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Contemporary Christianity is in crisis. It has reduced the content of its message to a bare minimum. It says, in effect, ‘Christianity is a lifestyle choice in the context of alternatives’. The Bible’s message however, whilst finding application at the individual level, calls for the transformation of the whole world and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

The kingdom of God is to be found wherever the authority of God and His word (the Bible) are acknowledged and embraced.  Our obligation to submit to God’s rule of law applies as much to academia, the family, commerce, civil authorities and international law agencies etc, as it does to the individual.  The fruit of sin is to be seen everywhere.  God’s purpose in redemption is to destroy sin’s power and dominion in every realm. Right now, God is working out His purposes to reverse Eden’s curse, to redeem humanity, and to restore fully ‘the crown rights of Jesus Christ’ over creation (Psalm 110). Christians are to be a governing class, exercising their just right to dominion and stewardship.

This new blog, suitably titled as 'The New Areopagus', was created to help advance this goal.

The title of our blog is named after an area near the city of Athens where, during the time of Ancient Greece, philosophical convocations and debates frequently occurred. It also refers to the Greek council where the apostle Paul and the Greek intellectuals discussed the Apostle's philosophical theology (cf. Acts 17). This blog will serve to facilitate a new arena for the free, open discussion of philosophy and theology. There might also be some level of social commentary ─ albeit limited.

We seek to be the "faithful servant" spoken of in Matthew 25:21. Jesus said, ‘You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free’ (John 8:32). It is our heartfelt prayer and desire that a new generation of Christians might be awoken from their slumbers to lay hold of the glorious inheritance promised throughout Scripture. We are living in momentous times. Satan may appear strong and his power at times seems overwhelming. The time is ripe for authentic soldiers of Christ to stand up for biblical truth in the public square. May it please God to put a new song of hope and victory into the hearts of all who, like the children of Issachar, “understand the times and know what they should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32).

I, the author, consider myself a Reformed Presbyterian who adheres to the 1647 Westminster Confession of Faith. I am a Van Tillian presuppositional apologist, and a theonomist working in the footsteps of the late Dr. Greg Bahnsen. I would identify myself as leaning towards historic Puritanism, Abraham Kuyper's neo-Calvinism, and Rousas Rushdoony's Christian Reconstructionism.

Due to our total depravity as human beings, I did not always hold to the aforementioned positions. You may or may not be surprised at this revelation, most likely depending on whether you know me in the real world. Nay, I was born and raised a Catholic for many a years before being swayed by every wind of doctrine, a myriad of different religious traditions, and even held to secular humanism at one point. But in the last year, the Lord graciously saved me from the fearful pit of sin and condemnation, which is the porch to hell, and from wallowing in the miry clay of iniquity and degradation. The glorious triune God set my feet upon that sure rock which is Christ in His amazing counter imputation. He, as the Kinsman Redeemer, lovingly, became responsible for the consequences of my sin and set me free.

Fundamentally, this blog seeks to bring about a new reformation in all people ─ prompted by the Holy Spirit ─ so that all societies will come to readily proclaim Christ Jesus as the King of Kings and reconstruct their moral law-order to conform with Biblical standards. For a more detailed consideration and elaboration of the needs of the hour, regularly revisit this blog to read our new posts.

Feel free to engage with each blog post by means of the commenting feature. You may also contact me by email or social media (links below).

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Glory to God alone.

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