Overhearing some talk on the separation of church and state a few days back, a timely article from our blessed blog-friend and apologist, TurretinFan, provides a terrific overview of the basic perspectives with regard to the existence of two kingdoms in God’s economy. Very well worth taking the time to read. He opens his February 2nd post with this:
The idea that there are two kingdoms (the civil magistrate and the church) is a distinction that goes back, in terms of historical theology, at least to Augustine (leaving aside the Biblical question, which is an important one).
There are, however, a variety of positions with respect to the two kingdoms…. Read the rest here.
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