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.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Opus 2013-72: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Truths: Destructive Government

The Founding Fathers were in agreement with the statement, “That government is best which governs least.”   The earliest we find these actual words are evidently 1837 but they certainly understood that governments were not necessarily beneficial. 

Note these words from the Declaration,
“that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends,”
They have just stated that the purpose of government is to guarantee the rights granted by God.  Now they acknowledge that government can not only fail to guarantee the rights but work to destroy them.

Does that sound familiar or are you not paying attention.

homo unius libri


  1. And as was the case then, those who stand up for those God-given rights today will be labeled as traitors (or terrorists).

    1. Your tense is all I would tweak. "Will be" might be misinterpreted to only refer to the future when I think it is more present perfect tense. A simple present would be understood even by the illiterate masses: "are labeled."

      Grace and peace.


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