Five Solas


Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p.88

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law: A Chalcedon Study, Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press, 1973, p.88

"Finally, seventh, it should be noted that, while evangelical Christians today are greatly concerned with personal holiness, the Bible is also concerned with national holiness. The summons to be a holy people, repeatedly declared, has reference to the nation, called to be "an holy Nation" (Ex. 19:6). The holiness of a nation rests in its law structure. Where God's laws are enforced, and true faith protected, there a holy nation exists. The cutting edge of the law is the principle of national holiness. Without this foundation of law, no holiness can exist. By means of God's law, a nation devotes itself to life; without God's law, it is devoted to death, "cut off" from the only true principle of life."