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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Opus 2011-204, Monday Pulpit: The Voice of MSM

While out of town we have visited the same church two weeks in a row. The Pastor is not afraid to be specific about the world we live in. He started off about the deceit that has gone into the farce of global warming. He reviewed the revelation of the e-mails from the English university that showed how much of the data was invented by the “scientists” who were doing the research. What surprised him was that there has been so little fall-out from this scandal. Cap and trade is still being pushed. The EPA still does its damage to our economy. It is as if the documents had never been shown to the public. He used it to illustrate how people believe what they want to believe, not what the facts show.

He used it to lead into a sermon based on I Kings 22. King Ahab of Israel wanted to go to war. He brought out his 400 tame prophets and they told him it was a good idea. His ally, King Jehoshaphat of Judah, asked if there weren’t any prophets of the Lord available. Ahab’s reply was so familiar.
(1 Kings 22:8 KJV) And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

There was one prophet of God. Ahab deliberately avoided him because he spoke the truth. He was not a “yes” man.

That is why the general public and the people in power ignore the truth. They don’t want to hear it. That applies when it involves global warming. It applies regarding the economy. It is true in education. It is the same story in regard to sexual perversions.

At heart it is a spiritual problem. God is constantly trying to talk to people but they don’t want to listen. People know right from wrong but they want to pretend to be ignorant.

It was a good time to examine my own heart and motives. It was a good Sunday.

homo unius libri

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