Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pondering this thought/question::

Wondering if the "rise" of the use of presuppositionalism in apologetics is related to the increased influence of dominionist theology as both have a common "modern" core in one man Rousas John Rushdoony:
All issues are religious in nature, he posited, and people don’t have the right or the ability to define for themselves what’s true; for that they must turn to a literal reading of the Bible. His defining tome, the 800-page Institutes of Biblical Law, was published in 1973,,, At the heart of Rushdoony’s argument were two biblical passages. Genesis 1:28 commands men to have “dominion” over “every living thing.” And in Matthew 28:18-20, the “Great Commission,” Jesus commands his followers to proselytize to the world. Thus was born dominion theology,,, In this worldview, the mandate for Christians is not just to live right or to help their neighbors: They are called upon to take over or eliminate the institutions of secular government.
Focusing on Rushdoony does not take away the earlier influence Van Til on the dominionist movement but it is the difference between the two that may highlight the growth in both dominionism and presup "logic."

Van Til held true knowledge came from God, whereas Rushdoony asserted that "all non-Christian knowledge is sinful, invalid nonsense. The only valid knowledge that non-Christians possess is 'stolen' from 'Christian-theistic' sources."

Yea this is gonna be a long night,,,roflmao!!

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