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, December 2, 2022

 Opus 2022-319: Advent Calendar: Day 2, Fun Facts

Under the second flap on the Adult Advent Calendar you find what looks like a Venn Diagram made up of three circles.  If you have your reading glasses on you can see a word in each circle:  Father, Son, Holy Ghost.  We are talking about the trinity.  While the full doctrine is from the New Testament, we find indications hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus and what we call the Incarnation.

Take for instance the writings of Agur.  Never heard of Agur?  He wrote chapter 30 of Proverbs.  Fun fact:  Solomon did not write all of Proverbs.  Additional fun fact:  David did not write all of Psalms, but that is a discussion for another day.

Agur has this to say,

(Pro 30:4 KJV)  Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
We are talking about creation.  Notice that in this discussion we are talking about the Creator, “who hath established” and also His Son.  

At this point I don’t think there was any knowledge of the name of the Son.  In the Jewish world there was a total denial of whom this could be.  We will find out what His name will be as we continue opening flaps.

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