The Triune God has entrusted the teaching of natural knowledge to the state/government (called the left-hand kingdom) for the protection of body and possessions and to maintain order in this world. He has entrusted the teaching of revealed knowledge to the church (called the right-hand kingdom) to impart salvation. In theses VII-VIII, we have already seen that the teaching of the Bible alone is sufficient to create and sustain faith in Christ, who has won our salvation. With this study, we learn that the Holy Scriptures do not always put down man’s natural knowledge. As long as it is being used rightly, natural knowledge is to be praised and used in the left-hand kingdom. Natural knowledge is rejected when it is used for religious purposes to supplement or to deny revealed knowledge.
Handout 1: Gospel-Reset-Class-Seven-May-5-2019.pdf