Earlier this week I kept asking presuppositionalists where do we go for our interpretation of Scripture. Of course, I got accused of being “emotional” when I was asking a serious question. R. J. Rushdoony, a renowned Christian dominionist icon (yeah, big time influence on Gary North [who was Rushdoony’s son-in-law] who influences Ron Paul and the Tea Party Movement). I have already showed problems with North’s interpretation of Scripture, which means he has to take it out of its historical, linguistic, and cultural context to arrive at his conclusions. Rushdoony is by no means any less problematic. In Rushdoony’s
“Men ought to reason analogically from nature to nature’s God. Men ought, therefore, to use the cosmological argument analogically in order thus to conclude that God is the creator of this universe…. Men ought also to use the ontological argument analogically” (An Introduction to Systematic Theology , 102). “The argument for the existence of God and for the truth of Christianity is objectively valid. We should not tone down the validity of this argument to the probability level. The argument may be poorly stated, and may never be adequately stated. But in itself the argument is absolutely sound” (The Defense
So says Bruce Wilson and a few others (warning), based on this article hosted on the Wallbuilders website? I’m noting to respond to the entire post, but I will highlight some of the silliness of it – The Bible teaches that slavery, in one form or another (including spiritual, mental, and physical), is always the fruit of disobedience to God and His law/word. (This is not to say that the enslavement of any one person, or group of people, is due to their sin, for many have been enslaved unjustly, like Joseph and numerous Christians throughout history.) You see
Christian Reconstructionism in a Nutshell from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo. See the essay, here. (HT – PJ)
I’ve covered Rushdoony before, knowing that his Dominionist garbage would come up again… The article below does a fair job at connecting Rand Paul back to the father of Dominionism, although the connections should be closer for my tastes. While many Americans only seem to vote their emotions at the moment – Left and wrong – the voter should take his or her time to educate themselves on the candidate and the candidate’s issues. If Paul is influenced heavily by Rushdoony, while he may be marginalized if elected – I get the feeling that the Kentucky GOP doesn’t care
Frank Schaeffer is the son of Francis Schaeffer, a big name in the Religious Right – before Dobson, Falwell, and others. We are on the precipice of watching Uganda, which is currently governed by a man well-connected to the Religious Right in this country, pass a bill which would make homosexuality a crime, and a possible capital offense. They are going to kill homosexuals and those who know of homosexuals will end up in prison, for now.
What are the Seven Mountains? The seven mountains are seven spheres of influence that make up the mind molders that control Nations. He who occupies these mountains controls the harvest. As Satan gains power over these mountains he increases his capacity for “Mind Control.” That’s the spiritual force that inclines whole people groups to think along the same pathway. It is the phenomenon that explains sudden trends in fashion or music. It works to turn whole continents against each other and will be used to facilitate global wars. Mind Control will increase as the Last Days speeds toward a