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, December 2, 2013

Opus 2013-373: Monday Pulpit: Creation vs Evolution

We are out of town and visiting a church we like.  It isn’t big but it is solid.  The pastor is working through the book of Exodus and was looking at the plagues.  He commented on how the magicians of Pharaoh started off matching the miracles of God but after a few successes realized they were out of there league.  They retired from the competition but that did not slow Pharaoh down. 

In passing he talked about how modern science has been trying to claim that life came forth from the primeval ooze spontaneously.  Although they cannot duplicate it in the lab, they believe it.  Although they cannot prove it, they believe it.  In the lack of all evidence ,they believe it.  They believe in the miracle of life as an accident.  Then the pastor used a phrase that caught my attention.  He said they believe in miracles without the Miracle Giver.

Think about it.  Science concedes that there is not enough time for evolution to have taken place, yet they still believe.  They cannot duplicate the process, yet they believe.  Ultimately they come back to faith in some basics.  Their faith is rooted in denying a creator. 

Christians believe that life came into being.  They can’t explain it in a laboratory either but they still can explain how it happened.  They propose that there was a Creator.  They have faith in the existence of something that cannot be proven in a lab. 

Both ultimately rely on faith.  Which one is more rational?
(Isaiah 1:18 KJV)  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
I submit that the problem non-believers have is not the lack of reason but an unwillingness to admit the second part of the verse.  They refuse to admit that they are sinners and need a savior.

Is the problem pride or probability?

homo unius libri


  1. I've always said that the reason people are atheists is because they just can't imagine anyone wiser than themselves.

    1. I would say that sums it up well. Conceit is common.

      Grace and peace.


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