Kingdoms of Left and Right Hands

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Christian duties in the Left Hand Kingdom

Christians exist simultaneously in two kingdoms: the Church and the State. The Church is a spiritual kingdom and the State is an earthly one.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State).  In the Bible, God commands His followers to obey three basic duties as members [&hellip

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Characteristics of the Left Hand Kingdom

Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State).  Here are three characteristics of the left hand kingdom. First, the state is established by God. Daniel 2:21 says, “He (God) changes times and [&hellip

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Differences in the Two Kingdoms

Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians call these the kingdoms of the right hand (the Church) and the left hand (the State).  There are four distinct differences between the two.  First, the kingdom of the right hand has an eternal focus, preaching Law and Gospel [&hellip

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Two Kingdoms

As we start a new year, I want to begin a new blog series on the two kingdoms that Christians inhabit. These are the kingdoms of the right hand and the left hand, or the church and the state. Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians [&hellip

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