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  1. Joel, are you serious or are you trying some bizarre form of comedy? The God that will allow sinners an eternity in hell would read your article and say “you of little faith.” I on the other hand ask your forgiveness for thinking you are a fool without knowing you. Get Biblical Counseling it may help.

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    1. Say, ‘RC’, you wanna tell me where I am wrong or do you just want to play games and keep pretending you know what you are talking about?

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  2. Christian Reconstructionism is attractive because it actually does something, something understandable, something explainable, something consistent-looking, something bold; with parts of the Bible that non-reconstructionists often try to avoid discussing directly.

    The theonomists also have an edge in that they see the entire world, including current events, as a sort of cosmic battle — precisely the way the Bible sees it.

    Now, I’m no theonomist myself, and I shudder at the idea of a world where Rushdoonies govern, but for those believers who are serious about trying to live biblically, reconstructionism has a lot going for it.

    The challenge, then, is for others to develop a framework, a way of addressing how we relate to scripture, that can outsell reconstructionism, that can explain a more compelling alternative. Because the current method of sniping at reconstructionism from a distance by pointing out things we think are absurd that they espouse is, I think, doomed to failure.

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    1. Mitchell, I would contend with you that Reconstructionism is biblical at all. It sounds biblical, but so does a lot of things. As far as doing something, so did Nazism. Just because something does something doesn’t mean thatit does something good. CR is an evil by product of one man’s hate.

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      1. If you take the word ‘one’ out of your comment, we might be in total agreement.

        And you realize you just hopped in with a Nazism reference, right? If we were arguing about something, that’s the point where I’d go away and find someone else to talk to.

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  3. And you do know what the reconstructionists say about slavery, right? It’s a bit different from the pre-Civil War sort of slavery. They basically take a straightforward OT attitude toward it, with a little extra spite thrown in. Throwing the two next to each other won’t do any good at all, because the Reconstructionists advance by provoking, arguing in depth, and quoting Scripture. If they’re going to be beat, it’s going to have to be done on their own turf, but out-exegeting them, not by drawing sensational pictures next to quotes about them.

    Honestly, I’d love to see you actually start taking down reconstructionists in a serious and scripture-based substantive way.

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    1. Maybe later, but for now it us enough to have something to post on on Saturday. Truth be told, I am trying to get away from politics.

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    1. I would really like too. I won’t to shed light on the abuses of the Christian faith by religious groups, but there are times that I want to just keep my focus on studying the Faith.

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  4. Understood. There’s a limited amount of time in life. Do what you can, and that’s all we can ask of you.

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