"This book stands in a gap that I've long hoped to see occupied."  - John MacArthur.

What does church discipline have to do with the separation of church and state?

At first glance, this seems like a strange question. For the former is a relatively obscure church procedure and the latter a hotly contested legal and political issue. But these issues have been forced together as a growing number of churches find themselves in court. Behind these court cases is an almost forgotten history of the relationship between church and state.

This book is a must-read for every American who cares about religious freedom and for every Christian who cares about the integrity of the church.


"A Tale of Two Governments, with wisdom and both legal and biblical fidelity, affirms the authority of both church and state, while demonstrating the lordship of Christ over all things. Insightful, practical and sound."

- R.C. Sproul Jr, Ligonier Ministries.


"I highly recommend this book as a timely reminder of why American law (or any other) should not forget that there are two kingdoms God established to govern our world."

- Scott Brister, Former Justice, Supreme Court of Texas.


"This book is a great contribution to educating people about our freedoms - and particularly the importance of church autonomy to religious freedom and the faith."

- Kelly Shackelford, President and Chief Counsel, Liberty Institute.

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