Show me the spiritual condition of your companions, and I will tell you what your spiritual condition will be three to five years (or months) from now.
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
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.
Thank you for restoring "property," over against "pursuit of happiness" as worthy of the State's protection.
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,
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..
The part of the flag in the picture above represented by the rainbow stripes was made possible by the part of the flag represented by stars.
To begin with, Old Glory does not represent America, but rather the United States of America.
That's right - America and the United States of America (aka the Constitutional Republic) are NOT the same thing! Not even close.
In fact, early 1600's Puritan America whose governments of, by, and for God were established upon the Bible's immutable/unchanging moral law was sacrificed on the altar of the late 1700s Enlightenment United States of America whose humanistic government of, by, and for the people was established upon capricious man-made traditions (aka the biblically seditious Constitution).
Furthermore, it was United States of America and its flag that enabled the LGBTQers to come out of the closet to commit their biblical abominations in public under the banner of their rainbow flag.
The constitutional framers' sins were of both commission and omission. The framers’ sins of commission are evidenced in that there’s hardly an Article or Amendment that’s not antithetical, if not seditious, to Yahweh’s sovereignty and morality.
Their sins of commission aside, the framers’ sins of omission—that is, their failure to establish government and society based upon Yahweh’s commandments, statutes, and judgments—alone sent America to the precipice of moral depravity and destruction she presently teeters on.
Ask the millions of infants slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs if the constitutional framers’ failure to establish government on Exodus 21:22-23 and Deuteronomy 27:25 didn’t lead to their annihilation?
There’s not one national problem in America today—criminal civil "leaders," government-financed in utero infanticide, sodomite “marriages” and the in your face LGBTQ movement, Synagogues, Mosques, and Temples devoted to false gods dotting America’s landscape, America’s crumbling economy, runaway debt, and taxes on nearly everything, etc.—that cannot be traced back to the framers’ sins of omission.
"For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." (Jeremiah 2:13)
For evidence that the Constitution is biblically seditious, see free online book "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution the Christian Perspective," in which every Article and Amendment is *examined* by the Bible, at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.ORG/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html
Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the sidebar and receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of "BL vs. USC."
It's easy to understand why the rainbow Apple logo has a bite taken out of it.
Perhaps not. Who bit into it? Eve? Snow White? Divine?
Great, son. So needed in our day, especially .
I love your article on the danger inherent in the mind untethered to transcendent reality. It reminds me of a remark made by Michael Walsh in his book "The Devil's Pleasure Palace," when, after having quoted Karl Marx, he commented: "These are the demented ravings of a dangerous idiot." Later in the book, he notes the impact these ideas have on the American people when he observes, "The people are being governed by a criminal organization masquerading as a political party." It reminds me of the state of education in America and G.K. Chesterton's comment that we were not under such a tyranny when the government could send us to the guillotine as we are now when it can send our children to kindergarten.
Except WTS/Talbot's star pupil said you can find new things in the Bible no one else ever has. https://youtu.be/1huTEVaosSo Kind of invalidates all this effort against "heresies".
Brilliant exposition, well done. I have been profoundly pondering this very issue (of woke equality v biblical equality) for as long as 'the beast' (of modern perceived values concerning propriety, equality et al., raised its ugly head from the depths of unrighteousness to 'come out of the sea' (of modernism/wokism) 'to walk on holy lands' (ie to propagate, promulgate, perpetrate immorality), but I have lacked the literary & academic skills and knowledge to lay down words as well as a learned scholar would. so thank you for doing it for me.
call it fate or the spirit of truth working wonders in this modern perverse day and age but something preternatural fired my sense of percipience and I penned the following self quote just two days ago, namely:
.."inequality and decency go hand in hand, just look to the ancient of days, but equality can only survive with indecency by its side, just look to the ways of modern (woke-ridden) mankind today."
I appreciate the thorough theological thrust that consistently is brought to bear to address the issues that concern us. Thank you.
