The Principles Of Modern Man

A few principles of Modernity are,

1.) the past, including Revelation, must be interpreted in terms of the present Zeitgeist by the autonomous mind of man.

2.) There is no Transcendent Objective by which temporal meaning can find stability. All is subjectivism all the way down.

3.) There is no Eternal One and Many wherein the Temporal one and many can find meaning. All is subjective all the way down.

4.) Man begins with himself as his epistemic beginning point

5.) Historiography is only some “Historians” present transposed onto the past. Historicism prevails over History and Historical History disappears.

6.) Because all this is true, orientation to “reality” becomes orientation to the reality of the self. Really, for the Modern all is solipsism.

7.) If God exists, God exists as “man said loudly,” and so merely as some kind of limiting concept. Man takes the subjective self and objectifies it so that any objective he has is a “subjective objective.”

8.) Because there is no stable way to make distinctions because there is no Transcendent Objective by which temporal meaning can find stability, therefore distinctions must be eliminated. All must be equal.

All this explains the radical disintegration into the void that the West is experiencing. This also explains the vastly increased rate of mental illnesses and psychosomatic diseases we are seeing all around us. People who disconnect from reality for their own reality can not be stable people.

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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