“Though we be active in the battle, if we are not fighting where the battle is the hottest, we are traitors to the cause.” — Martin Luther As we negotiate 2022, travelling deeper into the third decade of the 21st century, it is imperative that we discern where the battle of our time lies. Majoring on minors As a master strategist, his satanic majesty desires nothing … [Read more...]
God’s government in Christ demands and brings Cultural Reformation.
This teaching stream will explore the Gospel’s cultural engagement. It will explain how the Gospel dismantles idolatrous belief systems and gradually reforms societal structures and institutions. The Gospel has historically provided the context for the development of a high culture: law and justice, political freedom, science, education, and the arts.
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For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law, but when in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them. 2 Chronicles 15:3–4 As we conclude 2021 and contemplate the way forward it is imperative we clarify the core issues of the current cultural crisis—"Where there is no … [Read more...]
By Chris Whiting The Problem The exercise of authority in the life of the Believer has been the focus of much thought and prayer over the centuries. The relationship between Church and State was at the core of persecution of the early church because the Christian confession “Jesus is Lord” was a direct contradiction to Rome’s requirement that “Caesar is lord”. A Roman … [Read more...]
The concern over eschatological systems is not merely academic but deeply spiritual and practical: “When ignorance and confusion prevail regarding the optimistic hope of scripture, we witness a consequent ebbing of the power and vitality from the Christian faith itself” (Gentry, p. 59). While premillennial, dispensational, and amillennial systems have distinct … [Read more...]
Eschatologies of defeat for Christ’s victory in history Fifth, she must reject eschatologies of defeat for Christ’s victory in history. Christ’s command to his church is to occupy until he comes (Lk 19:13 KJV). Through his ascension to the Father and enthronement at his right hand the Kingdom has already been inaugurated and is advancinguntil fully realized in history. … [Read more...]