04 August 2011

Glossary Links- Sacralist Collective

Sacralist Collective-
The Bible deals with individuals and a collective body... the Church. The Church of course can be viewed in terms of local congregations or broadly speaking as the Church Militant (here on earth) and the Church Triumphant (the Eschatological Church). But to simplify, the Bible deals with individuals and the various categorical modes of the Church.
 Sacralism adds an additional layer which more or less ends up dominating their theology. This tier could be described as the Cultural or Civilizational layer or stratum. Historically this is referred to as Christendom or even sometimes placed within the broader category of Western Civilization. Nowhere does the Bible speak of Christian cultures or nations that are somehow sanctified and structured according to covenantal directives. This concept is derived and driven by philosophical necessity stemming from some basic theological foundations. The argument here is that this concept is not only flawed and un-Biblical, but quite destructive. Much of the contemporary language concerning Dominion and Worldview stems from this assumption. In addition this false premise establishes the framework for the so-called Biblical view of the arts, sciences, etc... views not derived from Scripture, but from philosophical deduction.


David said...

Man, I've missed pouring over and chewing on wonderfully rich posts such as this one. Glad your back. Thanks.

David said...

Ha ha. This isn't the thread I meant to post this on. Meant to put it on "Hermeneutical Compression." This is isn't exactly a "rich," lengthy post. Oh well. :)

Anonymous said...

Point taken...thanks for the encouragement. These are not terribly popular, but then I can never figure out what will be.

I wrote that piece about the Norway killer....no one reads it.

But then the part 3.....lots of reads...go figure.