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David Dykstra on Church & State (and Isaac Backus on Romans 13) — Reformed Libertarian Blog

Reformed Baptist pastor David Dykstra’s series on Church & State is worth listening to, particularly the historic overviews of the reformation and American eras. Major Errors In Church/State Relations David Dykstra | Church & State – Part 1 Romans 13:1-7 Play SUN 01/12/2003 580+ | 37 min Baptistic Confessional Superiority David Dykstra | Church & State – Part 2 Romans 13:1-7 Play…

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“All Things Lawful” (LBCF 24.3/WCF 23.4) — Reformed Libertarian

In 2000, Bob Brown of Reformed Baptist Church gave a lecture titled “All Things Lawful: Or, a Biblical Perspective on Resisting Authority.” It was part of a series on the civil magistrate and it seeks to explain 24.3 of the […]

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Colonial Baptists on Rulers by Contract and Religious Taxation as Theft — Reformed Libertarian

April 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Placing the Colonial Baptist rejection of religious taxation within the context of reformed political philosophy.

James Renihan posted a short quote today at the Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies blog from a resolution written by Massachusetts Baptists to the Massachusetts General Assembly (Congress). The quote and historical account provided by Isaac Backus are very helpful […]

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Rutherford’s “Lex, Rex” – Summary — Reformed Libertarian

April 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Very helpful for understanding LBCF 24.

Samuel Rutherford was a Scottish Presbyterian member of the Westminster Assembly, which was an assembly of Scottish and English ministers gathered together as an agreement between the two countries called the Solemn League and Covenant, wherein Scotland promised the English parliament […]

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The Benedict Option? — Reformed Libertarian Blog

After listening to two interviews (here and here) with Rod Dreher about his new book The Benedict Option, and reading his FAQ, I really don’t think he has anything to offer Reformed Christians. At first, he seemed to have a good thesis: The “Benedict Option” refers to Christians in the contemporary West who cease to…

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Vern Poythress’ Critique of Prisons — Reformed Libertarian Blog

From Vern Poythress’ The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses (which is very worth reading, though I would disagree with and refine many points). 15 A Critique of Prisons How do we evaluate the present systems of criminal justice in modern societies? Most modern societies use imprisonment as the primary form of punishment…

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Natural Law: Greek or Hebrew? — Reformed Libertarian

The phrase “natural law” itself is capable of so many interpretations that anyone who advocates natural law must expend a great deal of effort explaining what he means.1 In his excellent essay Perspective on Natural Law, Gordon H. Clark argues […]

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