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. […]
Every year when Easter rolls around, some TV network shows C. B. DeMille’s 1956 movie, The Ten Commandments. Sometimes, I wonder if the network decision-makers are more theologically astute than we might imagine. The story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt is a story about God’s deliverance of His people. So is the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, […]
[The following is an excerpt from John Calvin’s sermon on Deuteronomy 28:1-2, given on Tuesday, March 10, 1556, as found in The Covenant Enforced (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1990), 84-94.] “If you will hear the voice of the Lord your God, and be careful to fulfill all the commandments I command you this day, all these blessings […]
I refuse to be comforted. I refuse to listen to sermons that assure me that “whatever happens, God is in control.” I refuse to read and listen to pastors, authors, and leaders that comfort me with God’s peace when everywhere around me I see God’s war.