Natural And Supernatural

“Since there is no church in other religions, the revolutionary program of the state and of revolutionists becomes easier to put into effect. The church as the body of Christ, the covenantanted community whose life is given by sovereign and electing grace, is both a natural and a supernatural community. It is the instrument of the new Adam, who is the new head of the natural order and the church is thus a natural institution; it is also supernatural, because it is ordained and brought into being by God. Its ‘destruction’ thus is unlike the destruction of tribal groups; its life is beyond the reach of the state.

“Similarly, the community of the atonement must be at war with the modern state and its antinomian law. It must declare such a state to be antichristian and lawless. It must work to bring men to the knowledge of the regenerating God and his son, Jesus Christ, and then to establish in every area the power of the godly community.” — R. J. Rushdoony

The only way the devil’s crowd can carry the day in America is if we don’t show up. So it makes sense that the devil’s crowd tells us we have no right to bring our ideas or our way of life into the marketplace of ideas. The revolutionary program has no chance of destroying the “community of the atonement,” so they must convince us that we are irrelevant. Huckabee may not be our man, but he is demonstrating that if we had a man in the race we could win on the cheap. Begin planning for 2012.
RB