Jots & Tittles

People can claim merit before God over trifles, and so they divide over trifles, they get Pharisaic over trifles. Paul is rebuking both sides. Power in Christ is not produced by man-made trifles or recipes, or disciplines. And one of the weaknesses of the church has been that so often men have felt that all their disciplines that they think up, their spiritual programs and their requirements that if you do this and that, and follow a schedule, you are going to be more holy. Well, those things are good if they help you spiritually, but they are not a necessity.

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TopicsBiblical Law, Reformed Thought, Theology, Biblical Commentary, Epistles, The

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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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