Samuel Davies on the Two Kingdoms

Friday, 30 Oct 2009

In the context of the clash of European empires for the American colonies, Presbyterian preacher Samuel Davies (1723-61) turned the colonists' attention to Christ's kingdom as "the best refuge from this boisterous world" of violence and domination.1 "My kingdom is not of this world," Jesus said, as much as to say, "I do not deny that I claim a kingdom, but it is of such a nature, that it need give no alarm to the kings of the earth. Their kingdoms are of this world, but mine is spiritual and ...

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