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Affirming the Culture of Life

By Chalcedon Editorial
June 01, 2018
Self-righteousness marks the new culture. It demands sexual freedom, abortion, and feminism, i.e., freedom from responsibility to others in every sphere. It resents any call to moral accountability in any Biblical sense. It is the culture of death. We must separate ourselves from it by affirming the culture of life, Christianity.[1]

We are living in challenging times, and all around is a seething culture of death. We are witnessing humanism’s great decline, but for those of us who hold fast to God’s laws and covenant promises, our confidence in the victory of God can serve as a daily inspiration for faith and action. In other words, we work hard because of the One in whom we believe!

What is our work? Our work is to affirm the culture of Christianity: the culture of life and liberty. Our work is to separate ourselves from the culture of death, and we do this both by what we affirm and by what we seek to restore. We affirm Christian liberty, and we work to restore faith, family, church, education, and more.

Not so with a dying humanistic society. For them, they affirm a culture death, because a culture of death is the end result of a rebellion against Biblical morality. Modern man sees himself as an individual connected directly to the state, so the clamoring is for the right to sin under the guise of abortion, sexual license, gender neutrality, and the like.

This is why humanism is in decline. Its celebrated age of democracy has only multiplied the evil as fallen man drifts further from faith and Biblical morality. This undermines liberty itself because it wars against Christian responsibility, as Rushdoony notes:

Democracy always perishes from an overdose of democracy. Standards perish before majority rule; the group morale outweighs morality; the insistence on rights nullifies the doctrine of responsibility.[2]

Where Politics Fail, Faith and Character Prevail

Christians are asking, “How do we contend with a world falling more and more into darkness and death?” The answer is in affirming Christian culture. The answer is found in Christian Reconstruction. This is why the great need is still Christian education, and by that I mean the equipping of the church for faith and action.

Where politics failed, faith and character can prevail. This doesn’t mean we are absent from the political sphere, but rather we make our focus the restoration of spiritual capital, because it’s the spiritual capital of faith and character that increases and strengthens the Christian culture we affirm.

Christian education is the key, and this is the sole focus of the Chalcedon Foundation. Whether individuals, families, or churches, our commitment is to the publishing and promotion of Christian Reconstruction to as many as are willing to hear. We believe the times in which we live are conducive for this message. This is a work we must all do, and the role of Chalcedon is to help equip and provide you with the resources you need to share this message!

Spreading from Person to Person

Years ago, small reading and study groups for Christian Reconstruction sprang up all over the country, because newcomers weren’t finding their local churches to be receptive to the message. This turned out to be a blessing as books, tapes, pamphlets, and newsletters spread quickly from person to person. In a relatively short time, Christian Reconstruction was on the national radar both within and without the church.

Now, in the age of the internet and social media, information is spreading at lightning speed, but the need for leadership is even greater. This again is where the Chalcedon Foundation can step in. We have the history. We have the materials. And we still have the passion to help meet each newcomer in this new (digital) marketplace of ideas.

Is there a greater vision for all of us to serve than the work of Christian Reconstruction? If B. B. Warfield can refer to Calvinism as Christianity come into its own, then Christian Reconstruction is Calvinism applied to every area of life. The responsibility of promoting this message belongs to all of us.

So, would you take a few moments today to prayerfully consider supporting Chalcedon? Your tax-deductible financial gifts will go a long way in helping us to reach more people with the message of Christian Reconstruction, and we know how much that means to you.

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[1] R. J. Rushdoony, An Informed Faith: The Position Papers of R. J. Rushdoony (Vallecito: CA, Ross House Books, 2017), p. 8

[2] R. J. Rushdoony, The Messianic Character of American Education (Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1995), p. 31.

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Topics: Biblical Law, Christian Reconstruction, Church, The, Culture , Dominion, Education, Justice, Reformed Thought, Theology

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