Friday, May 18, 2012
Modern Church More Medieval than the Catholic Church
Rushdoony comments on an analysis of the contemporary church offered by the Austrian count Dr. Erik Von Kuehnelt Leddihn. The Catholic political scientist said the following as summarized by Rushdooney:
“An aberration has set into biblical believers and their faith. . . . Protestantism is no longer what it was in its origin--a world conquering faith. On the one hand it has become modernist, by a surrender to the world. On the other hand evangelical Protestantism has become more medieval than the Catholic church. It is now simply a form of medieval monasticism, a withdrawal from the world rather than a world conquering faith.
Just as the monks and nuns withdrew into convents and monasteries to devote themselves into private devotions and prayer, not to go out and conquer, so evangelical Protestantism and Reformed Protestantism have withdrawn from the world. They’ve turned their churches into convents and monasteries and no longer deal with the world’s problems and no longer are world conquerors. See what the Wesleyan movement did to England. He had a conquering faith not a monastic faith. Now we have withdrawn from the world. “
From R. J. Rushdoony's Lecture "The Religion of Humanism."
Posted by David