In the war of the worldviews, we now find ourselves wedged between exposés of feminism launched by patriarchalists and exposés of Biblical patriarchy published by feminists. The Biblical family and its defenders stand on one side of the fixed chasm, and the autonomous individual woman and her defenders stand on the other side. The chasm is infinitely deep, but not so wide as to prevent arrows fired across it from reaching the other side.
Children born into Christian families are also born into the front lines of warfare for Christ’s Kingdom, against the unregenerate world. Christian parents must teach their children to understand this, as soon as possible, and to live with God’s Word as the openly acknowledged authority in every area of life.
“The question, are there valid laws of economics, or is economics an area of pragmatic practice and social convention, is then a question with reference to the existence of God.
The problem is “intellectuals”—in particular the intellectuals of the Western world today—and their baleful, sometimes disastrous influence on society. Sowell explains who the intellectuals are, what they believe, and how they influence the world. Practically all of what they believe is wrong, and practically all of their influence has been for the worse.
What did America’s founders’ Christianity look like? What theology motivated them to risk all to build a “city on a hill”? Their writings reveal they avidly and systematically studied the Bible as a seamless document, saw God as deterministic in history and man’s only rightful Governor (Ps. 22:28), promoted Christian duty to resist tyranny, embraced an optimistic view of the future under Christ’s lordship, equally revered God’s law and God’s grace, regarded both physical and spiritual life as holy, and labored to apply God’s Old Testament laws in private and civic life (2 Tim. 3:16–17).