Founded in 1965 by R.J. Rushdoony, the Chalcedon Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit named after the great ecclesiastical Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451) which defined Jesus Christ as both truly God and truly man. Rushdoony recognized this crucial definition of the mystery of Christ's incarnation as the limiting factor to all human authorities and institutions. In Matthew 28:18, the resurrected Christ declared, "All power [authority] is given unto me in heaven and earth," which means no person or human institution can claim ultimate authority in history.
With recognizing Christ as Lord in history, the Chalcedon Foundation® teaches that the first and most basic government is self-government, but it is self-government terms of God's revealed will which is contained in His written laws within both Old and New Testaments. Salvation is more than delivering a sinner from eternal punishment. It is a restoration to obedience as Christians live out the law of God that is written upon their hearts and minds.
Since Christ is Lord of history, and His Kingdom is expressed through His people, then the Lordship of Christ extends to every area of life and thought. Our mission, therefore, as the body of Christ in history is to advance the Crown Rights of King Jesus in every realm.