It is not my goal to provide a thorough overview of Christian Reconstruction. Others have done this well. Something must be said, however, about the basic sources of this movement and the major tenets of Theonomy or Christian Reconstruction.
Theonomy: A Reformed Baptist Assessment | Sam Waldron
If Theonomists were only arguing for a return to the Ten Commandments as the moral law for human life, right-minded Reformed thinkers would not and could not reject it. Theonomy—though it means God’s law literally—means much more and much else theologically.
The Believer’s Remaining Corruption ~ 1689 6:5 | Sam Waldron
The teaching of this final paragraph is an important safeguard against two errors: perfectionism and Pharisaism. It shows that though the standard of Christian behavior remains perfection (1 Pet. 1:15, 16; 2:21, 22; 1 John 2:1), yet no Christian attains that standard in this life.
What You Need to Build a Church | Sam Waldron
Preface: Recently I visited a group of folks interested in starting a church. I think what I shared with them...
What Sola Scriptura Does and Does Not Mean | Sam Waldron
The 1689 Baptist Confession gives us an extensive doctrine of sola scriptura. This is a glorious inheritance from our Baptist forefathers. We must not truncate its meaning or significance.
The Effects of Sin in the Unconverted – 1689 6:4 | Sam Waldron
The reality of total depravity means that the sins which people commit are not mistakes or glitches in an otherwise good person. No, the Confession draws the opposite conclusion.
The Solidarity of the Human Race in Sin – 1689 6:2-3 | Sam Waldron
It is this solidarity in Adam that explains so much that otherwise would be inexplicable. Why does every human sin? What are the odds of that? Why does the Scripture say that men are born sinful and go from the womb speaking lies?
The Origin of Sin -1689 6:1 | Sam Waldron
The first sin consisted in the transgression of law. Adam, according to the Confession, violated both the general obligations of the law written on his heart and the specific and specially revealed command regarding the tree when he fell.
Questions Flowing from Divine Providence – 1689 5:5-7 | Sam Waldron
The special object of God’s care in the world is not the nation of Israel. It is not even the good old USA. It is rather the church of Jesus Christ.
What Difference Does it Make What I Do? – 1689 5:2-7 | Sam Waldron
It does matter what we do because God’s providence does not ignore or over-ride second causes and conditions but works through them. Certain actions on our part will have certain results.