Predestination vs. Human Rights

Paul has a passionate concern; it is to shut the door on every attempt by man to assert his imagined privileges, his rights against God. He declares that there can be no independent realm of truth or of justice. Truth and justice, love, everything comes from God. And man cannot manufacture philosophical myths and declare them to be true. The idea of free will rests on Genesis 3:5, man as his own God and determiner, because free will is an absolute concept; not even God can be other than what God is.

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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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