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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

THE REAL CHRISTIAN RECONSTRUCTION FROM THE WORDS OF ITS FOUNDER, R. J. RUSHDOONY

THE REAL CHRISTIAN RECONSTRUCTION


 

FROM THE WORDS OF ITS FOUNDER


 

R. J. RUSHDOONY


 


There was a popular song back in the sixties which had this repeating refrain,

"When Will They Ever Learn???"


 

I am sick and tired of hearing both from some who claim to be Christian Reconstructionists and from some who claim to be opposing Christian Reconstruction the radically false notion that Christian Reconstruction means ramming Biblical Law down the throats of a recalcitrant populace. Over and over again in many places in his writings Rushdoony made it clear that Christian Reconstruction can only be produced by a godly God-centered people.

And the organization which Rushdoony founded, the Chalcedon Foundation, has reiterated this also many times. In its monthly letter for November 2011 the current President, Mark Rushdoony, makes this point once again, this time by quoting from his father's book Roots of Reconstruction:

"It is my purpose to promote the basic capitalization of society, out of which all else flows, spiritual capital. Without the spiritual capital of a God-centered and Biblical faith, we are spiritually and materially bankrupt." (p. 593)

Look at that again – it is SPIRITUAL capital which is the foundation out of which all else flows. Therefore Christian Reconstruction cannot be forced upon unwilling people. It is something which is spontaneously produced by those whose hearts and minds have been renewed by God's salvation. Our society will NOT be renewed economically and politically and culturally unless it is renewed spiritually. AMEN !!

Sincerely,

Forrest Schultz


 

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