This article evaluates Christian reconstructionism and its inclination to postmillennialism. In advocating for theonomy, Christian reconstructionism fails to understand that the work of reconstruction is not for the church, but is of Christ. The kingdom will not come through political control, but through the spreading of the gospel.
Theonomy and reconstructionism came to existence in response to dispensationalism. Theonomy, in seeking to map a way for Christians to become engaged in society by applying the Old Testament, fails in its reading of the Old Testament. The solution is not in theonomy, but in understanding the sovereignty of Christ and the implications it has for the Christian life in politics.