Friday, February 12, 2010

"Why Do So Many Reformed Christians Hate Reconstructionists?" (Brian M. Abshire)

"Now this is merely personal opinion, but it seems to me that there are an inordinate number of "bulging forebrains" represented in theonomic circles. Theonomists tend to be some of the brightest, most theologically astute Christians around. Such people take to academic studies the way a fat man takes to an all you can eat special (excuse me, I shouldn't have said "fat man," I meant "horizontally challenged").

"The problem is, brainy people don't often understand why the rest of us don't see immediately what is so crystal clear to them. If they are not careful, impatience can give way to an arrogant, supercilious and contemptuous attitude towards those of us who have to get by with significantly lower IQ's (cf. 1 Cor 8:1ff). Thus it is not necessarily their theology that causes the problem, but their interpersonal relationship skills. Loving the truth, standing firm on the truth, loudly and proudly proclaiming the truth does not excuse being obnoxious. Thus when such people become the perceived spokesmen for the movement, the entire group is classified by the arrogance of the few."

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