Outside the Camp

Posted on October 20, 2021

Written by Dr. Jason Garwood

The COVID-19 global pandemic took the world by surprise and many were left wondering if the cure was, in fact, worse than the disease. This was especially true as time went on and the narrative evolved. However, it wasn’t just a mass of confusion from the U.S. government and media outlets; many Christians were and are to this day unsure of how to approach medical ethics. Should Christians simply do whatever the “experts” tell them? Does the civil magistrate have jurisdiction over so-called “public health”? What about the leprosy passage in Leviticus 13 & 14 — can this be used as a guide for developing public health policies?

In this short book, Dr. Jason Garwood revisits the Levitical passage and makes the case that no, the magistrate has no authority or jurisdiction over public health. Rather than making assumptions about the leprosy passage, it is our Christian duty to draw the proper lines as we seek to teach the nations how to obey Christ.


The Foundations of Social Order

Posted on October 3, 2021

Written by R.J. Rushdoony

Every social order rests on a creed, on a concept of life and law, and represents a religion in action. Wherever there is an attack on the organization of society, there is an attack on its religion. The basic faith of a society means growth in terms of that faith, but any tampering with its basic structure is revolutionary activity. The life of a society is its creed; a dying creed faces desertion or subversion readily. Every creed, however healthy, is also under continual attack; the culture which neglects to defend and further its creedal base is exposing its heart to the enemy’s knife. Because of its indifference to its creedal basis in Biblical Christianity, western civilization is today facing death and is in a life and death struggle with humanism.

Today humanism is the creedal basis of the various democratic and socialistic movements. The clearer the humanism, the more direct its use of power, because it operates in terms of a consistency of principle. The conservatives attempt to retain the political forms of the Christian West with no belief in Biblical Christianity. Apart from vague affirmations of liberty, they cannot defend their position philosophically. They, therefore, become fact-finders: they try to oppose the humanists by documenting their cruelty, corruption, and abuse of office. If the facts carry any conviction to the people, they lead them only to exchange one set of radical humanists for reforming radical humanists. It is never their faith in the system which is shaken, but only in a form or representative of that system. The success of the subversives rests on their attack on the creed of the establishment, and its replacement by a new creed.

Then the foundations are provided, the general form of the building is determined. When the creed is accepted, the social order is determined. There can, therefore, be no reconstruction of the Christian civilization of the west except on Christian creedal foundations.