Proverbs 16:11 “a just weight and balance are the Lord’s, all the weights of the bag are His work.” This is a very important verse. We are told that there is a fundamental God given order in the universe; material things are measurable not because they are merely material but because they have an essential character and order in them which is God created and God ordained. Therefore, there is an order which must be respected. It is that God given order which makes science possible, and which makes measurement possible. There is a constancy to things; whatever our system of weights we are measuring a stable and constant realm, and when we use stable and constant measurements we give stability, we give justice to a society.
- 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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