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Kent Davis BS: There are 2000 year old living people! (120* d) RE: BS: There are 2000 year old living people! 07 Oct 11


I've mentioned a couple of times that the phrase "coming of the kingdom" doesn't refer to what we often call "Judgment Day". I was trying to be brief and to the point but, as I re-read my posts, I fear I may have brief to the point of obscurity. If so, I apologize.

I mentioned that the phrase "coming of the kingdom" does not refer to the Day of Judgment. The event which occurs right after Judgment is, in the New Testament, called "inheriting" the kingdom. The New Testament refers to inheriting the kingdom in several passages (Matthew 25:34-36; I Corinthians 6:9,10 and 15:50; Galatians 5:19-21).

Once I thought that "inheriting the kingdom" and "entering the kingdom" and the "coming of the kingdom" were all the same thing, but I was wrong.   

The United Kingdom CAME into being in, I believe, 1707. If I am someday blessed to visit that kingdom, I will ENTER it but, given my genealogy, I will never INHERIT that kingdom.

Matthew 16:28 refers to the "coming of the kingdom" which was then still in the future. Colossians 1:13, written after Jesus had begun to reign as king over heaven and over his church, refers to Christians as having already been "transferred" to the then-existing kingdom. "Inheriting" the kindgom is yet future.

Matthew 16:28 used to bother me. It bothered me, not because Jesus made a mistake, but because Kent mis-read what Jesus said.


Matthew 25:34-36
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, INHERIT THE KINGDOM prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'

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