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, June 6, 2022

Opus 2022-168: Emerging Again

I have been finding new voices in the spiritual war that is trying to overwhelm us.  They are not something that emerged yesterday, just new to me.  If you are looking for truth and inspiration then just start looking.

Two terms have been floated around by these apologists.  The first is Progressive Christianity.  They make it clear that these people are not Christians.  They are typical liberals in the sense that they keep changing their name to protect the guilty.  This is the movement that came out as the Emergent Church.  Their leaders must have realized that a growing number of people were catching on so they came up with Progressive Christianity.  It seems like their mission in life is to infiltrate the genuine church and destroy the spiritual lives of believers.

This brings us to the second word that is being thrown around:  Deconstruction.  The way it is used is to help insecure believers deconstruct the beliefs that they had and move away from a faith in the Biblical Jesus.  I find this word so appropriate.  

I have written before about deconstructionism.  It is a real term in the world of philosophy.  It has a core principle that all things are relative.  Thus a word may mean something to you but mean something totally different to another person.  This is not just the normal problem we all have in being accurate and communicating what we think.  This is a foundational principle that the words actually don’t have a standard definition.  Now take that to the rest of your life.  There is no absolute truth.  Facts are not as important as feelings.  Reality is subject to your imagination.  The roots of this are anti-God.

This is a great philosophy for these people.  It allows them to say things to you using your own vocabulary, build up a trust because you feel they are on the same page with you and then manipulate you into spiritual disaster.  They are perfectly okay with lying by simply meaning different things than you do.  The lying comes from the fact that they know what you mean and know they are deceiving.

Be alert.  The liars are not just in the media and politics.  The sad truth is that they are also common in the church.  The only real defense is to know your Bible well enough to recognize distortions when they are laid on you.

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