Five Solas


North, Millennialism And Social Theory, p.206

North, Millennialism And Social Theory, p.206

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 Shaking of the Foundations

 A recent book from the dispensational camp illustrates the growing problem faced by the movement. Kerby Anderson, a dispensationalist, is also a strong defender of Christian social involvement. He has edited a book titled Living Ethically in the ’90s. *1 Surely this is a worthy goal. But the book’s title presents a monumental problem for dispensationalists. How does one live ethically? This was Schaeffer’s unanswered question: How should we then live? If biblical law is not morally binding in the New Covenant era, then how do Christians know what righteous living is? The book raises the question of ethical standards, meaning permanent ethical principles. This is the question of law. For a Christian, it is this issue: biblical law vs. non-biblical law. It is a question that dispensationalists have done their best to avoid asking, let alone answer, since 1830. (p.206)


*1:J. Kerby Anderson (ed.), Living Ethically in the ’90s (Wheaton, Illinois: Victor Books, 1990). (p.206)