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Jan 22, 2021Liked by P. Andrew Sandlin

Andrew, once again, delivers on the promise to provide theologically deep, exegetically accurate, canonically broad, historically faithful, and culturally relevant material. This distinction between soteriology and gospel is essential to understand if we are ever to overcome the dualisms and reductionism(s) that currently plague the self-inflicted impotency of the church; this is especially damaging when we consider the failure of the “church scattered” Monday through Saturday. Moreover, discovering or re-discovering a biblically robust, wholistic understanding (i.e., “as far as the curse is found”), and leavening application of the ‘gospel’ to all of life cannot be—should not be—intimidated by the false charges and caricatures of triumphalism or over-realized eschatology. Which is what typically happens when men like Andrew speak or write from a cosmic perspective. In fact, this distinction aids us in overcoming what should be obvious to any Christian living in this hour: the church, knowingly or unknowingly, by reducing the gospel to personal salvation has succumbed to a under-realized, eschatology of Christ’s redeeming work. This understanding of the gospel broadens the scope of ‘church work,’ corrects our hermeneutical myopia, and intensifies our doxological expressions. May Christ Jesus increase Andrew’s tribe! So grateful for this man’s tireless labor in prayer, study, and writing. DD

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Thank you so much, Dennis!

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The error in this is the proposition that the state has no power of legislation, but is bound to enforce only the judicial precepts of the Torah.

The correct statement of divine law is that the state has no jurisdiction to break the bond of marriage or permanently to set aside it's legal consequences, and no jurisdiction in matters of public worship. It may not enjoin insubordination to God, or homicide, or sexual immorality.

Otherwise, divine law is as handed down for the Jews by the beit din, and the state may freely legislate, subject to correction by the Church on appeal, judicial review, referral, or at her own first instance.

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P Andrew Sandlin’s articles are not inspirational.

A quasi intellectual script which drives down Christian marriage ‘It’s a creation all institution , not a Christian Institution.

Mr Sandlin , the readers thirst for the clear Christian message. Your writings seem to diminish Christian marriage by cotradicting the traditional teaching.

Marriage is between one man and one woman ! How clear is that ? All else is sin. How clear is this ?

Intellectual pride clouds your thinking. Remember : 1 man 1 woman , exclusive love for one another.

Fidelity. Procreation if you are blessed with a family.

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So are you pre-mill?

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I have no problem with the words in red. Jesus constantly affirms the validity of the entire Bible, and specifically mentions the Torah. He mentions the old testament ("Words of the prophets" and the "psalms" or "writings") and states that all will come to pass that the OT said would pass, specifically the prophecies concerning Jesus himself.

Christians have to remember that the OT IS the Torah. The only difference is in how the "books" are grouped. The Torah is in more chronological order, and the number of books is different, but they are the EXACT SAME BOOKS.

I agree with the author, that Jesus states he came to FULFULL the OT and that all it's messages are valid even today.

I personally like having the words of Jesus in red. I don't think this caused any apostasy, that would have happened anyway, as the Bible predicted.

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Strictly speaking, it is the Five Books of Moses which are the written Torah (torah shebikhtav). Other parts of the OT may, on a case by case basis, be evidence of law.

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IF: Libertarianism is the belief that each person has the right to live his life as he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others. Libertarians defend each person’s right to life, liberty, and property.

I have no problem with it, provided you include the Son of Man in "others" & "person's" above. All we are asking for is to honor the rights of the Judge, Lawgiver, Owner, and Emperor.

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Thank you for this wonderful elucidating exposition on revealing and sharing a deeper truer understanding of the Laws and Gospel in relation to the OT & NT respectively. You have certainly fed my desire for greater understanding thereto along with providing sound verification of various clarifications that would otherwise have remained a little abstruse or arcane

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Hi Andrew, this article was really helpful. I don't think I've ever really understood the difference between the 'old' and 'new' aspects of the bible. This article really clarified it. Many thanks.

