A Chalcedon Publication [www.chalcedon.edu] 3/30/07
This journal is dedicated to the fulfillment of the cultural mandate of Genesis1:28 and 9:1—to subdue the earth to the glory of God. It is published by theChalcedon Foundation, an independent Christian educational organization (seeinside back cover). The perspective of the journal is that of orthodox Christian-ity. It affirms the verbal, plenary inspiration of the original manuscripts (auto-graphs) of the Bible and the full divinity and full humanity of Jesus Christ—twonatures in union (but without intermixture) in one person.The editors are convinced that the Christian world is in need of a serious publi-cation that bridges the gap between the newsletter-magazine and the scholarlyacademic journal. The editors are committed to Christian scholarship, but the journal is aimed at intelligent laymen, working pastors, and others who areinterested in the reconstruction of all spheres of human existence in terms of thestandards of the Old and New Testaments. It is not intended to be another outletfor professors to professors, but rather a forum for serious discussion withinChristian circles.The Marxists have been absolutely correct in their claim that theory must beunited with practice, and for this reason they have been successful in theirattempt to erode the foundations of the noncommunist world. The editors agreewith the Marxists on this point, but instead of seeing in revolution the means of fusing theory and practice, we see the fusion in personal regeneration throughGod’s grace in Jesus Christ and in the extension of God’s kingdom. Good princi-ples should be followed by good practice; eliminate either, and the movementfalters. In the long run, it is the kingdom of God, not Marx’s “kingdom of free-dom,” which shall reign triumphant. Christianity will emerge victorious, for onlyin Christ and His revelation can men find both the principles of conduct and themeans of subduing the earth—the principles of Biblical law.The
Journal of Christian Reconstruction
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