English Baptist & Two-Kingdom TheologyPosted: February 11, 2011
Were English-Baptist Two-Kingdom? I think not…
Chapter 24 of the Civil Magistrate Section 2 reads,
“It is LAWFUL for Christians to accept and execute the office of a magistrate when called there unto; in the management whereof, as they ought especially to maintain justice and peace, according to the wholesome laws of EACH kingdom and commonwealth, so for that end they may lawfully now, under the New Testament wage war upon just and necessary occasions.”
Not only did they see being called into civil office lawful, but they saw fit for those called out of this kingdom, to yet serve in this kingdom in the civil government.