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I have my issues with theonomy and its proponents however I cannot argue with Mr. Bahnsens assertions at least as they are represented herein. Work is essential to man’s relationship to God and Man and is a form of worship when done correctly.

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What this discussion implies is that, if a man is created to work, then he has a right to be employed, which ought to be enforceable at law.

Only socialist states have ever been able to realize this.

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Thank you! I have so much to learn, but you are really helping me.

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Sorry. After logging in, I posted this response to the wrong article.

Most Trump supporters are wiser than you suggest. Trump understands that the federal government is limited. He was not elected to legislate for states--either with regards to gay marriage or on abortion. He did what was in his power to derail abortion, and I don't recall him every promoting homosexuality or transgenderism. Those decisions are ultimately up to the people/electorate, and an apostate people/electorate will never decide rightly.

We Christians are held to a higher standard. God judged Israel before her enemies. Paul was a pretty bad dude on the road to Damascus. David fell with Bathsheba. Samson was betrayed by Delilah. Solomon, on the other hand, rebuilt the temple and reigned in peace.

The Spirit changes the hearts for those whom He will.

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Most Trump supporters are wiser than you suggest. Trump understands that the federal government is limited. He was not elected to legislate for states--either with regards to gay marriage or on abortion. He did what was in his power to derail abortion, and I don't recall him every promoting homosexuality or transgenderism. Those decisions are ultimately up to the people/electorate, and an apostate people/electorate will never decide rightly.

We Christians are held to a higher standard. God judged Israel before her enemies. Paul was a pretty bad dude on the road to Damascus. David fell with Bathsheba. Samson was betrayed by Delilah. Solomon, on the other hand, rebuilt the temple and reigned in peace.

The Spirit changes the hearts for those whom He will.

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Thank you for restoring "property," over against "pursuit of happiness" as worthy of the State's protection.

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Thank you for this heads up concerning defending biblical truths against protagonists of change & immorality.

I too have recently contended with humanists in GB outlining similar errors on their part, here it is for your perusal:

Dear nescient recipient(s),

Having read your piteous announcement relating to the above I, as a protagonist of Truth, am compelled to offer you the following informed feedback.

You spout untruths about Britain becoming increasingly non-religious, yet huminism is a religion per se and, moreover, Britain is in fact becoming increasingly religious, as indeed is the world. 3.3 billion Christians can't be wrong, and here's one to testify why exactly.

You also claim that 'time has come for the UK (sic) to remove the archaic provision of state religion', yet in so proclaiming you are doing a flagrant out and out injustice & disservice to all those 'archaic' souls who fought in the two world wars so as to safeguard your freedoms along with the ethics & ethos of their great nation at that time. This is gross impudence on your part.

Indeed, infedels like you ill-informed humanists & secularists alike have incorrectly deemed this great zeitgeist nothing more than a derogatory archaism. Such an err on your side is wholly contumelious being deeply disrespectful not only to Christians past & present, but also, and moreover, every Christian soul that fought for this country during those wars along with every single one of their descendants to come thereafter.

Hence, it is pellucidly obvious that the Greatest Generation along with the Silent Generation have not been quite so effective in bestowing their characteristics, beliefs, & values upon their progenies as they have in securing their rights to perpetual freedom. In fact by Generation Z and Generation Alpha these nouveau ill-tutored souls are clearly truly positively damn impertinent.

It is just as well then that there's still the Baby Boomers alive today who can thereby duly point out such a clear & dire err being overtly committed by the nescient moderns of our current amoral times, like you.

The again: to err is only human, to forgive divine.

Such good insight, wisdom, & truth was written by the renowned but 'ancient' 18th c poet; Alexander Pope. It's no coincidence that he was a protagonist of the Enlightenment era. Tut! They teach such twaddle in schools these amoral days, forsooth.

Yours truthfully, forgivingly, & most sincerely,

Pearl Gray.

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They are not Christians. The things that they support would not be well received by Christ. For one thing it looks like there are woman clothed in pastoral garb, they are only pastors in their minds..

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