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.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Opus 2024-163: Reasons

Jesus did not come so I could have a comfortable and safe porch to sit on.  He did not come so I could know prosperity and have a well-balanced diet.  As the gospel of John says he came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.  Abundance is often a relative concept.  I have a piggy bank that is loaded with quarters.  I can guarantee that there is no silver.  It has been collected because I am a squirrel who always sets a few nuts aside.  I am relatively sure that my wife has abducted my treasure several times.  When my grandchildren talk me into letting them play with the quarters they are in hog heaven.  They glory in the abundance that is at their finger tips.  They swish them around and pile them up.  Scrooge McDuck would laugh himself silly.

Prosperity when defined with a bank balance can be had by pagans, hypocrites, and heretics.   Salvation is only available to believers through Jesus.  While God seems to bless His people, He never loses sight of the long term picture.  I hope I never do either.

homo unius libri

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