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Law as Eschatology

Eschatology means justice, and it means that justice must be our endpoint in history as well as our end time triumph. Eschatology is inseparable from law. The antinomians have surrendered justice as an end point in history. They deny righteousness as a valid goal for man in time. But Amos says in Amos 5:24 “Let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” And Isaiah 29:6 says “when Thy judgments are in the earth the inhabits of the world will learn righteousness.” We have an obligation to learn righteousness, justice.

R. J. Rushdoony
  • R. J. Rushdoony
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Eschatology means justice, and it means that justice must be our endpoint in history as well as our end time triumph. Eschatology is inseparable from law. The antinomians have surrendered justice as an end point in history. They deny righteousness as a valid goal for man in time. But Amos says in Amos 5:24 “Let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” And Isaiah 29:6 says “when Thy judgments are in the earth the inhabits of the world will learn righteousness.” We have an obligation to learn righteousness, justice.


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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