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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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Opus 2020-227: Horseman #?

Most people have heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  The source is the sixth chapter of Revelation.  In that chapter there are four horsemen and each is associated with different disasters.  The traditional names don’t necessarily match up, but that is the way tradition goes.

The first horse is white and seems associated with conquest which is strange because the second, on a red horse removes peace and set the killing going.  He is associated with war which seems the same as conquest, but noone asked me.  The third is on a black horse and carries a balance beam scale.  He is measuring out grain and is identified as famine.  The last horse is pale and the rider was Death.  With this is associated plague.

Trying to explain Biblical prophecy is a dangerous thing to do if you are at a Bible conference.  With what is going on I would wonder if we are in the midst of any of these horses.  My question would be “Does it matter?”  Would it change anything you do today or next week?  I think the purpose is to warn people and get them to think.  If you are afraid of the haunted house you will stay out even if it is not haunted.  If the yard has a “Beware of Dog” sign you will stay out even if they don’t have a dog.

If we are crippled by fear then we are in the reincarnation of the Black Death even if very few people are dying.

Pick a horse if you want.  Things may fall apart but we are not even close in the area of plague or war.

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