as far as it may help... read Hebrews 11, the whole chapter... It helps you to really know what faith is and how to have faith. Also, going along with this... if you have the time, I'd like you to read these: http://www.christianteenforums.com/index.php?/topic/71583-in-depth-notes-from-the-bible-and-dying-for-love-on-the-process-of-deliverance/ http://www.christianteenforums.com/index.php?/topic/71962-gods-love/ I don't know, but they may help you in some way. I'm praying for you.
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