There are a few housekeeping matters to which I have needed to attend. First of all, I have deleted all of Rey’s comments. That may make quite a few threads nonsensical, but now it means that his comments will no longer appear on the blog. They will be held for moderation, and hence deleted. He was warned that his comments would be deleted if he continued to post while under ban. Now, no doubt, he will play the innocent victim under the cruel tyrrany of those Reformed ideas. Let me just say that he was allowed a fairly free privilege of posting until he got to the point where anyone who didn’t share his Anabaptist sympathies were going to rot in hell. I don’t need that on my blog.
On an only slightly less frustrating level is the recent blowup over theonomy on this blog. Folks, it takes a fair bit to get me upset. I do not have a short fuse, especially on the internet. I have steadfastly sought to promote both peace and purity on the internet. The theonomists feel that Jeff went over the top in one of his comments. I feel that the theonomists went overboard in saying what they have said about every NAPARC denom that holds to the American revision of the WS. The Enlightenment, especially the form it took under Immanuel Kant, would have nothing to do even with the American revision of the WS, since it left in the most problematic thing: that we can in fact know the noumenal realm, as God has revealed it to us. That is the fundamental point of the Enlightenment in its Kantian form: we cannot know the noumenal realm. Anyone who says that any other point is the main point of the Kantian Enlightenment needs to go back and read his philosophy more. The Enlightenment would utterly repudiate the Westminster Standards, either in its original form, or in its American revision. So, it is hasty in the extreme to assert, as some have done, that all NAPARC denominations are basically heretical, because they accept the supposedly Enlightenment-revised form of the WS. Where is the evidence to support this conclusion, may I ask? Under the principle of innocent until proven guilty, I assert that NAPARC denoms are not guilty of caving in to the Enlightenment.