What is the authority of the church and state in COVID-19 restrictions?

The Bible teaches that there are two kingdoms, one is the civil jurisdiction, the other is Christ's spiritual kingdom. Mark 12:17 speaks of these two kingdoms: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's.” John 18:36 says, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom …

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What is the role of civil government?

Historically, American Calvinistic Baptists have been fairly unified on their understanding of the role of civil government. They expressed their views in various confessions but the the Second London Baptist Confession was their mother confession. In Chapter 24, Of the Civil Magistrate, it provides the historic Calvinistic Baptist understanding of the role of civil government. …

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Are the Ten Commandments distinct from other Old Testament law?

Are believers in Christ required to obey any part of Old Testament law, or is all Old Testament law abolished? Both Dispensationalists and proponents of New Covenant Theology simply say that believers are under no obligation to any Old Testament law. In their view, the laws of the Old Testament are fulfilled and abrogated in …

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