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Rousas John Rushdoony Systematic Theology XVIII. 1

Rousas John Rushdoony Systematic Theology XVIII. 1


Rousas John Rushdoony

Systematic Theology, Volume II, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1994, pp.1137-1198

1. Author and Authority
2. Man’s Relationship to Authority
3. “The Power of His Resurrection”
4. “The Spirit of Adoption”
5. Living Under Authority
6. Authority and Power
7. Undermining Authority
8. Authority and False Responsibility
9. Authority and Ministry
10. “By What Authority?”
11. The Purpose of Authority
12. The Source of Authority
13. Authority, Primary and Secondary
14. The Cherubim
15. The Seraphim
16. Satanic Authority
17. Authority, Justice, and Men
18. The Power to Kill
19. Authority and Life


1. Author and Authority

 The words author and authority are related words, coming from the Latinauctor, augere, meaning to increase or to produce. In the English, an authoris the creator, originator, or producer of something. An authority is one withthe right to command, to exercise dominion, and to have jurisdiction. (p.1137)

 The Bible stresses God’s sole authorship and the sovereignty of Hispurpose and pleasure; this is called predestination. Paul says, concerning this, (p.1139)