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The Institutes of Biblical Law

Christianity without law is an impossibility.

Created by Rousas John Rushdoony • 17 episodes

17 Episodes

The Oath and Society
  • S1E17
  • 50:02
  • Apr 25th 2022
Swearing and Revolution
  • S1E16
  • 38:14
  • Apr 18th 2022
Negativism and the Law
  • S1E15
  • 56:30
  • Apr 11th 2022
Law and Equality
  • S1E14
  • 53:53
  • Apr 4th 2022
Law: Partial and Impartial
  • S1E13
  • 55:02
  • Feb 21st 2022
Holiness and the Law
  • S1E12
  • 48:39
  • Feb 14th 2022
Sacrifice and Responsibility
  • S1E11
  • 47:33
  • Feb 7th 2022
The Altar and Capital Punishment
  • S1E10
  • 55:25
  • Feb 3rd 2022
The Throne of Law
  • S1E9
  • 48:58
  • Dec 7th 2021
Second Commandment
  • S1E8
  • 52:07
  • Nov 30th 2020

The Institutes of Biblical Law

To attempt to study Scripture without studying its law is to deny it. Join Rousas John Rushdoony as he explains the importance of Biblical law and how it is to be used to guide the lives of men and nations.

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Rousas John 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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