Sphere Sovereignty Tag

24 Apr 2020 British Columbia shows restraint in COVID-19 response

by Levi Minderhoud ARPA as an organization talks about sphere sovereignty a lot. Sphere sovereignty, famously articulated by Abraham Kuyper, implies that there are many spheres of authority in society, such as the state, the church, and the family. Each of these spheres has different God-given responsibilities, jurisdictions, and means of accomplishing their tasks. Reformed Christians often criticize the state for encroaching on the sovereignty of other spheres in society. We also frequently mention the rule of law. The rule of law implies the government’s powers are limited to those granted to...

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08 Aug 2017 LN feature: The nations rage, yet God is sovereign

Pastor Edgar Unrau, Calvary Baptist Church - Chemainus, BC Psalm 2 gives us information on how to understand the world from God's perspective, which is reality. Reality begins and ends with the Lord, and has everything to do with the Lord. That's reality. Here we see that all the people of the world rebel against God. Yet God remains God; He remains sovereign, and brings His plan to fulfilment. That's kind of the big picture going on in this chapter. But let's go through it more slowly. Verses 1 to 3: The...

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26 Mar 2015 Whom do you serve?

The following article, "Whom do you serve: Sphere sovereignty and the need for limits on power" was originally published in the Reformed Perspective magazine. It has been included here as a reference item for our readers.  Children are often told to obey by many different folks. Listen to your mom and dad. Listen to the policeman. Listen to your teacher. Listen to the pastor. Adults too are encouraged to obey various authority figures. Which raises a question: what happens when demands of the State and demands of other authorities clash? Whom...

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