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, May 28, 2011

Opus 2011-167, Headlines: Thank You, Harold Camping

End of the earth forecasts are common in history.  So far they have been wrong.  At least I think they have been wrong.  If I am one of those left behind on May 21 I seem to have a lot of company.

I want to thank the people that perpetrated the prophetic hoax.  It gave me a lot of chances to talk to people about Jesus and what the Bible really said.  I am a teacher and I respect parents desire that I not evangelize, but when kids ask questions, what is a believer to do but answer them?  It has been a good time.  I expect to repeat the fun as the 2012 end comes near.

The first few times I just told the kids the Bible says no one will know.  I realized that was being somewhat of a woosy, so I began to use the name of Jesus.  I would say, “Jesus said no one would know when He returned.  He said even He did not know.  If Jesus didn’t know I don’t think this guy knows.  He needs to read his Bible more.” 

Of course I make that recommendation to everyone.  It is one of those things in life that really seems to be one-size-fits-all.

Jesus discussed this many places but the best, short summary of His opinion of this kind of Bible manipulation is here:
(Mark 13:32 KJV)  But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Look it up and read the whole passage.  Evidently Rev. Camping didn’t.

homo unius libri


  1. You told them well. God bless you.

  2. It would help if Preachers would read the Bible themselves, don't you think.

    Thanks for the kind word.

    Grace and Peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.