It is a sad fact that Paul’s plain statement again and again to the fact that the church is the true Israel of God has been bypassed, especially in the past century, and we have all the nonsense of dispensationalism and premillenialism, with the exaltation of physical Israel, so that all God’s prophecies are seen as fulfilled in a nation in the Middle East. Now this turns scripture upside down. It says it is not Paul who should have been blessed, but those who were good Pharisees. It says that the blessings of God don’t fall upon those who are faithful, but upon those who have the right bloodline.
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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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