Episode 4: Reformed Biblical-Theological Foundations for Christian Cultural Activity
Gregory Baus' text here: https://honest2blog.blogspot.com/2022/01/reformed-biblical-theological.htmlThe question is: After the fall, are believers now able in Christ to eschatologically fulfill the cultural mandate as it was given before the fall in order to bring the consummation of God's kingdom?The proper orthodox neocalvinist answer is: absolutely not.Primarily an appreciative response to Charles Lee Irons' Upper Register video/podcast episode on The Usefulness of Biblical Theology for Ethics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVkJMD3U7vQI offer 4 points of clarification.1. After the fall, cultural life remains thoroughly religious, against a sort of scholastic view.2. A Christian believer's cultural activity can involve the subjective recognition of God's reign, and so be an expression of God's kingdom.3. Societal communities or "structures" of society are not the law order or "Structure" for creation (in the Structure/Direction distinction).4. In addition to Biblically specified morality, a believer's subjective sanctification of (recognition of God's reign in) their cultural activity also involves increasing conformity to other God-given norms for cultural activity.