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Spiritual Autism

By R. J. Rushdoony
October 18, 2016

In this rare, never-seen-before video excerpt - taken from a lecture he gave in Tampa Bay in the early 90's - Rushdoony uses autism as a metaphor for a spiritual sickness that has become epidemic: an obsession with self; that whether we are talking about church or politics, people are asking the same thing: "What's in it for me?"

Prescient as always, his prophetic warning that this form of autism, if left unchecked, could spell a 200 year dark age for Western Civilization may well be coming true.


Topics: Biblical Law, Culture , Statism

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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