The Reformed and Anabaptist traditions ignore each other at the best of times, yet there are genuine contributions to be gained from bringing elements of these traditions into dialogue. Perhaps the Anabaptist attention to the association of Satan with earthly kingdoms in Scripture may enrich the Reformed understanding of antithesis. In this paper, the author makes efforts towards a Biblical Theology of Satan’s kingdom by examining the instances where Satan or the Devil is associated with earthly states in the Bible. For the purpose of this paper, a state refers to refer to a socio-political organisation of human beings in a physical location structured hierarchically and characterising an inward and outward dimension. It is argued that Scripture pervasively identifies not only unbelievers but also unbelieving institutions with Satan. The paper concludes with a reflection on the relationship between churches and the State via 2 Corinthians 6:15-7:1.
Have you ever wondered what the OT background is for Matt 2:23, that "he would be called a Nazarene?" I have found this answer satisfactory.
2020 I have accomplished a lot in my PhD research this year. Read more about my project as of the end of the year.
Our age is a chaotic one; the heart of this chaos is an authority crisis. The answer to the chaos of this age is submission to God as He has revealed Himself. By holding forth Christ in Scripture and holding fast His Word, Christians offer something our world desperately needs.
For atheists and Christians alike, the conquest narratives in Joshua prove to be a stumbling block. How do we reconcile these stories with the character of God revealed elsewhere in Scripture?