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, April 14, 2011

Opus 2011-121, New Terms: Spin

I am sure that you have read this word or heard it used.  It refers to the version of events that a press secretary is putting out to the public.  In common, ordinary, everyday English, it means "lie."

We are so good at accepting new definitions of old words.  We have heard this one and glossed over its implications.  We are becoming a society that accepts falsehood.  Part of the is a result of the Post-modern philosophy that has become dominant.  In Post-modern thinking there are no absolutes, especially absolute truth.  As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so truth is in the experience of the individual.

This may be acceptable in current philosophical trends, it is not acceptable in Christian thinking.  The Bible reveals an eternal, unchanging God.  That God reveals eternal, unchanging truths.  The consequences are eternal, unchanging destinies.  Truth, if embrased can lead to an eternity in the presence of God, enjoying His fellowship and experiencing unending joy.  Spin will lead to an eternity away from God and all of the forces of good, in a short phrase, eternal hell.

Don’t accept the spin doctors.  Call them to account.  Hold their feet to the fire because if you don’t someday their feet will be in the fire, eternally.

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