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[March 9th @ 11:54pm]
xhippiexheavenx
I need God more than I ever have, but I just can't seem to reach him. This isn't for anything specific, I just want God in my life.
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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 13, NOW AVAILABLE & STREAMING!! [March 1st @ 4:03am]

veilofdisdain
Warclub Radio - episode 13 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

ANTESTOR
BLENDERHEAD
VENGEANCE RISING
CIRCLE OF DUST
SYMPATHY
WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING
SLECHTVALK
BLOODLINED CALLIGRAPHY
VIRGIN BLACK (BRAND NEW!!!)
LIVING SACRIFICE
STAVESACRE
PROJECT 86
MY SILENT WAKE
VEIL OF SUFFERING
BLINDSIDE
DELIVERANCE
UNDER MIDNIGHT

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com/radio.html

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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[February 21st @ 6:46pm]

a_distant_song
update:

original post

i went in to talk to an advisor today.
while i was not able to withdraw without still owing money,
i was given special permission to take an easier course load.
the counselor lowered my required units,
and i was able to drop one of my four classes.

my dad is pretty much the same.
he has to stay in the rehab hospital for at least two more weeks.
afterwards, he will need constant care at home,
and, especially with less classes now, i will be home as much as possible.

your continued prayer is appreciated.
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[February 21st @ 12:47am]

walkthewirexxxx
readin a book that prompted me to ask these questions of you guys:

how much of your christianity do you see as communal?
what christian communities do you belong to?
what are those communities doing to serve others, as the christian community exists to serve others?


has anyone read Christianity Rediscovered? its about missions and such...I'm not sure if I'm a Christian but this book is immensely insightful into the gospel in general, as well as missions. pick it up maybe?
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prayer request. [February 19th @ 12:22pm]

a_distant_song
hello, all.
i haven't written on here in a while, but i am really in need of prayer and guidance.
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To Write Love on Her Arms [February 13th @ 10:11am]

morgan_gaylamb

"During the time of year that suicide rates are at their highest, we chose February 13, the day before Valentine's Day, as our opportunity to start showing people how much they are loved. We will physically write the word LOVE on our arms (with a sharpie, or whatever other ink suits you best). If someone asks you what it’s for, tell them about TWLOHA. Tell them they are loved, that they are important. And ask if you can write LOVE on their arm as a symbol of that. Don't be afraid to reach out to those who need love, those who you often walk right by every day. They need our care.

There is NO set time, there is NO set location. Where you are, when you are there, speak out."

 

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yahooooo [February 6th @ 6:12pm]

far2fall
http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/408/11512/Living-Sacrifice.html
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[February 6th @ 4:04pm]

lespaulrocker
So in case you hadn't heard, West Tennessee was devastated by tornadoes yesterday. My college campus was destroyed. I go to Union University. 2/3 of the campus is severely damaged. 80% of the dorms are unliveable. Most classrooms are gone. We were hit by a F-4 tornado. I'm asking for prayer. I can't get on campus right now to get to my dorm, FEMA closed it off so I don't know if I have anything left. Be praying for the student body and all those affected.


That's my dorm. The building on the right. The red car is going through that wall and inside of my roommates bedroom.
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[January 28th @ 12:01pm]

morgan_gaylamb
My friend Craig needs prayers please.

I don't want to go into details, but recent events have brought him deep into depression.
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Warclub Radio - Ep 12, Now Available & Streaming!! [January 28th @ 3:56am]

veilofdisdain
Warclub Radio - episode 12 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

SYMPATHY
SANCTIFICA
MAJESTIC VANGUARD
AS I LAY DYING
DELIVERANCE
THE AGONY SCENE
BETRAYAL
SAVIOUR MACHINE
TOURNIQUET
GODFEAR
MINDRAGE
LIVING SACRIFICE
MORTIFICATION
VENI DOMINE

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com/radio.html

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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[January 25th @ 11:05am]

godsgirl619
If this movie comes through your town please support it!! It has been being shown in the prisons and hopefully will get enough support to hit the "big screen". our pastor, dennis matrinez, is in it and he said before it even hit the screen has turned people to the Lord. Bruce Logan got saved on the set and Jay Adams in jail.

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New [December 27th @ 5:41pm]

jchcchick
Hello, i just wanted to ask for some prayer, i don't really have anyone to ask for prayer, and im a true social reject in everysense of the word and that cause me to back away and believe that all christians are hypocrites.. i decided to give myself back to Christ today and realize that without God im nothing.. im scared about it kinda like jumping on cold water due to past experiences... allright your prayer will be truly appreciated :)
Y:)Y Peace
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Questions about Christianity [December 17th @ 5:12pm]

lifes_music
I am an athiest and someone who used to go to church. Now I've always been curious about somethings and maybe it can be answered here.

