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Theology: Christian Nationalism and R.J. Rushdoony


Read this carefully,

6 Things That Always Happen When God is Rejected By A Nation

1- An anti-Biblical military conscription will be instituted or enforced.

2- There will be compulsory labor battalions conscripted for state service.

3- The conscription will be of young men and women, and animals as well.

4- The state will expropriate property, both landed property and livestock.

5- Because the state is now playing god-king, it will demand like God a tithe, a tenth of mans increase as its tax (and more!)

6- God will not hear a people who are complaining at paying the price for their sin.

See I Samuel 8:11-18 and …. Welcome to America.

Adapted from The Institutes of Biblical Law, R. J. Rushdooney

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Theologically, this is untrue.  But you tell me, why can’t it be (biblically) applied to nations today?  

6 comments on “Theology: Christian Nationalism and R.J. Rushdoony

  1. A lot of definition needs to take place here, perhaps because I do not know Rushdooney all that well (except that he appeals to my rigidly legalistic, but intellectual, friends).

    What is “anti-Biblical military conscription”? Israel had drafts before Saul. What was the invasion of Canaan? The tribes who settled on the opposite side of the Jordan had to fight also.

    This sort of questioning misses the larger point though. God does not care about national boundaries. They are fictitious creations used for protection, which he sometimes chooses to use for specific purposes. Israel had a purpose which they rebelled against. That is what this passage in Samuel is about.

    • Chris i looked around and located a few previous posts either on Rushdoony or concerning his religion. You may want to check them out.

      Rousas John Rushdoony – Father of Dominionism

      Christian Reconstructionism

      The Rise of Charismatic Dominionism

      One or more may be fairly old posts so i hope any embedded links still work.

      This sort of questioning misses the larger point though. God does not care about national boundaries. They are fictitious creations used for protection, which he sometimes chooses to use for specific purposes. Israel had a purpose which they rebelled against. That is what this passage in Samuel is about.

      Yes, i agree. National boundaries today are erected by man. People at heart are naturally tribal and boundaries become necessary, but God doesn’t care about our fences and boundaries we put up.

  2. I’d say the number 1 problem is that our Lord cannot be rejected by those who have no knowledge of Him. Rushdoony phrases this as if America was chosen and then went apostate. Neither ever happened. All the nations are lost except for the Heavenly Jerusalem, led by its King, of which we are colonies until it is revealed from heaven.

    • Rushdoony phrases this as if America was chosen and then went apostate

      Cal you’re right. God today, under the new covenant, accepts or rejects individuals based on their belief or rejection of Jesus, so entire nations, which in most cases are made up of millions of people, cannot biblically speaking become apostate. Its my belief that you can find believers tucked away within every nation on earth. This type of thinking we see above, is based upon the false belief that a nation can be “Christian”. When in fact only people can become Christian(s)…not nations. This above, is old covenant thinking.

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  3. Israel, although given a certain geographical boundaries, was and is basically an ethnic group chosen and created by God. So the secular nation of today des not represent God’s chosen nation. And the narratives in the Old Testament should never be used as a template for New Testament faith and practice. Their is much mystery in the Old Testament concerning ways in which God acted, but in these last days has spoken unto us through His Son.

    • And the narratives in the Old Testament should never be used as a template for New Testament faith and practice. Their is much mystery in the Old Testament concerning ways in which God acted, but in these last days has spoken unto us through His Son.

      Yes, amen i agree.

      Reading articles written by Christian nationalists, you get the impression the new testament was never written and the new (and better!) covenant Jesus instituted, never happened.

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