yayy the first half of my username is dedicated to her!!! she's very misrepresented in pop culture, in my opinion, very exaggerated and I'm sick of all the stupid theories making her out to be some type of goddess and not a *devoted disciple* (who just happened to be female) which is the real truth. so weird about that. but your drawing is awesome<3 i like the nose ring lol
ah, see, being Roman Catholic, I believe Lazarus' sister and Mary Magdalene are the same woman! but that's a scripture vs. tradition issue, that's no biggie, it's a small issue in relation to the bigger issue Christians face with all the negative secular pressure we get, no matter what church we belong to or what denomination (if any). what's most important to any type of Christian, I believe, is just to do God's will and praise His name, which your drawings seem to do really well in my opinion, so good for you!
Many thanks and I agree, magdalena. That's very kind of you to say!
And I concur that in light of eternity, I really could care less about her family relations. The way denominations squabble over stupid details comes back to pride.
On the other hand, I would suggest (for the sake of principle) if a tradition makes a statement that is historically proven true/untrue (in any area), in the name of truth we have a responsibility to modify it.
I say this because history and Scripture go hand-in-hand and many times Scripture will tell us to read history and get details of a peripheral event. I understand that tradition exists to preserve truth to the best of its ability as it is the cornerstone in our faith. You'll be surprised how a speck of error can snowball; people will make the stupidest things into cults. The same care and attention we give a research paper ought to be applied to our precious faith and doctrine, don't you think?
I do think so, and I believe that if people dedicated themselves to faith the same way they do things like movies/TV/music (which, of course, manifest the beauty of God's creation, but are not ultimate causes in and of themselves) there'd be a lot less disparity and division between Christians and a lot less misrepresentation of Christianity itself on a whole to non-Christians. I can't tell you how many times I'm judged really harshly just on the sole fact that I'm Christian. I feel that if people just *cared* more about the truth that scripture and tradition hold, and worked together to see eye-to-eye or at least to appreciate the differences of doctrines (or understand), we wouldn't be heading toward a secularized society. Then, *as* Christians, it's our responsibility to be genuine in our faith and examine very closely the doctrines we hold true and question them and change them (Matt 18:18) if they need changing (or, modifying) while maintaining our dignity as children of God and not gods ourselves! But, it's a sticky, icky world when people lose faith and would rather worship something meaningless like an ideology or a government leader or even a social icon. You're right, people will form cults and I think it's out of fear and laziness (and, hehe, what I would call the "seven deadly sins" being Catholic) and refuse to see the truth of Jesus Christ. Blessings to you too, girlfriend<3 (I go on tangents too, don't worry)
With you 100% there, girlie. We are stewards of this message and we gotta keep our facts straight.
People ultimately fall away because they love something more than God. I know because I have been guilty of that myself.
I'm sorry to hear you got some badness from people for your faith but you know what? That means you are standing firm and not kissing up to the world around you. That's the way the world treated Jesus and all the prophets of old.
We just have to examine ourselves and make sure we're not in the wrong. It's important to make amends for any wrong part we have contributed (general of course, I don't know what happened to you)
Ex. a street preacher called this woman a slut and her boyfriend knocked him out. Yeah that is NOT persecution, he deserved to get punched
Very nice cause you should who she use to be and who she became when she meet Jesus. She is one of my favorite Biblical characters because of her child like faith she was the first to see Him risen from the dead. here is that story:Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels sitting at the head and foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying."Why are you crying?" the angels asked her."Because they have taken away my Lord," she replied, "and I don't know where they have put him."She glanced over her shoulder and saw someone standing behind her. It was Jesus, but she didn't recognize him."Why are you crying?" Jesus asked her. "Who are you looking for?" She thought he was the gardener. "Sir," she said, "if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.""Mary!" Jesus said.She turned toward him and exclaimed, "Teacher!" "Don't cling to me," Jesus said, "for I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and your Father, my God and your God." John 20:11-17 (NLT)
And if we keep in the faith we will see Him risen from the dead too. Hallelujah! He has risen!Thanks for posting this dear sister in the faith. God bles and Jesus loves you all!!! A message from God to all those who dark, lost, confused, and sad world: "God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NLT) This is how we know they both love us. Jesus died the most horrible death in he history of man, went literally to the pits of hell, and rose from the dead so we wouldn't have to fear death as Mary Magdalene was the first to lean. If we believe in Him we don't have to fear death and we can spend eternity forever with Him in Heaven.
Where the heck did people come up with the cracked up idea that Mary and Jesus had a romantic relationship, anyway? It's just... so darn confusing that someone would have Jesus--aka GOD IN THE FLESH--be romantically involved with ANYONE.
I guess it's all this New Age mumbo-jumbo that every book protagonist must have a love interest--and, with J-Man being the closest thing we have to a protagonist in the Bible, next to, ya know, GOD, they musta thought He shoulda had one. But it wouldn't help! If anything, it'd draw people further away from Jesus' teachings.
I saw a movie of her where it was old through her pov. She claimed that her family in Magala allowed fortune tellers to come to their house and she got possessed by demons. Then Jesus came to her town and cast them all out, seven in all. After that, she began her journey and learning about Jesus through Mary, mother of Jesus, who became like a mother-figure to her, mentoring her. She got to see the risen Christ first at the garned tomb and told Peter and John about the resserection.