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 26, 2012

Opus 2012-23, Monday Pulpit: Persecution?

During prayer last Sunday the following was offered up, “Persecution against Christians is mild in our country.”  The context was the deadly force being used in the parts of the world with strong Muslim concentrations and how Christians are being brutalized and murdered on a daily basis.  We need to pray for our brethren around the world and agitate with our politicians at home.

But what struck me was the fact that this should be an indictment of the church, not a thankful observation.  Why is there so little deadly persecution?  Let me put it this way, dead lawns don’t need mowing.  There is very little for Satan to persecute.  When is the last time you raised your head above the crowd to take a stand based on the holiness of God?  I stand indicted, too.

They say that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.  The world knows this so they have taken the soft and gentle approach America.  We have been bought off with prosperity and a trust in our material security.  We have been slowly eased out of the fast lane.

I hope we wake up before the wrath of God really descends on us.

homo unius libri


  1. "I hope we wake up before the wrath of God really descends on us."

    It's coming! (Actually, it's here.)

  2. I wish I could disagree with you but....

    The good news is that God is willing to restore if there is genuine repentance.

    I don't see much of that though.

    Grace and peace.

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