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Is John MacArthur Right About Revolution? – Reformed Libertarian

December 7, 2018 Leave a comment

John MacArthur appeared last Sunday on Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire. I greatly appreciated MacArthur’s focus on the gospel in the interview – specifically his willingness to personally direct it to Shapiro and call him to repentance. That is very rare in situations like this. It far outweighs any other nit-picking I may have.

Towards the beginning of the interview, MacArthur said

I’m to be a citizen who submits to the powers that be I am NOT to be a revolutionary. We don’t start riots that’s not a Christian thing to do. We don’t even start revolutions, and you could argue about the American Revolution whether that was actually legitimately a Christian act or not. We don’t start revolutions. We submit to the powers that be and we work to change the culture from the inside one soul at a time.

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On Social Justice (2): Defining (Social) Justice — Reformed Libertarian

September 28, 2018 1 comment

On Social Justice (1): The Ambiguity of Social Justice On Social Justice (2): Defining (Social) Justice Jared C. Wilson has a helpful post laying out 8 categories of people involved in the social justice debate and offering 5 very worthwhile suggestions for how to discuss the issue. In our analysis we are endeavoring to interact […]

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On Social Justice, pt 1: The Ambiguity of Social Justice — Reformed Libertarian

September 28, 2018 Leave a comment

Written by C.Jay Engel and Brandon Adams Thousands of words have been spoken and written in response to the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. God uses controversy to force Christians to very carefully consider matters. God chose to reveal Himself to us in Scripture, in part, because of the precision that written words…

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Romans 13:6 “For this reason, pay your taxes” — Reformed Libertarian

In two previous posts (here and here) I explained why Romans 13 does not refer to the institution of civil government, but rather to God’s providential empowering of particular people with the strength of the sword to rule/dominate people. This […]

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Romans 13: Person, Office, or Both? — Reformed Libertarian

July 14, 2018 1 comment

Louis W. Hensler III, JD, professor at Regent University’s School of Law, wrote a tremendously helpful paper for the Regent University Law Review titled “Flexible Interpretations of ‘The Powers that Be’ from Constantine to Mandela and Beyond.” He outlines two […]

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Abram the Voluntaryist? — Reformed Libertarian

The State of Nature During the English Civil War era (the time of the Westminster Assembly), English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes explained the social contract theory in his book Leviathan (1651), largely influencing modern political philosophy. The theory is a […]

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Nebuchadnezzar and Romans 13: Person or Office? — Reformed Libertarian

Continuing my study of the labyrinth that is Romans 13… A basic question of Romans 13 is whether it is referring to a ruler in his person, or a ruler in his office – and subsequently whether the powers that […]

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