14 August 2008

John W. Robbins - RIP

John William Robbins (1948-2008) died at his home in Unicoi County, Tennessee on Thursday, August, 14. He was 59.

I didn't know Dr. Robbins, but I listened to all of his lectures that I could download for free from the Trinity Foundation and I benefitted greatly.

I read most of the works of Gordon H. Clark (many published, or re-published by the Trinity Foundation - Dr. Robbins was the director) and profited greatly.

I e-mailed Dr. Robbins with my questions, and he graciously responded - encouraging my studies with recommended readings, etc.

The Christian's hope is in his Lord (Jesus Christ), and I believe that Christ was Dr. Robbins' hope. May God comfort his family in their hour of loss.

Grace & Peace.

The Militant Pacifist

Nonviolence in the Ancient Church and Christian Obedience

There's an interesting article by Kirk MacGregor in the first digital edition of Themelios entitled "Nonviolence in the Ancient Church and Christian obedience." 

You can access the PDF by clicking on the link in the posting title above.  The article is on pages 16-28.

In the article he reviews some of the ante-Nicene Fathers and their positions - which are taken as representative of the early Christian (pre-Constantine) view.

Some interesting observations are:  until 174 AD, no Christians served in the military or assumed government office; from 174 to the Edict of Milan (313), the church treated Christians in such roles, or who had left such roles, with "great suspicion"; and the position of the church in this period was derived from a theory of nonviolence based on the preaching of Jesus (imagine that)!

Interesting reading...

08 August 2008

So you think this man is a Christian?

Thanks to the folks "EverVigilant.net" for this link.

You can visit "EverVigilant.net" by clicking the link in the posting title above.

06 August 2008

The Military Lies

You can see (one of the ways) how by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

04 August 2008

Slip-Sliding Away

What I like about Charley is - he tells it like it is! To see what I'm talking about, click the link in the posting title above.

01 August 2008

Some Facts of Power – and a Question

If you haven't yet appreciated the enormous evil of the principalities and powers that hold sway over the institution known as "the state" - you may be troubled by the information in the article linked in the posting title above.

Sometimes...it's good to be troubled!