The King

The scriptures make clear that Christ is King. This is the most obvious fact of scripture. The Old Testament repeatedly speaks of the Messiah as king. In Psalm 45:6-7 this is emphatically stated. In fact, His crucifixion was due to His royal status, this was His crime. All the four gospels tell us, Matthew 27:37, Mark 15:26, Luke 23:38, John 19:19, that the crime charged to Him was that He was king of the Jews. By this was meant the Messianic King, the God King.

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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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