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.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Opus 2013-20: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Truths: Purpose of Government

One of the questions I ask my students as we work through the founding documents is, “What is the purpose of government?”  It doesn’t matter how many times I go over it or read it.  Most of them totally ignore this.  The purpose of government is to keep our God-given rights safe.
"to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men,"

That seems pretty clear but it isn’t on the radar of the current generation. 

To them government is to supply health care, lunch, schools, police, ___________. 

Is it any wonder that we are seeing our liberty eroded? 

homo unius libri


  1. America is no longer the land of opportunity. It's now the land of "free stuff."

    1. Remember what Robert Heinlein said, TANSTAAFL, or for the uninitiated: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Someone always pays, in this case, you and me.

      Grace and peace.


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