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Rousas John Rushdoony Systematic Theology IV. 2

Rousas John Rushdoony Systematic Theology IV. 2


Rousas John Rushdoony

Systematic Theology, Volume I, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1994, pp.171-223

1. The Doctrine of God
2. The Trinity and Subordination
3. God, Logic and Reality
4. The Incomprehensibility of God
5. God’s Eternalness
6. The Aseity of God
7. Idolatry
8. God the Father
9. God the Son
10. God the Spirit
11. Sovereignty, Government, and Providence
12. God and Creation
13. Predestination
14. “Why Hast Thou Made Me Thus?”


2. The Trinity and Subordination

 One of the most absurd and yet common of all heresies is subordinationism. Subordinationism places one or two persons in the Godhead on a lower level than another. This is the subordination of persons. Usually, it is the Son or the Spirit or both who are subordinated to the Father. An implicit Unitarianism is usually in the background. In the Joachimite heresy, the Father and Son were subordinated to the Spirit. From Marcion to the present, more than a few have down-graded the Father, as supposedly representing law as against grace (the Son), or love (the Spirit). (p.174)