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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Opus 2023-108: King Trumps Emperor

The Bible never says that God is president and yet I think that is how we Americans often think of Him.  When it comes to spiritual leadership, Americans would probably prefer the Parliamentary system.  That way they could have a vote of no-confidence any time their feelings got hurt.  Either way there is no suggestion that God’s place at the top of creation is negotiable or open to question.

At the other end, the Bible does not refer to God as emperor.  I find that interesting.  An emperor would be considered above a king.  It would seem a better title for God, yet it isn’t there.  Neither is the concept of dictator.

God does not fit into any or our creative niches.  He is eternal, outside time and the controller, not the controlled.  This is the one aspect of God that causes Him to be rejected by the materialists of the world.  It is the reason that Christian churches have been perverted into “Progressive” churches and why the Emergent Church was so welcomed.  It is at the core of the denominations that would be considered liberal.  It was the talking point in the Garden of Eden when Satan told Eve,

(Gen 3:5 KJV)  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
We will never be gods.  It isn’t in the cards.  It isn’t just the fact that God will not put up with the competition.  We are finite.  We cannot exist outside time.  We cannot cause the Big Bang or introduce life into the universe.  We have a hard time being on time for work.

So we need to accept that He is God and has reached out to us through Jesus.  There is a spot open to us, we can become children of God.  Apply today.  It isn’t that the spots are filling up.  It is more that things are looking like time is running out.

homo unius libri

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