Our physical existence in time still serves the law of sin, or our disordered human nature. The fall has some claim over us in this world, in that we have not yet completely outgrown it. The disorder of the fall is not cancelled overnight; you don’t get out of bed after life and death surgery and walk like a healthy man the first day. You are weak and you are frail; but with each day, if there is life in you, you begin to grow in strength, and you become stronger because now the problem has been removed.
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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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