Connor, the slogan displayed on your t-shirt does not 'sanitize' the casual garment you wear in the context of the accepted Western dress code of respect for men nowadays. The t-shirt still remains an item belonging to a frivolous life style, representing a sloppy, do-it-your-own-way philosophy, which does not necessarily represent biblical value or terms.
The garments of salvation include honour, the same as the garments of the high priest were designed for beauty and *honour*. Honour is setting something aside from the common or ordinary with the aim of showing a particular deference and a higher estimation towards it. Bringing God to the realm of the common is never a good idea.
"Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness". Holiness is blameless, which if excludes the sense of rendering honour to whom honour is due it misses the point on the pretence of sacrifice before obedience. Sadly God seems to deserve little honour in the mind of some.
On the other hand if your sense of holiness includes self-will, not only it contradicts your slogan as a supposed 'slave', but the law of God.
Check your thinking against the other reasons already presented in my previous posts. Take care
Some nowadays seek to dissociate honour from their system of morality, as if the issue of rendering honour manifested by tangible /visual tokens of respect, was an optional clause in life. Yet these same individuals however will not argue, but gladly comply about a military, professional or etiquette uniform for earthly matters, though the doctrine of honour goes throughout the Bible in many shapes and renderings.
A worship 'in my own terms' is the offspring of regarding god as my buddy, so prevalent in easy belivism. It is concluded that the little god of our human fabrication needs by definition to accept my specific terms of commitment or respect.
'God looks at the heart' some argue, as if God's eye lacked the integrity of presence and character to overlook the mixed message our physical appearance declares, having in mind that what is inside always comes out declaring true intentions. A heart sorted in selfserving autocrat wishes will hardly ever yield to etiquette, or protocol for the sake of honour or respect. The same Scripture that says 'rent your hearts and not your garments', also advised somewhere else to wash our bodies with pure water, or to make our garments white. The fact that God uses analogies as pure linen to show integral purity is an indicative of his holistic view of man. We conveniently subdivide our being into the physical and spiritual as if they made two different entities. Such is the heritage of Augustinian folly.
Adriel, your remarks can be traced to the ongoing inclusiveness of creed in the evangelical circles, regarding the doctrine of morals, say the difference between right or wrong. This is ajusted to a minimum in order to accommodate a vast variety of selfserved lifestyles, which sadly borrow extensively from humanism, rather than from the Biblical ethos revealed in Scripture.
Adriel wrote: Signs of the times!!! Liberalism rules the roost in the modern generation. So NO recognized authority such as church, morals, marriage and respect of elders. The suit is observed in parts of recent history as being well dressed for some occasion. Today the slovenly so called casual look is dominant. They look disheveled and unkempt. But that illustrates their disrespect for self and others, part of the ideology of modern Liberalism.
Morality absent, respect goes out through the window. It is then, what pleases me first, second and third, and after this me again, because if suits me.
Key relevance of the traditional text pointed out This podcast brings a valuable refocus on the deciding importance of the traditional text (TR) underlying the KJV, against the folly of the forever-changing critical text. Perhaps the term 'modern-versions onlynism' is truly overdue.
Dr. Tim wrote: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. â€“ Winston Churchill
The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country. â€“ Lyn Nofziger
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. â€“ Thomas Jefferson
Significant quotes regarding the redistribution of wealth by any state.
The greatest danger along this, is the redefinition socialism needs of man's inherit nature, which greatly defers from the definition the Bible rends. To function, Socialism is obliged to admit at every turn that man is 'diseased', not responsible for his own doings, and at bay of chances, in order to justify all sorts of 'benefits'; when God says he is corrupted from head to toe and should be held accountable for his actions. Romans 3 Socialism gives privileges without responsibilities, God upholds rights along accountability.
A unique occasion This is a memorable and Christ-centered mourning to watch full of devotion and love, when over a church along with a thousand people honoured and remembered a life well spent in Christ's service.