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, August 15, 2012

Opus 2012-190, Monday Pulpit: Thoughts on the Law

One of the topics that was touched on Sunday was the Law.  We were in the second chapter of Romans.  The Law is another one of those paradoxes that rear their heads in the study of the Bible.  I am sure you have heard it said that as Gentiles, we are not under Law, we are under grace.  At the same time Jesus did not throw the Law away.
(Matthew 5:17 KJV)  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
So how does the Law relate to Christians?

One comment grabbed my attention.  This is not a quote, more of a paraphrase.
“Disobedience is not breaking the Law, it is rebellion and rejection.”
I think there is an important distinction.  Sin is sin, true.  But there is a real difference between someone breaking a law they may not have even known about and the wholesale rebellion that comes from knowing the truth and refusing to obey.

I am not geared for a long discussion, just had an opinion to express.

homo unius libri

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