Out of the Eater

or A Bigger Christendom


“In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river,
was tree of life, which bore twelve fruits,
each tree yielding its fruit every month.
The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:2


While the governments of the first global economy in history explore areas of policy for which there is no historical precedent, Christians need to understand that even now, there is nothing new under the sun. It may be true, as some believe, that every war (including World War I) can be traced back to disputes over resources. But all the economic advice we need, whether personal, national or global, is contained in the Bible. The Tree of Life is still at the centre of the Garden, but it is the Church, and God is working on a forest.

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[1] R. C. Sproul Jr., Biblical Economics, A Commonsense Guide to Our Daily Bread, pp. 29-37.
[2] See Building Cages Out of Freedom.
[3] This is the heart of Peter Leithart’s timely new book, Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom.
[4] See Church and State.
[5] Check out David Chilton’s Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators. [PDF]

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7 Responses to “Out of the Eater”

  • Herold Says:

    Right on! Right on!

  • Mike Bull Says:

    ADDENDUM: I should have made more clear that the honey coming out of the lion refers back to Eve coming out of the side of Adam. And for those unfamiliar with the Bible Matrix, a swarm refers to Day 5 of Creation, plagues and plunder.

  • Travis Finley Says:


    What you said @ a godly Jew being the right-hand-man to a pagan King goes back to Israel’s premature desire for a king, no? It’s not only that God was their true king, but would have given them another Pharaoh with a new Joseph?
    As the priestly nation, they would have a king over them in God’s timing, yes?

  • Mike Bull Says:

    Hi Travis
    Sort of. Israel was a church-state, but that was expanded to include the Gentiles, taken to the next level. Instead of Nathan at the right hand of David, it was Daniel, Nehemiah, Mordecai at the right hand of a converted Gentile king. So, yes, the plan was always for a king. In the former days, they jumped the gun (as Adams always do) and ended up with Saul. In the latter days, they jumped the gun and ended up with the Herods. Instead of being willing to serve in the court God ordained for them first, they wanted their own court.
    I suppose, had they been faithful, there would have been a faithful Jew serving in a Greek court, and another serving in the Roman court. We see Paul’s appearances before Roman officials and his appeal to Caesar as this prophetic testimony.

  • Mike Bull Says:

    But, as ever, I could be mistaken. Run this by Jim on the list if you feel you need to! He is the authority. And read The Handwriting on the Wall again.

  • Travis Finley Says:

    You mean, for the first time ;^)

  • Mike Bull Says:

    It’s just been reissued, so you have even less excuse!