-Post 43 is Session 55 of this Class-
Class 55 seeks to approach the term “Kingdom of God” in the New Testament. We explain that this is an encapsulation phrase relating to the termination/fulfillment of many biblical ideas such as salvation, eternal life, judgment, resurrection, born again, etc. Holding to a first century Jewish apocalyptic view, we see that the words of the New Testament are actually validating concepts from the Old, and that Jesus is not in fact introducing “new ideas of truth,” but rather preaching a gospel of repentance in accord with the law and prophets before the judgment of the future comes-i.e. Day of the Lord.
In other words, the Kingdom of God is not happening now spiritually, it is a complete future reality in which the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles set their hope. We must also in expectation of this kingdom.
“There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting from fear and the expectation of the things that are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. And He told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees: as soon as they put forth leaves, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near. So you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.” Luke 21:27-31
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