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Israel's Future & Ours

I am reminded again of General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, who in his day almost a century or so ago, said that the great evil in the churches was that people were, when they were converted, immediately mummified, made into mummy’s, to sit in their pews and to be dead, and incapable of any action except to reach for their wallet when the collection plate came by. He was talking about petrification, and this is what Paul speaks of.

R. J. Rushdoony
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R. J. Rushdoony
  • 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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