The Christian Calling

We are to be made the righteousness of God in Him. Not merely that we should be made righteous, not merely that we should be made Godly and law abiding, but that we should be an incarnation of the righteousness of God. We so thoroughly live by faith, we so thoroughly live in obedience to the law word of God that we in a sense become an incarnation of that law; represent that law and that person, Jesus Christ, to the world. This is a remarkable statement, but Paul is here describing the Christian calling.

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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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