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.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Opus 2012-207, The Best Protection Against Heresy

Once again I was listening to Alistair Begg’s preaching.  School is starting and it will once again be a part of my morning routine.  He was commenting on why people should bring and use their Bibles.  I liked what he said because I have said the same thing many times.  Strange how that works, isn’t it?

He said the congregation needs to know and study their Bible so that they will know if he is preaching truth.  The congregation should be prepared to call the preacher to account for heresy or drifting off the plantation.  This is a sad reality.  So often if you look at the “liberal” churches it is not the people in the pew but the ones behind the pulpit that are pushing the churches toward hell fire.  It is important to know the word yourself.

This would also apply in our civil lives.  Know the Declaration of Independence.  Know the Constitution.  The elected and the appointed think they are the anointed.  They feel they are above our founding documents.  Hold their feet to the fire.

We believe that the Bible is eternal truth and is the measuring stick of all truth.  It is strange that we also believe that the Constitution holds truth and is not to be “interpreted” to mean what it does not say.  The two seem to go together because both require a belief in truth and acknowledge that there is good and bad.

We are on the side of good.

homo unius libri


  1. If you call the preacher on something, be prepared to be unpopular for a while. Been there, done that!

    1. True but that does not mean it should not be done at times. I will concede we need to pick our battles and sometimes the only way you can make a statement is with you feet. We faced that in the last church we were at as a family. The next church I was seriously considering had the pastor confess to having an affair. If laymen would be accountable the church would be more effective in our world.

      But I will admit it is easier to talk about than do.

      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.