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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Opus 2020-319: CS vs BS: Reliable Sources

Common Sense verses Bovine Scatology

Whom do you trust?  Face it.  There is so much information out there that you can never absorb it all.  If you could read it you still would not know what to believe.  There comes a time when you need to accept certain things as true that you have not researched personally.  No one can canvas enough people to know what numbers are right.

How do you decide whom to believe.  This is where common sense again comes in.  Consider your sources and ask yourself, “Who is most likely to be telling the truth and who is lying?”  You can never read minds but you can grasp philosophies.  When a liberal Democrat tells me something and a conservative Republican tells me the opposite, if I had no other source of information I would put my money on the Republican every time.  Why?  That seems a bit narrow minded.  Not really.  

The generic Democrat has a liberal philosophy and a liberal attitude about truth.  To the garden variety liberal, truth is what advances the cause.  That means it is perfectly acceptable to deceive in order to win.  The generic Republican comes from a philosophy that is based on Christian values.  Those values say it is wrong to lie.  Period.  Christians believe that liars go to hell.  It isn’t just a matter of the Ten Commandments telling us we are to never bear false witness.  It is a promise of how God responds to false witness.

(Rev 21:8 KJV) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So I ask you, is it better to trust someone who believes that truth is relative and the end justifies the means or someone who believes they will spend an eternity in the fires of hell if they lie?  It seems that is a bit of a rhetorical question to me.  

I admit there are Republicans who reject Christian moral standards but they are part of a movement that tells them the truth is essential.  Although in theory I will accept the statement that there are some Democrats out there that are Christian, I find it hard to believe that someone can be a part of a political movement that approves killing unborn children in abortion, embrace homosexual marriage and refuse to acknowledge God in their conventions or platform, can really worship the God of the Bible.

It seems like common sense to me.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.