Amid the numerous government mandates regarding masks and social distancing in church, some Christian thinkers have argued that, “Christians should always obey the government, unless asked to sin.” Based on such reasoning, mask regulations should be strictly followed because it is not “sin” to wear a mask. Furthermore, Christians would also be obligated to obey … More Should Christians Always Obey the Government, Unless Asked to Sin?
Most of the politically-charged immigration talk misses the crux of the matter. There are two key issues involved in immigration: (1) the right to emigrate and (2) the purpose of borders. If we properly understood (and implemented) these two concepts, the immigration “crisis” in America would be solved. 1. The Right to Emigrate To emigrate is to … More Christian Borders
The recent advance of pro-abortion bills has caused many Christians to plead with local civil leaders to make their cities “sanctuary cities” for unborn babies. Some of the efforts have, in fact, been successful. During one speech to a city council, Marcus Pittman, a filmmaker, pleaded with the city’s leaders to “defy tyranny and repent, … More Christian Nullification
Navigating pastoral ministry is tricky business. One of the most challenging aspects may be deciding on the songs to sing every Sunday morning. A pastor already has so many issues to deal with, facing the consequences of making poor music choices shouldn’t be one of them! Unfortunately, several pastors in recent days have made the … More Five Reasons Pastors Should Not Allow the Psalms to Be Sung in Church
How much thought have you given to paying pastors? According to John Calvin and Martin Luther, it is something that Satan has on his mind. In fact, it is a trick of Satan to have faithful pastors struggle to make ends meet. How can this ploy of the devil be overcome? … More Subverting Satan’s Schemes via Pastoral Salaries
If you haven’t heard about the recent Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel that was produced by John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, James White, and others, you can read about it here. The issues surrounding this statement are myriad and complex. However, as a Reformed theonomist and Christian Reconstructionist, I’ve found it very interesting to analyze the … More Theonomy, Allistair Begg, and the Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel.
The Eighth Commandment forbids theft. When this law is followed in society, there is justice. When it is disregarded, there is injustice and further theft. … More Thou Shalt Not Steal
Did Jesus abrogate the judicial law? What about his comments on an eye for an eye? Today, we look at this claim. … More Straw men, Jesus, and the judicial law
It is sometimes argued that the dividing wall the Apostle Paul spoke of included the judicial laws of the Old Testament. Is this the case? … More Was the judicial law part of the dividing wall?
Are the judicial laws in the Old Testament a form of bondage? Did the coming of Christ “free” God’s people from the “yoke” of the civil law? … More The “bondage” of the civil law?