Our American (and Canadian) Puritan heritage is one that is to be revered, defended, and even used as an example of Christian living in an unbelieving and even pagan culture. The Puritans, on this continent, as well as Europe, fought to bring Jesus Christ and his Kingship to the masses.
Since the 16th and 17th century, the cultures that were reformed and even strengthened by Puritanism have been fighting against the influence of Puritan ideology. Puritanism requires Jesus Christ's Lordship to rule over all until he makes all of his enemies his footstool.
So the question remains, what does William Bradford have to do with Hugh Heffner? Mr. Playboy himself has answered that in a recent interview in Time magazine. Hugh Heffner has created a life that is in direct and purposeful rebellion against Jesus Christ and the Puritanism which HIS FOREFATHERS helped to bring to this country. Like many modern and post-modern people, Heffner is raging against the Son and imagining a vain thing. The Lordship of Christ is being evidenced in the antithetical existence of one hater of God...Mr. Heffner.
FOX NEWS -Hugh Heffner, king of the Playboy empire, says he had to reinvent his identity to leave his Puritan roots behind. Heffner tells Time magazine he is a direct descendant of William Bradford, a Puritan who came over on the Mayflower. "There was a great deal of repression in their lives and the way they were raised and, in turn, the way I was raised," he said.
"Instead of the Puritan world that my folks accepted and, from my perspective, paid the price for, I created a world for myself," he told Time.
-Dr. VanTil said that "atheism presumes theism"How do Heffner's comments "prove" that?
-What about the Church's fight against her heritage? Which is worse?
-What should be the method for calling back a culture to Christ?