The response to Institutes of Biblical Law was a very gratifying one. Few expected so large a study on a subject of so little concern to the churches to succeed. It did, however, meet with a very wide approval and response, among students, lawyers, legislators, churchmen, and others.
All men live in terms of some principle of law. Some men believe they are laws unto themselves, and range from the unpleasantly self-centered to the dangerously anarchistic. Yet most are willing to pragmatically submit, in most instances, to statutory civil law.
The debate over Biblical law — especially Old Testament law — is not new. It has a long history, just like the centuries-old debate over Arianism. And just as Trinitarianism conquered Arianism historically, the advocates of Biblical law won over their anti-law opponents.
“For if I am an offender, or have committed anything worthy of death, I do not object to dying; but if there is nothing in these things of which these men accuse me, no one can de- liver me to them. I appeal to Caesar.” — Acts 25:11
Five years ago I searched the archives of a small county historical society for information on my great-grandfather, Samuel Allston (1859-1944).
Poor Tim. Tim Allen, that is, of Home Improvement sitcom fame. Aside from his endless quest for bigger and better power tools and manly grunting, he actually contributed something useful to my own perception of things in an episode in which his wife wanted to watch ballet, but Tim wanted football.
Christian Homes Adopting Special Kids (CHASK), operated by Tom and Sherry Bushnell, is an organization of hundreds of families that is part of a greater umbrella organization of 14,000 families — National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network (NATHHAN). These organizations exist to encourage “homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and finding Christian homes for special needs children.”
When analysts have difficulty determining the major trend of stock prices because of the “static” of conflicting price signals in daily market activity, they often resort to comparing daily or weekly price trends with longer-term trends (like a 200-day moving average).
Capital punishment is an emotionally charged topic. It’s also muddied by rhetoric of both the uninformed and the dogmatic.
Because, as Calvin pointed out, man is innately depraved, every society, every civilization will have to deal with decadence and corruption to some degree or another. There is no escaping that fact, particularly in the democratic West where individual freedom is sanctioned by constitutional law. Even though there is nothing in the United States Constitution that encourages decadent or corrupt behavior, depraved human beings will find a way to legalize the worst of abominations.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court overturned the Texas state law against homosexual sodomy in the landmark case Lawrence v. Texas. In the years to come we will look back on this ruling as a major sea change in our culture. This is perhaps the largest single victory ever achieved by the homosexual community.
Pornography is present everywhere in our society. From softcore to hardcore, almost anywhere you look, pornography is available for only a few dollars. Sometimes it’s free — just free enough to entice a man to seek more.