Continuing with Part 2 regarding the error at Chaceldon.edu
1. A Political union of the church and state.
What Chalcedon Believes
“Christians suckled on a pietistic view of the Faith and life simply cannot conceive of a world-conquering Christianity; because they cannot grasp this premise, they dismiss its defenders and spread misinformation about its position.”
What does this mean? A world-conquering Christianity? Do they believe Christianity/Church conquers? Isn’t that what the Roman church believed and still believes? That is like a body without the head. The Church is the body, Jesus is the head of the church and Jesus is the Conqueror.
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”—Revelation 19:11
What Chalcedon Believes
“Because we believe that the Bible should apply to all of life, including the state; and because we believe that the Christian state should enforce Biblical civil law; and finally, because we believe that the responsibility of Christians is to exercise dominion in the earth for God’s glory…”
These folk seem to have forgotten that when Jesus was on earth he never tried to make a Christian state out of the Roman government.
What does exercise “dominion in the earth for God’s glory” mean? I think this is dominion theology which I have addressed on my blog previously.
The Chalcedon site also says that they support
“the efforts of Christians and Christian organizations to implement the vision of Christian civilization. Though unapologetically Reformed, Chalcedon supports the kingdom work of all orthodox denominations and churches.”
Who has given the vision of Christian civilization? It sounds like reclaiming culture. I haven’t read about it in the Bible. What is Christian Civilization? Jesus rescues individuals from the kingdom of darkness and hell. This is NOT about us, it’s all about JESUS who paid a great price and rescued us because of His great love for us.
God’s WORD says
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”—Colossians 1:12–18
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”—Isaiah 5:13