Bahnsen had some choice and visibly frustrated words to say. I can understand his frustration, here.
"If you sincerely try to stand against the slide into the cesspool of
wickedness in our state, and in our culture by looking for a consistent
biblical position from which you can witness against the disgrace all
around us, (as many of us have found), you’ll lose your job within the seminary community. You’ll lose your standing in the Church
establishment. You’ll virtually become unemployable — even if your
orthodox. You’ll become ostracized. You’ll be called ‘dangerous.’
What’s wrong with us?! That theonomists are dangerous when we have to lock our windows at night?! It’s crazy isn’t it?
How many times can a man turn his head and pretend he just doesn’t see?
Of all the wicked heresies and threatening movements facing the Church in our day, when
Westminster Seminary finally organized their faculty to write something
in unison, they gave their determined political efforts:
not to fight
not to fight homosexuality,
not crime and
mayhem in our society,
not subjectivism in theology,
not cultural relativism,
defection from the New Testament,
not defection from the Westminster
Confession of Faith,
all of which are out there and they could give
their legitimate efforts to.
Boy, the thing they had to write about was
How many times can a man turn his head and pretend he doesn’t see?!
We are living in the cesspool of relativism and the Church doesn’t
have an answer! Well, I praise God, not for my work, I think that it is the grace of God that allows me to have this ministry, but I praise God that the truth that the early
Church knew and that is found in the Bible and is available to us and there
are people like you who were willing to pay the price and say, ‘it’s