Greetings, my friend, and welcome. Welcome to everyone who is seeking and is willing to ask the hard questions.
What are we at Lonang Institute trying to do, anyway? Lonang Institute was originally conceived as a place to have a repository of classic/historic writings dealing with the laws of nature and nature’s God (the Lonang Library), supplemented with modern writings which would update the historic ideas and make them relevant to the modern world (the Lonang Commentaries). We did this under the banner of 2 Cor 10:5:
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
The intention was to flesh out a fully realized ‘biblical worldview of law,’ with most of the focus being directed at building a base of knowledge from which people could be taught this worldview at the law school level. Sadly, we at the Institute have been actively involved with multiple supposed ‘Christian law schools’ and can report that this noble effort has largely been thwarted, both by external (regulatory) and internal (religious) forces. At this time, there is not the smallest hope of realizing that dream in America.
That doesn’t mean we have given up – but it does mean we have had to shift our focus. Mainly, this means we are directing our efforts more towards the general population and not just law school students or lawyers. Primarily, you will see this in the addition of materials (which we initially intended to stay away from) relating to matters of general biblical understanding and interpretation – but all from a distinctively legal point of view.
Accordingly, we are now operating under an additional banner along with the original, namely:
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecc 12:13).
Think about that for a moment. “The whole duty of man.” This is as big a picture as anyone can get, and is what we believe people in America and elsewhere need the most. Plus, it directly ties into the laws of nature (God’s will impressed upon the creation) and the laws of nature’s God (God’s laws revealed in the Bible). That is, both the laws of nature and the laws of nature’s God are in fact “God’s laws,” or “God’s commandments.” So the study of lonang is, in fact, the study of God’s commandments.
Please join us as we look into what it means to keep God’s commandments, because in order for us to obey them, we need to first know what they are. Put aside any notions you may have of ‘law and gospel’ or the ‘613 commandments.’ To those who have an ear to hear, and an eye to see, all things will be revealed.