Here are some questions to start off with:

Now I understand the wanting or needing to believe in something but why religion and god?
Are all chirstians against abortions?
Why do some seem to talk The bible so literaly?
What specifically are your views on sexuality and masturbation?
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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 11, NOW AVAILABLE & STREAMING!! [December 17th @ 1:37pm]

veilofdisdain
(cross-posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 11 is now available and streaming!! It's a special 2 hour show this time (usually it's only 1 hour), so go have a listen and enjoy! :)

FEATURING:

DELIVERANCE
RACKETS & DRAPES
SYMPATHY
CRIMSON MOONLIGHT
SLECHTVALK
VENI DOMINE
DEMON HUNTER
CRIMSON THORN
EXTOL
DISCERN
WEDDING PARTY
BETRAYAL
LIVING SACRIFICE
BELIEVER
CIRCLE OF DUST
STAVESACRE
SIX FEET DEEP
PROJECT 86
SAVIOUR MACHINE
THE BENJAMIN GATE
SEVENTH ANGEL
EMBODYMENT
THE CRUCIFIED

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com/radio.html

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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In the updated words of Martin Luther [December 7th @ 1:47pm]

punkrockvirgin
SPIRITUAL POVERTY

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? - James 2:5


You may wonder, "What? Do all Christians have to live in complete poverty and not own anything? Do we have to get rid of all of our honor, prestige, and power? What are prosperous people, such as business owners and government officials, supposed to do? Should they sell all their possessions and give up their authority in order to buy heaven from the poor?" The answer is no. Scripture doesn't say that you can buy heaven from the poor. But it does say that you should be counted among the poor and also be spiritually poor. Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3).

The little words in spirit show that self-imposed poverty won't bring God's blessing. It's not intrinsically evil to have money, own possessions and land, or employ workers. These are all gifts from God and the way God has ordered our society. No one is blessed simply because he is a beggar and owns nothing. Jesus was talking about being spiritually poor, or poor in spirit.

The world can't keep on going without money, respect for authority, land ownership, and servants. A lord or prince can't be poor and fulfill his responsibilities in life. In order to carry out his official duties, he must have the necessary resources. So the idea that we must live in poverty is incorrect. The world couldn't keep going if we were all beggars and owned nothing. We couldn't support our families and servants if we didn't have any money. To sum up, being financially poor isn't the answer. So be satisfied with whatever God gives you, whether it's poverty or prosperity. But be sure of this: each and every one of us must become spiritually poor in the sight of God.
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Shalom. [December 6th @ 7:15pm]

suffer_some
Hi. I have been watching this community for some time now, and I come to you all with some debate, some need for advice, and really just a prayer request.

It is possible because of a small dispute between me and my boss, I might loose my job. I take full responsibility for what happened, and am sorry for it. I have also been studying lots lately on some of the ideas of the underground church and the life of Jesus, and him being homeless. My question to you is, how do you feel about joblessness in the Church and in Christianity? Some Christians agree I know, and some feel it is laziness. Im sure there is a line somewhere, but I really could use some help.

Also, please pray for me for just an inch of calm right now. I am feeling quite anxious and having a hard time focusing on anything else. With end of the year exams coming up, not a feeling I want.

In Jah,
Travis
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The Golden Compass II [December 2nd @ 9:34am]

anomaly___
1]Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2]This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3]but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
4]You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5]They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6]We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

1 John 4:1-6

Consider the whole reference underlined...

Here is the snopes article on the movie, author, and books... which actually has citations down at the bottom to prove it's factual validity. There you can read about the author speaking of the subject of his series [killing God] and his attempt to undermine the basis of Christian belief.


Now read both the passage and the article and compare with facts/Scripture reference to back your point and/or idea in regards to the matter.
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[November 25th @ 12:07am]

gun__electric
prayer for my friends and i, today is a year since our friend jordan has died.

pray for strength, comfort, and peace.

thank you in advance.


godbless<3
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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 10, NOW STREAMING!! [November 21st @ 5:29pm]

veilofdisdain
(cross-posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 10 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

THE CRUCIFIED
LEVEL
PROJECT 86
BRIDE
DELIVERANCE (LIVE IN CONCERT!!)
VENGEANCE RISING
DEMON HUNTER (NEW!!)
VEIL OF SUFFERING
LIVING SACRIFICE
FOCUSED
MORTAL
CRIMSON MOONLIGHT (NEW!!)

