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Riddlebarger on the Old Covenant Context of Romans 13 — Reformed Libertarian Blog

August 13, 2017 4 comments

I am quite convinced that understanding the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant is foundational to properly exegeting Romans 13:1-7. I call this the “legitimacy interpretation.” I believe Paul is applying Jesus’ words in John 18:36 to the situation in Rome. I touched on this a bit in a previous post and…

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Ecclesiastes 8:2 — Reformed Libertarian Blog

I heard a sermon yesterday on Ecclesiastes 8:1-9. Verse 2 says I say, “Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God. (NASB) The sermon observed that this passage was about seeing wisdom in the world and that one primary effect of having wisdom is submission to authority. If you go to the…

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Romans 13 – Where is the Exception? — Reformed Libertarian Blog

The following is from Douglas Moo’s NIV Application Commentary on Romans. Where is the exception? As we noted above, the key question most of us ask when we come to Romans 13 is not “What does it mean?” but “Where is the exception?” Since it is taught so consistently in Scripture, we do not have…

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VanDrunen’s Argument for Religious Liberty — Reformed Libertarian Blog

Though I believe VanDrunen’s epistemology and understanding of natural law have significant problems, I believe his covenantal perspective as it relates to political philosophy is basically correct. At the end of Divine Covenants and Moral Order, he tries to apply his general framework to more practical conclusions, including the question of religious liberty. [C]ivil government…

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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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