The Promise & the Power

Paul returns once again to the subject of circumcision; but in a very, very remarkable context. He declares Jesus Christ to be a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers. He then declares this promise is the ingathering of the Gentiles; where Israel saw circumcision as a mark of privilege before God, Paul says that from the beginning according to the Old Testament it marked salvation for the gentiles, the world wide mission entrusted to the covenant people.

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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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