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, December 12, 2021

Opus 2021-337: The Original Hate Criminal

I recently listened to someone sharing an experience one of their friends had gone through.  I don’t know the friend so I can only go so far in my observation.

This friend had God speak to him.

Evidently he was cruising down the freeway at 70 MPH when God spoke.  No, it wasn’t about his speed.  Evidently God said to this man, “I love Ahmadinejad as much as I love you.”  This was supposed to have brought the man to an awareness of his need to love the evil people of the world.  I can accept in a general sense that but I draw the line at Proregressives*.  

I have heard things like this before.  The man was described as a devout believer so I assume he was not high on drugs.  He believed it was the voice of God speaking to him.  I cannot argue with what he heard or what he believes but I do have some concerns about voices saying things like that.

The assumption is that because the Bible describes God as love (I John 4:8) then we are to assume that such love loses any sense of discernment or priority.  The common belief is that because God so loved the world (John 3:16) everyone is equal in His sight.  You may have sung “Jesus love the little children...” as a child.  We know we are to love our enemies.  The problem is that we don’t seem to understand that love doesn’t mean what Hollywood and our liberal seminaries tell us it means.

God hates.  Let me give you an example.

(Psa 11:5 NAS77) The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.
That is not a mild statement of criticism.  God’s soul hates people like this.  Does Ahmadinejad meet the criteria of loving violence?  In my book he wrote the standards.  Thus it would make sense that God hates him.  You can add a lot of people to that list.

And the Bible even gets specific.  This is not just a general statement.  Look at this,
(Mal 1:2-3 KJV)  I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
You need to be careful when you think God is talking to you.  You need to be careful when someone who considers themself a prophet shares a revelation.  You need to be on the alert when someone has a teaching you have never heard before.  God gave us the standard to compare.  It is called the Bible.  If someone shares something that disagrees with the Bible then it might be time to spend some time consulting the Book.

And you might want to lay off the pepperoni pizza.

*(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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