ChristianObserver — Reformed Journalist Calls for the Conservative Presbyterian and Reformed Community to Understand the Realities of “Radical Two Kingdoms” and “Escondido Two Kingdoms” Theologies
Darrell Todd Maurina writes:
I am seriously concerned about inroads of “Two Kingdoms” theology in conservative Reformed circles.
People in Reformed and Presbyterian circles who pay attention to politics need to be aware of this “Two Kingdoms” theology coming out of Westminster Theological Seminary in California and what damage it is doing in our churches. Things have gotten so bad that some professed conservative Calvinists are even trying to say that a Christian case can be made for the legalization of gay marriages. One example is Misty Irons’ recent speech on her support of homosexual civil marriage at the 2012 Gay Christian Network conference.
Here is Misty Irons’ speech to the Gay Christian Network 2012 conference:
I am prepared to believe there is a difference between the “Radical Two Kingdoms” people and the “Escondido 2K” people, but if so, the Escondido 2K people need to clearly disown Misty Irons and other R2K people who, like them, argue that when we’re engaged in political activity, we should use general revelation and natural law rather than Scripture to make our point. I fail to see that appealing to some vague and undefined “natural law” will work as a source of authority in politics or anywhere else, given our Reformed doctrine of total depravity and its implications for so-called “common sense.” Common sense simply is not that common.Continue Reading on christianobserver.org