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, January 23, 2014

Opus 2014-21: New Terms: Theological Appendix

When listening to Alistair Begg the other day he used the term “Theological Appendix.”  What?  Did I miss that in seminary.  He was talking about the incarnation and how some people think this is a theological Appendix.  His point was that doctors tell us we can live without our appendix.  It can be removed with no danger to our overall health.  In the same way some denominations and pastors teach we can be Christian without believing in the incarnation.

The point he was making is that certain thing are essential to calling yourself a Christian.  One of those points is that the second Person of the Triune God became human.
(Joh 1:14 KJV)  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
At the same time He retained His divinity.
(Col 1:19 KJV)  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
There are many areas of the scripture that lend themselves to interpretation.  This is not one of them. 

homo unius libri


  1. I fear that most folks sitting in churches really aren't what they think they are.

    1. It brings to mind Jesus talking about the narrow road and the OT reference to the remnant.

      Grace and peace.


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