Defender of the Faith

At the council of Jerusalem, the challenge of the Pharisees was met. Now he deals with an episode that followed at Antioch. Certain people came there from Jerusalem, Judaizing Pharisees, important people, important enough to intimidate Peter and other important Jews there. They came and the result was that not only Peter and a number of other Jews who were Christians, but also Barnabas Paul’s closest associate, began to play the role of the Pharisees, to dissemble, and were guilty we are told, of dissimulation.

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TopicsTheology, Biblical Commentary, Epistles, The, Church History, Church, The, New Testament History

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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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