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Of all the wicked heresies and threatening movements facing the church in our day, when Westminster Seminary finally organized their faculty to write something in unison, they gave their determined political efforts not to fight socialism, not to fight homosexuality, not abortion, not crime and mayhem in our society, not subjectivism in theology, not dispensationalism, not cultural relativism, not licentiousness, not defection from the New Testament, not defection from the Westminster Confession of Faith, all of which are out there and they can give their legitimate efforts to ... boy the thing they had to write about was theonomy! How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he doesnt see the problem?
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The civil magistrate cannot function without some ethical guidance, without some standard of good and evil. If that standard is not to be the revealed law of God ... then what will it be? In some form or expression it will have to be the law of man (or men) - the standard of self-law or autonomy. And when autonomous laws come to govern a commonwealth, the sword is certainly wielded in vain, for it represents simply the brute force of some men's will against the will of other men.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

The Word of God is a seamless garment, and men who deny its law deny its eschatology also, and are deprived of God's power. It is not surprising, therefore, that this is an era of impotence for the church.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

Faith in the self-attesting Christ of Scripture is the beginning, not the end result of wisdom.

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God either rules as sovereign in interpretation over *all* areas of life or none.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

Of all the wicked heresies and threatening movements facing the church in our day, when Westminster Seminary finally organized their faculty to write something in unison, they gave their determined political efforts not to fight socialism, not to fight homosexuality, not abortion, not crime and mayhem in our society, not subjectivism in theology, not dispensationalism, not cultural relativism, not licentiousness, not defection from the New Testament, not defection from the Westminster Confession of Faith, all of which are out there and they can give their legitimate efforts to ... boy the thing they had to write about was theonomy! How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he doesn't see the problem?

— Greg L. Bahnsen

Paul sets forth the attitude to which the defender of the faith must be committed: Let God be found true, but every man a liar.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

To reject revelational epistemology is to commit yourself to defending the truth of autonomous epistemology.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

Most philosophers do not want intellectual matters to reduce to a question of morality (obedience or rebellion to God's Word). They want to hold the intellect or reason to be above matters of moral volition. They hold that truth is obtainable and testable no matter what ethical condition the thinker is in.
Hence, they maintain that all disputes must be rationally resolvable, and a rational case for a philosophic position relies on a valid chain of discursive argumentation that takes us back to incontestable first principles or facts.

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When someone's paradigm changes, the world itself changes with it. So "facts" are only facts *for a system* or paradigm.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

If no divine law is recognized above the law of the State, then the law of man has become absolute in men's eyes
there is then no logical barrier to totalitarianism.

— Greg L. Bahnsen

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