The Sword & the Keys

R.C. Sproul

Series: Church and State


What is the mission of the civil government? What power and authority does the church have in the world? Does the church have the right to criticize the government’s decisions? Does the government have the right to intervene in ecclesiastical matters? Dr. Sproul answers these questions in this message as he explains the role of the government distinguished from the role of the church, and reminds us who holds “The Sword and the Keys.”

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