To understand the meaning of Christ’s coming, of His death and resurrection, we have to see it as the creation of a new humanity, and also the planned destruction by God of all human elitism, of all conspiracies against God and against His anointed. God reduces all man’s efforts and pretensions to nothing, as a prelude to establishing His new creation. And Christ is declared to be the first fruits of that new creation, and Paul tells us that each of us in Christ are citizens of that new creation, members of a new humanity.
- 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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