Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Rousas John Rushdoony (1916-2001) is a well-known American writer and author. He founded the Chalcedon Foundation (you really need to take a look at the Chalcedon website....) and served as its president until his recent death. "His writing in the Chalcedon Report and his numerous books have spawned a generation of believers active in reconstructing the world to the glory of Jesus Christ." I have included some comments from Christian Reconstructivist Gary North previously in this weblog. (Find out more about North at . North is Rushdoony's son-in-law, and he is carrying on in Rushdoony's footsteps.

The following quotes are from Rushdoony:

"God in His law requires the death penalty for homosexuals."

"Democracy is the great love of the failures and cowards of life."

"One faith, one law and one standard of justice did not mean democracy. The heresy of democracy has since then worked havoc in church and state . . . Christianity and democracy are inevitably enemies."

"Christianity is completely and radically anti-democratic; it is committed to spiritual aristrocracy."

"The state is a bankrupt institution. The only alternative to this bankrupt 'humanistic' system is a God-centered government." (Hasn't Tom DeLay been saying things similar in nature to this quote?)

"The 'civil rights' revolutionary groups are a case in point. Their goal is not equality but power. The background of Negro culture is African and magic, and the purposes of magic are control and power. . . Voodoo or magic was the religion and life of American Negroes. Voodoo songs underlie jazz, and old voodoo, with its power goal, has been merely replaced with revolutionary voodoo, a modernized power drive."

"Segregation or separation is thus a basic principle of Biblical law with respect to religion and morality. Every attempt to destroy this principle is an effort to reduce society to its lowest common denominator. Toleration is the excuse under which this levelling is undertaken, but the concept of toleration conceals a radical intolerance. In the name of toleration, the believer is asked to associate on a common level of total acceptance with the atheist, the pervert, the criminal, and the adherents of other religions as though no differences existed."

"Biblical law permits voluntary slavery because it recognizes that some people are not able to maintain a position of independence . . . The law is humane and also unsentimental. It recognizes that some people are by nature slaves and will always be so."

"All who are content with a humanistic law system and do not strive to replace it with Biblical law are guilty of idolatry. They have forsaken the covenant of their God, and they are asking us to serve other gods. They are thus idolaters, and are, in our generation, when our world is idolatrous and our states also, to be objects of missionary activity. They must be called out of their idolatry into the service of the living God."

"The goal is the developed Kingdom of God, the New Jerusalem, a world order under God's law."

"1. God's covenant with Adam required him to exercise dominion over the earth and to subdue it (Gen. 1:26 ff) under God according to God's law-word.
2. The restoration of that covenant relationship was the work of Christ, His grace to His elect people.
3. The fulfillment of that covenant is their great commission: to subdue all things and all nations to Christ and His law-word."

Here are some links to more information about Rushdoony and the Christian Recontructionist movement. If you check these out, you may get a glimpse into what "free thinking" individuals could be up against in the United States if current trends continue. I hope these people don't influence our government and our nation's religious climate any more than they are already doing.


Blogger Kevin said...

boy, the negro quote talking about jazz and voodoo kinda says it all.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Kevin, thanks for stopping by! I checked out your site, and being a musician and being interested in most things musical, I have bookmarked your site. Please come by again!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Hasn't God sentenced us all to a death penalty, eventually?

12:36 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

The only thing I agree with is that tolerance can be taken too far. I'm not sure that people should be tolerant of people who advocate intolerance.

12:20 AM  
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