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com/radio.html

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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important prayer. [November 11th @ 8:04pm]

gun__electric
my co-youth pastor, jaida, is in the ICU with a fractured skull. her brain was bleeding but it's subsided. jaida's in an immense amount of pain because for some reason pain pills don't work on your brain.

please, pray for her safety and her healing.
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Hey guys! [November 10th @ 9:13pm]

charlottechno
[ mood | pensive ]

This is my first post in here, so I'll try and keep it brief.
I could go into detail about my testimony, but, long story short, I first began going to church when I was 12, and quit going when I was about 15. Four days before my 16th birthday (Eight months ago today, in fact), my friend died, and I spiraled into depression and hopelessness. I lost all faith in God.
Then, just before June began, God sent me someone amazing, who is now my best friend. A simple myspace message he sent me led us to talking, and his amazing faith brought me back to God and Christ. Now I am powerful in my faith, and nothing can stop me with God on my side.

If anyone needs someone to talk to about fading faith, or deaths of friends, I am here for you! =]

And if y'all would be so kind, I need some help in prayer for my friend Nick. He found out the other day that he might have cancer, and he needs your help to call upon God.

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[November 7th @ 11:49pm]

veilofdisdain
(cross-posted)

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to let everyone know that after 8 LONG years of doing nothing musically, I am finally behind a mic and in another band again! It feels good to be doing something again musically. It's been a tremendously long hiatus from the last time I was active with a band, so it feels awesome right now to say the least.

DISCLAIMER: The new band is NOT a Death Metal band like Oblit/Death List! I just wanted to throw that out there so that none of you go to check us out and feel let down by the significantly different style of music that it is.

The name of the band is Veil of Suffering and we are, for lack of a better description, just a good ol' Heavy Metal band. It's actually the least heavy of anything I've ever done in the past, but that's not to say that it's not any good... at least in my opinion anyway. We're plenty heavy, but I'm not on a mission to "brutalize the world" anymore like I was 8 years ago. We currently have two songs up on our profile if you would like to check us out. Unfortunately, neither of the two songs that we recorded represent some of our heavier stuff, but you'll get a general idea anyway. Feel free to check us out at:

http://www.myspace.com/veilofsuffering

... and if you like us, send us a friend request! Also, be sure to subscribe to our blog and sign up on our mailing list to stay caught up with what we're doing! BTW, a lot of you know that my personal online moniker that I use is "VeiL of DisdaiN". And with the band name of Veil of Suffering, you might think that this band was my creation and my vision, but that is most definitely not the case. The band is actually comprised of the remnants of what used to be a metal band called Mercy's Wake. The two founding members of Mercy's Wake, one member from metal/hardcore band Eleven Hours Down, and then me from Oblit/Death List. Rather than keeping the name Mercy's Wake, we decided to change it. I came up with a list of about 20 different names, and everyone seemed to like Veil of Suffering the best, so that's what we found our identity in. But this band is, by no means, my own creation nor was it my vision. I simply joined what was already together.

Again, feel free to check it out, and let us know what you think.
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[November 5th @ 9:55pm]

punkrockvirgin


I remember I used to love going to church when I was growing up. Well at least I remember loving it at first. Everybody was so happy at church. Old ladies would come up to me and pinch my cheeks and tell me to smile because God loved me. I never knew whether they did that because they really wanted me to believe that or whether I had the fattest cheeks in the church. People were always so happy and nice at church. I knew that even if I had been bullied at school or things were crazy at home, I could go to church and feel good because everyone was so happy. I wished I could just stay at church all the time because everywhere else I went, people were mean and didn’t smile and didn’t pinch my cheeks and give me hugs. Those feelings didn’t last long though.

It didn’t take long for me to get burnt out on people telling me to smile because God loved me. I missed out on a lot of the Bible growing up because I only heard the preacher talk about things that were suppose to make me feel good. I heard about how we should always show people how happy we were and tell people how great heaven was going to be. To me Christianity was all about feeling the most happiness and least amount of pain. I thought I was somehow doing something wrong if I wasn’t feeling happy. As I began growing up, all the smiling people at church seemed fake. I thought they must either have been brainwashed or they smiled all the time to cover up the junk in their lives.
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[November 5th @ 8:45am]

godsgirl619
So often when sharing the Gospel with an athiest, or even another Christian (HA) a question arises....If God is an all loving caring God, than why is their people starving and homelessness?
That is a weighty question and one I believe only our LORD could answer in its entirety as we do not know all of His ways. I have to ask though Where are all the sons and daughters of the Most High to come along side the homeless and hungry? Supposedly over half the population in the U.S. professes Christianity, however where are they Monday through Saturday? It seems more time is spent trying to keep same-sex marriage illegal (do we forget that Christ said His Kingdom is not of this world?) than loving on the lost and living out the Gospel with our lives.
The culture of American Christianity makes me shudder....

