Dr. David Chilton

Dr. David  Chilton

David Chilton was a well-known Reformed and "Christian Reconstructionist" pastor, speaker, and author. He contributed three books on eschatology which have proved quite significant, Paradise Restored (1985); Days of Vengeance (1987); The Great Tribulation (1987). He died unexpectedly in 1997 due to a heart attack. He was in his mid-forties. Gary North wrote: "David Chilton (1951-1997) wrote four major books. I published them. Click to download each of them.
    Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators ([1981] 1985)
    Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion (1985)
    The Days of Vengeance: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation (1987)
    The Great Tribulation (1987)

He was a self-taught economist of the highest order. He was a self-taught theologian of the highest order. He was the most gifted author I ever worked with. His books required no editing. They could be typeset and sent to the printer. I hired him in late 1980 to write Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators: a Biblical Response to Ronald J. Sider. This was a response to Sider's bestseller, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: A Biblical Study (1977). Chilton had to write that book in three months. I was scheduled to debate Sider at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts. That was one of those odd occurrences. A student telephoned me to invite me to come to speak. I replied, "Only if it's to debate Ron Sider." He immediately replied, "We want you to debate Ron Sider." I needed the book to sell for $1 at the debate. Boxes of them arrived the day before the debate. At the debate, I had a copy on the desk in front of us. ... I hired Chilton as a full-time writer in 1983. He wrote the other three books while working for me. He left to become a pastor in 1987. He died of a heart attack in 1997. I have never read a book on theology that is more of a page-turner than Paradise Restored. It is clear, lively, and a joy to read. It is the finest presentation of postmillennialism for a layman ever written. The Days of Vengeance almost matches it for readability, yet it is a scholarly book. He makes sense out of one of the two most difficult books in the Bible. The other is Ezekiel, which was John's model. The Great Tribulation is a short book. It shows that the prophesied great tribulation of Luke 21 was fulfilled by the Roman army's destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. It is behind us, not ahead of us.

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TitleDate
The Problem of the Poor (Response to Ron Sider)  
The Real Rapture  
A Christmas Message  
Beatitudes 13  
Beatitudes 12  
Beatitudes 10  
Beatitudes 09  
Beatitudes 08  
Beatitudes 07  
Beatitudes 06  
Beatitudes 04  
Beatitudes 03  
Beatitudes 02  
Beatitudes 01  
The Work of the Amos 08 Judgment and Restoration  
The Work of the Amos 07Prophecy and Ethics  
The Work of the Amos 06 Plumb Line  
The Work of the Amos 05 At Ease in Zion  
The Work of the Amos 04 Charity vs Injustice  
The Work of the Amos 03 Prophets Lament  
The Work of the Amos 02 Incorrigible Nation  
The Work of the Amos 01 Lawless and Judgement  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 14 Spiritual Warfare  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 13 Free Will  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 12 Family Priest  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 11 Adoption  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 10 Leading of Spirit  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 09 Spirit is Life  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 08 Spirit and Music  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 07 Tongues  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 06 Filling  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 05 Baptism of  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 04 Indwelling  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 03 Spiritual Man  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 02 Spirit and Law  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 01 Regeneration  
The Work of the Holy Spirit 1  
The Work of the Ascension and Kingdom  
The Work of the 04 Question and Answer Session Session  
The Work of the Ascension and Kingdom - Question and Answer Session  
The Gift of Prophecy  
The Work of the Ascension and Kingdom - Gift of Prophecy  
The Work of the Ascension and Kingdom - Royal Priesthood  
The Work of the Ascension and Kingdom  
The Work of the Protestant Work Ethic  
The Work of the Ecclesiastical Megalomania  
Armageddon and AD 70