Yesterday we posted an open letter to Matt Slick of CARM regarding their classification of Theonomy and Christian Reconstruction among apostate and non-Christian groups. We are pleased today to announce that Mr. Slick responded to our letter by changing the definition of the classification “Religious Groups” per our request. The definition now says,
Religious & Secular Groups is intended to cover smaller religious and secular movements. Some of these movements have no affiliation with Christianity while others do [my emphasis]. . . .
While I think the changes could be more extensive, this measure does at least achieve the minimum I requested, and for that much we are thankful.
For consideration: we simply do not see any other orthodox Christian groups listed in this categorization, and thus it leaves much open to confusion. To place Christian Reconstruction alongside Christadelphianism, Christian Science, and Chrislam, for example, even while changing the definition of the group, is enough easily to mislead many people, and is thus not best practice—particularly so because it is both unnecessary and easily remedied.
Nevertheless, again, we are thankful for what measure has been taken so far. We are further thankful that Slick’s actual details page for Theonomy and CR makes clear that we hold the critical tenets of Christian orthodoxy. In fact, the majority of what it lists as our “teachings” are clearly recognizable as nothing more than traditional Reformed Christianity of which Knox, for example, would be proud.
We encourage those interested in learning the truth about Theonomy to do what all Christian students should do: seek the original sources before accepting uncritically the claims of critics. For those interested in an introduction, please consider, The Bounds of Love: An Introduction to God’s Law of Liberty.
Mr. Slick’s interactions with AV in this regard can be seen in the screenshots below.