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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 9, NOW STREAMING! [November 3rd @ 3:23am]

veilofdisdain
(cross-posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 9 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

MAJESTIC VANGUARD
PANTOKRATOR
FOCUSED
GALACTIC COWBOYS
SAVIOUR MACHINE
EXTOL
DISCARNATED
SOUL EMBRACED
CIRCLE OF DUST
LIVING SACRIFICE
TOURNIQUET
SOMETIME SUNDAY
STAVESACRE
ZAO

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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[October 18th @ 2:34pm]

stillasstatues

On Tuesday night Luke, Jeremy, Zach and I were up until three in the morning discussing three theological beliefs.

They were:
Did God create Sin
Can one "lose" "salvation"
Are we predestined to make the decisions we do?
 
Here are my beliefs on the topics.
God did not create sin, sin was created by Lucifer, who was created by God. God created a being who had freedom of choice. Why did God give us freedom is a whole other thing but to touch on it I think it's because praise from someone who is doing it freely and by choice is worth so much more than forced praise.

http://www.carm.org/questions/didGodcreatesin.htm

I believe salvation can be lost. Once again God gave us freedom of choice. I believe that someone who is a true Christian will never choose to walk away from God, but it can/does happen.
  
Hebrews 10:26-27,29. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries. . . How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by the man who has spurned the Son of God, and profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace?

I don't believe God has our whole lives planned out for us, I simply believe He knows what we are going to do. But when it comes down to it the choice is still ours.

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Road Test!! [October 17th @ 6:40pm]
xhippiexheavenx
So a few months back I posted an entry about my road test and how I just really need some thought and prayer. Well, here we are months later and I am finally taking my test and I'm just incredibly nervous. I mean, I am a fairly good driver and I know almost everyone passes but I just really don't want to fail, you know. Well, I guess that's it I just need your prayer and love. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!!

God Bless,
Alex.
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BITTER TO SWEET-NESS [October 15th @ 10:27pm]

aaaahhh
Betrayal is something others do to you. Bitterness is something you develop yourself! Look past the hurt and you'll see that your own resentment is just a roadblock to your own peace.

Ephesians 4:31
Hebrews 12:15



God's Little Book of Peace - Richard Daly.



This little excerpt has helped me a LOT in the last wee while, I hope it may help some of you too :)
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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 8, IS NOW UP! [October 15th @ 1:04am]

veilofdisdain
(cross posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 8 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

JUDEAN RADIO STATIC
SANCTUM
VIRGIN BLACK
MAD AT THE WORLD
ARGYLE PARK
BELIEVER
SACRIFICIUM
LEVEL
UNDER MIDNIGHT
CIRCLE OF DUST
BLOODGOOD
CRIMSON MOONLIGHT
SACRAMENT

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com/radio.html

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 7, NOW AVAILABLE!! [October 4th @ 2:17am]

veilofdisdain
(cross-posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 7 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

AUDIO PARADOX
DEAD ARTIST SYNDROME
WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING
PRECIOUS DEATH
DISENCUMBRANCE
OBLITERATION
SELFMINDEAD
CRIMSON THORN
THE WEATHER INSIDE
VENI DOMINE
OBLATION
SPY GLASS BLUE
AP2
EXORCIST
CONSECRATOR

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.VeiLofDisdaiN.com

OR...

CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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[October 1st @ 9:13pm]

gun__electric
praise jesus, for i feel like i have been reborn once again.


brothers and sisters, i have undergone yet another spiritual revelation, and i'm hoping this one lasts a long, long time.

i'm done chasing after other highs-i want jesus to be my drug. i want to get high off of jesus' love, not marijuana. i want to be love drunk from jesus.

please pray for me and my new found sense of hope.


