Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Goal of Atonement

"The goal of atonement, of redemption, is the rule of God over a kingdom wholly subject to the law of the covenant, and joyfully so....Without the dimension of law, life is denied the meaning and purpose of re-birth." ~R.J. Rushdoony

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Savories of life said...

Purity is the end of our redemption. If we could have gone to heaven in our sins, Christ needed not have died. Why did he shed his blood, but to redeem us from an 'empty way of life'? (1 Peter 1:18, 19). 'Christ gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own' (Titus 2:14). Christ shed his blood—to wash off our filth! The cross was both an altar and a laver. Jesus died not only to save us from wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:10)—but to save us from sin (Matthew 1:21). Out of his side came water which signifies our cleansing, as well as blood which signifies our justifying (1 John 5:6). The truth is, it would make Christ monstrous, if the head should be pure and not the members. 'This is my rest forever, here will I dwell' (Psalm 132:14). God loves the loveliest complexion. God loves the pure heart best. Yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord' (Isaiah 49:

I love Rushdoony and did his ancient history course last year and will do American history.