As has been noted, there is a difference between a hierarchy and an elite. The one is work oriented, the other privilege and leisure oriented. For a people to accept the fact of hierarchy means to accept a given variation of responsibilities in society. Paul speaks of this in 1 Corinthians 12:3–31
A familiar hymn of a generation ago had Christians joyfully declaring: This world is not my home, I’m just passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.
From his very first newsletter, Rushdoony established the framework and agenda for the Chalcedon Foundation—an agenda that still governs Chalcedon’s mission today, i.e., Chalcedon consistently presents the Christian world and life view over against all other competing systems. Regardless of the nature or origin of the opposing systems, they are all inherently humanistic.
Years ago, my wife asked me to construct an historical timeline as a homeschool project. She wanted to stretch the timeline along the staircase as an ever-present visual reminder to the children of the past.
The Reformed faith has had many champions. Not only has it been blessed with theologians and preachers, it has also had a host of writers and thinkers who applied foundational Reformed truths to every area of life.
When Chris Ortiz made the comment earlier that there is so much raw material available for us to go out and work upon, I was immediately reminded of a critical point I usually make when I teach on the Systematic Theology of Work.