Hypocrisy replaces virtue when people try to cover their sins rather than confess them to God. This is all too common when the biblical doctrine of confession is not preached or practiced. In The Cure of Souls, Rousas John Rushdoony examines the biblical teaching on confession and explaining the errors of Romanism and the neo-Freudianism of modern Christian counseling. Aiming to restore the meaning of confession as taught in the Scriptures, Rushdoony maintains that as long as confession is seen as a Romanist doctrine, we have no hope of recovering this vital aspect of Christianity.
The Cure of Souls is remarkably readable, and sure to empower both clergy and laity as they discover the powerful tool of biblical confession.
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Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001) was a well-known American scholar, the author of more than 30 books. He held BA and MA degrees from the University of California and received his theological training at the Pacific School of Religion. An ordained minister, he worked as a missionary among Paiute and Shoshone Indians and as a pastor to two California churches. He founded the Chalcedon Foundation, an educational organization devoted to research, publishing, and cogent communication of a distinctively Christian scholarship to the world at large. His writing in the Chalcedon Report and his numerous books inspired a generation of believers to be active in reconstructing the world to the glory of Jesus Christ. Until his death, he resided in Vallecito, California, where he engaged in research, lecturing, and assisting others in developing programs to put faith into action.