The world around us may be as it was in the day of Ezekiel, a valley of dry bones. But as God told Ezekiel, He is able to make the dry bones live and serve Him, and “he shall know that I am the Lord when I have opened your graves, oh my people and brought you out of your graves and put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live.” We live in a graveyard world today, as did Ezekiel. And the dry bones of this world may not know it, but God the spirit is at work, totally at work to bring forth the new creation out of the valley of dry bones which make up our age. God is the necessary cause, and the necessary connection and power between all events. He is a very present reality.
- 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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