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, September 27, 2020

Opus 2020-247: Hope and Fear

I find the level of fear discouraging when I am out and around.  There are obviously people who see through the whole attempt to control by panic but there are also a lot of people who really believe they are going to die if they take a free breath.

This is a good time for believers to explain to people why they do not fear.  You might want to review the following,

(1Pe 3:15 NAS77) but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
If you are a believer you have a hope.  That is not an empty wish but an assurance.  Because of that you should not be walking around in a tizzy.  The opportunity comes when you get a chance to explain to people why you are not frozen with fear.  Your confidence is not in a rational analysis of the numbers, although that would certainly reduce your concern.  It isn’t a belief in science or medicine, although we have the best in the world.  No, you hope is in the Creator.

If you are a believer you are not paralyzed by fear are you?  Maybe it is time to review what you should be telling other people.  As my son said when he was a college student with his head being opened up to remove a growth, “What is the worst that can happen?  If I die I get to be with Jesus and I don’t have to take the final.”

homo unius libri

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