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, August 11, 2023

Opus 2023-210: Principles Trump Laws

In Proverbs 8 wisdom is declared to have existed from before creation.  

Does that mean that the laws of physics are a part of wisdom?

Does that mean that the Ten Commandments are a part of wisdom?

This made me think about how some talk about the Ten Suggestions.

Are the Ten rules or principles?  We tend to think that principles are easier to manipulate but for the honest soul it is just the opposite.  If you understand the principle behind the commandment then you are able to apply it in righteousness through a multitude of unforseen situations.  In fact, you are required to apply it.  A law only applies to a specific case, a principle is universal.  A law can be worked around.  A principle guides you.

Of course the issue is the heart doing the applying.  Anything can be manipulated.  That is why the Christian walk is dynamic, personal and demanding.  Anyone can follow ten commandments but only those in touch with the Spirit of God can live the Ten Commandments.

We see this going on in our court system.  It has become a game of law instead of a seeking of justice.  The results we see are not those that indicate truth has been achieved but that the best gamer of the system has put another merit badge on his chest.

I often recommend voting out incumbents.  I think that goes double for judges.  The federal judges cannot be touched.  They serve for life.  We might investigate impeachment and establish some new laws if necessary.  State and local judges are usually required to stand for reelection.  They can be removed and in many cases need to be.  Consider that when you get ready to vote.  Look for input on the judges.  That is one of the ingredients in taking back our republic.

homo unius libri

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