A basic fact in eschatology in the doctrine of last things, which is forgotten today, is that God declares man has a part in it. Not in establishing it, or bringing it about, but working to further God’s purposes. “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” God does not hide it form Adam, because he was told what would happen, nor from Noah, nor from Abraham, nor from His chosen people, nor from His saints through the ages.
- 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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