Infallibility: An Inescapable Concept
"The doctrine of the infallibility of Scripture can be denied, but the
concept of infallibility as such cannot be logically denied.
Infallibility is an inescapable concept. If men refuse to ascribe
infallibility to Scripture, it is because the concept has been
transferred to something else. The word infallibility is not normally
used in these transfers; the concept is disguised and veiled, but in a
variety of ways, infallibility is ascribed to concepts, things, men and
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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