Opened comments

in what will likely prove to be a move of extreme masochism, I have opened the comments section.

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  1. Jacob says:

    In your entry “The contradiction of Christian Reconstruction” you spoke of the Reconstructionists neglecting worship. Would you mind elaborating on that?

  2. With the exception of Bahnsen, Gentry, and Morecraft, the early recons had a low view and practice of the church. Rushdoony avoided the Lord’s Supper for 8 years and much of his work inadvertently seeks to justify his practice. Rushdoony almost says outright that he is more interested in kingdom-work than in the church (which is why, contra the Westminster COnfession, he refuses to identify the kingdom with the visible church). The other recons–the disciples of James Jordan (yes, I know they are no longer theonomists), while looking like they had a high view of the church, gutted the Regulative Principle. I personally watched a certain FV/CREC church “change” its high liturgy every five years based on Jim Jordan’s suggestions.

  3. “We believe that works function as a subalternate final cause in justification, and in that sense we are in complete agreement with James 2”

    Isn’t justification a one-time act?

  4. Byron says:

    In Justification by faith how…you said ” We believe that works function as a subalternate final cause in justification, and in that sense we are in complete agreement with James 2.”

    Kindly explain further please. Thanks.

    • I will in a longer post. It will make more sense then.

    • The essence of it is this. I am seeing the justification language in James 2 as teleological. (And that is consistent with the Protestant way of reading it as demonstrating justification). I am taking it a step further. If we take the axiom, “The first in intention is the last in execution,” and we take the biblical passages that speak of our being chosen for good works, then this fits in nicely with James 2 while in no way denying sola fide.

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