in christ love,
jessica.
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Tourniquet [September 30th @ 9:10am]

anomaly___
Check out this drum solo by Mr. Ted Kirkpatrick of Tourniquet at Cornerstone California this weekend. I apologize for the sound quality, this was taken with my phone.
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[September 25th @ 10:43pm]

hearts_stars_xo
i cant believe this. my preacher's wife, Nanci...she died. Sunday, she was FINE-walking around, smiling, laughing; Monday she was nauseated and collapsed; Tuesday she was brain dead and today she's gone. i dont know her exact age, but she was in her late 40s/early 50s. they ADORED each other. said they had been looking for each other their whole lives. their 2 year anniversary would have been next month.
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this is just so sad. not that it makes it any easier because my grandpa was the best person in the world and we all miss him like CRAZY [and honestly, it's still unbelievable that he's gone], but he had cancer for 2 years and was really sick the last 6 months. but Nanci had no warning signs until she got nauseated on Monday. but everyone gets nauseated...who would have thought that would have led to this? i'm just in shock right now.


she emailed me almost everyday and now i feel so guilty because i would sometimes get annoyed at some of the things she sent me. NANCI, I AM SOOOOOO SORRY! i feel sooooooo bad.

[sorry to use the word "so" so much]
her daughter is 7 months pregnant and Nanci was so excited. she wanted a grandkid so much. and she was so worried about her daughter on Sunday because she was having problems with the pregnancy and now her daughter has to deal with the loss of her mother. and Nanci's son was finally starting to come to church and she was so happy. and Robert and her were EXTREMELY in love. and his parents thought the world of her.
please please PLEASE keep my preacher, Robert in your prayers as well as her son, David; daughter, Lisa; and in laws, James and Frances. as well as the rest of her relatives/friends/church family. and please continue to pray for my grandma Doris and my family as she is/we are all still recovering from her open heart surgery and my grandpa's death. thanks.
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WARCLUB RADIO - EP 6 NOW STREAMING!! [September 18th @ 12:29am]

veilofdisdain
(cross-posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 6 is now available and streaming!!

FEATURING:

TOURNIQUET
EMBODYMENT
SAVIOUR MACHINE
ZAO
LEVEL
PROJECT 86
MORTAL
DETRITUS
PARAMAECIUM
THE AGONY SCENE
BLOODLINED CALLIGRAPHY
NOBODY SPECIAL
STAVESACRE
LEADERDOGS FOR THE BLIND
BLENDERHEAD

Now available for your listening audio pleasure:

http://www.veilofdisdain.com/radio.html

OR... CLICK HERE TO STREAM IT DIRECTLY!!
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Prayer request! [September 6th @ 6:31pm]

lacrymosa_star
I joined alittle while back and I never really said much.

I need some prayer! I'm sick and I suffer from depression. I kinda always
suffered from it, but it has gotten worse ever since my friend died about 2 weeks ago. Even though I know he's in heaven (he was a hardcore christian) I still feel that emptiness of not having him and I've been crying myslef to sleep almsot everynight. I think all that crying is what got me sick!


Just pray that I'll get over it and that God will bring peace into my heart.

God bless!

-Tak
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prayer request. [September 6th @ 11:15pm]

neonpolaroids
this is my first post here..i am so sorry its a prayer request.. i feel guilty, but my younger brother needs help.

he is only 15 years old and he has depression, an eating disorder, an addiction to solvents and i found him trying to jump off the staircase yesterday. he has not sniffed anything in 4 days however the withdrawl is hard..he is in constant pain and agony. he does not believe in the lord anymore because of things that happened with our family (our dad beat our mom so she left him & took us & i think that had a big effect on him) but i know he will find christ again. please pray for him..and maybe my mom too if its not too much to ask, she is taking this all very hard.

thank you all so much.
xo
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I feel kind of selfish asking for this but... [September 3rd @ 4:26am]
xhippiexheavenx
Here it goes:>/b> I take my driver's test in less than two weeks and I'm so extremely nervous and I just need some thought and prayer. Like I said in the subject I feel bad for asking for prayer about a driver's test but it's something that matters to me. But thank you so very much for all your support, this community has really helped me so much in the past. Thank you all so much. God bless!
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[September 2nd @ 1:39am]

spookyjess
HEY Everyone! I haven't posted in here in a while now.
I read Shane Claiborne's "The Irresistable Revolution" and it was pretty much amazing. It definitely made me think.
Anyway, so I'm looking for more books/writers like that if any of you guys are familiar with it.
I also love Donald Miller.

Also...LADIES:
I read like half of "Managing your Emotions" by Joyce Meyer and thought it was awesome. I'd read the whole thing but it's back home (all the way in texas...and I'm in North Carolina right now...). Anyway, I want to know if you ladies know of any good books written by a (down-to-earth) female basically talking about the same things, or just a book for ladies in general that you've read and has done something for you lately.

OR HEY if you know of any great books that have made you think or have inspired you in some great/amazing ways, let me know. THANKS!
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[August 31st @ 5:28pm]

anomaly___
If anyone's into Raggae, Christifari is doing a free show tonight in Norwalk, CA.

