Five Solas


North, Millennialism And Social Theory, p.205

North, Millennialism And Social Theory, p.205

8. Historical Sanctions: An Inescapable Concept

Gary North

Millennialism And Social Theory, Tyler, Texas: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990, pp.185-209

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 Quest for Relevance

 Nevertheless, pessimillennial pietists publicly profess concern regarding the irrelevance of Christianity today. They know that Christians should have answers to the dilemmas of the day, even if pagans refuse to accept our answers. This may be why Hal Lindsey’s publisher insisted on a relevant-sounding title, The Liberation of Planet Earth, even though the book said nothing about it. The problem facing those who would mobilize the evangelical Christian community is that this community has taken its pietism very seriously. The people in the pews have assimilated the teaching of a century of pietism. Its leaders therefore have devoted little effort and less money to developing specific answers to obvious social problems. (p.205)