Christian Scholar’s Review has published a review-essay (Conflicting Views from the Banks of the Little Bighorn: A Modest Proposal for a Christian Approach to Indian Studies) I co-authored with Dr. Todd C. Ream. A table of contents is available at http://www.csreview.org.
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”
Calvin says, “Let this, therefore, be held as a settled point, that all who do not submit themselves to the authority of Christ make war against God.” Calvin’s comment is correct and his logic draws heavily from Saint John: “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.”
Commenting on Modern Man’s obsession with progress, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy writing in 1938 said, “When we act too early we are not ourselves; our intellect, our will, our efforts, are in advance of our true being, and they may easily forfeit – by their restlessness – our own secret destiny.”