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FRANCIS SCHAEFFER AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE PDF Print E-mail
Re/formation Institute - Civil Government & Politics
Written by Calvin Fox   
Thursday, 31 December 2015 15:52

Francis Schaeffer presents an extensive argument from Scripture and History in support of Civil Disobedience in his book, Christian Manifesto. I will use it as a basis to formulate my own understanding of the subject vis-a-vis how the Colonials were thinking prior to the American Revolution. There is a clear Biblical basis for believing:

1. Government as such is instituted by God for the well-being of a Country

2. A particular King [or Substitute] is subservient to God and exists as His servant and is accountable to Him for his actions

3. A King serves his people but that must be under the Law of God

4. As the King must obey the Law, the People must obey and support the King

5. This arrangement between God and King and People is a Covenant (or Contract).

6. If and when a King [or Substitute] puts Himself above the Law of God and does not serve Him, ie- if he should break the Covenant, the People are not to obey him. To do so would be to disobey God! They believe that God will judge the King and remove him in time.

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APPLYING THE JUST WAR THEORY PDF Print E-mail
Re/formation Institute - Re/Formation Institute
Written by Calvin Fox   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 13:51

This is my Position Paper re application of Just War Theory to the war in Iraq (written 2/23/11); applicable to today’s “War on Terrorism”

The classic principles that have guided Christian discussion about war since Augustine (d.430 A.D.) are collectively known as the Just War Doctrine. [There are several versions of it, as it has evolved. Some of its ideas go back to the ancient Greeks, but all of them are Humanitarian or Christian Ideals.] This paper is my use of the Theory to evaluate the War in Iraq. It was very helpful and I hope you will find it so, as well.


"The most authoritative and up-to-date expression of Just War doctrine is found in paragraph 2309 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It says:

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THE EVANGELICAL DRIFT PDF Print E-mail
Theological - Special Topics
Written by Calvin Fox   
Friday, 26 June 2015 13:14

There is a continuous stream of polls and surveys that document and confirm the trend that American evangelicals are  drifting from sound Doctrine and Theology, usually in favor of "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism" : a belief in a God who is always available (on call) to people with problems, offering them comfort and counsel in their personal lives and relationships.  A God who loves and cares for them, but makes no serious demands upon them.  There is open rejection , even disdain, for hard or demanding Doctrine about the Nature and Decrees of this God and great misunderstanding about The Trinity and the distinctive work of the Father, Son and Spirit.  There is also a growing rejection of the Bible as the authoritative Word of God and what it teaches about Salvation.  Here are three of the latest surveys-

http://www.christianpost.com/news/moralistic-therapeutic-deism-the-new-american-religion-6266/

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/church-crisis-organized-religion/

http://ligonier-static-media.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/thestateoftheology/TheStateOfTheology-Whitepaper.pdf

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EVIDENCE FOR THE HISTORICITY OF ADAM AND EVE PDF Print E-mail
Bible Studies - Bible Studies
Written by Calvin Fox   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:07

The Bible begins with Adam, Eve, and the Fall. The Bible ends describing how this age will end when the last Adam (Jesus), returns to reverse the Fall. The Bible carefully details the genealogy of Jesus, giving a very detailed listings of His ancestors, many of whom can be independently confirmed to be real historical figures. All these verifiable real historical figures, such as King David and Abraham, have genealogies in the Bible that trace ancestry back to Adam. Indeed the ancient Israelites generally all traced their ancestry directly back to Adam. A significant fraction of modern Muslims even now can trace their ancestry back to Adam (through Ishmael). A significant fraction of Europeans and Americans can even now trace their ancestry directly back to Adam (through the European medieval kings). Jesus and the other authors of the New Testament acknowledge the reality of Adam. Historically, until quite recently, all the major figures of Christendom acknowledged the reality of Adam. Adam, Eve, and the Fall have been essential elements of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith for thousands of years.
But now many people, including many Christian leaders and Christian seminaries, insist that Adam never existed. It is claimed that we must view Adam as being either mythical, allegorical, or simply an ancient literary device - a poet’s abstraction. These claims are based upon alleged “scientific proof” that man evolved from apes, and that an ape population slowly morphed into a human population over roughly six million years. The claim is that there was never any Eden, or any “first couple”, or any literal Fall. These claims, if accepted, have enormous implications for Christendom. [For the rest of this article please go to--]

http://www.logosra.org/

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