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.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Opus 2011-72, Basic Beliefs: Creation, Infinity and Eternity

Recently I was out walking during the day.  It must have been a weekend.  We had just come through a time of heavy rains so the air was clear and there were some incredible cloud sculptures to enjoy.  I got to thinking about the glory of creation.  One of the beliefs of all Christians is that God created the universe.  Some take Genesis 1 as a literal statement and believe that the world was created in  six twenty-four hour days and God rested on the seventh.  At the other end of the spectrum are those who accept the theory of evolution but look at it like intelligent design instead of chance.  The universe may be billions of years old, but God was in charge of each molecule and reaction.

We also believe that God is eternal and infinite.  When I put these ideas together I got to thinking about the probability that God is still being creative.  When I am resurrected to the New Earth and the New Jerusalem I am going to have forever to explore and enjoy all that God is doing.  And He will continue doing more.  I will never even begin to catch up. 

How can I get across how beyond comprehension this is.  There are two types of creativity.  One type is what the vast majority of people do.  It is simply taking an idea a tweeking it.  The other type is genuine creativity.  Ideas that seem to come from nowhere.  For instance, who first thought of the bow and arrow?  The jump from a spear to a device that uses certain types of wood with the ends joined by a chord is really thinking outside the box.  Who thought of putting feathers on the arrow to make it fly true?  We make them longer, paint them colors or find new materials, but the real genius was the original invention.  God does this all the time.

Plan on joining the exploration.

homo unius libri

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