By R. J. Rushdoony
February 28, 2018

The pattern in the church was that it took ten men who were heads of households to constitute a church, and each of them had to be a governing man in his own house, and for every ten families, there were to be elders, one elder for each ten, who were to govern.  This is the God-given pattern in church and in state.  It is also the starting point for dominion.  It is the essence for godly government.