11364 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Doors open At 7:30
Opening up is Avion Blackman and Solomon Jabby.
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[August 31st @ 2:36am]

gun__electric
[ mood | tired ]

hello all. how've you been doing ?
i've been doing a lot better. :]


i need prayer. i know this is a super long way away, but this is going to take some preparing and stuff to do.
in 3 years, my youth leader/best friend tara is eligible for a teaching job in Rotterdam (that's in Holland). if she gets the job, i'm going with her.
it's for a year.

i need a lot of prayer on this. it may not seem like a huge deal, but for me it really super is.

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WARCLUB RADIO: EP 5 - NOW STREAMING!! [August 30th @ 3:25am]

veilofdisdain
(cross posted)

Warclub Radio - episode 5 is now available and streaming!! This 5th installment of Warclub Radio is a special "Old School" metal program, spanning the years of 1986 - 1993.

FEATURING:

BETRAYAL
DELIVERANCE
SACRAMENT
RECON
VENGEANCE RISING
SACRED WARRIOR
MORTIFICATION
RAGE OF ANGELS
BLOODGOOD
TOURNIQUET
HOLY SOLDIER
WISH FOR EDEN
LIVING SACRIFICE
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Misunderstandings of the Nature of God & His Gospel... [August 28th @ 4:37am]

veilofdisdain
(Cross-posted)

Someone on my friends list on MySpace posted the following as a bulletin. They will remain nameless, because this isn't about trying to make any specific person look bad. I responded to their bulletin. I then decided to post my response as a bulletin as well, as it may very well be of help, encouragement, and enlightenment to others...
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He wrote:

Subject: "God; Butcher & Cosmic Rapist"!

Bulletin: The calvinist concept of God goes something like this; God only selects a few out of all of creation to be saved, the rest of us are f*ck*d! Actually, He needs us as well, He created us to be part of the blackness, the backdrop if you will for the stars of his redemption to shine more brightly. A God that creates the vast majority of humanity for the sole purpose of bringing them to destuction.....this my friends, is the good news of the gospel?

My Response:

Him: "The calvinist concept of God goes something like this; God only selects a few out of all of creation to be saved, the rest of us are f*ck*d!"

Me: Of course, this is ridiculous! You do know this, don't you (I'm asking a genuine question here - not to be taken as an insult, by the way)? I certainly hope so. I hate to quote the most quoted scripture in the bible to you since it has almost become cliche, but in this case, I feel it is appropriate.

John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that EVERYONE who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

EVERYONE can have eternal life. Of course, there *IS* a qualifier though - you have to believe in Jesus as the Son of God, which, I'm assuming, you already understand. Then again, in 2nd Peter, we see, in speaking of the last days, that God is giving more time, which means more opportunity for everyone who will repent TO repent.

2nd Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, HE IS BEING PATIENT FOR YOUR SAKE. He does NOT want anyone to perish."

THAT IS MERCY!!

Him: "Actually, He needs us as well, He created us to be part of the blackness, the backdrop if you will for the stars of his redemption to shine more brightly."

Me: This is simply a bunch of garbage! Jesus himself was born in a barn. He was FAR from being considered royalty. He was born to parents who were FAR from being considered a royal family in the eyes of the world. In countless examples in the bible, you'll find that God intentionally uses those who are considered NOTHING by the world's standards and raise them up to do GREAT things! If there is one thing that is true, it is that God is no respecter of men:

Matthew 20:16 says, "And so it is, that many who are first now will be last then; and those who are last now will be first then."

No one on this earth plays "second fiddle," so to speak, as pertaining to the relation between the Unsaved and the Saved. He didn't create any of us to be part of the "blackness", as you called it to make the redeemed shine any brighter.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

Him: "A God that creates the vast majority of humanity for the sole purpose of bringing them to destuction.....this my friends, is the good news of the gospel?

Me: This is simply an attempt to make God seem like an angry, bitter, and sadistic God, and I will not let this go unchallenged. The above quote from you is a gross misinterpretation of the message of the Gospel, and it is a manipulative distortion of the Word of God.

Then there are those who will say that all paths lead to God. This is merely the product of an amateur mind. If all paths lead to Him and "hell" is made irrelevant, then why would He state in competing doctrines, or 'paths,' that "This is the ONLY way"? Thereby, inspiring men throughout time to wage war and partake in genocide. This would indicate that senseless murder would be on all our hands (humanity as a whole), incited by a God of Love?!?! If this is true, then God is certainly NOT a God of Love. That would be the definition of a sadistic God playing his creation for puppets and playing His creation for fools. That is NOT a God of Love. Nor is it a God of Justice. Nor is it a God of Righteousness, Honor, and Fairness. There can ONLY be ONE truth if there is a "God" at all!

