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.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Opus 2022-058: Problems and Solutions

America has problems.  At the root of all that is coming apart is a rejection of spiritual values.  I lay the blame mainly on the church.  The church has refused to be the church.  They have been busy being accepted by the pagan world and looking for ways to water down the message.

If America faces the kind of oppression and violence that I see coming it will not be because we did not get involved in politics.  It will because we have rejected the demands of a holy God.  It will be because of millions of abortions.  It will be because pornography has gone mainstream.  It will be because we now accept all the different versions of homosexual behavior and will soon be accepting even more.  It will be because pedophilia is coming close to being accepted.  

These are spiritual issues and there are spiritual solutions.  We could have revival.  In the Bible you have the example of Nineveh responding to Jonah.  God would have spared Sodom if only a few righteous could be found.  The preaching of John Wesley kept England from disintegrating like the French did.  Societies can be changed but they won’t be changed until individuals are changed.  

Get involved politically.  Vote.  Speak up.  But most important humble yourself before the God of the universe and repent.  The principle was presented to Israel,

(2Ch 7:14 KJV)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We are not Israel.  We are not the chosen people, but God has blessed us and used us to be a blessing.  The principle still applies if you are one of those who follows Jesus and lives a life of obedience.

It is not too late.

homo unius libri

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