“And In One Holy Local Church”: The Ghettoization of Protestantism (3)

Part 2 of the article. The Nature and Structure of the New Testament Church By now, we have shown the nakedness of a number of mythologies so dear to modern churchmen. Mandatory “local church membership” and the related to it “vows” and “covenants” are a novelty, it came from the cults and from political pressure […]

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“And In One Holy Local Church”: The Ghettoization of Protestantism (2)

Part 1 of the article. God of Lone Rangers, Destroyer of Systems It is for this reason the Church in the past was not against, and certainly not afraid of, sending out Christians as “lone rangers,” or of accepting them as a necessary part of its own growth. In fact, in the early centuries of […]

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“And In One Holy Local Church”: The Ghettoization of Protestantism (1)

Knowing the general level of emotional sensitivity in the modern American church in general, and in the Reformed churches in particular, I need to start this article with a disclaimer: While this article is a commentary on a quote by Jeff Durbin, pastor of Apologia Church, it is not in any way an assessment of […]

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Modern Presbyterianism and the Destruction of the Principle of Plurality of Elders

It wasn’t until very recently that some Presbyterians in the US started re-discovering their rich history of involvement in the formation and the founding of America, as we know her today—or as is the common perception of what she was supposed to be, originally. That rich history of Presbyterian initiative, involvement, and leadership in the […]

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Terrorism: Biblical Analysis and Solutions

You are not to say, “It is a conspiracy!” in regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, and you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it. It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, and He shall […]

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Lew Rockwell on Immigration: The Mild Statism of Secular Libertarianism

Few things are more commonly misunderstood than the nature and meaning of theocracy. It is commonly assumed to be a dictatorial rule by self-appointed men who claim to rule for God. In reality, theocracy in Biblical law is the closest thing to a radical libertarianism that can be had.1 These words by Rushdoony have often […]

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The Two-Kingdoms Doctrine’s Schizophrenic Philosophy of History

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on sodomite “marriage” my Facebook news feed was filled with quite a few statements by known and unknown, important and unimportant persons and institutions who wanted to inform the world what they thought of it. One institution, though, was missing from that list, and of what I […]

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The True Origin of Foreign Missions

(This article was originally published in Faith for All Life, a publication of Chalcedon Foundation. The featured map is from Western Conservatory, where you can buy an interactive map of the spread of the Gospel in history.)     How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims […]

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Christianity and Government: Jesus is King

Christians tend to be very opinionated about the laws their government creates (as we should be). Modern Christians have placed themselves into the unfortunate position of not being subject to God, and this has created a problem for them. While there are many laws that they can point to and say, “that’s a bad law, […]

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Putting the Claim that “Theonomy Is Like Shariah” to Presuppositional Rest (2)

(Continues from here.) From the Nature of Revelation to the Nature of Law This so far was a long introduction to the issue of comparing the two legal systems, but it is unavoidable if our analysis is to be a thorough presuppositional analysis. Unless we know the nature of the god of the system, and […]

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