[David] Chilton responds to [Ronald J.] Sider and to socialism with an orthodox and reformed view of Scripture: God is the Creator and Sovereign over all things; man is created in God’s image, and was given stewardship over the earth, but fell into sin; sin is the transgression of God’s law, which is holy and just and good; man is saved not by the keeping of the law, but by reliance on Christ’s atonement for sin; nevertheless man must not continue sinning—i.e. God’s perfect law is the standard upon which society must be built—man’s laws must not supersede God’s.
My two cents
This is a neat summary of morality. A good template for politics, legislation, and daily living. Normally I write a few paragraphs in my commentaries, but I don’t feel the need to write anything else for this quote.
Epp, G. (n.d). U-TURN.net: Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators (book review). Available: http://u-turn.net/1-2/chilton.shtml. Last accessed 24th Jul 2013.