For Saint Paul, history and eternity are very closely related. This is not only so in the obvious sense that the Godly go to heaven and the ungodly to hell, but also that the structures of our eternal life are developed in history, and that the movements of time and history climax in eternity. Very specifically, Paul tells us that the resurrection of Christ from the grave is our resurrection from the death of sin, that we are therefore the people of the resurrection, and that the whole of creation moves to its great redemption. This is the end of death and a resurrection world.
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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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