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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Opus 2016-253: Discernment Watch: Those Pesky Judges Are At It Again

Since we have at least four members of the Supreme Court who salute the laws of other countries over the Constitution, we have some dangerous precedents being set, this time in Kenya.  The story is in World.

If it is on your radar you know that the Anglican church in Africa has split from the world wide communion of the Anglican church over the issue of homosexuality.  The African church has read their Bibles and determined that since they are supposed to be Christians they should follow what the Bible says.  Thus they removed three priests for their homosexual activities.  Now something called “The Employment and Relations Court” has ordered the church to reinstate the priests and pay them their back salaries.  This is a dangerous step for freedom of religion in the world.

Read your First Amendment. 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
In order to keep the government from establishing the requirements of such things as church attendance, tax supported churches, government appointed pastors and government mandated doctrines those little things called “the establishment clause” and the “free exercise clause” were inserted.  If you look at the remaining freedoms mentioned in the First and Second Amendments and know anything of the religious wars of England you can see how all of those are necessary to guarantee freedom of worship.  The Progressive leaning courts are committed to undermining and destroying that freedom. 

The reason free worship is such a problem to the Progressives is that it places God above the elites of congress and education.  It says that there are limits to government power.  It maintains that the rights we have are “endowed by their Creator” and not granted at the whim of bureaucrats. 

What is a guarantee of freedom for citizens is a threat of limitation to the power of elites.

Be aware of the courts working to take away all of your freedoms.  Keep in mind that it is just to keep you safe.  If is for your own protection.  You need mature, Progressive adults to limit your choices so that Utopia will arrive. 

homo unius libri

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