"Religious leaders in our own day work tirelessly to confine biblical Law within the walls of the local church, never allowing its full application to the political realm; as long as Christ is proclaimed as "King of the Jews" (the Church) only, and not as the universal King to whom all earthly kings must bow, then the lines of battle will remain obscured and the benefits which arise from compromise with the ungodly State remain undisturbed. Such modern Pharisees are comfortable with their seminary accreditations, their pension plans, and their tax-exempt status, and become quite agitated when God sends "unlearned and ignorant men" (Acts 4:13) into their midst to boldly proclaim the "name of Jesus" (His absolute sovereignty over the nations)."
Greg Loren Durand
De Legis et Gubernatis,
The Christian's Duty to
the Civil Magistrate
Another interesting aspect about this [theonomy] debate is the observation that very few Christians (excluding radical dispensationalists) deny the validity of the Ten Commandments. Yet the Ten Commandments comprise the summary of God's law. The case laws of the Pentateuch are simply the practical applications of the summary. Logically, if the Ten Commandments are still binding then the explanatory case laws of the Ten Commandments must still be binding. An examination of the gospels of Matthew and John show that our Lord Jesus Christ taught the continued application of the Old Testament law. God loves His people too much to force them to wander in ethical darkness and uncertainty. He has given His children the light of His law by which to walk.
The Five Points of
from the Lips of Our Lord
The whole substance of what we [the people of these Confederate States] desire may be expressed in the following or equivalent terms, to be added to the section providing for liberty of conscience:
Nevertheless we, the people of these Confederate States, distinctly acknowledge our responsibility to God, and the supremacy of His Son, Jesus Christ, as King of kings and Lord of lords; and hereby ordain that no law shall be passed by the Congress of these Confederate States inconsistent with the will of God, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
20 February 1860
"Christians are not legal positivist, we believe there is a law higher than the law of the United States...higher than the US Constitution. And it's not unpatriotic to point that out.
We believe that there is a law higher than the law of the Soviet Supreme...that there is a law higher than any government's law. And that's the law of the Lord Jesus Christ which governs all mankind and all of the world. And, therefore, all leaders, all kings, and all princes will be judged by Jesus on the day of judgment...according to His standard, not their own.
Biblical Christians are not legal positivist, we realize that all civil law arises from, and give expression to, some particular moral viewpoint. The question then is not whether the state should enforce a definable conception of ethics, but simply which system of ethics it will enforce. It is impossible for the state to avoid constraining the behavior of its subjects according to statutes that reflect some moral philosophy. And what I'm arguing tonight, is that for the Christian that moral philosophy is taken from the infallible Word of God and the scriptures of the Old and New testaments. It is not to be found in the philosophical speculations of men; not to be found in the social traditions of societies; it's not to be found in fallen man's desires. It's rather to be found in the only reliable ethical guidance that we have, and that is the Holy, just and good, law of God.
The question that is before us as we end session two, is whether, in our day, the United States of America will be ruled by Christ's rule...or the rules of Bill Clinton and others like him..."
Transcribed from Crown Rights & Political Wrongs,
"The Rule By Where He Reigns" Side Two.
Available from http://www.cmfnow.com
I trust that a merciful God, our only hope and refuge, will not desert us in this hour of need, and will deliver us by His almighty hand, that the whole world may recognize His power and all hearts be lifted up in adoration and praise of His unbounded loving-kindness. We must, however, submit to His almighty will, whatever that may be.
Robert E. Lee
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