A couple people have asked about James White’s podcast regarding the Kavanaugh hearings and laws for witnesses. In an effort to describe the conflagration surrounding the Ford testimony, the discussion turned to the law of God and its application in modern times. “Kinda sounds like Theonomy,” was the thought—which would be a novel thing for […]
Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of North Point Community Church and North Point Ministries (NPM). There are six locations throughout the greater Atlanta area. Each week, more than 30,000 people attend services at NPM. He is the son of Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The elder Stanley is […]
From Luther’s “We don’t want to see or hear Moses” to Calvin’s 1536 rejection of exclusive Mosaic civil polity as “foolish” and “seditious,” no person seems to have drawn more systematic criticism in regard to the political and social thought of the magisterial Reformation than the Old Testament lawgiver, Moses. Rejections of the need for […]
The following contribution is from Frederick Nymeyer, founder the journal Progressive Calvinism, which quickly was absorbed by Libertarian Press in the late 1950s. This article in particular is from Progressive Calvinism, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1956, pp. 91–95). This was back when contemporary Reformed men, including the Dutch Reformed world, had something of substance to say to the world. […]
Someone shared with me a sermon from John MacArthur, Jr., called “Who is God’s Candidate?.” In it, he makes very “theonomic” sounding appeals regarding modern politics. “Is he coming around?” is the question. Just listen to some of these radical statements: Government, as such, serves the purpose of revealing God and His law to society. […]
American Vision’s offering of E.C. Wines’ Commentaries on the Laws of the Ancient Hebrews brought many interesting responses. Some of them were troubling. One emailer asked, “Do you want legalism? I sure don’t!” Keeping God’s law is not legalism. Another emailer wrote, “Under the New Covenant, love the Lord God with all thy heart, mind, soul and strength. Love thy neighbor as thy self, encompasses all the law. We are not bound by Mosaic law! [Matt. 22:36-40].” I pointed out that in response to the question by the Pharisees about which is the Greatest Commandment, Jesus quoted the Mosaic law, in particular Leviticus 19:18 and Deuteronomy 6:5. Jesus went on to say that “on these two commandments depend the whole Law and Prophets” (Matt. 22:40). Jesus did not say that because of these two laws the law passes away.