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The True Perspective (II Corinthians)

When we began the study of 2 Corinthians, I pointed out that this is one of the grimmest books of the Bible. It is grim because it deals with the sad character of the church, so often. The church which has received as much as the Corinthians had, and yet, despite its many blessings and the miracles it had witness, it was harshly critical of Paul. Treated him like dirt, acted as though he were their inferior, and they had a duty to make demands of him.

R. J. Rushdoony
  • R. J. Rushdoony
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When we began the study of 2 Corinthians, I pointed out that this is one of the grimmest books of the Bible. It is grim because it deals with the sad character of the church, so often. The church which has received as much as the Corinthians had, and yet, despite its many blessings and the miracles it had witness, it was harshly critical of Paul. Treated him like dirt, acted as though he were their inferior, and they had a duty to make demands of him.


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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