151: What is Theonomy & Christian Reconstructionism?
In this episode, Kenny explains and defines the concepts of Theonomy and Christian Restructionism.
Theonomy is the idea that Old Testament law should be considered morally binding. Theonomists reject the traditional Reformed belief that the civil laws of the Mosaic Law are no longer applicable to us today. Most Theonomists are also proponents of Christian Restructionism, which is the idea that the Old Testament law should be considering binding on societies and modern governments.
Additional Links for Research:
Westminster Confession on Old Testament Law
Ligonier Article on Theonomy and Christian Reconstructionism
Ken Gentry's Christian Reconstructionist Blog
The Institutes of Biblical Law (by Rousas John Rushdoony with Gary North)
God and Government (by Gary DeMar)
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a pastor, professor, author, podcaster, Ph.D. student, and entrepreneur. He teaches at Bethlehem College & Seminary and adjunct at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.