Kingdom of God–A Future Hope

kg2In our world today there is the general pessimism that the world and everything in it is not where God would have us and that nothing but the return of Jesus Christ will change things.  Some refer to the world as being ‘fallen,’ however, such wording has more to do with Greek philosophy that biblical thought. The Christian can put the brakes on this moral, and ethical decline by being ‘salt’ and ‘light.’  With the current political climate, a nationalistic President, Christians are once again hunting the anti-Christ, not knowing what they are exactly looking for.

How much of an impact can we have on this world? Jesus calls us to be salt and light, both preserving and bringing light into the darkness.

Matthew 5:13-16   ” You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.  “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

The separation of Church and state had no Constitutional precedence and was nothing more than a casual comment by Thomas Jefferson.  Jefferson was not a modern or evangelical Christian, but he was fairly typical of that day. As a Deist, he rejected everything supernatural, the doctrines that Jesus was the promised Messiah, the Incarnation, and resurrection. To the Deist, God did not get involved in the affairs of men. I believe that the Word of God shows us that not only do we have a biblical mandate for involvement, but a responsibility to caretake the earth and everything in it.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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