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Working Against Those Who Would Destroy

What would you think if there were 438 attempts to break into your house last month? That is the number of threats we experienced on our website in October 2022 alone. That represents over 5,000 a year.

Mark R. Rushdoony
  • Mark R. Rushdoony
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What would you think if there were 438 attempts to break into your house in one month? That is the number of threats we experienced targeting our website in October 2022 alone. That represents over 5,000 a year.

This has been the pattern for years. A few times, we have switched providers or web hosting services. Each time they are shocked at the relentless efforts to hack into our site. Who knows what these vandals would do if they succeeded? Some years ago, I was using a conservative internet news site. A link to a story had been hacked to connect to a very vulgar pornographic image. Viruses would be another potential threat.

We live in a culture that believes, after Darwinism, in the benign power of violence and revolution to clear away what they see as old, stagnant, regressive elements and enable the growth of something better. Because evolution is an assumption of modern man he applies it to social, economic, and political situations. Such men believe destroying what they deem evil is progressive. We see their destruction but rather than [seeing it as] progressive we recognize it as a regression, what Cornelius Van Til called an “integration in to the void,” a devolution.

It all comes down to ethics, how we define good and evil. These are necessary concepts because man was created with a moral consciousness. That consciousness is scarred and twisted by sin, so the unbeliever’s conscience is often “seared with a hot iron.” This is why evil is so often defended as a moral good.

If Christian ethics are defined as themselves evil, then people will expend great energies destroying anything that represents those values – like our website.

Please pray for the relentless efforts needed to safeguard our website. And please use it! If you spend some time on it, you will realize how extensive its archives are.

Mark R. Rushdoony
  • Mark R. Rushdoony

Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.

He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.

In 1998, he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at

He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Rushdoony lives in Vallecito, California, his home of 43 years with his wife of 45 years and his youngest son. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.

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