Altar, then on to Throne

Rushdoony, Institutes of biblical Law, pg 73.

"The tabernacle thus... declares God's throne to be His law... It is truncated and defective faith which stops at the altar. The altar signifies redemption. It sets forth thus the rebirth of the believer. But rebirth for what? Without the dimension of law, life is denied the meaning and purpose of rebirth. Not surprisingly, altar-centered faith is heaven-centered and rapture-centered rather than God-centered. It seeks an escape from the world rather than the fulfillment of god's calling and law-word in the world."

This is really good, though I'd focus more on life, joy and service after redemption, than law. Law is needed for service, but life and joy come by the Holy Spirit.

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