Liberty

Humanist man is an irresponsible man, and he manifests that irresponsibility by refusing liberty. Humanist man, as irresponsible, pursues his escape from responsibility either by looking to the State to take care of him (thus freeing him from the responsibility that Liberty requires) or by demanding libertinism (thus freeing him from the order that Liberty requires).

The unstated premise above is that true liberty is an “ordered liberty”; that true liberty can only exist under the rule of law and, ultimately, that law is none other than God’s Biblically-revealed law. Any law, therefore, not founded in God’s law is illegitimate and contrary to true liberty.

Liberty without order is a railroad train running without railroad tracks. Liberty without order is a fish swimming without his fishbowl. Order without Liberty is living with the Stasi or the Cheka as your neighbor.

Liberty is not and cannot be more stable than the law in which it is enshrined and by which it is defined. Modern man, therefore, by daring to mess with and change the laws as founded in the LORD’s infallible law, threatens to enslave, if not destroy, himself outright.
This is all Christianity 101, so why is it “rocket science” to so many and, dare I say it, to most, people today? What we have today is malleable sociological positivistic (man-made/man-manipulated) law instead of unchanging, normative, revelational law.

In both Tyranny and Libertinism Humanist man refuses Biblical Liberty.

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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