After my last post on this topic, “Can ordained ministers hold civil office?”, some proponents of answering that question in the negative responded to me saying that I was wrong on some important points. In this post, I will address their criticisms. It was suggested to me that I had misrepresented Greg L. Bahnsen’s teaching […]
Once or twice a year or so, someone asks me about something a critic says about “Theonomy,” usually because they have encountered some straw man version of it. They are now confused and want clarification. “So and so has said this. . . .” “Have you seen this link? . . .” Such occasions are […]
Reading through Robert Lewis Reymond’s Systematic Theology recently, I was struck by what seemed to be an out-of-place cheap shot at Theonomy and Christian Reconstruction. When I looked at a footnote the author provided, things got interesting. It revealed not only how poorly many reformed theologians have processed the teachings of Theonomy, but also once […]
One thing the Church is good at is lobbing water balloons over the trenches during battle (thinking that somehow we are doing something helpful), all the while the enemy’s .50 cal is mowing us down. Worse yet, many stand back thinking that they shouldn’t even throw a water balloon, let alone engage in any form of […]
God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the Earth is His (Ex. 19:5).