The Regulative Principle in Worship

A brief article by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon The Regulative Principle was given its classical and definitive statement in the reformed Confessions formulated in the 17th century. It is stated in Chapter 21 paragraph 1 in the Westminster Confession: The light of nature showeth that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty over all, is […]

What is Theonomy? by Greg Bahnsen

By Dr. Greg Bahnsen Dr. Van Til taught us that “There is no alternative but that of theonomy and autonomy” (Christian-Theistic Ethics, p. 134). Every ethical decision assumes some final authority or standard, and that will either be self-law (“autonomy”) or God’s law (“theonomy”). While unbelievers consider themselves the ultimate authority in determining moral right […]