The new book, The Essential Forde, is pseudo-Forde (8)

The Lutheran understanding of two kingdoms is intrinsic to Lutheran theology. The two kingdoms are simply another way of stating what we mean by law and gospel. Below are excerpts from Forde on the doctrine of two kingdoms, showing its fundamental contours:

  1. The two kingdoms
  2. The status of the Christian as simultaneously totus justus et totus peccator
  3. The gospel limits and humanizes the law
  4. The hiddenness of the Christian life
In contrast, Forde’s Lutheran Quarterly editors fail to properly distinguish law and gospel and thus fail to present Forde accurately on the two kingdoms, as the tables linked here show.