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, June 14, 2024

Opus 2024-147: The Pain of Choice

Could God have created a universe in which there was no sin?  Yes actually, He did.

Before Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, there was no sin in the universe.

Not only did he create it, but it possibly could have remained that way.  The problem is He created the universe with man in His image which introduced the element of free will and choice.  In order for there to be real choice there has to be options.

I think of the scene in one of Lucy’s movies where they went to a restaurant, were given a big menu, and everything they asked for was not available.  If I remember correctly all you could get was the grilled cheese sandwich.  That is not choice.

Choice is expensive.  It is expensive to the one who makes the wrong choices.  It is even more expensive to the One who gave you the chance to do the right thing.  When your five year old puts the lunch meat under the sink instead of the refrigerator, it costs you a bit of lunch meat.  When God gave human beings free will it cost Him the cross.

Be grateful.

homo unius libri

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