Five Solas


Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p.58

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law: A Chalcedon Study, Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press, 1973, p.58

"The fact of power is inseparable from law. Law is not law if it lacks the power to bind, to compel, and to punish. While it is a fallacy to define law simply as compulsion or coercion, it is a serious error to define law without recognizing that coercion is basic to it. To empty God of absolute  power is to deny that He is God. To separate power from law is to deny it the status of law. The fact that God repeatedly identifies Himself in Scripture as “the Almighty” (Gen. 17:1; 35:11; Ex. 6:3, etc.) is a part of His assertion of total sovereignty and hence His call to obedience."