At the time of the writing of this article, theonomy was a new phenomenon on the church scene in the USA. This article investigates the main premises of the position of the theonomists. In a very narrow sense of the term, theonomy holds to the abiding validity of the law in its exhaustive details. The views of Greg Bahnsen are noted and discussed.
This article looks at the arguments supporting theonomy, showing that the use of the law by theonomists - who devide ceremonial, civil and moral law - is not supported by scripture. Understanding the law through redemptive history means that God's kingdom is experienced through the church, not government.