Five Solas


North, Millennialism And Social Theory, pp.256-257

North, Millennialism And Social Theory, pp.256-257

11. Will God Disinherit Christ’s Church?

Gary North

Millennialism And Social Theory, Tyler, Texas: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990, pp.249-278

1. Eschatology and the Millennium
2. What Is Social Theory?
3. Covenantal Progress
4. Pessimillennialism
5. The Society of the Future
6. Time Enough
7. Denying God’s Predictable Sanctions in History
8. Historical Sanctions: An Inescapable Concept
9. The Sociology of Suffering
10. Pietistic Postmillennialism
11. Will God Disinherit Christ’s Church?
12. Our Blessed Earthly Hope in History
13. What Is to Be Done?
Appendix: The Lawyer and the Trust
For Further Reading


The Premillennialist’s Response

 Premillennialism does have some understanding of the resurrection and ascension. The premillennialist expects the good times to come to earth when Christ returns bodily to overcome the weakness of the Church in history. What premillennialism ignores is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. It also denies the doctrine of God's irresistible grace. What the premillennialist ignores is the question of the two angels to the witnesses of Christ’s ascension: “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven... ?” (Acts 1:11a). Then the witnesses returned to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit. But premillennialists are still standing around culturally, gazing in hope at heaven. *1 In the meantime, their pockets are being picked by the humanists. “Just keep on looking up,” the humanists tell them. “Let us know if you see something.” (pp.256-257)


*1:Dave Hunt, Whatever Happened to Heaven? (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House, 1988). (p.257)