I have just finished reading one of Greg Bahnsen’s major work entitled: By This Standard. In this 350-page excellent defense of theonomic ethics, Bahnsen articulates and defends the basic premise of theonomy: that God’s law is the only law to be followed in the arena of ethics and civil justice. No other standard is greater and no other standard will do when it comes to ordering society and man’s lives.
Since the early 1990′s an attempt to refute theonomy’s basic premise (see above) was made by a confused and often contradictory group of scholars. Greg Bahnsen and others have replied en mass. Theonomy’s proliferation of books in the 80′s and 90′s made the opponents think twice before replying. I am still amazed that after so many years have passed since By This Standard was written, the same futile line of argumentation continues to be brought forth. By This Standard answers each argument with care and precision leaving absolutely no doubt to the absolute normativity of God’s law.