NER: "The Secular Error"
Our churches have largely embraced the idea that there are two kingdoms in the world: one which belongs to Christ, and one which belongs to man. The first one governs church and spiritual life, and the second governs everything else. We know, of course, that Christ was given all authority in heaven and on earth. There is only one kingdom: Christ’s kingdom.
The great lie of the two kingdoms framework is that the secular kingdom, the one belonging to man, provides a neutral and level playing field for all worldviews to coexist. My latest article in The New England Reformer dispels with that myth:
We need not look any further than the past few years to understand how “tolerant” the secular state is of orthodox religious practice. Christian pastors have literally been ripped out of their cars on the freeway by Canadian police, arrested, and thrown in prison simply for opening their churches for Sunday worship. Their churches have been forcibly shut down and swaddled in chain link fence and barbed wire for the basic, orthodox Christian practice of meeting for Sunday worship. Yes, that actually happened here in the Western world.
The Secular Error, The New England Reformer
America’s salvation does not lie in top-down enlightenment era political theory or neo-conservative radio commentary, but in the consistent application of the law and gospel of God to all of life. The restoration of America, along with the rest of the Western world, will begin with reformation and revival. Each of those, of course, begin with you.