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How do you define reconstructionism This question was asked of Dave Hunt by Peter Waldron, host of the syndicated radio program, Contact America, on August 12, 1987. Dave Hunt's response may astound some of our readers I haven't defined thatterm.'We barely touch on it in the last two chapters of those last two books. 1 In fact, I had to really work hard to get the publisher to allow it in, because the publisher said, We don't think this is really part of the topic. We think it ought to be left...

Kingdom Theology

Kingdom theology grows out of the dominion concept. In fact, the terms are often used interchangeably. The phrase kingdom theology is widely used in certain charismatic circles. It has not been used by those who advocate a dominion theology, although there are many points of agreement. Basically, kingdom theology deals with the timing and nature of the kingdom. Is the kingdom only future Or is the kingdom both now and future Does the kingdom only have reference to heaven Or does the kingdom...

Denying an Objective Standard

Some positive confession preachers unwittingly have opened themselves to the subjectivism of the human potential movement, just as Dave Hunt and others have opened themselves to the pessimism that abounds among the humanists. Why Because neither group has had an objective standard to measure righteousness. Rush-doony makes this observation To deny the permanence of God's law is to fall ultimately into Manichaeanism.61 Dispensa-have been telling Christians for over a century and a half that the...

The Ultimate Form of Pessimism

Christian Reconstructionists believe that God will steadily transform this world ethically, as He brings people to Himself in grace. Given the depravity of man, He is the only One who can transform this world. But how does He do this Through demons No. Through fallen men who are on the side of demons in their rebellion against God No. So, what is God's historic means of making the world better The preaching of the gospel This is what postmillennialist have always taught. And the comprehensive...

Creeds and Eschatology

It is important to recognize that the historic creeds of the church do not include anything about the millennium, the rapture, the Antichrist, or the great tribulation. The creeds mention individual eschatology, such as the resurrection of the body and everlasting life. They also say that Christ will return again in judgment. Yet, as far as the creeds are concerned, the timing of Christ's second coming is a matter of doctrinal freedom The creeds did not bind any believer to a particular...

Dispensationalisms Revolt Against Biblical Ethics

We admit that these practices border on the mystical rather than the ethical. But this may not be the result of seduction by a New Age philosophy. The law of God as the standard for a Christian's sanctification has not been popular with the church for over a century. When the law of God is jettisoned, some other standard fills the void. David Chilton writes that when an objective standard outside of man is no longer available, man then relates to God by using magic or manipulative techniques....

Councils and Creeds

The early church encountered doctrinal controversy that was broader than its battle with apostate Judaism. The Judaizers were dealt with through letters and councils which clarified doctrinal controversies for the first-century church (Acts 15 1-35). As the church extended its boundaries throughout the pagan world, it faced additional challenges to the faith that had to be answered. The Pharisees questioned Jesus' claim that He was the promised Messiah. Here we find the seeds of controversy...

Escape from Gods Judgment

The New Ager must keep a personal God out of his world. A personal God who sees and judges what man does is banned by those who want to live independent, autonomous (self-legislating) lives, free from the restrictions of a holy God. He is defined out of existence. When King David was confronted by Nathan with his sin, David's confession brought him back to reality God sees and judges all things. There is no escape from the gaze of God Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is...