"A Tale of Two Cities" by Bob Donohue
Text: Exodus 20:22-26
Quotes from Jerome & Augustine
Summary of Augustine’s magnum opus, The City of God: There are two cities, (1) the City of God based on love for God, and (2) the City of Man based on love for self, resulting in strife, war, etc.
The phrase, “Be in the world but not of the world” is not in the Bible, but Jesus did say in John 17:14-20, “they are not of the world” (v.14) and “I have sent them into the world” (v.18).
Michael Horton quote: A Christian approaches politics not to save the world [to make it home] but to serve the world.
Two Kingdom Theology is the term for Augustine’s idea. The lack of this view resulted in the idea during the Middle Ages that men were “Christian kings of Christian nations,” resulting in the Crusades, the “cleansing of the Holy Land”, etc.
Luke 17:20-21. The kingdom of God is… internal.
Exodus 20:22-26. God’s instructions for His people begin with worship (v.22).
Which voice are you listening to during this election season? That of men leading to fear, or that of God leading to faith?
The God of our kingdom elects the god of their kingdom.
Daniel 2:20; 1 Samuel 8:11-18
We are prone to worship what we make.
[Bob will continue the message next Sunday.]