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Build a Biblical Trustee Family

Build a Biblical Trustee Family

Christian Parents: Pursue a biblical trustee family. How? First of all, and I'm talking to husbands... Don't think of your wife as a roommate with extra benefits. Don't think of your marriage as a living arrangement. Don't think of your children as your tenants. And...

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Bad Reasons to Board the Titanic

Bad Reasons to Board the Titanic

I have previously written here and here about the need for Christian parents to undergo a mass exodus from the Public Schools ASAP. I believe much progress continues to be made in this regard however there are still the usual voices in the evangelical world that still...

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Salt, Public Schools, and Naïve Christianity

Salt, Public Schools, and Naïve Christianity

The Gospel Coalition released an article detailing recent efforts to be salt and light in a community through involvement with the public schools. It sounds great—who could ever have a problem with helping children right? To this end, I have some thoughts which I...

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Should Christians Support Government Schools?

Should Christians Support Government Schools?

“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”–Colossians 2:8 “I am as sure as I am of Christ’s reign that a comprehensive and...

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The Restoration of Israel Was Pentecost

The Restoration of Israel Was Pentecost

There are a variety of viewpoints that are often raised regarding the following passage from Acts chapter 1 related to "the restoration of Israel": [6] So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” [7] He...

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The Fruit of Eastern Orthodoxy in Greece

The Fruit of Eastern Orthodoxy in Greece

Here we have a lesson for those in the reformed church disguised as a slam against the Eastern Orthodox church. Be careful about the emphasis you place on your history and traditions. A recent popular social media posting was making fun of an evangelical pastor...

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Why America needs a new kind of Christianity

Why America needs a new kind of Christianity

Every now and again an article will pop up on some mainstream media company’s website which makes for some interesting reading (even if the proposed solution to whatever problem is almost always wrong). On August 1st, just such an article rose to the surface within...

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The Minimum Wage and God’s Law

The Minimum Wage and God’s Law

The Federal Minimum Wage (FMW) is usually not thought of as a mechanism that oppresses the poor. Taking its intended purpose at face value (i.e. help low-skilled workers earn more income) would lead us to think the exact opposite. But that is exactly what the minimum...

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Brothers, We are Not Exiles

Brothers, We are Not Exiles

Brothers, we are not exiles. At least not in the way commonly taught. Many Christians think that the Bible teaches that New Covenant Christians are spiritual exiles on the earth. This refrain is constantly repeated within Christian circles, usually anytime politics is...

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Christian Battlefields: Tactics

Christian Battlefields: Tactics

Engaging a Recon Mission   This present life is a battlefield; that’s why the Church on earth is called the Church militant, and perhaps that’s why reconstructionists are so fond of military analogies. This present reconstructionist author is no different, which...

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Does Biblical law allow you to own a number?

Does Biblical law allow you to own a number?

Should I be legally allowed to assert a government-enforceable property right in a number, the same way I might assert ownership over a piece of land, or an item of physical personal property? This is an important question. For example, consider the following number:...

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Theonomy and Sharia, Friends or Foes?

Theonomy and Sharia, Friends or Foes?

Theonomy is the teaching that Biblical Law contains perpetual moral standards for living, including some civil laws given to Moses, which remain obligatory for civil magistrates today. The accusation that theonomy is analogous to Sharia law is profoundly wrong. Not...

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Hypocrisy in War

Hypocrisy in War

War will never be given the adjective “beautiful” because the very nature of war is one of death and destruction. You won’t find a commander describing the advancement of his army towards the enemy as being the same thing as watching a sunset over the watery horizon....

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Hyper-Credentialism & The Tetlock Effect

Hyper-Credentialism & The Tetlock Effect

For four decades starting in the 1920's it was common practice in the medical community to perform radiation on the thymus glands of certain children because they thought that an "enlarged" thymus caused SIDS. If you didn't go along with the procedure you were thought...

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Material Prosperity In The New Testament? (Part 1)

Material Prosperity In The New Testament? (Part 1)

A recent tweet from Desiring God stated that not one of the 112 references to being blessed in the New Testament “is connected to material prosperity”: This tweet, its potential implications, and some of the baggage that goes along with it bring up a topic we need to...

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Churches: We Are Not Mini-Temples

Churches: We Are Not Mini-Temples

Churches: We Are Not Mini-Temples Unmasking the most pernicious, entrenched and pervasive error in Protestantism “He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” 2nd Samuel 7:13 Some people are surprised when they see a...

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The Scourge of the Radical Two Kingdoms View

The Scourge of the Radical Two Kingdoms View

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved SonColossians 1:13 Secular Humanism. Radical Islam. Vaccines. Presidential elections. Christian Education vs. Secular Education. Abortion. Socialism. Gay marriage. The...

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The Lockdowns Are Not Lawful Or Loving

The Lockdowns Are Not Lawful Or Loving

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2 Given all that has happened over the past four months, there is much that could be written with regard to government lockdowns and a dozen issues...

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Minimizing Heaven, Absolutizing the Local Church

Minimizing Heaven, Absolutizing the Local Church

I love the local church. At the local church in which I regularly fellowship I am recognized as a member of the church universal. I love weekly church services. We sing, we confess, we herald the gospel, we exhort, we pray, we hear the word, we learn about the law and...

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Whiffing On Nero And Romans 13

Whiffing On Nero And Romans 13

Recently in the Theonomy Q&A group (a terrific resource!) we received a question that touches on an issue that comes up quite a bit. It relates to the oft repeated and oft mistaken notion that Romans 13 was written during the Neronic persecution. The idea is that...

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Unbelievers Will Never Create a Just Society

Unbelievers Will Never Create a Just Society

Last year at George Mason University Pastor Jason Garwood and I were on the campus in the main square to speak on behalf of the unborn with the Gospel as the foundation of our calls for justice. In conversation with one bright young man, we began to talk about how...

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Megalomaniacal Pastors And Faulty Ecclesiology

Megalomaniacal Pastors And Faulty Ecclesiology

When it comes to interaction with various ecclesiastical authority figures throughout your life, how many times have you heard yourself thinking questions like: What’s up with this pastor? He’s always been a nice guy but where did that behavior come from? Man that...

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Dialectical Maneuvering

Dialectical Maneuvering

“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” (Romans 1:27 KJV) Given the fact that we...

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Why Might a Reconstructionist Vote Trump?

Why Might a Reconstructionist Vote Trump?

What is voting? Can the Christian reconstructionist vote for the lesser of two evils? Is Donald Trump the clear lesser of two evils? What about third party voting or not voting at all? How does localism fit into all of this? Amid these swirling questions, before we...

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Reforming Tribalism

Reforming Tribalism

Normally a good eye-catching way to start out an article like this would be to rhyme of a bunch of examples of various tribes. The problem with this is that it immediately feeds into our minds tendency to want to "other" the problem away outside ourselves. Myself...

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