The Moral Police State

I somewhat addressed this objection in my previous post, but I had a further thought on this. The objection in question is “Without the Law of God, we have no guide or basis for what the government would outlaw.”

I sincerely disagree. It forgets the purpose of criminal justice. The supporters of Theonomy would charge that the purpose of criminal law is to uphold a standard of right and wrong for the sake of that standard. This is wrong. The purpose of criminal law is to provide justice for those who have been victimized.

How do we know if we should outlaw X if we don’t have the Law of God to tell us so? Simple. Is there a victim? If there’s a victim, then there is someone who needs the government to carry out justice for them.

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Why The Emergent Church is Liberal

I finally figured this out the other day. You may or may not be aware of this thing called the Emergent Church. It’s a movement within Evangelical Christianity, and your opinion of it may vary depending on what you know and what your background is. Some of the main proponents of Emergentism are Rob Bell, Brian McLaren and N.T. Wright. You may also have heard of the book The Truth War by John MacArthur in which he blasts the whole movement as an attack on the doctrinal foundation of the church. I don’t know where you stand on this, but here’s my take on what the Emergent church is.

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