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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Opus 2013-204: Glucose and Grace, part 2 of 2

How do the Law and grace weave a canopy of salvation?

Possibly an example might be the place of overeating and obesity in relation to diabetes.  From what I have read, if you have the diabetic gene you have a strong tendency toward coming down with diabetes.  Gluttony, eating the wrong foods and lack of exercise can bring it on sooner or more severely.  How does overeating effect someone without the diabetes gene?  There are consequences, yet they do not get diabetes.  At least they don’t get it easily.  I am not convinced it can’t happen.  They may instead have a heart attack, cancer, stroke or who knows what else but they won’t get diabetes.  They may die from complications but from a different origin.  They definitely won’t be healthy. 

This could illustrate the tension between the Law and grace.  There is a reason for the Law.  Lack of obedience will make a difference.  It can cause serious complications in our lives.  It is possible that lack of discipline does not send us to hell.  It will ruin our lives. 

Just as eating in moderation leads to a more pleasant life, living in obedience will lead to more joy and peace.  As an Arminian and not a Calvinist, I think it is more important than that, but at the least for one of Reform theology it should still make a difference.

Live in obedience.  Why take a chance?

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