The Reign of Sin

Sin is not to have dominion over us. Not my will, not my desires, but Thine be done oh Lord. And we must say with Christ who declared: “Lo I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me to do Thy will oh Lord.” That is what Paul is talking about, and unless we see the word lusts in the old fashioned sense of the word, we miss the meaning, and we warp what follows in Romans.

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TopicsBiblical Law, Justice, Theology, Dominion, 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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