The Need for a Theology of the State

By R. J. Rushdoony
December 26, 2017

We must have a theology of the state. It is a biblical necessity, because our Lord Jesus Christ is a sovereign Lord. Psalm 2 tells us that the “heathen take counsel, or conspire together against the Lord and his anointed, saying, Let us break his bands asunder.” Now, the term “bands” there means law. Revolution against a king is revolution against his government, his law, so the nations say, concerning God, “Let’s break the bondage of his government and his law,” but the Psalmist tells us, “He that sitteth in the circle of the heavens shall laugh. The Lord shall have them in derision.”