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We need to stop perpetuating weightism. This refers to oppressive societal structures that create body image disturbances in certain people.

If you are so insensitive that you would suggest a portly pal skip that second slice of cake, you’re not showing concern for his or her well-being; you’re committing a microaggression, expressing bigotry, causing emotional pain.

This growing "war on obesity" has actually caused more harm than good. Many who attempt to lose weight suffer damaging psychological consequences. And, as the "war on obesity" has escalated, so has weight-based bias and discrimination

Weightism as a system of oppression is just as wicked, evil, and psychologically damaging as other (more media-popular) systems of oppression such as sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, and ageism.

Weight-based oppression is a social justice issue. Fat people are victims of sizeism (i.e., fat oppression)! 

All of this stems from an oppression known as healthism. Encouraging people to watch their health is a coercive and potentially fascist act linked to capitalism, racism, and Nazi-style eugenics.

We must show a united front against this awful discrimination!

Resources:
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9570
https://www.amazon.com/Health-At-Every-Size-Surprising/dp/1935618253
https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Studies-Reader-Esther-Rothblum/dp/0814776310

Required Reading:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450645/fat-studies-academic-nonsense-disguised-scholarship

Originally Found Here:
https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/18-37.php

Categoría: Ridiculous & Absurd

A quote by Arthur Pink (1886–1952). 

"...of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off." [Hosea 8:4 ]

Sad indeed is the above passage--and the more so, because we have seen such a tragic repetition of it in our own days. 

Oh what earthly-mindedness, what indulging of the flesh, what sinful extravagance--are now seen among professing Christians today!

  • How practical godliness has waned; 
  • how the denying of self has disappeared; 
  • how covetousness, pleasure and worldliness now possess the great majority of those calling themselves the people of God. 

Yet as great as the sin of the people is--far greater is that of most of the preachers, who, instead of warning, admonishing, rebuking, and setting before their people an example of sobriety and contentment--criminally remain silent upon the crying sins of their hearers, while they themselves encourage the reckless indulgence of worldly lusts.

Categoría: Apostasy

I want you to think about just how cutting and "impatient" and "mean" this must have sounded. 

Here's the scene: A man loves his son and his son is very sick, deathly ill. He takes his son to the only people who can help him: the disciples (Mat 17.14-16). Now, think about it... The disciples TRIED THEIR BEST to help the man (v19). The man loved his son and was BROKEN over the child's condition. The man just wanted help the child he loved. He wanted his son back. 

And then the biting response (Mat 17.17): Jesus said... 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PUT UP WITH YOU,
YOU UNBELIEVING, TWISTED PEOPLE?!

Now please do not misunderstand my intent here. ​I'm not charging the Lord with any (!) wrong doing. But, I want you to notice something very, very important...

Notice how twisted and perverse our perception of the Lord Jesus Christ is. He was not the ever-kind, soft-spoken, winsome, frolicking-in-the-spring-flowers "Jesus" of Family Bookstores. 

Jesus said some very hard things to some very sincere people, even hurting people. And I think He said those hard things because, in spite of their sincerity and their hurt, they were wrong and they needed to hear it just like Jesus said it. 

Faith glorifies God because it shows our trust in Him.

  • It is proof by behavior that we count God worthy of our trust.
  • We believe his Word and we act on it, even though we may not understand it.
  • That shouts to all creation that we believe what God said and we count Him worthy of all our trust in every situation. 

Lack of faith is calling God a liar.

  • It is shouting out to all creation that we don't believe God will actually do what He said.
  • It's wicked and perverse. 

We are a faithless and perverse generation.

Our unbelief is staggering from our perspective.
I think that unbelief is unthinkably offensive from God's perspective.

It merits the most stern and harsh of rebukes, even when we are sincere and even when we are hurting.

Categoría: Stray Thoughts

A quote from Arthur Pink (1886–1952). If the time had arrived in his day... I wonder what we could say about the mess we see in churches today?

2 Timothy 4:1-4I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

That time has arrived! Church-goers today will not endure "sound doctrine." Those . . .

  • who preach the total depravity of man, 
  • who insist upon the imperative necessity of the new birth, 
  • who set forth the inflexible righteousness and holiness of God, and 
  • who warn against the eternal and conscious torment awaiting every rejecter of Christ,

find it almost impossible to obtain a hearing! Such preachers are regarded as puritanic pessimists, and are not wanted

In these degenerate times, the masses demand that which will soothe them in their sins--and amuse them while they journey down the Broad Road which leads to eternal destruction! The multitude is affected with "itching ears" which crave novelty and that which will amuse them.

Not only are many of our Seminaries cesspools of spiritual corruption... 

Not only are hundreds of our pulpits now filled by traitors to the cause they profess to champion... 

Not only is every cardinal doctrine of the faith attacked and denied by the very ones paid to defend them... 

But the evil effects of such teaching from our religious leaders have influenced multitudes of souls committed to their care. 

The man in the pew, following the lead of his teachers, has lost faith in the Bible as a Divine revelation, and in consequence, no longer submits to its authority. 

Categoría: Apostasy