The problems with the Two Kingdoms model of cultural engagement

From Tim Keller’s Center Church:

  1. The Two Kingdoms model gives more weight and credit to the function of common grace than the Bible does.

  2. Much of the social good that Two Kingdoms people attribute to natural revelation is really the fruit of the introduction of Christian teaching - of special revelation if you like - into world cultures.

  3. The Two Kingdoms model implies or teaches that it is possible for human life to be conducted on a religiously neutral basis.

  4. The Two Kingdoms model produces a form of ‘social quietism’.

  5. The Two Kingdoms view contributes to too great a hierarchy between clergy and lay-people.

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