Mr. Sandlin, first, it wasn't an insurrection. It was a riot at the capitol. Second, we both know the elections were not fair. We both have read the Twitter Files, and we both have seen the FBI along with media squelching votes. Third, this started in 2015. Now, whether one likes Trump or not, those are the facts and they are actually undeniable. Even you and your friends have to admit such. If not, then you are no Burkians. So, since this IS the case, it means we have exactly what was stated by not only Trump, but just about anyone sane. Unrepresentative government. You say your a history buff and a Constitutionalist how and why was this country formed? What does the Preamble state? I'm not advocating it, but I am asking you what it says.
Mr. Sandlin, you speak in your video of "apostate Israel". Clearly the people to whom you refer were not, and are not, Israel. The land of Israel underwent great change from the time of the Assyrian capture and the Babylonian capture. The land was not vacant. Many peoples moved in. Many of the forbidden tribes arose such as Canaan, Moab, Ammon, Hittites, Gibeonites (with whom Israel made treaty to their detriment), and others who Israel did not wipe out when they came in to possess the land of Canaan. This is why John Hyrcanus tried to unite Judea by falsely proclaiming that all who lived in Judea (ca. 150 B.C.) were now Jews. Not all Israelites returned after the Assyrian capture. The same for the Babylonian capture who were the "elites" of their day in Jerusalem. And many remained in Babylon. The Israelites of the Assyrian capture escaped to the NW through the door of hope in the valley of Achor and then fulfilled the prophecy of becoming a multitude of nations such as Scythians, Scandinavians, Saxons (a contraction of Isaac sons) and Germanic peoples. The word German means "genuine" to Romans. Only the House of Israel were cast off and therefore needed redemption, meaning to "buy back".
Before His Crucifixion, Christ said, "My sheep hear my voice." The obvious conclusion is that those who did NOT hear His Voice, were NOT His sheep. Today we have false Israel. 90% of "Jews" today are Ashkenazim. These are people from Khazaria (known as Khazakstan today) who around 850 AD came to Judaism to avoid the crush between the Christian Byzantine empire to the west and Islam to the east. These people are of Turko-Mongol descent. King Bulan of Khazaria sent emissaries to both empires and learned that each paid homage to the OT patriarchs and so by decree, Kharzaria became Jewish. They allied themselves to the Babylonian Jews still in Babylon who were there for 1,000 years. Today we have the actual bible of modern-day Jewry, the Babylonian Talmud. Too many Christians throughout history have been fooled that the Babylonian Jews are from the Israelites. This is a fact that they categorically DENY in the 1st article of the 1980 World Jewish Almanac and the Jewish World Encyclopedia. I suggest you also read the 13th Tribe by Arthur Koestler for further verification. Another excellent reference on the Talmud is The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today by Elizabeth Dilling.
BTW the word "gentile" has one meaning "nation" and can only be correctly understood from context. It does NOT mean non-Israelite except from context. Many times it was correctly translated nation(s) in the NT and not transliterated. You cannot understand the Bible today without correctly identifying the players!
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.
As usual, like most who claim to understand the Word, ack the understanding the complete separation of Gen 1 adamah and Gen 2 adamah. First off, ancient Hebrew had only two tenses of language: Present and Present Perfect. They had NO past tense. Please illustrate how one can do a flashback using only present tense. It is impossible. Please explain how Gen 1 adamah male and female are created simultaneously and in Gen 2 Adam 1st and then Eve later. You can only do this if they are SEPARATE CREATIONS. Gen 2 says in ver. 5, "for there is no man yet to till the soil. Which is totally different from hunter/gatherer man of Gen 1. The Bible timeline in Gen 5 is still shown in present tense and that is where we get the 6,000 years. When Cain slew Abel, why did YHWH put a mark on his forehead so that no one would kill if his Mom and Dad were the first two people on the face of the earth as so many ignorant, but earnest, preachers have been taught and continue to spread their ignorance? Who did Cain to go off to build cities for if Mom and Dad were the first two people on earth? The concept of marriage (which is a mystery) only came about in Gen 2. Has it been expanded on? Yes! Is that a bad idea? Maybe, but marriage started in front of YHWH God Bone of my flesh of my flesh. Please understand the language of the Pentateuch, it's tenses and then read with and speak with understanding.