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Shadows of Divine Things

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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

They Trifle With God

I am utterly disheartened with this.

My only response to what they are doing is the words of John Calvin . . .

"The chief end of life is to acknowledge and worship God . . . It is not in the power of men to form modes of worship they please . . . They trifle with God like children with their puppets . . . for they are perpetually contriving new modes of worship."

and the words of St. Paul . . .

"Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord."

(I am curious what others out there think about this, please feel free to comment and let me know what you think)

3 Comments:

Blogger Doug E. said...

I think your response says it all. To trifle with the things of God is not we should be proud of like those in the article.

Doug

12:47 AM, December 16, 2005  
Blogger Jeremiah Kier Cowart said...

Agreed. One could perhaps be a little more forgiving of this in a context of playwriting and performing, but during the Divine Liturgy itself! I'd have thought that Episcopalians would have known better.

12:34 PM, December 16, 2005  
Blogger Douglas Beaumont said...

Just when I thought evangelicals couldn't get any more stupider . . . ;)

11:04 AM, December 17, 2005  

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