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, March 16, 2015

Opus 2015-66: Monday Pulpit: The Fall

In my Sunday School class I had a guest teacher.  He was going over various scriptures and one of them had to do with the sin of Adam and Eve.  After they had eaten of the forbidden fruit they had a revelation:  They were naked.  They had always been naked but for some reason this now made them ashamed.

When I am presented with things I have heard before my mind often looks for a new approach.  We were talking about original sin and the fall.  I was asking myself, “What would suddenly make them aware that being naked was a problem?”  One idea was the beginning of the sex drive.  I had another thought that popped into my head.

Adam and Eve were suddenly aware that they were naked.  Was this the beginning of puberty?

Blame the human condition on puberty.  Think about it.  Little children run around naked and don’t think anything about it.  Few adults are able to do so.  It is around the time of puberty that we get sensitive about out bodies.

Maybe puberty is a result of the Fall in the Garden of Eden.

(Note for heresy hunters:  This is speculative meandering, not a statement of doctrine.)

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