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 21, 2011

Opus 2011-27, Key Scriptures: Romans 3:23

(Romans 3:23 KJV)  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

One reason modern and post-modern people reject the gospel is that they don’t think they need it.  They don’t believe they are sinners, so why would they need to be saved?  They will admit that there are problems, that society is falling apart, that nothing is working, but reject the concept of sin.

The proclamation of the Bible is that all people have sinned.  Even the holiness people, the spiritual decedents of John Wesley, who taught a doctrine called Christian Perfection, believe that all have sinned.  Anyone who rejects this idea may be a fine neighbor and someone to serve on the PTA with, but they are not a Christian.

The problem with the world is not economic.  It is not lack of education.  It is not racism.  It is not the Democrats.  It was not your mother.  The problem is, was and will be sin.  And that sin is alive and well in every human being until dealt with by the blood of Christ.

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