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Barney, let's see if I have this correct: Provided I preached Christ crucified, I'm relieved of proclaiming His as resurrected Sovereign and King, and I'm not responsible for the consequences for failing to be not only a light to the world but also salt to the earth, per Matthew 5:13. Providing I know Christ and Him crucified, I'm also not required to fulfill the dominion mandate as found in both Matthew 28:18-20 AND 2 Corinthians 10:4-6. 


Great! I can instead look forward to being one of the trampled instead of one of the "tramplers," per Matthew 5:13.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Hall of shame: new critics of Theonomy, same old fallacies

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@larryeball Theonomy or Tyranny: Those really are the only two choices.

1 week, 2 days ago on Hall of shame: new critics of Theonomy, same old fallacies

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It's because of such pastors that modern Christianity (what in 1600s America was Christendom, Christians dominionizing on behalf of Christ) is best described by Christ, in Matthew 5:13, as salt that's lost its savor, good for nothing but to be trampled under the foot of man.


Men such as Hall obviously don't believe in our commission as ambassadors of the King of kings:


"For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.  We are destroying speculations and EVERY lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking EVERY thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish ALL disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete." (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)


Part of the problem is that many Christians think the kingdom here on earth is impossible. Hardly! See "10 Reasons the Kingdom Here on Earth Isn't Mission Impossible" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/10-reasons-the-kingdom-here-on-earth-isnt-mission-impossible/.

1 week, 2 days ago on Hall of shame: new critics of Theonomy, same old fallacies

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@Lonestarwife See "10 Reasons the Kingdom Here on Earth Isn't Mission Impossible" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/10-reasons-the-kingdom-here-on-earth-isnt-mission-impossible/.


For anyone, not yet convinced the kingdom already exists, see "Republic or Kingdom: Which Are YOU Promoting?" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/republic-or-kingdom-which-are-you-promoting-pt-1/.

1 month, 1 week ago on Taxing like a harlot

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I wonder if the following might not have a bearing on what's taking place over in the Middle East, especially from a Biblical perspective:


"Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a “Jew” or to call a contemporary Jew an “Israelite” or a “Hebrew.”" (Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins, eds., “Identity Crisis,” The Jewish Almanac, (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1980) p. 3.)

That most of today's Jews are not genetic Israelites is also attested to in the Jewish Encyclopedia,  the Encyclopedia Judaica, the Universal Encyclopedia, the Standard Jewish Encyclopedia, and by some of their own anthropologists and historians.


For more on the identity of today's Israelites, Jews, and gentiles, see online book "The Mystery of the Gentiles: Who Are They and Where Are They Now?" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/mystery-of-gentiles/index.php.

1 month, 1 week ago on Cruzifiction

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@DJustice @TedRWeiland Excellent observations!

1 month, 1 week ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@MichaelPaulTuuri @TedRWeiland @Alex Alexander Amen! What a blessed people we are--blessed ambassadors of the KING of kings--when we submit ourselves wholly to Him and His will for our lives!

1 month, 1 week ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@Alex Alexander @TedRWeiland @MichaelPaulTuuri Perhaps the following will help:


"... Because it is impossible for man to make law, he is either a usurper or merely an administrator of Yahweh’s law. 

"Administrators (not to be confused with judges) are law finders, not lawmakers. An administrator’s responsibility is to implement Yahweh’s law (government) here on earth at all levels of society—individually, domestically, and civilly. Every Christian man should be an administrator of Yahweh’s law on at least the first two levels.

Administrators represent Yahweh, not the people. It is their duty to search out the law of Yahweh as it applies to any particular situation, and then to teach and implement the law(s) appropriate to that situation or need.7

"This does not mean supplementary stipulations cannot be implemented, provided they are consonant with Yahweh’s prescribed law. For example, a father, who governs his family by God’s authority and with His law has the liberty to implement house rules, such as hygienic and household chores. The same is true on all other levels of society...."

Excerpted from "A Biblical Constitution" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/biblicalConstitution.html.

1 month, 1 week ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@MichaelPaulTuuri @Alex Alexander @TedRWeiland Indeed! If only even more alleged pronomians understood as much.

1 month, 1 week ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@Christopher_83 @TedRWeiland Thank YOU for being willing to consider both sides.

