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, January 27, 2020

Opus 2020-024: Monday Pulpit: The Bible and Science

I don’t remember the context but the pastor said,
“If God wanted to give us a science text book, He could have done that...He figured we could figure that out for ourselves.”
One of the questions that causes division in the Christian community is the seeming conflict between creation and evolution.  Lines are drawn that are sometimes a bit hostile.  The real question is not creation and evolution.  It is more how does the Bible relate to current science.  It is not a problem for me.  I figure that the Bible is God’s word and the universe is His work.  If we read both correctly we will get agreement.  We will also get increased understanding.

The role of the Bible is not to tell us if there are smaller units than quarks or if there is a cure for cancer.  The Bible is there to inform us of the things we cannot work out with techniques like the scientific method.  Science has produced a vaccination for small pox but it can’t give us a cure for sin.

So let the controversy continue.  Keep asking questions.  Remember though that the Bible has always maintained that God is holy but science used to believe you could date the age of the earth by its temperature.  One belief still stands, the other has changed.

Never stop thinking.

homo unius libri

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