The Laying On of Hands

The laying on of hands is a tremendous symbol.  Anyone who is present in such a service gives thereby his assent to not only their service, but to his service.  He sets himself apart to serve the Lord, to be under the leadership of one who will guide him in the service of the Lord.  The laying on of hands thus, does not commit the bishop alone to a service, the presbyter or pastor, but all the people.

MP3 Tracks:

TopicsBiblical Law, Theology, Church, The

About the author

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.

More by R. J. Rushdoony