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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Opus 2024-065: Moving Ahead

In a discussion with a friend he talked about progressive revelation.  I am not sure I agree with him in the sense that he means it, but it is obvious that God has revealed more of His truth as time went on.  This makes good sense.  Obviously Adam and Eve did not know about the law.  Moses did not have the benefit of the 23rd Psalm.  It is part of growing up as a people and as individuals.  We as believers also grow in our understanding of the revelation of God.

A good parallel to this would be the study of mathematics. You can look at it as a child, learning, mathematics, or you could look at it as a field in which new ideas are being brought out and new depths of understanding developed.  A child learning his multiplication tables does not have a clue about algebra.  What we know about mathematics today is much further down the road than what was known three hundred years ago.

In the same way, the Bible is written revealing what we need to know step-by-step.  Every speculation is not necessarily worth developing and considering seriously yet we use our thinking ability to come to a deeper understanding.

The God who existed in the first chapter of Genesis is the same God that existed at the end of Revelation.  Having said that, we do not understand him the same because we know Him better. The theology did not change, it just was revealed, and we are changed as we learn more.


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