The State, Sin & Justice

By R. J. Rushdoony
December 26, 2017

We have to say that the state, when it is not Christian, is going to be demonic. It is going to be anti-Christian. It is going to work to further the essence of sin, man’s desire to be his own god, and so, whereas in God, in Christ, the state fulfills righteousness or justice, outside of Christ, the state is Satan’s instrument for his plan. We should be as god, every man his own god, knowing, determining for yourself what constitutes good and evil. This is why we cannot be indifferent to the theology of the state. We have to see the necessity for requiring that the state, like the church, and like the individual, like the school, and like all things else recognize Jesus Christ as Lord.