“Honor the sabbath, to keep it holy” – the third commandment. But “the sabbath” is Saturday. How dare Christians move worship to Sunday! By whose authority? If the ten commandments are God’s eternal law, who dares to change them? Seventh Day Adventists and Seventh Day Baptists worship on the sabbath, on Saturday. Do they take the Bible more seriously than we do?
Nicholas Hopman throws eternal law out the front door, only to sneak it in the back door – in a recent Lutheran Forum article in praise of Gerhard Forde. This is not the first time he makes this move. He did it in a 2016 essay, “Luther’s Antinomian Disputations and lex aeterna,” in the Lutheran Quarterly.
Nicholas Hopman writes in praise of Gerhard Forde in a recent Lutheran Forum. He notes that Forde warned about the problem of understanding the gospel in terms of a system of law. How ironic, because Hopman himself throws eternal law out the front door, only to sneak it in the back door.
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This post and essay represent our first serious foray into the discussion about modern science and Christian theology. At first glance, it would seem to be done in an academic style, replete with formal language and footnotes. But it is not. It is, instead, the personal journey of one of our contributors from listening to those who hold natural theology in high regard to joining with the prophet Isaiah who proclaimed: “Truly you are a God who hides himself.”
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1. How it all started for Forde.
3. Back to Rome. Back to the Bible. Two authoritarian options.
16. We have no access to eternal law.
22. Natural law: You can’t live with it; you can’t live without it.
25. Reason – you are free to use your head in the battles of life.
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