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By Greg L. Bahnsen
This is often Greg Bahnsen's reaction to criticisms of the theonomic place which were released or circulated during the last ten years. Bahnsen offers not just with Westminster Theological Seminary's Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, but additionally with different short severe books opposed to him, and with numerous released articles and typewritten, photocopied responses. one after the other, Bahnsen takes his critics' arguments aside, exhibiting that they have got both misrepresented his place or misrepresented the Bible. Line via line, aspect through element, he indicates that they haven't understood his arguments and feature additionally now not understood the vulnerability in their personal logical and theological positions.
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27 The fundamental problem with any latent antinomianism – any attitude which chooses which laws of God to follow 27. Zieonomy, pp. 308-309 (emphasis original). ” This is not what critics of theonomy would want to do. Men like Chantry, House and Ice surely wish to honor above all the pervasive and infallible authority of God’s word in all their thinking. Theonomists attempt to do them a service by observing that their “wisdom-approach” to discriminating be~een the laws of the Old Testament (with its autonomous character) runs counter to their better theological intentions.
They simply show that there is more to say about the subject or that it should be given less emphasis. And that is fine. I would simply insist that we say as nzwh as theonomy maintains, when (and where) it is appropriate to deal with God’s law or the subject of the civil magistrate. Is the Appeal to God’s Immutability Simplistic? The theonomic approach to ethics has been thought to be too simplistic when it appeals to the immutability of God’s character 14. This is repeatedly the case in a recent “critique” of theonomy by certain faculty members at Westminster Theological Semina~.
He that keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he that is careless of his ways shall die (19:16). They that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them (28:4). Whoever keeps the law is a wise son (28:7). Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint, but he that keeps the law, happy is he (29:18). In Biblical perspective it is the epitome of foolishness to depart from the path laid out in God’s word. It is muer wise for us to disagree with or act contrary to the divine wisdom which is set forth in the word of God, including His obligatory law.
No Other Standard: Theonomy and Its Critics by Greg L. Bahnsen