1 month, 1 week ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@Don @TedRWeiland @vRico Yet to deal with these issues!?! Go back and read my responses and "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html, in which Galatians 3:23-25 is key to the discussion therein.

The operative word (and key to understanding Paul's position on the law) in Galatians 2:19-21 (like in Roman 10:4 and elsewhere) is "righteousness" in the phrase "if righteousness come by the law Christ is dead in vain."



1 month, 1 week ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Christopher_83 @TedRWeiland Christopher, believe it or not, just yesterday I was actually hoping someone would provide Hallbrook's diatribe against me that I might have the opportunity to provide my response to a wider audience. 

I hope you'll carefully consider my reply "An Open Response to Stephen Hallbrook's "Beware of Ted R. Weiland" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/onlineBooks/stephen-halbrook-response.html.

1 month, 1 week ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@MichaelPaulTuuri @TedRWeiland You're right to equate speed laws to the parapet laws, which you are free to build or not build. However, don't build them and you become accountable to lex talionis and related laws if someone falls off your roof and breaks their neck. The same with speeding. The deterrent effect of lex talionis would be enough to dissuade the majority of people from excessive speed. That said, a property owner would have the right to regulate speed on his property, nonetheless.


What man legalizes is often a Band Aide on a self-inflicted wound. Until under Yahweh's law, the Band Aide (in this instance, speed laws) is better than unrestrained illegality (in this instance, unchecked speeding).


I'm presently preaching on the immigration crisis, on our southern border in particular. It's entitled "Immigration: Lawful, Legal, and Illegal, AKA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." I point out in the introductory message that until the Good is implemented, the Bad is better than the Ugly.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@MichaelPaulTuuri @TedRWeiland I have a entire section on lex talionis in the online Chapter 17 "Amendment 8: Bail, Fines, and Cruel and Unusual Punishments" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt17.html. I hope it helps.


I don't believe the entire nation would have to repent, anymore than it did here in America in the late 1700s when it only took a minority to bring about a revolution. And don't forget Yahweh is a majority with or without us. Even you haven't already, be sure to read "10 Reasons Why the Kingdom Here on Earth Isn't Mission Impossible" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/10-reasons-the-kingdom-here-on-earth-isnt-mission-impossible/.


Also, don't rule out the impact of Yahweh's judgment upon this wicked nation (very likely meaning most of today's population will be eliminated, Yellowstone's volcano alone would accomplish this), followed by secession by those who would choose to live by government of, by, and for God, based upon His immutable and perfect moral law.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@DeanMay 

When one understands that the principal means by which we keep the First Commandment is by observing Yahweh's other moral laws and that idolatry is not so much about statues as it is statutes, it becomes clear that all governments are theocratic, serving either the true God or some surrogate god, demonstrated by what laws they keep and consider the supreme law of the land.

"...There is no escaping theocracy. A government’s laws reflect its morality, and the source of that morality (or, more often than not, immorality) is its god. It is never a question of theocracy or no theocracy, but whose theocracy. The American people, by way of their elected officials, are the source of the Constitutional Republic’s laws. Therefore, the Constitutional Republic’s god is WE THE PEOPLE.

"People recoil at the idea of a theocracy’s morality being forced upon them, but because all governments are theocracies, someone’s morality is always being enforced. This is an inevitability of government. The question is which god, theocracy, laws, and morality will we choose to live under?..."

For more, see online Chapter 3 "The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH" at bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt3.html.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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Let me provide you with ten reasons, you're wrong: See "10 Reasons Why the Kingdom Here on Earth Isn't Mission Impossible" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/10-reasons-the-kingdom-here-on-earth-isnt-mission-impossible/.


If you're not convinced the restored kingdom already exists, you should begin with the two-part "Republic or Kingdom: Which Are YOU Promoting?" Part 1 can be found at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/republic-or-kingdom-which-are-you-promoting-pt-1/.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@MichaelPaulTuuri Speed limits would not be necessary under Biblical law, lex talionis in particular. I should be able to drive whatever speed I like (unless otherwise dictated by private property owners). At the same time, I know that I will also be subject to lex talionis and related laws for any loss of life, limb, or property damaged.


As for Biblical taxes, I agree with you. See my response to Joel's article.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@Don @TedRWeiland @vRico All of your responses are indicative that you have yet to correctly harmonize Paul's teaching and to properly distinguish between what law Paul is referring to in any given context.


