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.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Opus 2024-153: Why Kill?

(Psa 106:38 KJV)  And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

If you have ever heard someone with a tender heart, that was concerned about all the killing in the Old Testament, you might want to read them this verse and its context. We have no comprehension in our gentle world of the evil perpetuated by the Canaanites.  Read that verse again.  Do you see what’s going on?  I know you don’t want to see it.  I don’t want to see it either.  But it is there.

The Israelites were sacrificing their children to the idols of Canaan.  This is what we call child sacrifice.  This was a brutal and evil cultural reality of the local tribes.  It was an every day occurrence in Canaan.  This is the reason that God felt like these people needed to be removed from the Earth.  God was aware of the way in which people absorb the standards of the culture around them.

God has reasons for what he does.  We have been raised in a sheltered environment and don’t understand evil and how deep it can go.  Well, I say that the evil is going on all around us.  Picture of the millions have been dismembered by abortions.  Picture of the children used in pornography industry.  Picture the butchers of Hamas, not just on October 7, but on a regular basis.  Picture the warping our our children's minds and bodies with woke philosophies.  The evil marches on.  God is not content to let it continue. 

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.