The Grace of Charity

In chapters 8 and 9 of 2 Corinthians, Paul deals entirely with an issue that we don’t pay too much attention to today. It is the question of charity. Charity to the churches in Palestine. There had been a famine apparently, a failure of crops and what-not, and the condition was very severe. So, Paul and others did not hesitate to ask the gentile believers abroad, as well as the Jewish believers, to help their fellow believers.

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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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