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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Opus 2011-36, Key Verses: Romans 6:23

(Romans 6:23 KJV)  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

In a previous post I talked about the reality of sin.  Everyone is a sinner.  The next question would be, “So what?”  This verse explains why that is a problem.

Sin leads to death, both physical and spiritual.  Before sin became a reality in the disobedience of Adam and Eve, the world was sinless.  Part of that was the lack of death.  It would seem that people were designed to live forever.  I am guessing that at that time they were vegetarians because after flood Noah was specifically told to eat meat.
(Genesis 9:3 KJV)  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Adam Clarke suggests that one reason animals were now allowed for food was that the nature of plant nutrition had been reduced by the flood.  An interesting thought.  Perhaps in the new Earth we will go back to being vegetarians.  There is mention of the lion and the lamb lying down together.

Sin causes death.  Jesus brings life.

That is the point of the second part of this verse.  There is a problem:  sin.  There is a solution:  Jesus.  And the solution is given as a gift from God.

homo unius libri

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