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, July 4, 2022

Opus 2022-191: The Problem with Bedrooms, part 4 of 4

The problem with bedrooms is that eventually the problem gets too big to confine.

(1Ki 11:4-7 KJV)  For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.  And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.  Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
The key you need to see here to show you how extreme this became is in the name in that last verse:  Molech.  You may have zoned out or gone to skim mode when you blew past it.  When you see that name you need to think about parents taking their first born down to the local temple and throwing the living baby into a raging furnace.  Do a little search of the exact phrase “pass through the fire” in the KJV and you will find it 11 times.

So no, they are not nice people just minding their own business.  They are people on the level of Solomon who may have just not gone down the road far enough.  If we don’t find a way to draw a line then they will eventually bring the wrath of God down on us as a nation.

Maybe they already have.

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