Monday, March 15, 2010

Vincent Chueng on Theonomy: Part 2

Clarkian Vincent Chueng writes,

"Many Christians have no idea what they are fighting for. They claim to reject all forms of theonomy, and that they want total religious freedom for everyone, but then they would fight for the government sanctioned public display of the Ten Commandments. Do they not see that there is no such thing as the "Ten Commandments" in the abstract? ...

"What is the meaning of all this? It means that if you are fighting for the Ten Commandments as a mere abstraction, instead of fighting for the government's sanction to declare and enforce the actual ten commandments, then it is not worth the effort, since you are fighting for a cause that is without meaning and without content, and that has nothing to do with Christianity.

"On the other hand, if you are demanding the government to sanction and sponsor a public declaration of the Ten Commandments as the actual ten commandments, beginning with "You shall have no other gods before me," then understand that you are not just fighting to make room for Christianity as one option among many, but you are fighting for the right – by the government's sanction, on the government's property – to publicly condemn all non-biblical religions, all non-biblical philosophies, and all their adherents, and to exalt Christianity as the only true religion and the only legitimate basis for human civilization. Now this is a cause I can support."

Vincent Chueng, "The Ministry of the Word," pp. 45, 46.

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