"Why should a Los Angeles woman get 14 years of prison time for abandoning a one-day-old child, when she could have willfully killed the baby the day before and received state funding for her abortion? Shall we prosecute women for murdering their babies? We encourage our listeners to refer to Scripture ...first and foremost Genesis 9:6. We take a look at Donald Trump’s suggestion (and subsequent retraction) about prosecuting women for having abortions. Also, we challenge Christians to be consistent on the 6th, 7th, and 8th commandments, especially Christians who support communism."
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
|A depiction of Israelites destroying idols, by order of King |
Hezekiah. The Bible considers Hezekiah a very godly king,
and a major reason was that he did not tolerate political
polytheism (i.e., religious pluralism).
by Rev. Brian Schwertley
(The following is an excerpt from the section, "The Godly Kings of Judah Serve as Examples for Christian Magistrates," in Political Polytheism by Brian Schwertley)
Many Christians regard the Old Testament nation of
as an example for the church but not for non-Israelite states, and certainly not for the modern nations. After all, wasn’t Israel a theocracy? Didn’t Israel have a special covenant relationship to Jehovah? Shouldn’t modern nations be religiously pluralistic? Isn’t the open practice of one’s religion a fundamental human right? Although it is true that Israel was a theocracy and had a special covenant relationship to God there is abundant scriptural evidence that the law system in Israel was to serve as a paradigm, a model for all nations. This was noted in our examination of Deuteronomy 4:5-8. If Israel ’s law system served as a model for the heathen nations during the old covenant era, then it also serves as a model for nations today. Israel
 “What, then, was the true province of the theocracy? What were its leading objectives? These objectives, as I conceive, without excluding others, were chiefly two. One was to teach mankind the true science of civil government. It corresponds with the goodness of God in other respects, that he should make a special revelation on this subject. I hold it to have been an important part of the legislation of the Most High, as the lawgiver of Israel, to show how civil authority among men should be created, and how it should be administered, so as best to promote the welfare and happiness of a nation; and also how the relations between rulers and ruled should be adjusted and regulated. But another object of the theocratic feature of the Hebrew government, and the leading one undoubtably, was the overthrow and extirpation of idolatry. The design was, first, to effect a separation between the Israelites and their idolatrous neighbors, and, secondly to make idolatry a crime against the state, that so it might be punishable by the civil law, without a violation of civil liberty. A fundamental purpose of the Mosaic polity was the abolition of idolatrous worship, and the substitution in its place, and the maintenance, of a true religion in the world. The only agency, adequate to the production of this result, as far as wisdom can see, was the very institution of the Hebrew theocracy” (E. C. Vines, The Hebrew Republic, p. 65).
 Paleopresbyterians refer (generally speaking) to certain Presbyterian conservatives who uncritically regard everything done during the period of the Second Reformation period in
 Most modern Christian political reform movements act as if Christians can pick and choose which laws should be applied to modern society. The first table laws which obviously are the most unpalatable to American ears are a priori ruled off limits by most Christian reform leaders. These reform movements also work and act as if we can have a Christian nation without a national public commitment to Jesus Christ. There is no question that the pluralistic Baptist paradigm for culture has had and continues to have a strong influence on
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Reasons to Endorse Donald Trump - Cheeseburgers, Pragmatism, and Disingenuousness (Generations Radio)
"Why does Ben Carson endorse Donald Trump for president? How about Jerry Falwell, Jr.? They give their reasons, and we weigh them on this edition of the program. Cheeseburgers, disingenuousness, pragmatism—and principles? Falwell makes the point that David was an adulterer and a murderer, but it seems that David was repentant and asked God for forgiveness."