jeudi, août 03, 2017

Really nothing to say about this

"When someone comes and proselytizes for another god or another final authority
(and by the way, that god may be man)--when someone tries to undermine the
commitment to Jehovah which is fundamental to the civil order of a godly
state--then that person needs to be restrained by the magistrate. However,
this does not mean that individuals should be punished for holding heretical
views, the views that Baptists think are heretical or Lutherans think are
heretical and so forth. It simply means that those who will not acknowledge
Jehovah as the ultimate authority behind the civil law code which the
magistrate is enforcing would be punished and repressed. You would, therefore,
be open, I believe, to hold Muslim views or Hindu views in the privacy of your
own home, provided it was not a Christian home that you've now come into to
subvert and draw away from Jehovah. You would be able to hold these views as a
private conviction. But you would not be allowed to proselytize and undermine
the order of the state. Before people who are non-theonomists get too terribly
upset about this view, I would at least ask them to reflect on this fact:
every civil order protects its foundations."
[Greg Bahnsen, Christian Reconstructionist, in "An Interview
with Greg L. Bahnsen," Calvinism Today, Jan. 1994, p. 23]


on the jeudi 3 août 2017, 16:11:01 (UTC+0200)

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