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North, Millennialism And Social Theory, p.203

North, Millennialism And Social Theory, p.203
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【論文名】
8. Historical Sanctions: An Inescapable Concept

【著者名】
Gary North

【書名・(巻・号)・出版社・出版年・(版)】
Millennialism And Social Theory, Tyler, Texas: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990, pp.185-209

【本文の構成】
Preface
Introduction
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?
Conclusion
Appendix: The Lawyer and the Trust
For Further Reading

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A Perfect Pessimism

 Pessimism regarding the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ in history is what best defines pessimism. There is no pessimism in the history of man that is more pessimistic than this eschatological pessimism regarding the power of the gospel in history. The universal destruction of mankind by nuclear war ―― a myth, by the way *1―― is downright optimistic compared to pessimism with regard to the transforming power of the gospel in history. This pessimism testifies that the incorrigible human heart is more powerful than God in history, that Satan’s defeat of Adam in the garden is more powerful in history than Christ's defeat of Satan at Calvary. It denies Paul’s doctrine of triumphant grace in history: “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did more abound” (Rom. 5:20). In pesssimillennial theologies, grace struggles so that sin might more abound in history. Few have said it more fearlessly than Lehman Strauss in Bibliotheca Sacra, Dallas Seminary’s scholarly journal: (p.203)

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*1:Arthur Robinson and Gary North, Fighting Chance: Ten Feet to Survival (Ft. Worth, Texas: American Bureau of Economic Research, 1986). (p.203)