Furthermore, Pastor Bolton did not claim that the law improves one character, nor do I. But Holy-Spirit directed character leads us to the law to frame our way of life.


Neither the Spirit, grace, nor faith are at odds with the triune moral law of Yahweh, as you appear to want to make them. They all compliment each other perfectly:


"Do we then make void the law through faith [or grace or the Spirit]? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." (Romans 3:31)


Be careful that you don't find yourself in company with those Jude depicted:

"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [licentiousness], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." (Jude 1:4)


If you have access to an 1828 Webster's Dictionary, look up the word "licentiousness."

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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Contextual evidence dictates that Romans 13:1-7 is exclusively describing a Biblical government, governed by Biblically qualified leaders, specifically judges, no different than what we find in Exodus 18:21-22. (Anything else is to promote a two kingdom theology.) Consequently, Biblical taxes are acknowledged and promoted by Paul.


The Levitical system was a government more than anything else. And, more often than not, the Levites served as judges.


A workman is worthy of his due (Matthew 10:10). Elders (like those who were appointed as judges in Exodus 18) are due wages, sometimes double wages (1 Timothy 5:171-8). Where is their pay to come from? From taxes, Biblical taxes, meaning the tithe.


Regrettably, the Greek word "ekklesia" was poorly translated "church," which doesn't begin to describe the body politic it refers to. We're so used to thinking of the tithe for maintaining "Church" buildings, etc., we've lost the real intent of ekklesia and that that tithe is plrinciple purpose is for maintaining a Christian body politic, like described in Romans 13, 1 Corinthians 6:1-6, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, etc.

For more on a proper interpretation of Romans 13, see "Christian Duty Under Corrupt Government: A Revolutionary Commentary on Romans 13:1-7" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/Store.html#B028.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

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@Don @vRico @TedRWeiland Hmm! sound a lot like  what Puritan minister Samuel Bolton wrote, “The law sends us to the gospel for our justification; the gospel sends us to the law to frame our way of life.” especially when tied in with:

“For we know that the law is spiritual….” (Romans 7:14)

“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:4)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Don @TedRWeiland I've already answered that for you. You'll find a more complete answer in the online book "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html. The first part of this book is devoted to answering this very question.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Don @vRico @TedRWeiland 

"...If Yahweh’s commandments, statutes, and judgments were not the law to which Paul alluded in Galatians 3, to what law was he referring? Galatians 3:19 refers to two different laws: one that existed before Mt. Sinai (the commandments, statutes, and judgments that the Hebrews transgressed) and the Covenant (containing those same commandments, statutes, and judgments) that was added and codified at Mt. Sinai. Hebrews 7:19-22 uses the words “covenant” and “law” interchangeably. Although comprised of other components, a covenant is a law in itself, only more comprehensive in its scope and application. Galatians 3:19 is correctly interpreted in the following fashion:

Wherefore then serveth the law [Mosaic Covenant]? It was added because of transgressions [of Yahweh’s commandments, statutes, and judgments during the Abrahamic Covenant]…. (Galatians 3:19)

"Yahweh’s commandments, statutes, and judgments were already in existence. They were not the law added at Mt. Sinai, and therefore they could not have been abolished under the New Covenant. The Mosaic Covenant was added at Mt. Sinai. It was the schoolmaster (mentioned in Galatians 3:24) that was abolished when Jesus sacrificed Himself in payment for our sins:

The Old Covenant was a contract that was added and attached to YHWH’s law. YHWH’s law predated the Old Covenant, thus, the Old Covenant does not equate to YHWH’s law. The Old Covenant was added and attached to YHWH’s law that already existed. The Old covenant was a package that came and went on its own … without changing or altering YHWH’s law. When the Old Covenant came, it was not the start of YHWH’s law … and when the Old Covenant ended, it was not the end of YHWH’s law.

…He [Jesus] certainly did not do away with the law. He established a New Covenant (a new attachment) as an advanced and more efficient approach to fulfilling and obeying YHWH’s law.13

"Many contemporary Christians believe a “higher” New Covenant law superseded the Old Covenant law. Although the New Covenant did supersede the Old Covenant (Hebrews 7:22, 8:6-7), it does not supersede the Old Covenant canon because Yahweh’s moral laws are the same under both Covenants. One covenant replaced the other, but the moral law of Yahweh remains the same under both covenants....''

