Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Christian Taliban - Part 1 - Religious Tolerance

The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church's public marks of the covenant–baptism and holy communion–must be denied citizenship. ~ Gary North, Institute for Christian Economics
The rapid growth in Mike Huckabee's presidential aspirations is viewed as God's Miracle by a class of Americans who want to transform the United States into a theocracy. Called Reconstructionism or Dominionism, the movement has taken as its goal replacing the Constitution with Mosaic Law. It would be wrong to dismiss them as lunatics. Because, while them may be insane, they are quite dedicated to the notion that secular democracy is Satanic and that they have been instructed by God Himself to impose a government where freedom is defined as the right to be Christian. There are many aspects to the theocracy they wish to impose. Some are shocking, others frightening. This is just a taste.

Religious Tolerance
When someone tries to undermine the commitment to Jehovah which is fundamental to the civil order of a godly state--then that person needs to be restrained by the magistrate....You would, therefore, be open, I believe, to hold Muslim views or Hindu views in the privacy of your own home, provided it was not a Christian home....You would be able to hold these views as a private conviction. But you would not be allowed to proselytize and undermine the order of the state." ~ Greg Bahnsen, Calvinism Today, Jan. 1994

Break it down. In a Christian America, you will be allowed to hold heretical beliefs only as long as you keep them secret. Tell a Christian and you face arrest. Place a little statue of Buddha on your desk at work and you face arrest. Publicly display in any way a lack of commitment to the Christian Jehovah and you face arrest.

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