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Two Kingdoms

Two Kingdoms

The two-kingdom approach thus avoids the triumphalism that can sometimes characterize the transformationalists. It has no aspirations to transform society but rather claims to have a more realistic understanding of the fallenness of the world. It also protects the regular, God-ordained operations of the church governed by explicit biblical commands. So while Christians can and should… Continue Reading

Dual Citizens

Dual Citizens

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series God's People in Exile You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Last week, as part of our study of Psalm 137, I pointed out the striking similarities between the conditions in which the Hebrews exiled in Babylon found themselves and the Church today. I ended by asking, “How many Christians today consider themselves sojourners and exiles? How many Christians recognize that their citizenship is in another… Continue Reading

Christians and Culture

Christians and Culture

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Christians have always wrestled with how they should respond to the cultures around them. On the one hand, we recognize the goodness of God’s creation and his common grace upon all people. On the other hand, we recognize that people are sinful and that the world is hostile to God and to Christians. So what… Continue Reading

Another proof we need a middle way between 2K and Neo-Calvinism

Another proof we need a middle way between 2K and Neo-Calvinism

This is another example of why I believe that neither Two Kingdom Theology nor Transformationalism quite gets the biblical picture. Related: Two-Kingdom vs. Transformationalism: What’s all this fuss about? On the one hand, I agree with the Neo-Calvinist interpretation of Kuyper that says that (in Bratt’s words) “God can–must–be served anywhere and everywhere.” On the other… Continue Reading

More on 2K theology

More on 2K theology

Here’s another explanation of 2K theology from R. C. Sproul, Jr. And here is someone who takes issue with some of how Sproul explains it. Be sure to check out my explanation of this perspective. Continue Reading

Machen, Hart, 2K, and Cultural transformation

Machen, Hart, 2K, and Cultural transformation

I continue to find this discussion by Hart and others about Two Kingdom Theology vs. Transformationalism intriguing and helpful. Part of the intramural debate among Presbyterians is whether or not Machen was one or the other. Hart cites these statements from Machen’s testimony before Congress concerning public education as proof that he was not transformationalist.… Continue Reading