Five Solas


Rushdoony, The Word of Flux, pp.90-91

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Word of Flux: Modern Man and the Problem of Knowledge, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2002, pp.90-91

“The word of God, on the other hand, is necessarily the certain and unchanging word true for all times, and infallibly so. Because the God of Scripture is the sovereign uncreated Being who is the maker of all things, He is beyond flux. “For I am the LORD, I change not” (Malachi 3:6). God is totally self-conscious. There are no dark corners in His being, nor is there any aspect of creation outside the totality of His government and decree. In Revelation 4:6 all creation is like a sea of glass, clear as crystal, before the throne of God. All creation is open before Him, its totality of life from beginning to end being but aspects of His eternal decree. In God, moreover, potentiality and actuality are one: there are no unrealized potentialities in Him. God is “He Who Is,” or “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14) the self-existent and absolute Lord of all things. The universe is His creation, brought into being by His creative word, and governed from its first day to the last totally by God in terms of His eternal counsel.“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18). His government and counsel are total. “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31).”