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.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Opus 2018-089: The War on God, part 2 of 5, Who Is the Boss

If God represents competition then the Ten Commandments are His basic rules.  That is why they are such a threat to governments.  As we said earlier, government hates competition.  It turns out that God also hates competition.  Take a look at the first commandment.
(Exodus 20:3 KJV)  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
If you are a devout Jew or a believing Christian then God must be the Prime Mover in you life.  He does not leave you any other choice. 

The battle of the boss begins in our personal lives.  Many individuals reject Jesus as Lord because that means they need to take second place in their own little universe.  People will be attracted to the saccharine version of Jesus that is based on half truths.  That Jesus is gentle and mild.  He is the one who would never expect them to take a stand or ignore their feelings because a silly book like the Bible tells them they are wrong.

The battle of the boss continues into our culture.  Even people who will not let Jesus rule their lives will embrace the liberty that a moral life delivers.  They don’t want child molesters teaching school.  They don’t want the government to raise their children.  This kind of thinking is a threat to the domination of the government.  People who stand up for the values that God laid down must be slapped down.  We have fools claiming that the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights come from the government not God.  While God does not change and is not fickle or capricious, the government is known for going back on its word.

Rights are from God, not the government.  This is a basic principle laid down in the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men,...”
Our rights come from God and the government is there to protect those rights.  It is not there to give us rights or decide who gets them. 

Obviously this God thing has to be gotten rid of for the government to have the power it craves.

To be  continued...

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