Well then, some would then conclude that God does not exist. However, the fallacy of this mindset is this:

If there is no "God", then we should not have made this discovery that there is indeed, no "God." Why? Because "God" would be without meaning, and therefore, would not be fathomable nor comprehensible to the human mind. It's simply a matter of Original Thought. I challenge and defy the atheist and the agnostic to think of something that does not exist. If they try, they will fail. Why? Because if it does not exist, how would they have the awareness to think of it? It is impossible! Sure, you can make something up and say "Pink Flying Elephants." To that, my reply would be that "Pink" exists. "Flying" is something that we all know to be a factual reality of life, as some of us do it often on planes. "Elephants" also exist. You already had the awareness to think of "pink" as did you already have an awareness "flying", as did you already have an awareness of the existence of "elephants." So, you come back to your same problem. You still haven't come up with something that did not exist before you thought of it. Since we have established that there is indeed a "God", I will re-emphasize that there can ONLY be ONE truth if there is a "God" at all!

Just what *IS* the good news of the Gospel? Here it is in a nutshell...

Many people may ask (and HAVE asked me), "but why should I be punished for the sins of Adam and Eve? This isn't fair! I'm not the one who disobeyed God and ate from a tree that I was told not to!" That's a fair question. Aside from the fact that Adam and Eve's sins gave birth to sin to all humanity, and therefore by default, we all inherited sin when we were born, it is still a fair question to ask.

BUT...

You know what (and this is going to blow your mind)? GOD AGREES WITH YOU!!"... Yes, that's right! I'll say it again. GOD AGREES WITH YOU!" He DOESN'T think you should be punished for the acts of Adam and Eve. He agrees with you in that He also DOESN'T think it's fair that the rest of us should be punished for what THEY did. So, in order to make things right, he sent His own Son to earth to receive the punishment that WE deserved as a consequence for OUR OWN failures. And if we accept this sacrifice in our hearts and embrace it, we WILL have eternal life!

Allow me to illustrate to you what the Love and Grace and Mercy of God is like. Imagine for a moment that God is sitting right next to you in a physical human form. Laid out on the floor are ALL the sins and temptations of the world. That is, EVERY form of sin. Then, God says to you, "Which one of these is yours? Which one of these sins do you have this BIGGEST struggle with?" You point to a particular sin and tell him, "THAT is the one I can't seem to beat." Then, God pulls out this bucket and pours out His Holy and Righteous blood all over the place - covering the entire floor. He didn't just pour it over the sin you pointed at, but instead douses everything on the ground. He then says, "There. It doesn't really matter which one you struggled with the most. I decided to cover them all for you, because that's how much I Love You!"

Again, THAT, my friend, is MERCY! THAT, my friend, is LOVE! He is not some angry, bitter, and sadistic God who is bent on sending most of us to the fires of hell while he favors only a few. EVERYONE is on equal ground. It is all simply a matter of whether each one of us as individuals will choose to accept or reject the solution that He gave us to this sin problem that plagues humanity. It all boils down to this:

Accept the God of Love and escape hell. That's the bottom line. And it is something that EVERYONE has the opportunity to receive - not just "some." Whether they make that decision or not is completely different issue altogether.

THAT, my friend, is the GOOD news of the Gospel!

Richard Puckett
www.VeiLofDisdaiN.com

BTW, I don't know if your bulletin that I responded to was your own words, or if you were sarcastically paraphrasing some garbage that was given to you by someone else. If they are your own words and feelings, please take to heart the message I have given you. If they were just something that someone else was trying to convince you of, feel free to forward my response to them.

Take care, God bless!
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[August 27th @ 3:32pm]

hearts_stars_xo
my grandma is 82 and has to have open heart surgery on Wed. at 7:30 a.m. she's doesnt have to have a bypass, but she's having a valve replacement. it's a serious surgery, but they said it's common for older people. she's not getting enough oxygen to her heart and brain and that's why she's been passing out and forgetting things. we're hoping that this surgery will help her memory...if it doesnt, than that most likely means she has Alzheimer's...please pray that is not the case. the surgery is on the 29th, which will be the month anniversary of when my grandpa passed away. so obviously, we cant handle any more bad news. they said the surgery lasts 2 hours unless there are complications. so PLEASE PRAY that her surgery is successful and that it improves her memory. her name is Doris.
thanks and †God Bless†
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A VERY SPECIAL 2+ HOUR EP 4 OF WARCLUB RADIO NOW STREAMING!! [August 16th @ 12:19pm]

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Fellow Infidels,

I am proud to announce a very special 2 and a half hour episode 4 of Warclub Radio is now available and streaming, including a special message from yours truly to conclude the broadcast!

