Warning :this is not a Partisan attack but An Adventure in “Kuperian” Christianity
Last week I posted on Abraham Kuyper and Woodrow Wilson. I think they are the best examples I can give of persons who adhered to a brand of Reformed theology and global statism that is endemic of evangelical political practice.
There were a number of conservatives upset that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would invoke the name of Jesus (referring specifically) to John 1:1,18 while advancing her policy preferences.
Isn’t that exactly what many conservatives do as well? Of course. A lot of Christians try to use Christ’s name in order to prove that God is on this side or that side. Jesus is used as a political puppet for our agendas. But I refuse to refer to this a Constantinian Christianity, as many scholars have; rather, I would prefer KUYPERIAN Christianity, to avoid a polemic that has played itself out and has had more of historical implications here in the USA.
In the words of Baptist theologian Herschel Hobbs in the revised versions of E.Y. Mullin’s Axioms of Religion:
“Christ cannot be claimed as the special patron of any particular reform movement.”