by Gary North
This book presents the case for the Bible as the sole foundation of valid social theory. Every social theory has a theory of sovereignty, authority, law, rewards and punishments. The Bible offers a unique version of such a theory. But modern Christians have rejected the idea of cultural progress. They also reject the idea of God’s sanctions in history. Finally they reject biblical law. They have therefore been forced to import humanist substitutes for these three crucial concepts. Very few of them have recognized what they have done, or had done to them, in the name of Christianity. This book shows exactly what has to be done, and why it has distorted the Church’s efforts of evangelism.
by Gary North
No political order can be religiously neutral, and the modern political order in the United States and other Western nations, called “pluralism,” is in reality polytheism. As in the ancient world, polytheists are offended at those who claim that there is only one God, and this is why orthodox Christianity is increasingly under assault in the United States and throughout the Western world. In this book, Gary North brings his many years of theological and historical research to bear on the question of how this polytheistic state of affairs came about, and what must be done about it. In a powerful argument, sure to be controversial, North points a finger at the framers of the Constitution of the United States, who self-consciously broke with 1000 + years of Western heritage by not referring to the Trinity and to Christ as King. This was the hole in the dike, North contends, through which modern secularism has poured. No one concerned about the state of the American nations can afford to ignore this book.
By Ray Sutton
“So keep the words of this covenant to do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.”(Deuteronomy 29:9)
God desires for His people to proper. He desires for His people to live in the full blessings of the Kingdom.
Unfortunately, because most Christians have not understood the nature of the covenant, they have pursued those blessings in an entirely un-Biblical fashion. They have resorted to the pop-psychology of positive thinking, or the pop-sociology of positive imaging, or the pop-theology of positive confession.
Ray Sutton demonstrates that only keeping the terms of the covenant will Christians truly prosper. Utilizing careful and detailed Biblical exposition, and practical and lucid Biblical application, he shows just how God desires for us to obtain our promised victory. But he not only shows us all the hows of the covenant, he shows us all the whats, wheres, and whys as well.
Whether your interest in theological or practical, philosophical or persona, sociological or devotional, That You May Prosper is certain to be an eye-opening contribution to your Christian walk.
by George Grant.
The conflict between Islam and the West existed long before the destruction of the World Trade Center and the other events that recently touched America. It goes back hundreds, even thousands, of years. Yet the struggle is upon us now as never before. In this well-reasoned, accessible book, Middle East expert George Grant answers the troubling questions on many believers’ minds. Who are the followers of Islam, and what do they believe? What could have motivated those who carried out the acts of terror on September 11? Why has there been tension between Islam and the West for centuries? What are the true meanings of terms such as Ji’had, Intifada, and Dhimma? And is there any hope for peace? The call upon believers now-as always-is to prepare and equip ourselves so that we may stand fast. The Blood of the Moon will help readers better understand the history of Islam and its struggle with the Western world, as well as how Christians can share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ with the followers of Allah.
by Henry Van Til
How should a Christian Live in a secular world?
This classic looks at the relationship between religion and culture from a Reformed perspective.
Van Til uses the term culture to designate “that activity of man, the image beare of God, by which he fulfills the creation mandate to cultivate the earth, to have dominion over it, and to subdue it.” Culture, therefore, is removed from a totally secular context, is placed in the arena of Christian activity and influence, and is constructively viewed from a biblical perspective. The text explores both the historic development and the contemporary implications of the Calvinistic framework of culture and theology.
by Gary North
What does the Bible require of men in the area of economics and business? What does the Bible have to say about economic theory? Does it teach the free market, or socialism, or a mixture of the two, or something completely different? Is there rally an exclusively Christian approach to economics? Modern economic thought is humanistic to the core, whether conservative, libertarian, Keynesian, Marxist, or whatever.
All schools of thought begin with the presupposition that man is the measure of all things, and man’s mind is capable, apart from biblical revelation to interpret the world correctly. This is why modern economic theory is in the process of disintegration.
This book sets forth the biblical foundations of economics. It offers the basis of total reconstruction of economic theory and practice. It specifically abandons the universal presupposition of all modern schools of economics: Darwinian evolution. Economics must begin with the doctrine of creation. The Dominion Covenant: Genesis represents a self-conscious effort to re-think the oldest and most rigorous social science in terms of the doctrine of creation. Every social science requires such a reconstruction. The “baptized humanism” of the modern Christian college classroom must be abandoned by all those who take seriously God’s command that Christians go forth and subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28).
by Gary North
The two most successful attacks on Christianity in the modern world have been biblical higher criticism and Darwinism. Both views stem from the same source: a view of man as a social creature who lives in an evolving society. Both views substitute a philosophy of autonomous historical process for the biblical philosophy of creation, fall, redemption, and final judgment.
Biblical higher criticism affects men’s choice of ethics. It especially affects their social ethics. What is seldom understood is that biblical higher criticism arose in England in the late seventeenth century as a reaction to the use of the Old Testament as a guide for civil law. Higher criticism was an important tool in the humanists’ war against Christian civilization. They won that phase of the battle. It has taken three centuries for even a handful of Christians to return once again to the Old Testament in search of social guidelines. This quest necessitates a rejection of the techniques of biblical higher criticism. Until Christians abandon higher criticism and its evolutionary social presuppositions (disguised as conclusions), they will remain in cultural bondage.
by Rousas J. Rushdooney
Rushdoony’s study tells us an important part of American history: exactly what has public education been trying to accomplish? Before the 1830s and Horace Mann, no schools in the U.S. were state supported or state controlled. They were local, parent-teacher enterprises, supported without taxes, and taking care of all children. They were remarkably high in standard and were Christian. From Mann to the present, the state has used education to socialize the child. The school’s basic purpose, according to its own philosophers, is not education in the traditional sense of the 3 R’s. Instead, it is to promote ‘democracy’ and ‘equality,’ not in their legal or civic sense, but in terms of the engineering of a socialized citizenry. Public education became the means of creating a social order of the educator’s design. Such men saw themselves and the school in messianic terms. This book was instrumental in launching the Christian school and homeschool movements.
by Rousas J. Rushdooney
Originally published in 1965, these essays were a continuation of the author’s previous work, This Independent Republic, and examine the interpretations and concepts which have attempted to remake and rewrite America’s past and present. ‘The writing of history then, because man is neither autonomous, objective nor ultimately creative, is always in terms of a framework, a philosophical and ultimately religious framework in the mind of the historian. To the orthodox Christian, the shabby incarnations of the reigning historiographies are both absurd and offensive. They are idols, and he is forbidden to bow down to them and must indeed wage war against them.’
By Harold O.J. Brown
This book is a probing work grappling with the reasons so many moderns worship the sensuous, the material, the merely colossal — but still feel empty and shallow. Building on the work of the late Pitirim Sorokin, Harold Brown finds the roots of cultural disintegration in the abandonment of the spiritual dimension. The author shows how most societies have descended from spiritual values to a period like our own, when materialism and sensuality rule. The result will be not just apostasy, but revolution, and the collapse of civilization. However, this need not be inevitable. The profound connections The Sensate Culture makes between Christianity and culture are accessible to every thoughtful person who takes seriously the crises faced by a world spinning out of control.