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, October 11, 2012

Opus 2012-259, Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, God Rears His Ugly Head

I don’t think God’s head is ugly, but the purveyors of our modern culture do.  I am sure you have noticed all the attempts to remove any reference to the God of the Bible from the public square under the fantasy of “separation of church and state.”  The Constitution does not mention God.  That was one of the reasons that some people fought against its adoption back then.  You cannot say that about the Declaration of Independence.  Here in the first sentence we find reference to God and natural law.
...”to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,...”
Few, if any, of the documents of the early American period failed to mention God in some way.  That is a simple fact.  When you hear someone talking about how we need a secular society you might ask them what country they are talking about, it certainly hasn’t been America.  That is the witness of history.  Deal with it.  If you want to change it, then you want to make America something is has never been.  You want to remove the force behind a belief in equality, educating the masses, hospitals for the masses, ending slavery, and the civil rights movement.  These did not come from secular academia but from the Pulpits of America.

America was created in the midst of a belief in natural law.  Natural law is a product of God.  The God they knew about was the God of the Bible not the gods of the pagans.  Many of the Founding Fathers would not qualify as Christians but they had a firm belief in a God who created the world and was still involved in it.  They were not the stereotype of Deists who claim that God was not involved. 

When you talk about our foundations, put God right in the middle of it.

homo unius libri

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