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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    Just another treatise advocating passivity

    Politics is a blood sport in which real people wind up getting killed as a result of public policy (i.e. abortion). If you want to be liked (as is apparent with these authors) then keep your Christianity at home in your prayer closet. Jesus did not seek the approval of the crowds. He told the truth - and it cost him his life. The title of the book reveals where the authors are coming from. Despite acknowledging that the "two kingdoms" view of God's reign led to Nazi Germany, they ultimately wind up advocating this view. Jesus is Lord of man's realm and his laws supersede that of men. The two kingdoms view advocates a natural law perspective that winds up undermining biblical law. It leaves it up to man to decide what the law should be outside of reference to God's revealed law. Though our Founders did not intend it to be this way, ultimately you get to this position as men fail to acknowledge that natural law is derived from biblical law. Hitler justified killing the Jews based on natural law. He reasoned that in nature the stronger species or race kills off the weaker one. As the ultimate Aryan superman, he was the one that ultimately determined what the law was - not God. As long as Christians fail to stand up for truth in all the arenas in life, the heathen will not bother us. However, when you point out that abortion is the murder of innocent babies, you had better watch out! Keep your hate speech to yourself! Who are you to judge? This book further confuses Christians that are not being discipled at church about this issue. As George Barna has shown through his research, only about 9% of born again Christians have a biblical worldview. This shows a major breakdown of discipleship within our churches. The research statistics are not much better for pastors - revealing why the lay people are confused. No one ever taught them because our leaders are as clueless as the lay people are! The lordship of Christ extends to all of life - including government and law. Our country is in a moral dilemma because the churches have failed to disciple their people. Jesus commanded us to "disciple the nations" and we don't even disciple the people within our own churches! And then we sit back in awe and wonder why no one takes Christianity seriously in America. If you want clearer biblical answers to this issue I recommend reading books produced by American Vision, in particular I recommend Gary Demar and R. J Rushdoony. Also, look into the history of the Reformation and how it was strongly influenced by John Calvin's covenant theology. Reformed covenant theology was the predominant theology of our early founders. It composed the foundation for our Constitutional form of government and was strongly influential in American until the rise of dispensational theology - which has neutered the church and made it passive with regard to redeeming the culture. Read up on church history so you become aware of how the theology has shifted and why the churches are so impotent in our era. Read Ruler of the Nations by Gary Demar, By This Standard - Greg Bahnsen, Calvin in the Public Square: Liberal Democracies, Rights and Civil Liberties by David Hall, The Legacy of John Calvin: His Influence on the Modern World - Hall, Christianity Unshackled: Are You a Truth Seeker?, Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?, Discipling Nations by Darrow Miller, Law and Revolution I and II by Harold Berman for more insight on this issue.

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