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, August 16, 2021

Opus 2021-252: Monday Pulpit: An Attitude

The pastor started off talking about the penalty paid on the cross and my mind went, “Shiny!”  

Off on a tangent I went.  I spent a moment on how life is ruined by sin and the death of Jesus on the cross paid the price to remove the rubble.

What we have as Christians is more.  It is not just the penalty being paid by the blood shed on the cross but the hope offered by the resurrection of the dead.  Most people look at physical death as the end, a closed door.  Christians look at it as a gate that admits believers to an eternity of all the good words you can think of.  It is only the beginning.

That makes a difference in how we view all this hysteria about a virus.  We start knowing that God designed our immune system.  We know that sin has messed up the world so sometimes the system does not function as designed.  In that case we know it is time to be promoted to eternity.

Take the difference between being sent to the principals office and getting a gold star on your class work, multiply it by an infinite number and you are still short of the promise of hope.

homo unius libri

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