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This can be reconciled, like many other apparent contradictions by understanding the context of the passages. See Rules behind resolving alleged Biblical discrepancies. ...the vast majority of "contradictions" can be attributed to one of two possible causes. Copyist errors A misunderstanding of the context. (Historical context, cultural ...


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The Kingdom of God or Heaven literally means the Realm where God dwells. The Kingdom of God may be divided into two types based on it's establishment. 1. At the First coming of Jesus Christ When Jesus came to earth as a humble man to suffer and die for us, He's goal was to bring down the Kingdom of God, which was also His role as the promised Messiah. ...


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Your first question: Is the Kingdom of God that is expected to rule the earth the same ("politically" speaking) as any (or all) of the 3 heavenly kingdoms (celestial, terrestrial, and telestial)? In Mormonism (and even other faiths) the Kingdom of God/Heaven can mean different things in different contexts. Specifically the Kingdom of God on Earth ...


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This is what the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, has to say about the Kingdom of God: Kingdom of God: Term prominent in proclamation of John the Baptist, Jesus, and apostles; evidently synonymous with “kingdom of heaven.” Formerly it was taken for granted that “kingdom of God” is equivalent to “Christian ch.”; contemporary scholars hold that “kingdom” ...


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How does one “leave his wife” for the Kingdom of God? Luke 18:28-30 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time,...


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Short answer: no. He does not have two kingdoms currently. John 18:36 "Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence." (KJV) Jesus' kingdom is, for right now, not on earth. His kingdom resides in the heavenly ...


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Consider logically if the answer is yes. That would mean someone could teach that it is ok to worship idols or another god, never repent of a sin and enter the kingdom of God. Would this be so? Certainly not for it is written Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy. (Jonah 2:8) Listen to the words of Jesus Whoever therefore ...


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Keep in mind that there is a difference between a parable and an allegory. In an allegory, there is a very close correspondence between each point of the story and the situation the author wishes to explain. If, for example, the story you point out from Luke were an allegory, then not only would the owner of the vineyard represent someone specific, but the ...


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I write from a Trinitarian perspective. It may sound as if the two terms "kingdom of heaven" and "kingdom of God" refer to slightly different things. For instance, it is sometimes offered that, perhaps, where "heaven" is used it has a slightly more heavenly, forward-looking meaning. But the two terms are synonymous terms, they ...


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Put aside the question of whether the Jerusalem which Jesus will enter and rule from is: 1) The Jerusalem we know (but fixed up) 2) A new physical city that descends fully built from Heaven, as described in Revelation 3) An image of the Church, where the people of God are the walls and buildings to be inhabited. How can Jesus be seen by the world? 1) ...


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The question is directly answered by Paul in the following verses through an anlalogy. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53For this ...


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The LDS Church's "Old Testament Student Manual" has a good, if small, compilation of statements on this subject with some commentary. Search for the question "How Is It That the Kingdom Set Up by God Will Consume the Other Kingdoms?" on this site. A short answer to your question before diving in: Mormon teachings, as far as I have been able to find, do not ...


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The classical Dispensational understanding is that since each part of the image represents an actual political and tangible kingdom, the best understanding is that the rock that becomes a mountain must refer to a future tangible Messianic kingdom where Christ reigns visibly on the earth. If we examine the details of Zechariah 14 combined with Revelation 20 ...


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What is a kingdom? It is primarily a king and his subjects, and only secondarily about a territory that is possessed. When you pray for the Kingdom to come: 1) You are asking for the King to come. 2) You are probing for any source of rebellion against that King in your heart and praying for a change of heart that it might cease. 3) You are praying that ...


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I've misplaced my copy of David Heyd's Supererogation or else I'd quote it directly, but that's among the seminal texts you'll want to read for a Catholic view on this topic. In lieu of that, Standford's Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy has great article on the topic. I think your key misunderstanding comes in here: why must we go beyond what a ...


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"According to Mormons the reward in heaven is attained after the resurrection in which the individual receives a physical (non-spirit) body. For this reason it would be reasonable that each of the heavens are on some planet-like body that supports biological life." The conclusion is actually incorrect. A resurrected body does not have to reside within this ...


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To understand this verse you must have a clear understanding of what "The Kingdom of God" actually is. A King's kingdom is where he is obeyed completely. His rule and reign are complete. So when Jesus uses this term it can easily be misinterpreted to mean a coming "thing" or heaven or some other such distant and more nebulous unexplained item. The more ...


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One interpretation is that Jesus is speaking to those who are called to preach the gospel. In this case the “left” is in the temporary sense (as in the song “Leaving on a jet plane”). This view is supported by Peter’s statement in verse 28 and in the parallel passages of Matt 19:27 and Mark 10:28. The disciples “left everything while they followed Jesus, ...


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I generally like timf's answer. However, I would also add that "leaving one's wife" could also be the equivalent of not getting married. For instance: "And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.' The disciples said to him, 'If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better ...


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God is not Limited by Time When people say things about God and time, they do not mean that there is no chronology with God. They only mean that he is not bound by time in any way. Everything he knows1, he already knows in advance, long before it ever happens. Any any point, he already has all the information he needs to make decisions. In addition to this, ...


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I am assuming you think that there are two kingdoms because "keys" is plural. But plurality of keys doesn't imply a plurality of kingdoms. The keys can be interpreted, for instance, as preconditions for entering the kingdom. Tertullian (circa 208) interpreted the keys as repentance and baptism, saying Peter turned them in Acts 2:38, binding the sins of all ...


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The answer to your question appears to lie in a single verse of Scripture: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from ...


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I would hate that the Church is still under the Roman Kingdom - iron and clay. Divided. Without getting into the discussion of the Millenium Kingdom, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at Daniel 2:43-45 (let's use the NIV): And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more ...


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I suppose you may have read Pope Francis' words. I think it means that Pope Francis just wants Christians to be active participants in church rather than loafing around and doing nothing. Inactive, non-practicing Christians are no more useful than the "fluffy bunnies" of neo-pagan religions, bordering on being false believers and utter hypocrites. One may "...


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One is in the Kingdom of God when, as Jesus said, "I and the Father will make our abode[tabernacle] within you." He said "keep my words." Which I understand to mean " don't change from what I have taught you to do, and don't mislead people about what I have taught." The difficulty for people who try to understand Jesus's training by the reading of the the ...


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Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. Jn. 8:34(b). All of the people posting on this page sin because "[t]here is not a just man upon the earth who does good and sins not." Eccl. 7:20. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Jam. 2:10 See also Deut. 27:26; Gal. 3:10. Repent therefore you who would ...


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I think the best way to understand the kingdom of God is through the parable of the mustard seed. Mat_13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Mat_17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye ...


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