History is not a social science, it is a theological science. It means that God, having created all things, has ordained what history is. He is the focal point of it: creation, incarnation, second coming. Those are the three main events of history: the beginning, and the end, “The Alpha and the Omega,” our Lord said. That’s how He identified Himself and when you say alpha and omega, you’re saying the a to the z. So our Lord said I am the a to the z. I am the Alpha and the Omega—I am the everything, the beginning and the end, the controller, the determiner, the Lord! I am He who was and is and is to come.
- R. J. Rushdoony
Rev. R.J. Rushdoony (1916–2001), was a leading theologian, church/state expert, and author of numerous works on the application of Biblical law to society. He started the Chalcedon Foundation in 1965. His Institutes of Biblical Law (1973) began the contemporary theonomy movement which posits the validity of Biblical law as God’s standard of obedience for all. He therefore saw God’s law as the basis of the modern Christian response to the cultural decline, one he attributed to the church’s false view of God’s law being opposed to His grace. This broad Christian response he described as “Christian Reconstruction.” He is credited with igniting the modern Christian school and homeschooling movements in the mid to late 20th century. He also traveled extensively lecturing and serving as an expert witness in numerous court cases regarding religious liberty. Many ministry and educational efforts that continue today, took their philosophical and Biblical roots from his lectures and books.
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