Far from carrying out its Biblical mandate to be a terror to evildoers, civil government in America has increasingly become a terror to its law-abiding citizens.
R. J. Rushdoony reports on a mind-boggling collection of absurdities by our legislators, bureaucrats, and judges—from making it against the law for a company to go out of business, to assigning five full-time undercover agents to bust a little boy who was selling fishing worms without a license. Written some thirty years ago as radio commentaries, Rushdoony’s essays seem even more timely today as we are witnessing a staggering display of state intrusion into every area of life.
This is the outcome of humanistic thinking. It is the end result of political salvation as both Left and Right continue to practice the belief that we can somehow get better—or less—government by way of politics. However, Rushdoony’s comments are pastoral and theological, not political. He did not spin the issues for political gain, but spoke as a man who feared God and desired to know how God’s Word was applicable to our times.
Throughout these concise, insightful essays, you will see that true and lasting freedom is the end result of responsible, faithful Christians exercising self-government in terms of God’s Word.
Our Threatened Freedom by Chalcedon Foundation
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