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, December 17, 2018

Opus 2018-303: Monday Pulpit: The Season for a Reason

Sunday the pastor was preaching about Jesus as the reason for the season of Christmas.  If I had to put it into a category I would say he was teaching about the incarnation and the divinity of Christ.  It is something we need to remember in the midst of all the rituals and traditions.  Jesus was fully God and fully man.

At one point he looked at Colossians 2:9 which in the KJV reads,
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
He waxed eloquent on how all of God was in the body of Jesus.

My mind tends to go on tangents and I put myself in the shoes of a nonbeliever or a typical church attender who has never really thought about it and find myself saying skeptically, “Right.”  It is beyond our imagination for such a thing to happen.  By all the laws of physics it would be impossible.  How can eternal infinity be compressed into a normal human body?  The actual reason people have trouble with it is because they do not want to believe it.

Take the concept of black holes out in space.  The theory is that in those places the gravity is so intense that even light cannot escape.  If that is the case, how can you prove such a thing exists?  You can’t really but science still believes it.  Such pressure is beyond our comprehension but is accepted.  Or take the mathematical concept of infinity.  We are taught that if we have infinity and multiply it by two we still have infinity.  If we have infinity and subtract infinity I believe we still have infinity.  Or how about doing calculations with the square root of negative numbers.  Such a thing is impossible.  If you don’t remember your high school math then let me remind you that when you multiply a negative by a negative you get a positive.

Could Jesus have been fully God and fully man?  Of course.  The same way that so many other concepts defy our imagination but are still true and applicable to life.

You scratch my head, I’ll scratch yours.  Forget our backs.

homo unius libri

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