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, May 1, 2017

Opus 2017-131: Healthy Insights: Metabolism, part 5 of 5, The Divine Liver

I am a creationist, not an evolutionist.  I believe that God created my liver.  I don’t believe that it evolved from an amoeba.  What is the difference?  God knew that someday we would be faced with all kinds of pollution in our food.  He designed our liver to deal with it.  An evolutionist believes that the liver evolved based on conditions it encountered.  Thus the liver needs to be protected by our infinite wisdom and the wisdom of diet gurus. 

Does that mean I reject science?  Absolutely not.  Good research using the scientific method is possible because there is a God of the Universe who is not fickle and capricious.  He said that water boils at 212̊ F.  That is good enough for kindergarten scientists.  Anyone who has really considered the laws of nature realizes that you need to add, “at sea level with pure water”.  There may be other qualifications.  In the universe of the evolutionist those “laws” could change at any time.  Remember, in evolution it is all up to chance.

As an example of dietary guru science let he give you a quote from another book.
“Only in the past twenty years or so has it been found that saccharine is unlikely to have any negative effects in humans even at the highest concentrations – but we still can’t shake the feeling that it just isn’t good for you.  Probably safe, but again, we’ll take a pass.” , p. 145
Notice the scientific method used here.  They “can’t shake the feeling that it just isn’t good for you”. 

I am willing to accept God’s “because I said so” to the diet guru’s “can’t shake the feeling” any day.  I have the same response to the global warming Chicken Little’s. 

Masley, Steven and Bowden, Jonny.  Smart Fat.  New York:  Harper One, 2016.

homo unius libri


  1. I can't shake the feeling that the FDA doesn't have our best interests at heart, and that what they declare may be suspect.


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