Romans 13

Volume 13: Life in Two Kingdoms

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Weight 1.14 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 0.9 in
binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

2002

isbn

9780851518244

Banner Pub Date

Jan 1, 2003

topic

Culture, Worldview, The Church

scripture

Romans

set

Romans

page-count

336

Book Description

In his Exposition of Romans 13 Lloyd-Jones deals with the tensions of life in two kingdoms as he addresses topics such as; the function of the state, fearing God and honoring the king, the already and the not yet, Christ’s coming, motives to holy living, reading Scripture and glory begun below. These are just a very few of the topics covered in the 23 chapters of an Exposition of Romans 13: Life in Two Kingdoms.

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1. One 1
  A new subsection in the Epistle – connection with what comes before and after – the function of the state – analysis of the chapter.  
 2. Two 16
  Theology based on accurate exposition – what is meant by ‘the higher powers’ – reasons for being subject – fearing God and honouring the king.  
3. Three 31
  Christianity does not cancel the natural order – the world not abandoned by God – government ordained by God – Pridham on Romans – negative and positive roles of government.  
4. Four 48
  The Christian’s relationship to the state – two extreme views – limits on liberty – the citizen’s rights – no form of government to be idolized – capital punishment.  
 5. Five 63
  The sword – pacifism – war and revolution – just wars – conscientious objectors – rebellions must be justified.  
 6. Six 75
  Church and state – ecumenism – church and state under Christ’s authority – Constantine – Roman Catholic teaching – Wycliffe – the Reformation – Erastianism – Luther – the Church of England – religious toleration.  
 7. Seven 88
  Church and state essentially different – common grace – the differences explained – value of history – Luther, Zwingli, Calvin ­- Belgic Confession on magistrates – Puritans – Presbyterians – Westminster Confession on magistrates – Melville – two kings, two kingdoms.  
 8. Eight 102
  Pilgrim Fathers and American colonists – Separatists – Cromwell – the ‘Free Church idea’ – Roger Williams – the Commonwealth – ­democracy – the Ejection of 1662 – established churches.  
 9. Nine 117
  Church-state relations unknown in New Testament – Old Testament appealed to – Israel’s position unique – Christ’s kingdom not of this world – confusing the world and the church.  
10. Ten 132
  Summary of teaching – lesson of history – traditionalism – the state cannot Christianize society – parable of the leaven misunderstood – no gradual advance, except in the church.  
 11. Eleven 148
  The lordship of Christ – tension between the two kingdoms – the church should lay down principles – freedom, education, the arts, science, law, morality – individual Christians may influence society.  
 12. Twelve 163
  Christian view of duties – the Apostle’s method – inspiration not mechanical – borrowing and lending – ‘I am debtor’ – the law of God and love.  
13. Thirteen 177
  The law misunderstood by Pharisees and moralists – loving our neighbour – how the modem understanding of this fails – meanings of ‘love’ – wrong views of self – wrong views of law – the law reveals sin.  
 14. Fourteen 191
  The meaning of loving our neighbour especially important today – modern view denies the gospel- how love fulfils the law – who is our neighbour? – the Christian and the law – mysticism and rigorism – ­danger of legalism.  
 15. Fifteen 206
  A new subsection – conversion of Augustine – knowing the time – doctrine and practice – antinomianism, believism, mysticism – preoccupation with gifts – avoiding wrong emphases.  
 16. Sixteen 220
  Argument from the last things – Christianity not just a moral system­ – Christian view of time and history – secular views – redemption history – the end in view.  
 17. Seventeen 232
  Christian view of life in the world – night, darkness – ignorance of God, man, life and death – moral darkness – despair – salvation, past, present and future.  
 18. Eighteen 245
  The day – apocalyptic element in New Testament – Christ’s coming – ­its purpose – new heavens and new earth – judgment – motives to holy living – rewards – glorification.  
 19. Nineteen 258
  Christians have undergone a great change – the new birth – how Christians are ‘of the day’ – the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet’ – ‘glory begun below’.  
 20. Twenty 271
  Sanctification always presented doctrinally – realizing what we are­ – inconsistency of living in the old way – the life of the day – how to overcome sin – avoiding presumption – warnings and encouragements.  
 21. Twenty-one 284
  Did the Apostles believe the end was imminent? – evidence from the epistles – the critics’ view disproved – examples of prophetic foreshortening – the heavenly perspective – being ready.  
 22. Twenty-two 297
  Application of the doctrine – the need for watchfulness – general discipline – self-examination – awareness of the times – reading Scripture – value of biographies – the works of darkness and the armour of light.  
 23. Twenty-three 310
  Conduct befitting the day – negative exhortations – their relevance to Christians today – sins of the body and the mind – putting on the Lord Jesus Christ – living on Him – hiding in Him – putting self out.  

 

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