The Wandering Mind


The Kingdom of God

Posted in Theology by wandren on 4 September 2007

“When Jesus speaks of the Kingdom of God/Kingdom of Heaven (both meaning the same thing) he speaks of the time of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic and Davidic covenants. A time of a restored earth where the faithful will worship and serve their God forever under the rulership of a righteous leader of the Davidic line. This was the Messianic hope of the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures and was carried over and echoed in the words of John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter, Paul and others in the Greek Scriptures.

Jesus often spoke of the Kingdom of God as the theme of his gospel as well as the destination for the righteous in the end of days. Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount shows that those who follow the “beatitudes” are rewarded with the Kingdom of God/inheriting the earth/comfort etc. Matthew 19 gives an account of Jesus equating popular terms such as “eternal life” and “saved” as the same thing as entering the Kingdom of God when it is established upon the earth. Jesus even taught his disciples to pray: “Let Your kingdom come, let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” defining just what the Kingdom will be – the time when God’s will is done on the earth as it is done in heaven.”         Source: Wikipedia

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