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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Opus 2014-176: Un-self Righteous, part 2 of 2

Warning!  More theology ahead!

The confusion about righteousness is that some people think it comes from discipline and following the rules, that it is earned or deserved.  No.  Just as forgiveness of sins comes from the grace of God, so it is with righteousness.
(1 John 1:9 KJV)  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Notice it does not say, “some unrighteousness.” 

Does this mean that we are so perfect that we never make mistakes and have no potential to sin?  To me it is obvious that is not the case.  If you want to build a straw man and lay it on me I will forgive you.  I do this because forgiveness is part of being a new creature.
(Ephesians 4:24 KJV)  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
If you like considering yourself an unrighteous sinner, enjoy.  I prefer the Biblical term of “saint.”

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