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Christian Nationalism and Its Relationship to Cancel Culture
Jan 27, 2023
Rousseau’s Christianity of a spiritualized kingdom of God birthed not just the kind of civil religion the state needs to keep order but cancel culture. The long connection between a gospel proclaiming a “spiritual” Kingdom of God and the rise of cancel culture is clear.
Christian Nationalism: Is Rousseau’s ‘Religion’ the Foundation of Christian Nationalism?
Jan 20, 2023
The root of Christian Nationalism lies in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s interpretation of Jesus’ mission in coming into a pagan world. It reads like what many evangelicals preach and believe. His reinterpretation of the Gospel paved the way for a purely secular state. It allowed religion to exist for the sake of the state, not God.
Christian Nationalism: The False View of Civil Government on Which It Rests
Jan 13, 2023
Christian nationalism arises out of justification for civil government and civil liberty grounded in bad theology. David uses Scripture and Abraham Kuyper to explain how a current Christian publication on this subject rests more on Rousseau’s contract theory of just government than on what the Bible says about God.
Christian Nationalism—What Gave Rise to It?
Jan 6, 2023
David begins a new series looking at the intersection of Christianity and the love of one’s country (nation). In this introduction to the series, David posits that ‘Christian nationalism’ and cancel culture are two sides of the same coin—the non-Christian contract theory of civil government espoused by Jean Jacque Rousseau in “The Social Contract” (1762). Beginning today you will begin to learn how Rousseau replaced Christianity in both church and culture and the disastrous fruit is has produced in our nation.
Bad Theology Applied to Pulpit and Politics
Dec 30, 2022
David ends the year with a little help from Alister Begg, Choc Knox Unplugged, and Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance. With their aid, David explains how subjective theology neuters the gospel and brings about a “Christian politic” that smacks more of polytheism than Christianity.
Why Christianity Has Rendered Itself Irrelevant
Dec 16, 2022
Christianity is no longer relevant to civil law and government. Many Christians want it to be or become relevant again. Today David uses Abraham Kuyper to explain why Christianity has made itself irrelevant. Without that understanding, we will have no clue why it will remain irrelevant despite all our Christian political action.
Christians Who Destroy Christianity Trying to Protect It
Dec 8, 2022
In today’s episode David will explain why leading evangelicals, in the name of protecting religion, presumably Christianity, are instead destroying it. The distinction between objective and subjective Christianity was on full display in the letter submitted to two United States Senators by Presbyterian minister, Dr. Kim Park, president of the National Association of Evangelicals regarding the Respect for Marriage Act.
See: “NAE’s letter on RFMA”
Is Your Politics “Theocentric”?
Dec 2, 2022
What is a theocentric worldview? What is a theocentric view of law and civil government? Today David will explain what it is, what happened last week that exposed some of his non-Theocentric thinking, and what effect theocentric thinking should have on the way we look at politics.
Building Blocks—A Necessary Perspective
Nov 25, 2022
Today David explains how Psalm 37:1-5 applies when things are going wrong all around us. It provides the necessary perspective for those who see the need to restore what few people even know they have lost, the Western Legal Tradition.
Building Blocks—Are Christians Allying Themselves with ‘Deeds of Darkness’?
Nov 17, 2022
The Apostle Paul says Christians are not to “have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,” but are to “expose them.” Yet, when it comes to legislation being filed around the country opposing “gender affirming care” for minors, many Christians are being tempted to join those whose worldview is darkness and, therefore, ultimately unfruitful. David exposes the “dark” worldview to which many are falling prey by using observations by J. Gresham Machen taken from Christianity and Liberalism.