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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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A “Post-Christian World” and a “Post-Mom Home”

No, we don’t live in a “post-Christian world.” A “post-Christian world” can not possibly exist. There has never been such a world; there will never be one. Stop using the phrase. It is bad theology. It is bad philosophy of history. It is bad evangelism. It is bad psychology. And it is false view of […]

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Leithart’s Baptized Tower of Babel

In my opinion, church trials against the Federal Vision won’t have any success. The reason is, they never address the real problem in the theology of the Federal Vision movement. The focus of the prosecution is always on the wording of the confessions, and how Federal Vision authors use or misuse that wording. The reality […]

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Christendom: Westminster’s Forgotten Legacy

A while ago, I came across a book that caught my attention: “Recovering the Reformed Confession” by R Scott Clark. At the time, I had no idea about who Scott Clark was or what he believed. But the title and the description of the book caught my attention: Much of what passes as Reformed among […]

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Covenantal Prosperity, not Pietism, is the Bible’s Answer to the Prosperity Gospel (II)

Part I – Part II If God says that He will bring judgment against a nation that refuses to submit to Him, it follows that we should be asking ourselves about what standard He uses to judge so that we may avoid it. Since John Piper doesn’t believe God’s historical covenantal sanctions applies to nations anymore, it […]

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Covenantal Prosperity, not Pietism, is the Bible’s Answer to the Prosperity Gospel (I)

“A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous”. (Psalm 37.16-17) Part I – Part II The prosperity gospel, as proclaimed by false prophets such as Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn and Mike Murdock, is […]

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Augustine’s Two Cities Are Not Horton’s Two Kingdoms

We saw in the previous article that neither the historical context of the times nor the view of Augustine concerning the Law supports the claims that Augustine ever preached or taught a two-kingdoms theology; neither can he be considered its founder. The historical context was the very century after Constantine, when emperors openly proclaimed the […]

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The Rhetoric at the Foundation of Capitalism, and the Ethics at the Foundation of That Rhetoric

(This is a lecture I delivered on October 20, 2012, to the Fourth Annual Adam Smith Forum in Moscow Russia, organized by the Libertarian Party of Russia. The lecture was part of a panel discussion on the “Moral Sentiments of Capitalism,” with Deirdre McCloskey of Chicago University and Tom Palmer of Cato Institute.) It is […]

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The Tale of the Two Aurelii: The Hero vs. the Real Man

Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busybody, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. But I who have seen the nature of the good that it is beautiful, and of the bad that […]

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