One objection that DG Hart has continually raised to the old-school Prebyterian theocrats (those who believe that Gillespie and Rutherford were in the right) is this, “Oh, you mean you want a Hillary Clinton passing the laws about what the church should do?”
Admittedly, it’s a ghastly thought (I almost wrote ghoulish; freudian slip and what-not), but we need to consider several things:
- The Left is doing that anyway (tax exempt status qualifications, anybody?)
- The Covenanters believe in one other thing that Hart and the 2K guys don’t like to think about: The Solemn League and Covenant. This bound the magistrate to the Reformed faith and when this covenant was broken, armed force was justified.
So what do I say to the strongest response to Covenanter Theocracy? Simple. I just respond, “And…?” When the SL & C is properly understood and applied, then this objection evaporates.