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  • thedatarat
    * Transplanting a discussion from the Hermeneutics forum: from the New Testament that there is absolutely *no* expectation that the
    Message 1 of 734 , May 23, 2001
      *<br><br>Transplanting a discussion from the
      Hermeneutics<br>forum:<br><br><br>"from the New Testament that there is
      absolutely<br>*no* expectation that the state will grant<br>favoured
      status to one religion"<br><br><br>Our friend, David,
      has accused Bro. Rat of an<br>"fairly ingenious" -but
      false- argument. He fails<br>to see any "expectation" of
      Christianity being<br>officially favored by Christian secular
      rulers in<br>the New Testament.<br><br>First of all, El
      Raton would say that the New<br>Testament ISN'T
      divorced from the Old. The OT is<br>the preface and the
      background for the NT, and<br>OT dictums did ~not~ fade into
      oblivion with the<br>creation of the NT !<br><br>Secondly,
      we have no difficulty supporting the<br>classic
      Reformed politic from the New Testament:<br>Romans 13:4
      depicts the State as a "minister of<br>God" (NASB, KJV,
      WEB, ASV; "God's minister"<br>NKJ; "servant of God"
      NRSV; "God's servant"<br>NIV, NCV).<br><br>Romans 13:1
      further defines the State as explicitly<br>authorized and
      deputized by the Lord.<br><br>Do we need more warrant for
      Christian civil<br>government ? El Raton de los Datos
      thinks not !<br><br><br><br><br>"We are told that in the
      OT we have the Israelite<br>commonwealth as the
      paradigm... And therefore we<br>should get all our principles
      for civil government <br>from
      there"<br><br><br>You're arguing against a straw man, David. DR
      has<br>consistently argued his point from BOTH the<br>Old Testament
      and the New ! Indeed, ~most~ of<br>your favorite
      rodent's argument has been from<br>the first four verses
      of Romans Chapter 13.<br><br><br>Your
      Buddy,<br><br><br>The DataRat<br><br><br><br>*
    • almo_no1
      prayers are easy gmw, you ve got em.
      Message 734 of 734 , Sep 18, 2001
        prayers are easy gmw, you've got 'em.
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