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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Opus 2012-126, Plow and Crown: Antique Idea Called Personal Responsibility

In May I was listening to an Alister Begg sermon on the way to work.  At one point he made a comment in passing about how Americans want a king, then went on to say, “not a king-king but someone who will take care of everything.”  Then he got back to preaching about whatever the text was saying. 

The damage was done.  My mind began to wander as I wondered.  His statement seemed a good summation of why the plow is losing to the crown.  Too many citizens, and a mass of non-citizens, want someone to do it all for us.  We refuse to acknowledge that liberty and freedom demand responsibility and accountability and hard work.  We are caught in this welfare mind set that is destroying all levels of our culture.  From the FDA to licensing of barbers we seem to be saying, “Take care of us gurus.  Keep us safe from our own mistakes.”

Insurance was once a hedge against the unexpected.  You bought term life insurance when your children were young in case you died suddenly.  You were not expecting to die.  You did not draw from the fund unless you had a tragedy.  Car insurance runs the same way.  Well and good.  So why do we expect health insurance to cover every little rash and fever?  Someone pointed out that we don’t put in claims on our auto insurance when we have our oil changed or get a car wash.  Many people don’t turn in a claim for small fender benders because they know it will raise their insurance.  Why do we expect insurance to cover our basic trip to the doctor?  Why do we not see the connection between claims and cost?

We need to understand that the more we want someone else to care for us the more they will control us.  Where money flows, control grows.  When someone else pays for the radio they eventually get to chose the station. 

If you like being treated like a child and being controlled, well and good.  Go for it.  If you want liberty and independence, carry your own water.  You can’t have both.  The Control Freaks of the Elites want you on their client list.  The Crown always wants to tell the Plow where and when to plant and reap.

Stand up on your own two feet and vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

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