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 1, 2021

Opus 2021-325: Aha Moments: The Anti-Semitism Behind CRT



A few years ago I decided to start reading through the Bible, cover to cover.  It is not something I would recommend for new believers because you spend so much time on what amounts to genealogy and census numbers.  I am old enough in the faith to appreciate the overview aspect.  Occasionally I come across things that seem to relate to the day.  I will make an effort to share them.  It may not change your life but it helps me release what bugs me.

I am currently reading through the book of Esther.  In the third chapter we come across a man named Haman.  For reasons not specified Haman is given immense power.

(Est 3:1-2 KJV)  After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.  And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.
It seems that the king, whom you might know better as Xerxes I of the Persian Empire, gave the order that everyone was to bow down to Haman.  This was probably not the simple type of saluting that goes on in the military.  Bowing often meant prostrating yourself on the ground with your face in the dirt.

If you have ever been pulled over by a cop having a bad day you understand how power goes to the head of people in authority positions.  It is bad enough when it is a DMV clerk but picture a guy who has the power of life and death over you.

Mordecai refuses to bow.  Notice the end of verse 2.
“But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.”
It wasn’t a matter of ego or pride.  It was a matter of obedience.  He refused because he only bowed to God.  He was a Jew and ancient custom tended to bestow divine status on monarchs so that bowing was submission to a god.  As a Jew he was aware of the first commandment that he was to have no gods before God.  Jews took this very seriously.  

Evidently this went on for quite a time.
(Est 3:3 KJV)  Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?
Eventually the word was passed to Haman, along with the reason,
(Est 3:4 KJV)  Now it came to pass, when they spake daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.
So the die it cast.  Mordecai is in defiance against the cultural god of the day and it was because of the community of faith he belonged to.  

Haman set out to destroy Mordecai and all of his people.
(Est 3:5-6 KJV)  And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.  And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai
Isn’t history wonderful?  And of course you have heard about how history repeats itself.  This chicken is coming home to roost.  We see the same thing happening in the Proregressive* power grab of today.  We see an active campaign that is billed as an attack on white privilege and institutional racism, whatever that is.  The reason they are after the deeply rooted values found in European culture is that much of it is based on the Bible and we live in a culture where many people have lived in security putting God before government.  It isn’t because people are white.  It is because they believe in things like hard work, honesty, monogamous marriage, two genders, and the worst thing of all, our rights come from God not Washington D.C.  The fact that it isn’t white has forced them to come up with Multiracial Whiteness.  

It does not matter that much of “Christianity” has bowed down to the power of the elites, there are still a few who defy them and must be destroyed.  In the process of purification many of the warm fuzzy church attenders will be caught up in the grind, but the Proregressives* are big on the Marxists belief that the end justifies the means and you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.  

The big question is, “Whom do you serve?”  If the answer is anything but the state then you are not only expendable but a chronic liability.  

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Christian are based on the same root:  Acknowledging God as God.

So get ready.  Either fish or cut bait, whatever that means.  Or just put it the way Joshua did,
(Jos 24:15 KJV)  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

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