“Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.”
“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”
“Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou sayest.'”
Order of Contents
Is Christ’s Mediatorial Kingdom Forever? 1
Berkhof, Louis – ‘The Kingly Office’ 12 paragraphs in Systematic Theology (1950)
“The Dust of the Earth is on the throne of the Majesty on High.”
“There was a load of sin on Him, but there is now a crown of glory on his head.”
Is Christ’s Mediatorial Kingdom Forever? No by its economy; Yes in its spiritual substance
On the Post-Reformation
Muller, Richard – ‘Christ in the Eschaton: Calvin & Moltmann on the Duration of the Munus Regium [Kingly Office]’ (1981) 28 pp.
The modernist theologian, Moltmann, wrongly interpreted Calvin on 1 Cor. 15 to be saying that Christ’s mediatorial reign, and even the incarnation, would end at the Final Judgment.
Muller corrects this showing that Calvin held that while Christ as Mediator rules now mediately, He will then, in the next age, rule immediately, as his incarnation will be forever, and his mediatorial kingdom and intercession will be as well in its “efficacy and benefit for us”.
Note especially the Excursus at the end, “The duration of the munus regium in the theology of Calvin’s successors”. Muller surveys and/or references: Beza, Polanus, Ames, Walaeus, the Socinians (who denied its eternity), Mastricht, Riissen, Marck, Ridgley, Wendelin, Burmann & Owen.
Szegedin Pannonius, Stephan – ‘Christ the King & Priest, & of Christians’ & ‘Of the Kingdom of Christ’ in Common Places of Pure Theology, of God and Man, Explained in Continuous Tables and the Dogma of the Schools Illustrated (Basil, 1585/93), I. Of God, in General, An Annual of the Well-Done, Vast Things of God, pp. 96-97
Szegedin (1515-1572) also was known as Stephan Kis.
Keckermann, Bartholomaeus – ch. 5, ‘The Kingly Office of Christ’ in A System of Scriptural Theology Furnished in 3 Books (2nd ed. Hanau, 1607; 1610), bk. 3, pp. 358-70
Keckermann (1572-1608). See Joseph Freedman, ‘The Career and Writings of Bartholomew Keckermann (d. 1609)’ in American Philosophical Society, Vol. 141, No. 3 (Sep., 1997), pp. 305-364.
Tilen – 13. ‘The 4th Disputation, on the Office of Christ, which is on his kingdom’ in An Ordered Arrangement of Theological Disputations held in the Academy of Sedan (1607, 1611), vol. 2, pp. 121-28
Alsted, Johann Heinrich – ‘Of the Kingly Office of Christ: in which things does the kingdom of Christ consist?’ in Polemical Theology, Exhibiting the Principal Eternal Things of Religion in Navigating Controversies (Hanau, 1620; 1627), pt. 3, 2. An Examination of the Racovian [Socinian] Catechism, pp. 340-41
Wendelin, Marcus Friedrich – Thesis 6, ‘The Kingly Office of Christ’ in ch. 17, ‘Of the Species of the Office of Christ’ in Christian Theology (Hanau, 1634; 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1657), bk. 1, pp. 296-99