The Kingdom Is An Administration

What is the kingdom of God?  If you are looking for a succint, one-word answer it is that the kingdom of God is an administration.  The Apostle Paul described the kingdom of God as an administration: “In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind […]

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The Kingdom Is Broader Than Heaven

In explaining the meaning of the Parable of the Wheat and Tares to His disciples, Jesus said He would send his angels to “gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will case them into the furnace of fire…”  (Matt. 13:41-42).  Jesus made a similar statement in the Parable of […]

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Why The Kingdom Can’t Be The Church

A common misconception about the kindgom of God is that it is the same thing as the Church. Thus, this miconception holds, if you are in the kingdom of God, you are in the Church. Here’s the problem with that. When Jesus explained the Parable of the Wheat and Tares to His disciples he said, “The […]

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Charlemagne

Charlemagne is one of my heroes.  I’ve read several biographies of his life and even own a Montblanc special edition fountain pen created in his honor.   Charlemagne was born in 742 A.D. and became King of the Franks in 768 A.D.  To that title he added Emperor of the Romans, which he held until his death […]

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No Country For Armed Men

I hesitated to write this post because I’m concerned you’ll think my point is so obvious it’s not worth stating, but I sometimes get at things sort of backwards.  Rather than jump right in and address how the kingdom of God progresses on the earth, it seemed more fundamental to start by stating one way in which it does not […]

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