Legitimacy has been sought in humanistic premises, and they are proving to be sand, but God is the only source of true legitimacy in this world, and our Lord said in the conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount, anyone who built his house upon a sand would not survive the storms of history, but those who built upon the Rock himself, Jesus Christ, no storm would overthrow them.  “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.”  Only the Lord God of Hosts can give the principle of legitimacy.

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TopicsStatism, Theology, Government

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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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