Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Opus 2011-19, Christian Cliches: God Is Good

Sometimes we can make statements that are true and be telling a lie.  This is one of those cases.  God is good.  There is no question about that.  God is the definition of good.  The problem is in what most people mean when they say “good”.

Most people think of “good” as an adjective used to show something is up to their standards.  What is good music?  What is a good score in golf?  Some people think sushi is good.  So for most people to say something is good means it has their approval.

God is not concerned about our approval.  He is concerned that we live up to His standards, not whether we are impressed with His performance.

God is good means that he is that which all other things are measured.  If involves holiness, purity, light and truth.  It means that He is burning with such a righteous fire than any evil will be utterly destroyed in His presence.  It means that we can never be good enough to warrant his approval.  It means that some other being than ourselves would have to pay the price for all the weaknesses and failures we have chalked up in life.  Fortunately He had just the Person in mind for that.

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