Bruegemman, Wright & McAtee on R2K

“Zephaniah disputes the idea that Yahweh is ‘as irrelevant to life as the other gods, as though Yahweh were not a serious player in the life of the world.'”

Walter Brueggeman
Theology of the OT — p. 137

“Israel was called upon to ‘acknowledge God’s sovereignty in economic as well as the religious sphere.'”

Christopher Wright
OT Ethics — p. 97

On Wright’s quote I wouldn’t only tighten it up by acknowledging that the “economic sphere” he refers to is also a “religious sphere.” In point of fact there is not sphere that is not driven by religion and so a “religious sphere.”

When we consider these two quotes we remember that R2K is a ‘theology’ in violation of these very principles. R2K does insist that God is irrelevant to life by insisting that there cannot be uniquely Christian Culture, Law, Education, family, etc. Further R2K does not acknowledge God’s sovereignty in the economic Sphere. I dare you … try to get an R2K preacher boy to preach on the sins of Marxism, Unjust weights and measures as applied to fiat money, or the necessity for hard currency. R2K refuses that the God of Christianity has a “thus saith the Lord” in relation to the economic sphere.This is why R2K is anti-Christ.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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