I hate to pop any bubbles here, but frankly sexual purity has been under attack in government schools for decades... I graduated high school in 1976 and we were the first class in my school district to have sex ed. Also, when I served on my local school board, I found Planned Parenthood materials that had been used in class since the early to mid 1970's. Parents, please remove your children from the God forsaken gov't schools. They are cesspools of immorality and violence. I wouldn't put my puppy in one.
Hey SteveR, When I was in the CP the main topics were the sanctity of life and keeping the Sovereignty of the Lord in the platform. I left in 2005 and cannot comment on what the meetings are like now, but please know that it is an ecumenical organization and different religious beliefs caused much strife. My opinion is that while Mr. Phillips and others of his generation began the movement toward Christian political activism, it is our responsibility to continue what they began and learn from their mistakes. May the good Lord bless the work Mr. Phillips began - however He sees best.
Hey Herman, Just what is wrong with following the plain spoken Word of God? On what basis have I interpreted Scripture? On the basis of Scripture interpreting Scripture. I'm not playing semantics with you - you'll have to play alone. May the good Lord open His people's eyes to the truth that all laws are based upon something and in order to live peaceful, happy lives, laws should be based upon His Word or the general equity found in it. FYI - Here's a link to an article by RC Sproul Jr. on Mr. Phillips: Giving Honor to Whom Honor Is Due: http://highlandsministriesonline.org/kingdom-notes/giving-honor-to-whom-honor-is-due/
Hey Christopher, I have a pet peeve about folks who try to take a serious discussion about the authority of Christ and His Word and turn it into a silly discussion about wearing clothes made out of mixed fibers. I have heard that lame comment for almost 20 years now and at my age I'm running out of patience. It also occurs to me that if Howard Phillips had sat around doing nothing regarding his beliefs, folks would be applauding him. But since the man motivated possibly thousands of Christians to get involved in government, folks think it is alright to express nonsense in the comment section of an article announcing the man's death. And for those reading this that do not live in the united States, please remember that being an American Christian is unique. We have a legacy from the War for Independence that is Biblical and we don't take kindly to folks making wise cracks about our Christian heritage.
Herman, I really don't understand where you are coming from. There are different nuances of theonomy. Please don't lump as all together. My beliefs are shaped by the Westminster Confession and other historical reformed confessions. Perhaps we both jumped to conclusions? I try to help expose those in error or outright heresy.
Howard Phillips had a sound grasp on theonomy and I believe he was sound in the reformed faith.
May the good Lord raise up more men like him to help educate and motivate Americans to contend for God's righteous, good law to prevail in America.
Dear Jim, I am trying to count to ten before I respond... Okay, I think I can calmly respond and point out that we all have different callings - mine is as a wife, mother and grandmother. If a Christian is called to be a legislator (or civil magistrate) then we as a nation (or people) are blessed. BTW - I am happy to admit of being a theonomist, which simply means I believe in following God's Law. Do you have a problem with this?
Thanks Rufus... Your remarks about Mr. Phillips are correct. Here's a link to an interview Eric Holmberg did with Mr. Phillips: http://www.forerunner.com/revolution/howard.html He was a trailblazer... May we continue the work he and others like Dr. Francis Schaeffer began. In Lord Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.
For a Christian perspective on Mr. Phillips passing, check this out from Christian News Network:
Phillips was born into a Jewish family in 1941. In his adulthood, he later came to believe in Jesus as the messiah and converted to Christianity.
‚ÄúI guess the thing I‚Äôm most thankful for is that Howard Phillips, by God‚Äôs grace, died a Christian. I remember talking to him from time-to-time over the years about this matter,‚ÄĚ stated friend John Lofton in remembering Phillips‚Äô life. ‚ÄúSometimes I used humor telling him once something like, ‚ÄėC‚Äômon, Howard, give it up. Everybody else in your family is a Christian! They‚Äôve got you surrounded! So, come out with your hands up and nobody will get hurt.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Howard Phillips is listed as an Evangelical Christian on his Wikipedia biography page. I knew Mr. Phillips from the Constitution Party and have no doubt that he was a Christian and is now home with the Lord.
I have to leave the room when this man is on television... The first four years I tried to make excuses for him as he was a long time member of an apostate UCC church in Chicago, but now there is no excuse for his hypocrisy and wickedness. If he truly valued life and loved God, he would immediately act to end the slaughter of preborn people in America.
Hey Rufus, I was reading the comments at the CP where this article is published and one of those commenting pointed out how that statement makes Christians look like dualists (sp?). Scripture is full of the Sovereignty of the Lord - He isn't some helpless bystander waiting for men to choose Him as Savior while the world goes to hell. We were all blind before regeneration, but I don't want to give glory to Satan by saying he rules the world. However, I will do some additional study on the Scripture you posted.
The author states that Satan is the god of this world and that he has blinded the pro-aborts. Satan is on a leash; Jesus Christ is Lord and King of both Heaven and Earth and sits at the Father's right hand. Read Psalm 2 for a better perspective on the sovereignty of God and what will happen to rebellious nations. Her article would have been so much better if she had the right perspective.
Great Sermon! Clarification: At approximately the 20 minute mark, Dr. Hammond gives his opinion on the importance of the church calendar. I am Reformed Presbyterian and believe in the Regulative Principle of Worship and while I might differ with Dr. Hammond on the importance of the church calendar, I agree with him on the holiness of God and the importance of the believer's heart and actions before God during Worship.