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2010 Issue 6

The future of government must be considered from a variety of perspectives. It is not enough to consider only the civil dimensions of government. In biblical terms, Government is multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional. The future of government must be considered in all of its dimensions, beginning with the individual and including civil affairs. If individuals abdicate responsibilities in the areas of self, family, business, and church governments we can expect an increase of power and the claim of absolute authority by civil government. Thus, the denial of multiple governments opens the door to the leveling of society by the State. There is no future under such a system, only a god-like State imposing its will on everyone.

Dr. John Jefferson Davis is Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1975. Dr. Davis earned the Ph.D. from Duke University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and Danforth Graduate Fellow. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Foundations of Evangelical Theology; Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today; Your Wealth in God’s World; and most recently, Christ’s Victorious Kingdom: Postmillennialism Reconsidered. His articles and reviews have appeared in Christianity Today, Eternity, The Westminster Theological Journal, and other scholarly and popular publications.

As the title indicates, the purpose of this chapter is to explore the implications of postmillennialism for business ethics and practice. The term postmillennialism will be defined, something of its history sketched, and clarifications stated with respect to several common misunderstandings of the view. Its biblical basis will be considered, and then its practical implications for the world of business will be explored.

When we look at the economics of the Social Security System, which went into deficit mode in 2010, we can see that we are facing what I have called Retirement Armageddon. But that’s not the whole story. Default by the Federal government is not the same thing as the collapse of the United States.

It is easy to make a case for east Asia’s economic success, but only over the next two decades. East Asia’s economies are growing because their economies are being freed by decisions by politicians to reduce government regulations. But they all have two major problems: (1) the extreme boy/girl birth ratio of at least 120 to 100; (2) the threat of a rapidly aging population after 2025 or 2030. Economist Nick Eberstadt has been writing about this for a decade.

How to Argue with a Liberal and Win! Review of: How to Argue with a Liberal and Win! Joel McDurmon, Editor

This particular volume gives us quite an education about the economically unsound and disastrous ideas so common accepted by the American public. Typically these clichés of socialism are answered in a chapter of 2-3 pages. This makes the book easy to read when you have just a few minutes. These articles do not appeal to Scripture, but the biblical basis of the arguments can be found in another McDurmon book, God Versus Socialism.

In this article I discuss the recent decline in the espousal of postmillennialism, defend it as a basic system of theological thought against certain misguided criticisms, elaborate its key tenet in contrast to amillennialism and premillennialism, and supply a general defense of its acceptability in the light of the history of Reformed theology. What shall be demonstrated is that its recent unpopularity has been unjustified and that the position must be taken quite seriously by all who adhere to Reformation Christianity.

The years shortly after the turn of the twentieth century witnessed a general decline in the published advocacy of postmillennial eschatology. Conspicuous among the influences generating this popular disenchantment were three factors, best understood in their unrefined and early stages in the nineteenth century.