For more, see "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@vRico @TedRWeiland "While some theologians make the argument only the laws specifically sited by the authors of the NT  are still in place I find that hermeneutic assumptive...."

If this argument is valid, say good bye to both the First and Third Commandments (not to mention statutes that forbid such things as bestialty) because neither are restated in the New Testament.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Don @TedRWeiland You best go read Paul's declarations again. It is you, not Bolton who does not understand Paul. You've cherry picked Paul's writings instead of harmonized them.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Christianciv 

"...Whoever renders judgments holds dominion in society. That Yahweh intends for the judgments to be in the hands of His people is unmistakable:

Let … a twoedged sword [be] in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye YH. (Psalm 149:6-9)

"Even most so-called pronomians abdicate one third of Yahweh’s law – the judgments – to the non-Christians:

…there are some who deny that any commonwealth can be properly ordered if it is governed simply by the laws common to all nations, but without embracing the political laws [judgments] of Moses…. We must bear in mind here the commonplace division of the whole Law of God, as promulgated by Moses, into moral, ceremonial and judicial parts, and we must consider these parts separately, so as to be certain which of them apply to us, and which less so….

And therefore, just as ceremonies could be abrogated without dutifulness to God being in any way impaired, so judicial laws could be abrogated…. And if this is true and it certainly is, then individual peoples have been left the freedom to make what laws they see to be expedient….

John Calvin48

"The Bible offers no justification for equating Yahweh’s civil judgments with the ceremonial laws of the Mosaic Covenant (which were fulfilled and eliminated by Jesus49 and His blood-atoning sacrifice). We also find no justification for the “commonplace division” of Yahweh’s law into “moral, ceremonial and judicial parts,” by which the judicial parts are eliminated from Yahweh’s morality. That murderers and sodomites merit death is indisputably a part of Yahweh’s morality and, thus, a part of His very nature. To abrogate Yahweh’s judgments is to abrogate a portion of Yahweh Himself...."

For more, see online Chapter 17 "Amendment 8: Bail, Fines, and Cruel and Unusual Punishments" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt17.html.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Don @TedRWeiland Don, you're absolutely correct, Christians are not UNDER the law--that is, the Mosaic Covenant's requirement to keep Yahweh's law for righteousness (Deuteronomy 6:25). It is this that Christ specifically fulfilled and ended:


"For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." (Romans 10:4)


Note, Christ is not the end of Yahweh's morality as reflected in His triune moral law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments), but the end of the law (the Mosaic Covenant) FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS to those who believe.

The bondwoman was not Yahweh's perfect law of liberty (Psalm 19:7-11, 119:44-45, James 2:12), but the Mosaic Covenant's requirement to perfectly keep the law for righteousness or in order to be justified before God. An impossibility that then required all of the Old Covenant sacrifices to be cleansed.


For you to think that all of the passages above prove Yahweh's morality was done away with under the New Covenant is indicative of a severe blindness or prejudice on your part Those passages indicate precisely the opposite, as harmonized so well by Puritan minister Samuel Bolton (1606-1654) wrote, “The law sends us to the gospel for our justification; the gospel sends us to the law to frame our way of life.”

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@vRico @DrRGP Most people believe this to be impossible. See "10 Reasons Why the Kingdom Here on Earth Isn't Mission Impossible" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/10-reasons-the-kingdom-here-on-earth-isnt-mission-impossible/.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Don I'm wondering if perhaps in might be you who doesn't understandPaul. In addition to the passages I think you would quote, you might want to consider the following from Paul, as well:


"…truth [is] in the law.” (Romans 2:20)

“…by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” (Romans 3:31).

“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Romans 7:12)

“For we know that the law is spiritual….” (Romans 7:14)

“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:4).

“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Romans 8:7)

“Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.” (1 Corinthians 7:19)

“But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.” (1 Timothy 1:8)

For more, see "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@Greg B See "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html. The first part of this book is devoted to answering this very question.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calvin’s great error on biblical law

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@larryeball 

"...Things often must get worse (much worse) before they can get better—meaning, America is certain to go through a period of severe judgment before we see the kingdom restored in any significant fashion. As grim as this may sound, this is not the bad news it may at first appear. Because our God is sovereign, everything goes wrong just right:

'[T]he most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest [lowliest, NASB] of men.' (Daniel 4:17)

'And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.' (Romans 8:28)

"Yes, this means even Obama and all of his criminal cronies (donkeys and elephants alike). Such men and women are intended as judgment upon an ungodly nation (Deuteronomy 28:43-44). But don’t overlook that the caliber of men and women governing our nation today (lions, wolves, and dogs) is also meant to keep the sheep close to their Shepherd...."

