Rousas John Rushdoony, Politics of Guilt and Pity, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1995, p.290
"Today, the sociology of justification is all but forgotten, and the free society it created in part disappearing. Man has become the visible deity, whose general will is manifest in the state. As the visible kingdom, the state concerns itself with all areas of human life: church, school, family, economics, literature, art, all things live and move and have their being within the state. What Rome was in the thirteenth century, the state has become in our era, even to the dream of one universal see in the United Nations. Against this, Rome proclaims her ancient creed, while many Protestants, under the influence of the social gospel, declare that the kingdom of God is and is becoming in that order known as the state. Calvinism, whose main activity has often been limited to a defense of Scripture, needs anew to launch forth the fullness of Scripture. The proclamation of the eschatological kingdom and of predestination means the responsibility to develop the sociology of justification and to destroy all human idols set up as images of the kingdom whose builder and maker is God."