Christ is reigning, and he will accomplish his purpose on earth as it is in heaven. But that purpose is best seen in the beautification and building up of the church in the midst of nations, not a final golden era among the nations, where all the nations are made Christian by the church’s influence.
Precisely here is where theonomy is in danger of becoming a new legalism: demanding of the church what Jesus does not demand and what the church cannot in any case do.
Theonomy fails to recognize that the New Testament applies Moses’s law through Christ only to the church and never to the state.
How does Moses’s law apply to believers today when so much has changed with Christ’s coming, not least of which is that we are part of the new covenant and not the old?
Christians must call their governments to pursue and maintain a divinely-given, objective standard of morality. But Paul did not hold forth the law of Moses as this standard.
Christians’ political thinking and conduct should always reflect the fact that our governments are in covenant with God through the Noahic covenant.
Every pastor desires to see his congregation formed theologically. Part of this theological formation involves thinking through a number of questions that relate to church and state.
There is much gold to be mined from works that have stood the test of time and helped Christians for centuries.
Emadi has put his hand to the textual plough to combine his own exegesis with the best insights of others for a compelling case for Joseph’s typological function—what we all sensed but needed a scholar to demonstrate.
The Lord instructs and equips his church through the preaching of his Word. Pulpit supply is no exception.
Tom Schreiner recommends what he thinks are the best New Testament commentaries for pastors to consult.
Charles’s book is a welcome addition to the growing number of accessible resources on corporate worship that are focused on the priority of the local church.
Kevin DeYoung reviews his former preaching professor Haddon Robinson’s renown textbook ‘Biblical Preaching’.
It’s far too easy to wait for a crisis to pay attention to your pastor. Mathis shows us a better way.
Jamieson and Wittman dismantle the dividing wall of, if not hostility, then indifference and incomprehension, that often separates biblical studies and theology—a wall that serves neither the Scriptures, nor the church.