 Excerpted from "10 Reasons the Kingdom Here on Earth is Not Mission Impossible," Lord willing, to be posted tomorrow or Saturday at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on America’s first gay marriage, the welfare State, and the Republicans who made it all happen

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Joel McDurmon: "Finally, and related to that last point, it is long past time that Christians began criticizing and judging politics, history, and law according to the only divine standard that matters—the Law of God."

Amen and Amen!

For more on the same, see "Time For Pronomians to Come Out of the Closet" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/time-for-pronomians-to-come-out-of-the-closet/.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on America’s first gay marriage, the welfare State, and the Republicans who made it all happen

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@Lonestarwife Thanks for responding. Yes, Rushdoony's "Institutes" should be a must for every Christian's library. I would also recommend his son-in-law Gary North's "Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus" and his "Conspiracy in Philadelphia: The Broken Covenant of the U.S. Constitution."


You might also be interested in taking our Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html, by which you'll receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of the 565-page "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective. I'd love to send you a copy. This offer is extended to everyone at this site.


Blessings!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Why Abortionists, Islam, and Homosexuals Will Ultimately Lose

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Gary DeMar: "Some of the greatest civilizations that the world has ever known are tourist attractions."

This goes for the United States Constitutional Republic as well, which was destined to fall from it's inception:

"And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it." (Matthew 7;26-27)

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." (Matthew 12:25)

Not only was the house known as the Constitutional Republic a divided house from its genesis, it was NOT built upon the law/word of God. Consequently, like all governments and societies of, by, and and for the people (regardless the form), the Constitutional Republic is already well on its way to becoming a tourist attraction. This is why our work should be on behalf of the Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10, 33) rather than the Republic.

For more, see our latest blog article "Republic or Kingdom: Which Are YOU Promoting? Pt. 1" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/republic-or-kingdom-which-are-you-promoting-pt-1/.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Why Abortionists, Islam, and Homosexuals Will Ultimately Lose

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As bad as this is, what's worse is men (pronomians) who know the answer to America's social problems and neglect or refuse to use those answers to try to save America from her moral free fall; and who, instead, spend their time in telling or hearing something new.


See blog article "The Internet: Today's Areopagus"at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/the-internet-todays-areopagus/, followed by "Time For Pronomians to Come Out of the Closet."

2 months ago on Poll confirms pulpit cowardice and moneygrubbing; Let’s address this now

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@JohnCummins @TedRWeiland The "Primer" is only 85-pages. I'll need your address to send it to you. You can either provide it via our Constitution Survey at the address above or via my personal email address at tweiland@vistabeam.com.

2 months ago on Inglorious Kingdoms – NEW eBook

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@JohnCummins @TedRWeiland Sorry for not getting it and thanks for the explanation. I'm pleased we're on the same page on this.


I think you'd appreciate our 85-page "Primer" of the 565-page "Bible Law vs. the Unites States Constitution: The Christian Perspective." You (or anyone else here) can receive a free copy of the "Primer" by taking our Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html


I'd love to send you a copy.


Blessings!

2 months ago on Inglorious Kingdoms – NEW eBook

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@JohnCummins @TedRWeiland John, thanks for responding. 


Being that conservative Christians continue to be the Constitution's most aggressive proponents, it would seem most do NOT know it, or, if they do, they refuse to repent.


In either case, I intend to keep hammering away at America's national idol as the cause for why America finds herself teetering on the precipice of moral depravity and destruction.

2 months ago on Inglorious Kingdoms – NEW eBook

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Anyone who in any way espouses Article 6's claim that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and it's Christian test ban, which not only outlaws Biblical qualifications for civil leadership, but allows non-Christians (including atheists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, etc.) to rule over Christians, is also a proponent of the two-kingdom theology.


For more, see online Chapter 9 "Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt9.html.

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@Solon the Wise @TedRWeiland First, no one here has assaulted you any more than you've assaulted others here.


Second, Paul was not guilty of what he was assaulted for. It was a false accusation.

