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The Required Walk

For us there can be no life apart from Christ, and outside His ordained walk for us. We are called to walk in the Lord, to cover the earth with our tread, to exercise dominion. This is life, and this is blessedness. So that, when we are commanded to walk by faith, it means that we are to cover the ground where we are, to exercise dominion over the things we have to do with, to bring them under subjection.

R. J. Rushdoony
  • R. J. Rushdoony
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For us there can be no life apart from Christ, and outside His ordained walk for us. We are called to walk in the Lord, to cover the earth with our tread, to exercise dominion. This is life, and this is blessedness. So that, when we are commanded to walk by faith, it means that we are to cover the ground where we are, to exercise dominion over the things we have to do with, to bring them under subjection.


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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