The doctrine of the two kingdoms is often confused as a distinction between church and state, but this is not the case. While Christ’s reign over all things in power and over His church in grace do indeed relate to the institutions of the church and the civil magistracy, the kingdom of power is not… Read More Confessional Two Kingdoms
There is a moral duty inherent in the law of nature to acknowledge God and to worship Him alone. The first commandment obliges all persons, not just as individuals, but also as families and nations; all people and institutions that God sovereignly reigns over are morally bound to acknowledge and submit to Him, and according to each… Read More What is National Covenanting?
John Calvin’s commentary on Isaiah 49:23, and the duties of magistrates under the gospel: And kings shall be thy nursing fathers. After having spoken of the obedience of the Gentiles, he shews that this relates not to the common people only, but to “kings” also. He compares “kings” to hired men who bring up the… Read More Kings Shall Be Thy Nursing Fathers
1. National covenanting – This is where the name “Covenanter” comes from. Their belief is that a covenant must be made nationally acknowledging Jesus Christ as King and vowing to be God’s people while being lovingly obedient to his laws. This includes not working with evil nations and protecting the true Christian religion. Reconstructionists don’t… Read More 8 Differences Between Covenanters and Reconstructionists