Started by Jim Butler, May 16, 2023, 10:53:56 AM
Quote from: Charles Austin on May 20, 2023, 12:00:57 AMI have always found your use of "Divine Service" idiosyncratically odd. No one else uses the term. The rather common adjectival usage of "divine" as in "a divine meal," also clouds your usage. What is wrong with worship, or service, or Eucharist, or Lord's Supper, or mass or Sunday service?
Quote from: Michael Slusser on May 20, 2023, 11:18:20 AMMy impression is that Divine Service is preferred to Worship in order to avoid any hint that what is done there is done by us, and not exclusively by God. Is that accurate?Peace,Michael
Quote from: Charles Austin on May 20, 2023, 05:04:17 AMCommon usage says "African American" means black.
Quote from: Weedon on May 20, 2023, 12:00:49 PMI just don't understand what you think would be confusing about it, Charles.
Quote from: Weedon on May 20, 2023, 12:10:22 PMRichard,I'm Missouri Synod; I'm FINE with idiosyncratic. "Divine Service" communicates both the high esteem in which we hold the Eucharist AND it communicates: "Oh, Missouri Synod, eh?"
Quote from: Weedon on May 20, 2023, 12:00:49 PMI just don't understand what you think would be confusing about it, Charles. I mean, the only confusion is who is serving whom and since it actually is true both ways, it's not confusing at all. I do like to stress that worship is a W not an M. It starts with God and His giving, bounces back to Him, and then back to us and then back to Him. He speaks His Word and commands us to bring bread and wine. We bring and offer them and He takes and transforms them to Body and Blood for the forgiveness of our sin, which we receive with awe and thanks and praise. He to us, us to Him, He to us, us to Him. The M sort of worship would start with our movement toward Him, and that is invariably the signature of idolatry.