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.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Opus 2022-256: The Major Weakness of the Constitution

The reason our system is not working any more has nothing to do with the law or documents.  It has to do with the Marxist approach to both.  For them rules are not written in stone but in the mind of the tyrant.  You don’t need to look far to find how this worked in the Soviet Union.  Keep in mind that the masses starved, beaten and worked to death had written rights that said none of that could happen to them in the Workers’ Paradise

Our Constitution only worked because we had leaders who believed in the principles and the God behind those principles.  There was a shared belief that the kind of republic they wanted and the liberties they wanted guaranteed could only work with a people bound by moral principles that were grounded in the Bible.  They were not all devout believers but they agreed on what was necessary for a culture to work.  And they genuinely wanted it to work and for the average citizen to have the opportunity to do well and prosper.  They were not greedy for only their own future.

That is why I blame the church and feel that revival is the only answer.  The church as a whole has abandoned the moral values of the Bible.  Specific values that have been papered over are represented by the acceptance of homosexuality.  General values that are laughed at are those based on absolute truth.  The Bible has a lot to say about how our sexual relationships should be carried out.  It has a lot to say about business principles.  It clearly defines what justice is.  All of this has been left in the basement behind locked doors by most churches.

I found myself listening to Jordan Peterson interviewing Dave Rubin.  I did not know anything about Rubin.  My wife had mentioned the name but I wasn’t paying much attention.  Evidently he is a practicing homosexual who identifies as a conservative and has quite a following.  I listened for a while.  When they started talking about a homosexual couple adopting children as if it were mainstream I knew we were lost.  

I have felt that Jordan Peterson is searching after truth.  I still think that is possible.  The question will be can he accept truth when it is clearly laid out in front of him.  He has already taken stands that were attacked by the elites.  It remains to be seen if he can put the puzzle together or whether he stays on the fringes.  It reminds me of the Gentiles that hung around the Jewish synagogues because they sensed there was something there that they wanted.  The law kept them away because they didn’t want God enough.

This is why we may not be able to work with some people.  If they are not grounded in the eternal then they serve the conditional.  I am not sure we will be able to get them to separate the two.

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