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Besinning oor die twee ryke-leer

J. H. van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 44, No 2 | a2223 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v44i2.2223 | © 1988 J. H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 1988 | Published: 07 January 1988

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J. H. van Wyk,, South Africa

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Reflections on the theory of the two kingdoms
The question concerning the so-called two kingdoms, the kingdom of God/heaven and the kingdom of the devil/earth is as old as the history of humanity itself. Does not Christ himself refer to what belongs to Ceasar and what belongs to God (Matt 22: 21)? In this article the author first of all tries to summarise the six great theological models, with modifications, and thereafter briefly researches the South African context. He comes to the conclusion that there is only one King, one kingdom, one Word and one life; distinctions may be drawn but divisions are confusing.

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