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Originally posted by puritansailor
Originally posted by ChristianTrader
It seems that where we disagree is that you are not a postmil and I am. However that disagreement cannot fairly be used against theonomy. The issue of theonomy is "what is justice" or "what does it look like" If we get that or not, is a related but secondary question. If answering the question of what justice looks like can possiblly lead to error, that is a risk, I am willing to take.
If that is all theonomy is, then I have no problems with it (see my post to Mark). But it seems to me that Theonomy as a movement does alot more than define justice. They are using the Church to advance this political form of justice, which to me, is not the mission of the Church. Again, I am open to correction in all this, especially if I am misunderstanding Theonomy.
I guess we are on the same side then, for as you said before, as the gospel takes hold of people, they will act differently, vote differently etc. Theonomy basically says to a society, "If you think you so have it together, are you doing X, Y and Z?"
Lastly, concerning the gospel being the centerpiece, let me clarify. Expousing the Christian view of economics, math, history etc. is not expousing the gospel. The project is driven by the wish to apply the Bible to all of life, it is consistent with the gospel, but it is not the gospel. There are apologetic aspects, but again it is not the gospel. However I do not see the fact that it is not the gospel as any sort of real putdown of the project.