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Governed by God

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A conversation on theology, culture, and God’s word with Eric Luppold. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.2guysandabible.org/Feel free to send us any theological/cultural questions you would like for us to address on our show. Just email us at: twoguysandabible.podcast@gmail.com You can also message us on Twitter: @2guysandabibleIf you find our podcast to be a blessing and wish to support us, please visit our Patreon profile page: https://www.patreon.com/twoguysandabibleWe appreciate your help in keeping the lights on and we hope you enjoy the show!

A conversation on theology, culture, and God’s word with Eric Luppold. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.2guysandabible.org/Feel free to send us any theological/cultural questions you would like for us to address on our show. Just email us at: twoguysandabible.podcast@gmail.com You can also message us on Twitter: @2guysandabibleIf you find our podcast to be a blessing and wish to support us, please visit our Patreon profile page: https://www.patreon.com/twoguysandabibleWe appreciate your help in keeping the lights on and we hope you enjoy the show!

Location:

Warrington, PA

Description:

A conversation on theology, culture, and God’s word with Eric Luppold. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.2guysandabible.org/Feel free to send us any theological/cultural questions you would like for us to address on our show. Just email us at: twoguysandabible.podcast@gmail.com You can also message us on Twitter: @2guysandabibleIf you find our podcast to be a blessing and wish to support us, please visit our Patreon profile page: https://www.patreon.com/twoguysandabibleWe appreciate your help in keeping the lights on and we hope you enjoy the show!

Language:

English

Contact:

443-553-6968


Episodes

S1E18 – Flight or Fight (Lex Rex Part 9)

1/20/2021
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. In chapter eighteen, we consider whether there is a difference between the person and the office. In chapter nineteen, we look at whether we should flee from or fight against tyrants. Furthermore, does it matter whether or not we are being persecuted for Christ? We look at Rutherford's answer to that question as well. As always, if you have any civic/government related questions, feel free to email me at...

Duration:00:32:41

S1E17 – Resisting a Tyrant (Lex Rex Part 8)

1/13/2021
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. In chapter sixteen, we look at whether the ruler has the final authority to interpret the law. In chapter seventeen, we consider the situation where the people and their representatives may resist a tyrant. These are vital issue issue, for if the ruler is the final interpreter of the law, none may challenge him. And if the people may never resist a tyrant, he can murder them at will. As always, if you have...

Duration:00:35:10

S1E16 – The Law is Above the King (Lex Rex Part 7)

1/6/2021
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. In chapter fourteen, we look at whether the safety of the ruler is more important than that of the people. In chapter fifteen, we consider whether the ruler is above the law. These are both key issues, for if the ruler is more important than the people, than the people can be sacrificed for the good of the ruler. And if the ruler is above the law, then the ruler plays the part of God. As always, if you have...

Duration:00:30:15

S1E15 – Turning into Tyrants (Lex Rex Part 6)

12/30/2020
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. Lex Rex simply means that the law is king. It is a book that very simply and logically looks at the nature and purpose of government. It also addresses issues such as civil disobedience and resistance, ideas that greatly influenced the American War for Independence. On this episode I look at chapters twelve and thirteen regarding when a ruler becomes a tyrant and whether or not he can be resisted. As...

Duration:00:27:08

S1E14 – The People and the State (Lex Rex Part 5)

12/23/2020
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. Lex Rex simply means that the law is king. It is a book that very simply and logically looks at the nature and purpose of government. It also addresses issues such as civil disobedience and resistance, ideas that greatly influenced the American War for Independence. On this episode I look at chapters ten and eleven regarding whether or not lesser magistrates have their own legitimate authority and if the...

Duration:01:21:38

S1E13 – Rulers and the Ruled (Lex Rex Part 4)

12/16/2020
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. Lex Rex simply means that the law is king. It is a book that very simply and logically looks at the nature and purpose of government. It also addresses issues such as civil disobedience and resistance, ideas that greatly influenced the American War for Independence. On this episode I look at chapters eight and nine regarding whether or not rulers can be given absolute power and if rulers are more important...

Duration:00:41:48

S1E12 – Conquest and Consent (Lex Rex Part 3)

12/9/2020
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. Lex Rex simply means that the law is king. It is a book that very simply and logically looks at the nature and purpose of government. It also addresses issues such as civil disobedience and resistance, ideas that greatly influenced the American War for Independence. On this episode we look at chapters six and seven regarding whether conquest is a legitimate method for gaining power. We also consider whether...

Duration:00:26:12

S1E11 – Revoking the Ruler’s Authority (Lex Rex Part 2)

12/2/2020
On today's episode I continue walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. Lex Rex simply means that the law is king. It is a book that very simply and logically looks at the nature and purpose of government. It also addresses issues such as civil disobedience and resistance, ideas that greatly influenced the American War for Independence. On this episode we look at chapters four and five regarding whether or not the people can revoke the power that they grant to a ruler. As...

Duration:00:35:38

S1E10 – Introduction to Lex Rex

11/25/2020
On today's episode I begin walking through the book Lex Rex, by Samuel Rutherford. Lex Rex simply means that the law is king. It is a book that very simply and logically looks at the nature and purpose of government. It also includes topics such as civil disobedience and resistance, ideas that led to Rutherford himself being arrested. On this episode we look at the first three chapters and why government exists in the first place. As always, if you have any civic/government related...

