The Two Kingdoms and Christian Ethics

One of the worst misrepresentations of the Reformation teaching of God's two kingdoms that I've heard goes like this: "Two kingdom theology means that we only have to live as Christians on Sunday but not the rest of the week."  This notion is completely mistaken in every way; it is absolutely not at all an… Continue reading The Two Kingdoms and Christian Ethics

Church. State.

Here are a few great lines from article 28 of the 1530 Augsburg Confession. "...the Church's authority and the State's authority must not be confused.  The Church's authority has its own commission to teach the Gospel and to administer the Sacraments [Matthew 28:19-20].  Let it not break into the office of another.  Let it not transfer the… Continue reading Church. State.