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sup @ you christcore [August 12th @ 9:40pm]

gun__electric
[ mood | cold ]

so lately I've just been in this big religious fog, and it's extremely frustrating. It's like...I've been praying every night, and worshipping, but I can FEEL that my heart's not in the right place.

At my church camp, we did this activity where there were 3 chairs.
Chair 3 was that you didn't ever worship God, you weren't saved, all of that.
Chair 2 was that you love God, you're saved, but sometimes you don't always do what's in God's will.
Chair 1 was that you're on FIRE for God, and you're spreadin' some Jesus love.

Right now I feel like I'm sitting in between chair 1 and 2 and that is SO FREAKING FRUSTRATING. It's like, I WANT to be in chair number 1 but lately I've just been taking care of my needs, which is okay, but I've just been kind of focusing on myself. And I've been getting frustrated with a lot of people lately, and definitely NOT showing off some Jesus love. DEFINITELY not leading by example, anyways.

Just pray for me that I hop into Chair 1 and hot glue myself to it.

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what to wear? [August 9th @ 10:25pm]

x_bright_star_x
colossians 3:12+14

12)therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

14)and over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

now a days i doubt anyone would go out in public blatantly naked. it's not something that we are accustomed to in society. it just doesn't happen. so yeah we have clothes. but what about spiritual clothing? i can across this verse while i was doing my bible study and it really hit me hard. how spiritually dressed am i on any given day? am i wearing compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and love? it's like asking yourself before you got out for the night, am i missing a shoe?

how spiritually dressed are you?

just food for thought.
i hope everyone is doing well.

i'm heading off to gordon college soon, any extra prayers would be greatly appreciated.
♥mere
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hearts and hands for kids <3 [August 2nd @ 6:03am]

heartsandhands1

HI! J

I know this isn’t the normal conversation but I thought this was something really cool and should tell you guys!

Spread the word… Hearts and Hands International, a non-profit charity, is having a Blog-athon. Today only – until 9pm (MT).

Please help out by visiting www.heartsandhandsinternational.org/blogathon.html

 You don’t need to donate, they’re just looking for traffic.

If you can…. Hearts and Heads would really appreciate it if you could post a short blog with a link back so we can help spread the word.  That would really help make this spread like “wild fire”!!  I hope you guys will blog about it too! let me know if you do that'd be cool!!

Hearts and Hands helps out at-risk children around the world… it never hurts to raise awareness.

Emily S.

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I'm new! :D [August 2nd @ 2:45pm]

kyleesaurus
My name is Kylee, I'm 16, and I live in Oklahoma.
This is my new favorite community!

I need some help.
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So, in short, does anybody have any tips to help my youth group grow?
I should also mention that at the current time, we do not have a youth director. There's a long story behind that, but I'll spare you.
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[August 1st @ 11:41pm]

baileykr
Hey everyone! The youth pastor at my youth church and his family are going to be leaving us in three weeks. They are absolutely amazing people and they have meant so much to me and helped me and the entire church so much in our walks with God. They've been with us for the past six years and not a single person wants to see them leave. However, we've been praying for them and we have faith that God will take them exactly where He wants them. They'll be moving on from youth ministry and into ministering for all ages. As of now, they honestly have no idea where they'll be going or how long they'll be searching for that new church, but they know that this is what God wants them to do.

I'm going to be putting together a video/slideshow to play at their last week of service at our church. I know what the pastor's favorite band is so I know I'll use some of their songs, but I'd like some suggestions for songs to put in the video.

This is probably a really broad question, but if you have any suggestions, please give them to me! I'm looking for songs are about following God's plan, even though you're scared or unsure of where you're going, songs about putting all of your faith in God, and any other songs that you think might pertain to this situation.

Thanks so much for reading and for any suggestions in advance! I appreciate it, :).
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ldkj. [July 29th @ 9:21pm]

gun__electric
my grandma died on wednesday.
i was at creation, and didn't find out until yesterday.

i had a dream that my grandma died of a heart attack, and i woke up startled yesterday morning.
i called and made sure everything was okay and it wasn't.
she's gone.
my grandma, my only grandparent, is gone.

please pray for strength.
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