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 2011-28, Key Scripture: Psalm 51:5

(Psalms 51:5 KJV)  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

My last post looked at Romans 3:23.  It talked about all humans being sinners.  Some people might try to hang that on the uptight Reformers.  You know how those Puritans were.  They walked around with prune faces and did not want anybody to have any fun right?  Or they blame it on those nasty Christians and their emotionally retarded views of God. 

Actually, the concept has been around since the beginning.  Well, right after the beginning.  Adam and Eve were not born into sin, they introduced it to humanity.  But the concept is strongly established in the Old Testament.  It is a part of the teaching of the Bible.

Some teachers through history have tried to make this verse say that sex is evil.  That is refuted by the rest of the Bible.  Sex in monogamous, man/woman covenant is a gift of God.  This verse is talking about the sin nature that is a part of every living man, woman and child.

Sin exists.  Jesus is the cure.  Get cured.

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