The government’s job description: To administer the justice requisite for protecting human life, secure the conditions necessary for fulfilling the dominion mandate, and provide a platform for God’s people to declare God’s perfect judgment and salvation.
Read the prayers of four pastors at city, state, and national governmental gatherings.
When the church possesses coercive power, it invariably becomes warped and corrupted.
How do we as Christians know when we’re putting too much hope in politics?
Confessional Baptist theology disputes theonomy in three areas.
Which more afflicts the heart of God’s people—a morally declining country or a spiritually diseased congregation?
Baptists who care about the integrity of their own tradition would do well to leave theonomy to the side and embrace the thinking of theologians like Gill whose thought well-represented the best of both Reformed and Baptist theology.
Theonomy risks conflating the identity of the church and civil society as a matter of law and polity.
A Presbyterian Perspective: The Intellectual and Sociological Origins of the Christian Reconstructionist MovementBy Ligon Duncan | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.28.2023
It is not our primary purpose here to provide analysis, but to describe and define, and to supply a preliminary sketch of the theoretical and environmental origins of the Christian Reconstructionist movement.
Christian theonomy poses some of the same dangers as an Islamic state.
9Marks asked several pastors outside of the U.S. to answer this question: in your context, do you think of yourself as a culture warrior?
From the beginning of the Baptist movement in the seventeenth century, the vast majority of Baptists have rejected religious establishments as a threat to flourishing faith.
We should never confuse God’s kindness to our home nation with the idea that nationality is his primary interest.
Nationalist sentiment has come and gone, each time a different flavor, perhaps, but always the same recognizable brand.
Is Christian Nationalism compatible with historic Baptist distinctives—with credobaptist, congregational convictions?