Amos

Amos was a humble shepherd of Judah who prophesied to the affluent nation of Israel while it was steeped in religious apostasy. Assyria had destroyed Israel’s nemesis, Syria, but was itself then in a period of weakness. This created a power vacuum in the region which worked to Israel’s distinct advantage. It became the trading mecca of the region and its economy boomed.

Unfortunately, this prosperity gave Israel a false sense of strength and security. Times were good when God sent the humble Amos to proclaim God’s judgment on the nation. The people of Israel had never had it so good, so Amos’s warnings fell on deaf ears. Long religiously apostate, the pursuit of wealth now became paramount in Israel. The result was social injustice (unrighteousness) in the culture. This pursuit of wealth led to the mistreatment of the poor, moral lawlessness, and corruption in the name of justice. Far removed from God’s law, the system in play in Israel came to benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor and weak.

Amos was the last prophet to Israel, and his warning to the nation was to “prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.”

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About the author

Mark R. Rushdoony

Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.

He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.

In 1998 he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at www.chalcedon.edu

He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Rushdoony lives in Vallecito, California, his home of 40 years with his wife of 42 years and his youngest son. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.

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