Message 1, The Lamb Who Reigns:

This message is a pre-conference round table discussion on Christianity, culture, and the reign of Christ over all things with Drs. George Grant, Keith Mathison, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul Jr., and R.C. Sproul.

Video outline:
1:57 What are we praying for when we pray the petition in The Lord’s Prayer that begins with “…thy Kingdom come?”

8:09 How would we reconcile Jesus’ statement that His kingdom is not of this world with His assurance that He has overcome the world and all authority in heaven and on earth have been given to Him?

25:28 What, if anything, should the Church be speaking prophetically to the State today? Have there been times over the centuries of the Church’s engagement with the culture where the Church has really blown it when it comes to making manifest the reign of Christ?

43:22 How do Christians confuse biblical Christianity with civil religion or common morality? 

50:03 Is the formulation of two-kingdom theology a reaction or possibly an overreaction to American civil religion?

55:25 One author has argued that two-kingdom doctrine is a proper companion to a Protestant doctrine of justification. Does the Protestant doctrine of justification demand a two-kingdom theology?

01:01:14 Will our eschatology guide how we answer these questions, or will how we answer these questions direct us to an eschatological position? 

01:10:15 We’ve discussed disagreements among brothers and how the culture is always coming at us; and that the devil is more than happy to see us fight this out while he rides victorious over this land. What is the way forward? What are the constructive things that we need to be discussing with our brothers?

Note: This Questions and Answers session is made available for historical archival purposes only. Further, answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith.