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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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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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Torah vs. Anomia: Rule of Law vs. Rule by Permit

I first became aware of the theological and judicial problem described in this article when a Russian friend of mine told me he didn’t know how to translate “rule of law” in Russian. I have described the problem in an earlier article,1 so I won’t go into detail here. It was then when I realized […]

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Hoffmeier’s Abuse of the Bible in the Immigration Debate

“You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel” (Matt. 23:24). The common saying, “Best is the enemy of better,” has its inverted version in the mission field, known by heart by all who have ever attempted to do the work of a missionary: “Better is the enemy of best.” Translated in […]

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Augustine vs. the Two-Kingdoms Theology

The modern argument of the two kingdoms is a fairly recent development; it appeared in the late 1990s as a rhetorical retort against Theonomy. For over 20 years after the publishing of R.J. Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law (1973) and over 10 years after Greg Bahnsen’s Theonomy in Christian Ethics (1984), the Reformed seminaries – […]

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Lycurgus of Sparta

The Shadow of Christ in the Legal Revolutions in Greece and Rome (Part 2)

The Legal Revolutions  Before Lycurgus returned to Sparta from his journeys to start his legal revolution, Sparta had the worst government in the world. The city was in a perpetual civil war between the clans, and the royal authority – which had never been strong in the Greek city-states anyway – was disintegrating. Lycurgus’s father, […]

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Paul’s Political Debate Against Augustus

May it be my privilege to establish the Republic safe and sound on its foundations, gathering the fruit of my desire to be known as author of the ideal constitution, and taking with me to the grave the hope that the basis which I have laid will be permanent. These are the words of the […]

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