I hope to write in the next 18 months a short booklet on eschatology. I have written some papers in the past, but have not been able to provide a general outline, specifically of the postmillennial hope, and its contrast … Continue reading
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The news came out today that F.N. Lee has passed away. According to Dr. Lee’s resource page, “in September 2011, Dr. Lee was diagnosed with incurable Motor Neurone Disease, alias Amytropic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. At 7.50 am Friday … Continue reading
Theonomy from its early days in Tyler, TX has changed quite a bit. Did it win the day? In many ways it did. Ministries like American Vision, Vision Forum, Chalcedon, and a host of political and theological ministries were and … Continue reading
… Sarah Posner thinks so.
“It would seem fitting to write for Your Majesty a little about the fuller acceptance and reestablishment of the Kingdom of Christ in your realm. Thus it may be better understood how salutary and necessary it is both for Your … Continue reading
Note: My friend Daniel Ritchie quoted an extensive portion of an article written by Andrew Sandlin in 2001. The excerpt comes from an article Sandlin wrote for the National Reform Association. It is a strong repudiation of the dangerous ideas … Continue reading
I first came across the writings of the late Greg Bahnsen in 2002. Since then I have had a theological fascination with the application of Biblical ethics to all of society. God’s unchanging character, as Bahnsen asserted, meant that His … Continue reading
The Reformed community has debated the validity of Old Testament law in today’s society since the beginning of the Reformation. Many of the early Reformers (Calvin And Bucer) and the Puritan Reformers (Thomas Boston and Cotton Mather) believed strongly in … Continue reading
Continuing interview… Apologus: Your definitions seem quite clear in light of the current political dilemma of the Christian community. Particularly, the Christian conservative movement seems to undermine the Biblical message of Christ’s Lordship by denying the authoritative Word to determine … Continue reading
Apologus Interviews is the title of these interviews with distinguished guests. In this first interview-conducted largely via e-mail, I interviewed Reconstructionist Pastor Paul Michael Raymond. Pastor Raymond is the pastor of Reformed Bible Church in Appomattox, Virginia. This interview will … Continue reading
Scott Clark has long been a critic of the Federal Vision. He spouses the “retreatist” position of Westminster, California; who in turn spouses the defeatist position of the Platonic dualists. In a recent post, he notes: Theonomy, theocracy, Christendom revived … Continue reading
Some have tried to argue that Christ only upholds the continuing validity of the Decalogue; yet this cannot be the case, as the judicial case laws are expositions of the moral law (for example, we need to go to the … Continue reading
The uniqueness of this passage is that there is no crying mentioned or regrets. The assumption is that crying has already taken place, an attempt to find reconciliation has taken place, and since all that has failed, the final option … Continue reading
Let us turn our attention to the text itself. This law in Deuteronomy 21 gives the classic formulation for a case law, “if…then.” If this happens, this is the necessary consequence according to God’s Law.1 Here are a few preliminary … Continue reading
After Noah landed, a new constitution was written for this new people in a new land. Before the flood God told Adam to be a) fruitful and multiply1 b) to eat of all the trees, except the tree of good … Continue reading
As a theonomist/theocrat, nothing is more critical than establishing a Biblical view of ethics. Throughout the Reformation, sermons were preached in Geneva 1 and in other parts of Europe attempting to establish an ethical system that would faithfully represent all of … Continue reading
In 1978, Rousas Rushdoony wrote his influential book, The One and the Many.1 In it, he argued that every culture is inherently religious. The makeup of a society will reflect the religious inclinations of the people. The faith of the modern … Continue reading
I have spent the last two days working on my final paper for Ethics. I have finally finished with the revision. My topic was on the Disobedient son1 in Deuteronomy. The text makes it clear that the son is to … Continue reading
In the beginning they critiqued theonomy for being purely political in their intentions. Then, when the proliferation of books came to the press their mouths were shut. Theonomy’s goal is first and foremost the transformation of the human heart by … Continue reading
The inconceivable notion that the law of God is burdensome has led many to minimize the greatness of the law. The law is arcane because it is thought to be burdensome. If the law was known to be light, it … Continue reading
Chris Ortiz delivers a blow on Theonomy’s enemies.
OPC Pastor G.I. Williamson has provided some honest, insightful questions, and some friendly advice concerning the theonomy (law of God) conundrum. The following are exerpts from his article published in New Horizons in 1994: All Scripture is inspired by God … Continue reading
A likely misunderstanding of ethics would be to assume that God has left no standard or moral compass for guiding how we ought to live and how society ought to be governed. The reason By This Standard is such an … Continue reading
I have just finished reading one of Greg Bahnsen’s major work entitled: By This Standard. In this 350-page excellent defense of theonomic ethics, Bahnsen articulates and defends the basic premise of theonomy: that God’s law is the only law to … Continue reading
At Chalcedon Foundation’s 40th anniversary, Mark Rushdoony defined with overwhelming clarity what is Christian Reconstruction. Here are a few quotes from that lecture: Our culture has problems because it is based on the sinful will of men. Rebellion against God … Continue reading
Professor John Frame discusses the proper Biblical way to deal with law and gospel.
Though I am committed to a theonomic view of ethics, I appreciate Alastair’s critique, though excellent analysis of how theonomy helped him see the Christian world from “catholic” worldview.
The church does not need to wait for a new Constantine for an era of peace. Christians have been ordered to delight and pursue the glories of the kingdom now. The kingdom of God will not be as in heaven … Continue reading
Some still have not learned that either a society is under God’s law or man’s law. In this article, Al Cronkrite refutes a common misconception of Dominion Theology.
Exodus 34:6-8 6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and … Continue reading