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The Diaconate, Charity, and Welfarism

R.J Rushdoony The Diaconate, Charity, and Welfarism (Reprinted from the new release In His Service [Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2009]) Humanistic motives have often governed commendable causes within the church. Man seeks to gain an advantage over God...

Political Saviors

R.J Rushdoony Political Saviors [Reprinted from Salvation and Godly Rule (Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2004 ed.), 63-71.] In describing the events of Palm Sunday, St. Matthew wrote: 4. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by...

Post-Christian Era?

R.J Rushdoony Post-Christian Era? [Reprinted from Roots of Reconstruction (Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1991), 824-829.] An idea very heavily promoted by humanists in recent years, and, unfortunately, picked up by all too many Christians, is that we...

A Christian Renaissance

R.J Rushdoony A Christian Renaissance In the first newsletter, instead of a report on activity, I want to discuss the significance of what you, my supporters, are doing. Most of us know the Renaissance as a period of great art, promoted and sponsored by...

Confusion of Faces

R.J Rushdoony Confusion of Faces (Reprinted from Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation [Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2001], 63-66.) Daniel 9 records a prayer and the answer to that prayer. Daniel, "[i]n the first year of Darius the son of...

The Power of His Resurrection

R.J Rushdoony The Power of His Resurrection (Reprinted from Romans and Galatians [Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1997], 136-139.) In Romans 8:19, Paul says it is the eager and intense expectation of all creation that the sons of God be revealed. All...

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.

Learn more about R.J. Rushdoony by visiting: https://chalcedon.edu/founder