New Covenant Patriarchy
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Man and Woman in Biblical Law
The Institute for Christian Patriarchy is happy to announce the availability of:
|Man and Woman in Biblical Law
by Tom Shipley Second Edition
Complete Scripture and Topical Indices
This book is a doctrinal manifesto. Its aim and purpose is to produce what many modern writers are fond of referring to as a paradigm shift. The goal is to lay the foundation for the establishment of a truly biblical social order, especially within the community of Bible-believing, Christ-honoring families. The subject matter is patriarchy and the biblical exposition contained herein is devoted to establishing the proposition that it is patriarchy which is and was mandated by God ever since the original creation of man and woman.
This work is vulnerable to being misperceived as a work primarily about polygamy since the bulk of the exposition centers around that subject. But read carefully. Note the flow of the argumentation. The biblical exposition on polygamy here serves a supporting role to the fundamental proposition of God-ordained and mandated patriarchy. In terms of this thesis, it is a secondary and subsidiary point - which is not to say that it is not important as a subject in its own right.
There are a multitude within the ranks of the Evangelical churches who are rightly and justifiably dismayed at the encroachment of feminist ideology as a subversive factor within Christendom and who are formally in favor of the biblical mandate of male headship within the Family and the Church. Sadly, almost all of the responses and reactions to this encroachment are fundamentally compromised with feminism in one way or another. This present work rejects all such compromise.
A complete Scripture Index and a Topical Index are included.
Article 1: How Feminism Denies the Gospel
Article 2: Patriarchy Before the Fall, Part 1
Article 3: Patriarchy Before the Fall, Part 2
Article 4: Patriarchy Before the Fall, Part 3
Article 5: Patriarchy Before the Fall, Part 4
Article 6: Patriarchy Before the Fall, Part 5
Article 7: Patriarchy Before the Fall, Part 6
Article 8: In Defense of Patriarchy and Polygamy
Article 9: "Contradictions" Between Genesis and the Law of Moses, Part 1
Article 10: "Contradictions" Between Genesis and the Law of Moses, Part 2
Article 11: The Laws of God, Part 1
Article 12: The Laws of God, Part 2
Article 13: The Laws of God, Part 3
Article 14: The Laws of God, Part 4
Article 15: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #1: Lamech
Article 16: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #2: Abraham
Article 17: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #3: Jacob
Article 18: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #4: Esau
Article 19: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #5: Moses
Article 20: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #6: Gideon
Article 21: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #7: Jair
Article 22: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #8: Ibzan
Article 23: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #9: Abdon
Article 24: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #10: Elkanah
Article 25: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #11: Saul
Article 26: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #12: David, Part 1
Article 27: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #12: David, Part 2
Article 28: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #12: David, Part 3
Article 29: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #13: Solomon
Article 30: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #14: Caleb
Article 31: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #15: Caleb #2
Article 32: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #16: Rehoboam
Article 33: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #17: Joash
Article 34: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #18: Xerxes
Article 35: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #17: Belshazzar
Article 36: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #20-21: Abijah and Jerahmeel
Article 37: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #22 YAHWEH
Article 38: All the Polygamists of the Bible, #23-40
Article 39: Polygamy: Miscellaneous Passages and Comments
Article 40: Patriarchy and Polygamy in the New Covenant
Article 41: The New Covenant and Polygamy,
Article 42: Martin Luther and Polygamy: The "Strange" Case of Philip of Hesse
Article 43: The Commentators, #1: Rushdoony
Article 44: The Commentators, #2: Archer
Article 45: The Commentators, #3: Hodge
Article 46: The Commentators, #4: Murray
Article 47: The Commentators, #5: Kaiser
Article 48: The Commentators, #6: Wenham
Article 49: The Commentators, #7: Jordan
Article 50: The Commentators, #8: North
Article 51: The Commentators, #9: Smith
Article 52: The Commentators, #10: Adams
Article 53: The Commentators, #11: Lockyer
Article 54: The Commentators, #12: Tucker
Article 55: The Commentators, #13: Foh
Article 56: God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ
Article 57: Patriarchy in the Church: I Corinthians 11:2-15; 14:34-37
Article 58: Feminist Hermeneutics: Making the Straight Places Crooked
Epilogue: The Biblical Reformation of Marriage
Victims of Monogamania
Friday, August 27, 2010
They Shall Become One Flesh
In this overview we will set out to understand what the term one flesh means. After spending many hours researching and writing I realized the constitution of a marriage must be addressed as well. However, that will be addressed in another article to come. What I can assure and this article’s assumption is, if you are male and female, have prioritized one another and expressed that commitment through the sexual act you are married. What this article will focus on is the result ‘one flesh’. We hear many lessons about this in fact we have all heard several theories as to this expressions meaning. After hearing so many sermons about the ‘one flesh’ concept that was so out of touch with scripture I decided to take it to task. The one flesh union is not the marriage by itself but it definitely is the binding nature if it. Once you understand what ‘one flesh’ means you will understand why Jesus used it to correct the easy divorce mentality (Matt 19:3-6) and the apostle Paul to correct immorality (1Cor 6:12-20).Continued...
Cutting off the branch you are sitting on.
Amazingly some of our fellows believe they can defend the doctrine of Biblical marriage while at the same time being free from the Law of Moses. This is done on some kind of evolutionary basis as applied to the character of YHVH. However, to have some other source than Torah for our ideas of right and wrong is to have a some other God than YHVH. Also, to be partial in the law is to undercut your own authority and destroy your power to be productive.
Please understand, the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ are the same. Christ said that if they believed in Moses they would also believe in Me since he spoke of Me. More importantly, once this evolutionary thinking is brought into the discussion on the what the Scriptures teach about marriage then any thought of the ongoing validity of plural marriage is made moot since the definition of marriage would also be subject to change and "improvement."
Being free in Christ means being free from sin, not free from law. Christ saved us from the condemnation of the law so we could be reconciled to it, not to be free from it. The proper relationship between Moses and Christ is spelled out by Christ himself in Matthew 5:17-20. "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill (meaning to fill full of meaning and enforce) them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."
The Pharisees thought it was a good idea to add to and take away from the law with their "traditions of the elders." They defined righteousness apart from the Law of Moses. We will have to do better than that to make it into the kingdom of heaven.