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.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Opus 2019-024: New Age or Christian

As I have said before, the basic point of philosophy that divides the children of God from the rest of the world comes down to our view of the human nature.  What is the basic character of a newborn before all the influences of life start to mold it?  Modern new age thinking and the basic tenet of education is that people are at worst a blank slate.  In reality they believe that people in their innermost beings are good and any problem is created by society.  Christians can accept the complications thrown in by environment but believe that the basic human nature is flawed.  One term for this is “original sin”.  Another name is “depravity”. 

It makes a difference in how you put your society together.

Original sin was not a matter of Adam and Eve having an argument.  It was not Adam getting mad at a rock when he stubbed his toe.  It was not a simple mistake.  Original sin was a deliberate rejection of the clear instructions of God.  It was a refusal to submit to the authority of God.  It is the basic difference between those who accept creation as an act of God and those who believe that today is just the result of a lot of random events.

It makes a difference in how you put your society together.

It makes a difference in how you plan your day.

It makes a difference in how you treat other people.

Excuse the soapbox.  I am going down this path because of the repeated expectation of Proverbs that we can live upright and righteous lives and how there are so many who deny that.  There are Christians who deny its is possible.  There are non-Christians who redefine what it means.

It makes a difference.

homo unius libri

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