The Two Kingdoms and Immigration Policy
I just completed last week a series of posts explaining what I believe to be a biblical doctrine of the differing responsibilities individual Christians and corporate churches have toward culture, and the distinct role government authority has in ruling civil matters. Contrary to many within evangelicalism today, it is very important to recognize these differences; when we blur them, we run into trouble. Case in point: It is no secret that there is a significant debate going on right now in the US over immigration policy. A sovereign nation's protection of her borders and decisions regarding who she allows into the country (or not) falls squarely in the realm of governmental authority. God has specifically delegated such authority to government, and as such, governments are ministers of his, overseeing order in the common kingdom (Rom 13:1-7). Does this mean Christians can have no opinion on the matter? Sure they can, [more]