‘Jesus Christ and the Beginnings of Christianity’ (R.J. Rushdoony)

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Let us not forget where the emphasis should lie.

Have historians–even historians who are also Christians–ever paid proper attention to the work of Jesus Christ in history?

In Chapter 7 of A Christian Survey of World History, R.J. Rushdoony felt compelled to answer that question “No” (https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/jesus-christ-and-the-beginnings-of-christianity). He rejects the ancient wishful thinking of “two kingdoms,” Christ’s and the world’s. Christ’s kingdom “is definitely for the world and over the world.” And Jesus Himself “had come not to unite good and evil, but to divide and destroy evil.”

Interestingly–I never noticed this before–hostile writings aimed at Jesus did not appear until many years after His death and resurrection. Why don’t we have rabbinical sermons or Roman decrees branding Him a fraud?

Because there were too many witnesses, at the time, who knew better.

This essay (or chapter) is kind of long; but it is illuminating.

We have a Savior and a King. We have no business looking for another.