Duration:00:31:39

S1E9 – Defending Theonomy, Part 2 (Response to White Horse Inn)

11/18/2020
Today is the second part of my defense of theonomy. Last episode, I responded to a 9Marks podcast episode hosted by Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever. Today, I look at a recent episode from the White Horse Inn podcast, hosted by Dr. Michael Horton. While the episode originally aired back in 2008, it was re-released a few weeks ago prior to the election. So, today I look at some of the statements that the hosts make, showing some inconsistencies in how they understand God's law. Again, theonomy...

Duration:01:11:00

S1E8 – Defending Theonomy, Part 1 (Response to 9Marks)

11/11/2020
Today is the first part of a two-part series on a defense of theonomy. In part one, I respond to a recent 9Marks podcast episode hosted by Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever. They interview T. David Gordon, who critiques theonomy and reacts to its apparent growth in popularity. I look at some of the statements that they make, showing that what they are really attacking is not theonomy but a straw-man. Theonomy does not mean making a carbon-copy of Old Testament Israel. It means recognizing that...

Duration:01:00:16

S1E7 – Tattle Tales, Twitter, and Tyranny

10/28/2020
Today I look at the recent situation regarding Twitter, Facebook, and possible congressional subpoenas. What is the difference between being a publisher and a platform? How does God's law regarding slander apply to this? Is the solution for the government to take control of platforms like Facebook and Twitter? I cover these questions and more on today's episode! As always, if you have any civic/government related questions, feel free to email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com, and I will be...

Duration:00:50:54

S1E6 – God’s Law, Man’s Law

10/14/2020
On today's episode I look at how God's law is the foundation for all law and how man's law should be viewed in light of that reality. We see God's law both in nature and in Scripture, yet it is all a reflection of His character. But when man's law deviates or contradicts God's law, does man's law stop being a law? Was it ever really a law at all? As always, if you have any civic/government related questions, feel free to email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com, and I will be happy to address...

Duration:00:38:51

S1E5 – Understanding the Law, Part 2

9/30/2020
On today's episode I finished looking at how God's law can be applied to God's people under the New Covenant. I show how the apostles understood and applied Old Testament laws to the New Testament Church and I also provide some additional examples of how we can do that today. As Christians, we have a tendency to neglect studying God's law. Yet we must never forget that God's law serves a vital function in the 21st century. As always, if you have any civic/government related questions, feel...

Duration:00:41:16

S1E4 – Special Edition: How to Fight and When to Fight

9/23/2020
Today is a special edition episode that I did in light of both the passing of RBG and the recent comments on justice by Tim Keller. Given that the Republicans have seemingly decided to proceed with filling the empty seat on the Supreme Court, I want to look at how to fight with both integrity and honor. As for Tim Keller, I will be looking at when to fight and take a stand on issues of morality. While we cannot be black and white when God allows for grey, we must not be grey when God...

Duration:00:49:21

S1E3 – Understanding the Law, Part 1

9/16/2020
On today's episode I look at how God's law applied to the people of Israel and what it means for Jesus Christ to fulfill the law. Why does it matter that Jesus is the new High Priest and has inaugurated a New Covenant? How does that affect the way that the law applies to those who are in Christ? Those are just a few of the questions that I address. Finally, I briefly touch on the traditional division of God's law into three categories: ceremonial, civil, and moral. As always, if you have any...

Duration:00:45:44

S1E2 – Why the Law?

9/2/2020
On today's episode I look at what God's law is and why Christians should care about it. I also discuss the three uses of the law as set forth in Scripture. Sadly, too many people call themselves followers of Christ but have no idea what that means for how they should live. I would argue that the primary reason for that is because of biblical illiteracy, especially when it comes to God's law. As always, if you have any civic/government related questions, feel free to email me at...

Duration:00:59:02

S1E1 – Governed by God: Pilot Episode

8/19/2020
Today is the release of the pilot episode for my new show, Governed by God. In this new podcast, I will be focusing primarily on the topics of civics and government from a Biblical perspective. On today's episode I provide a brief overview of the four God-ordained governments and their relationship to one another. Additionally, the new email address for the podcast is thegbgpodcast@gmail.com. Please feel free to send me any of your civic/government related questions, and I will be happy to...

Duration:00:50:10

Archived 2GAB Season 2, Episode 20 – Rights, Risk, and the ‘Rona

5/31/2020
Today was the final episode for Season 2. With Dillon dedicating much of his time moving into his new house, we plan to start up again in a month or so. In the meantime, I went solo this episode, discussing a wide range of topics such as human rights/responsibilities, responding to the 'Rona, and living in a risky world. My goal was to get into a lot of Scripture on some fairly relevant topics, so grab your Bibles and enjoy the show! For those interested in some of the sources I used in...

Duration:01:13:51

Archived 2GAB Season 2, Episode 19 – A Casual Conversation on Coronavirus and Civil Disobedience

5/17/2020
Today Dillon and I decided to have a more casual conversation on topics like COVID-19, the Church, and Civil Disobedience. Although we touched on a wide variety of subjects, our goal is to have this be just one of many similar conversations. And even though we both slightly differ on our views regarding the pandemic, our goal is to seek unity in Christ and to show grace to those who disagree. So, please come check out the conversation! As always, feel free to email us at...

Duration:00:46:48