Theonomy Files, No. 1

This series known as the “Theonomy Files” will attempt to evaluate theonomy from an objective and non-hysterical viewpoint.  The modern Reformed church is utterly incapable of addressing theonomy in any real meaningful sense of the word.   Unfortunately, defenders of theonomy aren’t much better.  Both sides feed off of each other’s anger.   Reformed institutions were unable to attack theonomy in such a way that didn’t also call to account: 1) Rutherford and Co., 2) John Knox, and 3) the Scottish Covenanters.   Theonomists weren’t able to do much more than simply chant, “By What Standard?”

I was a hard core theonomist for the better part of a decade.  I’ve seen where the movement horribly derailed, and I think that is what most people have seen as well.  Sadly, it’s also what most people point to first.  In this series I want to call attention to points where theonomists actually got it right and to correct where they got it wrong.

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12 comments on “Theonomy Files, No. 1

  1. Justin says:

    I look forward to this series. Being relatively new to the issue, I am not aware of all of the ins and outs of past developments. I know that this subject generates a lot of heat.

    I’ll stay tuned!

  2. Friend for Life says:

    Just wanted to say “amen!” and I’m also looking forward to reading more of your thoughts on theonomy. 🙂

  3. Benjamin P. Glaser says:

    Looking forward to this as well. Especially as E2K (and the Redemptive-Historical school) is dredging up a lot of arguments against “Theonomy” to try and buttress their arguments.

    There is an unwillingness to actually recognize and deal with the fact that “theonomic principles” were part and parcel of Presbyterianism long before the 1960’s and the rise of Rushdoony and the CR school.

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