This past week there has been some discussion about Van Til and his worldview and whether it was more in line with Christian Reconstructionism and theonomy than previously thought, or (more to the point) whether his privately held views were a true reflection of his stated positions of amillennialism and an apolitical Christianity. Joel McDurmon […]Read More Aren’t All Christians Supposed to Be ‘Reconstructionists’?
Someone on Gary North’s discussion forums this past week posted that he had recently “converted” to Christian Reconstructionism from premillennial dispensationalism. This, of course, now makes him a contrarian in almost every sense of the word. He said he is now the only member of his circle of family and friends to hold this position […]Read More You Can Lead a Horse to (Reconstructionist) Water, But You Can’t Make Him THINK It
Younger Christians may not remember this, but 25 years ago, in 1988, millions of Bible-believing Christians all over the world were anxiously awaiting and breathlessly watching for that glorious event to take place, in which the hopes and dreams of generations of believers would be fully realized and instantly confirmed and consummated in the physical, […]Read More Reconstructionism vs. Dispensationalism: 25 Years Later, the Debate Still Hinges on the Role and Responsibility of Christians, Not the Return of Jesus
Acronyms are helpful little things. Especially when you’re trying to remember the main ideas of a particular teaching or the basic tenets of a certain body of thought. I’ve “memorized” (meaning, I remembered them just long enough to pass an exam or a class!) plenty of acronyms in my day. Different subjects and disciplines. I’m sure you […]Read More An Easy Way to Remember the Basic Tenets of Christian Reconstructionism
If you have never read anything by David Chilton, and you only wanted to buy and read one of his books, Paradise Restored would be the one to get. Of course, after you’ve read Paradise Restored, you WILL want to buy and read his other books! David Chilton was an extraordinarily gifted writer. I say […]Read More A Refreshingly Optimistic Guide to Understanding Biblical Symbolism, Imagery and Prophecy (and Just READING the Bible): Paradise Restored
Twenty-two years ago (1990), Gary North wrote a book, Millennialism and Social Theory. He gave it an academic-sounding title, hoping (he says) that “there may be a few secular academics who decide to read it.” Well, I’m not a secular academic. But after reading the book, I can tell you it is not a detached […]Read More Millennialism, and Why It May Be Crucial to the Salvation of Billions of Souls over the Next 2-3 Generations
How many times have you been talking to another Christian when the subject of eschatology comes up? You’re discussing some current event or recent trend or a grave, cultural concern that you share. This naturally expands and leads into the subject of “end times” and prophecy and what the Bible says about all this bad stuff […]Read More When Bad Eschatology Happens to Good Christians