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, December 11, 2015

Opus 2015-452: Tending to Gaia

My wife yelled at me from the other room.

Her message was that if I wanted to refute fears about climate change all I needed to do was refer to Psalm 104.  She also acknowledged that it would not have much influence on your garden style pagan.  It should however make a difference to people who claim to believe in Jesus.

I made a note and read through the chapter later.  I found the focal point for those who fear climate change to be verse 4.
(Psalms 104:5 KJV)  Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
This is a statement, not a question. 

This is a statement that God made the world.  He made it in such a way that man will not destroy it.  He made provision for anything we can throw at it.

Does that mean we are to deliberately be destructive?  Are we to use 5,000 year old redwoods for toothpicks?  Are we to use the Grand Canyon for a landfill?  The answers are obvious but let me throw in the responsibility we are given along with the gift.  Two verses,
(Genesis 1:28 KJV)  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
(Genesis 2:15 KJV)  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
We are in charge as stewards and caretakers. 

So don’t be afraid, be responsible.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.