2 months, 1 week ago on Scripture in the hands of the State (or, what happens when the church won’t preach biblical law)

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@Solon the Wise @TedRWeiland First, no one (whether Israelite or non-Israelite) can be saved except by God's grace and calling and the blood of Christ. You seem to indicate otherwise.

Second, no one here is talking about salvation, justification, forgiveness of sins through keeping the law. That you have reduced this discussion to this (as most antinomians invariably do) only goes to show you do not understand the proper application of the moral law of Yahweh as found in the New Testament.



2 months, 1 week ago on Scripture in the hands of the State (or, what happens when the church won’t preach biblical law)

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@Uncle Dave @TedRWeiland So, somebody has to be wrong, right? And what standard should we use to determine which position is correct? A bunch of dead politicians' statements (often taken out of context) by Barton, the king of the cherry pickers? Or by the only standard by which everything (including the Constitution) must be ethically judged: Yahweh's immutable morality as reflected in His triune law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments)?


Hopefully, you'll agree that the Constitution must be judged by the latter. And when the Constitution is actually measured by this standard, it is found to be anything but a Biblically compatible document. There is hardly an Article or Amendment that is not antithetical, if not seditious, to Yahweh's sovereignty and morality.


For evidence, see online book "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective," in which a chapter is devoted to examining every Article and Amendment by the Bible, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html.


If you (or anyone else here) will take our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar, you'll receive a complimentary copy of the 85-page "Primer" of the 565-page "BL vs. USC." I hope you will; I'd love to send you a copy.

2 months, 1 week ago on Scripture in the hands of the State (or, what happens when the church won’t preach biblical law)

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@Solon the Wise @TedRWeiland So, I take it, you've decided to pit Scripture against Scripture rather than harmonize them. 


If you correctly understood what Paul meant by "the works of the law" and being "under the law," you wouldn't pit Scripture against Scripture but be able to see how everything Paul wrote on the law harmonizes perfectly.

Please consider Puritan minister Samuel Bolton's explanation: “The law sends us to the gospel for our justification; the gospel sends us to the law to frame our way of life.”

I address all of this in "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html. I hope you'll take a look, because right now you're in the category Jude depicted in the following:


"For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ." (Jude 1:4)


If you have access to an 1828 Webster's Dictionary, look up the word "licentiousness."



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@Solon the Wise @TedRWeiland Amen and praise God! 


Now how about you? Are you pitting this passage against the others from Paul that I posted (by the way, on your behalf), or will you likewise praise God for them and repent of your misrepresentation of Paul's teachings?

2 months, 1 week ago on Scripture in the hands of the State (or, what happens when the church won’t preach biblical law)

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“…truth [is] in the law.” (Romans 2:20)

“…by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” (Romans 3:31)

“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Romans 7:12)

“For we know that the law is spiritual….” (Romans 7:14)

“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:4)

"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Romans 8:7)

“Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.” (1 Corinthians 7:19)

"But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.” (1 Timothy 1:8)

For more on how the moral law applies and should be implemented today, see "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html.

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@MichaelPaulTuuri @Uncle Dave Indeed! But God has given us the weapons to get the job done if only we'd put them to use:

"For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and EVERY lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking EVERY thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish ALL disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete." (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)

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Joel McDurmon: "[W]hat happens when the church won’t preach biblical law..."

Wlhat's worse is when the theonomists won't preach biblical law. Joel's an exception.

See our latest blog article "The Internet: Today's Areopagus" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/the-internet-todays-areopagus/.

2 months, 1 week ago on Scripture in the hands of the State (or, what happens when the church won’t preach biblical law)

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Joel McDurmon: "Without Biblical Law defining the categories and boundaries of justice, we are left with the relativism of men, the agendas of men, the desires of men—which means the agendas of powerful men unhinged."

Like what was done by the late 1700 Enlightenment and Masonic founders who produced a Biblically seditious Constitution and that's consequently responsible for everything gone wrong in America today:


"...3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)...."

For more, see "5 Reasons the Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/.

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@compugor In light of Jude 1:4, the question is whether they ARE Christians. At best, they're least in the kingdom (Matthew 5:19).

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@Charispistis If you're able to come up with the documentation, please share it.

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@Charispistis I don't know who said it, but it's tragically true. Thanks for sharing it.

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