The Liberty of Biblical Law
January 2000

Can We Legislate Morality?

By R. J. Rushdoony

An oft-quoted statement has it that we can't legislate morality. We are told that it is useless and even wrong to enact certain kinds of legislation because they involve trying to make people moral by law, and this, it is insisted, is an impossibility. Whenever various groups try to effect reforms, they are met with the words, "You can't legislate morality."

Conversion or Coercion?

By P. Andrew Sandlin

A fundamental truth of the Bible is that the nature of man can be changed only super-naturally. (By "nature," I mean ethical nature, in the sphere of right and wrong, not metaphysical nature, in the sphere of his constitution as a man made in God's image.)

Boundaries and Liberty

By Derek Carlsen

A great hindrance in our thinking has been to equate the term "government" with the state, believing that all government falls under the jurisdiction of the state.

The Spiritual Basis of Romanticism

By Forrest W. Schultz

A clear understanding and accurate definition of romanticism is possible only in terms of its spiritual basis. Romanticism exists in a bewildering array of manifestations. If we focus our attention upon the manifestations and ignore the spiritual motivation underlying them, we will not be able to grasp the real meaning of romanticism.

By Matt Bynum

The conference was held at Christ Covenant Church in Dallas, Texas on November 5-6, 1999. The conference was entitled "The Defense of Historic Christian Orthodoxy: Why the Church Must Contend for the Faith." The speakers were Andrew Sandlin, Monte Wilson, Steve Schlissel, and Colonel Doner.

By Paul Lindstrom

At the Church of Christian Liberty, we believe in the whole family worshipping together at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

By Jeremy Swanson

With Star Wars currently garnering nationwide attention, it is relevant and useful to analyze the message it is presenting as well as the philosophical foundations that drive the message and make it appealing to the masses.

By Kevin L. Clauson, M.A., J.D.

As you will be able to see, I am just now catching up on my Chalcedon Report reading, which I thoroughly enjoy as always.

By P. Andrew Sandlin

Thank you for teaching on the issue of Christian education: you are one of the Elijahs mentioned in the letter to Dr. Dobson below. Praise God for leaders who are courageous enough to teach truth about the education of our children. I worry that I do not always express an adequate measure of Christian charity or humility but this is an issue in the church today that totally breaks my heart.

By Peter Hammond

This article is the second of an eight-part series on the nineteenth-century missionary movement, what inspired it, the people who transformed nations, and their legacy.

By Steve M. Schlissel

I'll now risk getting myself into a lot of trouble for the sake of (one hopes!) making things clearer. Let me minimize that risk by stating that I am not, in what follows, calling for the introduction of dance as an element of the weekly worship service.

By Robert Grossmann

The Rev. Steve Schlissel's recent articles in favor of junking the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW) and replacing it with the Steve Schlissel Principle of Worship (SSPW) are provocative, interesting, and in need of a Reformed response.