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, July 25, 2016

Opus 2016-193: Headlines: California Attacks Again

According to World Magazine the California Legislature is preparing a bill that will force Christian colleges to stop maintaining standards that are mandated in the Bible.  The punishment at this point will be financial not jail time.  The pogrom will come later.  It will be the typical way that government controls the pigs at the trough, first they threaten to withhold funds, then they decide who becomes bacon.

Basically schools that refuse to remove their codes of conduct about sexual activity and proclivity will no longer be able to receive any government funds.  The way this will hurt is by the withholding of Cal Grant scholarships.  Years ago it was called the California State Scholarship.  I had one for three years and it covered my tuition at a small Christian school quite nicely.
“If signed into law, SB 1146 could expose schools to punitive litigation and the loss of millions in student aid. Schools wanting to avoid any penalty would have to dissolve student codes of conduct based on biblical teachings about sex and wouldn’t be able to base hiring decision on religious convictions about sexuality, gender identity, and marriage.”
This is another salvo from the left to remove Christianity from the public square but I am not sure it will not be a good thing for truly Christian colleges.  It will force them to decide whether they are Christian or not.  The choice will be to either take the government’s money or take the Lord’s righteousness. 
“All schools wanting to keep state financial aid would have to accommodate students based on their gender identity and would not be able to separate housing, restrooms, or locker room facilities based on biology. The same standards would apply to gender fluid students, those who fluctuate between identifying as either male or female.”
As Jesus said,
(Matthew 6:24 KJV)  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
It isn’t really a matter of whether the schools will survive.  The question is will they survive as a part of the church?  Will they still be Christian?  Since the slide into perdition began long ago and most schools started by Christians have already sold out, this might be a good time for a wake up call.  I would suggest that it is time for the schools that are still Christian to bite the bullet, give up all government support and get back to being salt instead of tofu.

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