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 8, 2023

Opus 2023-309: The Politics of Righteousness

I was listening to a presentation on the book of Isaiah by Dr. James Tour and he made the statement, “We don’t talk politics here.”  In the context that gave me no problem.  There are many venues where what we call politics do not come up.  I have no problem with what he said at the time.  But it made me think of how often I have heard that statement in different contexts.

Sometimes it is a total lie.  People out to manipulate and destroy often claim they are not being political.  This is what is going on when people lament how partisan we have become and want us to “just get along.”  No, they want us to shut up and do it their way.

Sometimes it is a sad truth.  People who should be involved in politics take a pass.  We are involved in the moral decline of America.  We are more involved than we want to admit because we get uncomfortable standing for truth.  We don’t want to be called prudes or narrow minded.  To avoid that we label moral issues as “social” or “political” and thus act like we don’t need to speak up.  Abortion is not a social issue.  The spectrum of homosexual perversions being pressed on our children and into our thought processes I not a social issue.  Both may involve politics, but that does not mean we should ignore them.  It means we should engage even more rigorously.  Since we live in a free society we have an obligation to do what we can to present God’s truth, even if it means getting political.

The people who should be the most involved in politics refuse to dirty their hands in the process and by default they leave it to the manipulators.

People of faith don’t seem to realize that their faith, if true, touches all parts of life, including politics.  They need to get involved and they need to get involved from the position of righteousness.

We serve a God who is the God of everything not just Sunday morning or packaged spiritual topics.  Of course it starts with prayer but ask yourself who would live in your house today if Noah had sat under a tree meditating on faith instead of building an ark.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.