Political Saviors

“We are again in the age of Caesars, of political saviors. All over the world, politicians proclaim their plans of salvation, and the cornerstone of their building is man. Look unto me, these false saviors declare to the peoples, vote for me and be saved.

St. Peter faced a hostile nation whose hope of salvation was in freedom from Rome. Thus the Zealots, or revolutionists, had a large popular following. Salvation for them meant their own political order. For the Roman overlords and their followers, salvation meant Caesar’s rule and plan.

St. Peter rules out, not only all other religions, but all the political plans of salvation with his blunt words: Neither is there salvation in any other. Christ is unique, and His salvation is exclusive. He is THE way, the ONLY way, Peter made emphatically clear, of salvation, for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. There are no alternate routes.

This means that false political saviors will give not salvation but ruin. False religious saviors will only give delusions. Truth is exclusive.”

– R. J. Rushdoony, in Faith For All Of Life.