Government Makes Tracing App Mandatory, Churches Required to Deny Entry to Noncompliant · Caldron Pool
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Currently, I am on vacation in the south. This has given me a much needed break, which I am using to catch up on some necessary reading. I just finished Theonomy An Informed Response by Gary North (editor) and a list of other well known Christian Reconstructionists; Gary DeMar, Kenneth Gentry Jr., and the late Greg Bahnsen, to name just a few.
The article cited above (which I hope you click the link and read) illustrates why a theonomic ethic is so important for not just personal, family and ecclesiastical government, but the civil sector as well. The Canadian government is attempting to play God. They are not omniscient nor are they omnipresent but in an effort to control their citizens they are wanting elders to report to them the activities of those who attend their churches; as if they are gods.
The response of the godly elders in this article demonstrates a clearer understanding of the jurisdictional separation of powers between two different governing agencies (church vs state) than many professing Christians. The civil government bears a sword but we in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ have the keys. Both are institutions or ordained powers established by God above (cf. Rom 13.1-2), but they are separated powers limited to a specific sphere of influence. The gate keepers of the Church (elders at the gate) are right in refusing to obey or even recognize the gate keepers of the state, for the state is overreaching beyond the powers dictated to them.
Pray for these men, for these churches, for these…the children of God; the body of Christ. Learn from their example.