Concept of the Kingdom


“For the concept of the Kingdom of God involves, in a real sense, the total message of the Bible. Not only does it loom large in the teachings of Jesus, it is to be found, in one form or another, through the length and breadth of the Bible… Old Testament and New Testament thus stand together as the two acts of a single drama. Act I points to its conclusion in Act II, and without it the play is an incomplete, unsatisfying thing. But Act II must be read in the light of Act I, else its meaning will be missed. For the play is organically one. The Bible is one book. Had we to give that book a title, we might with justice call it “The Book of the Coming Kingdom of God.” Dr. John Bright (Professor of Hebrew and Interpretation of the Old Testament, Union Theological Seminary)The Kingdom of God pp. 7, 197

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