Kingdom of God–Political State

kg6From Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. Revelation 1:5  

The first characteristic of this model of the Kingdom is the belief that biblical morality should be the basis for civil law. Even though Jesus came to fulfill the Law, and that we now live by grace, some Christian’s insist on the ‘Ten Commandments’ being displayed in various public places and even in the church.

” You shall not murder.  ” You shall not commit adultery.  ” You shall not steal.  ” You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Exodus 20:13-16

Secondly, the phrase the Kingdom of God has a literal meaning that God is reigning and ruling now.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33  

The third mark of the Kingdom

Those who believe this would also hold to a post-millennial belief.  Pentecostals believe that Jesus will come back and establish the thousand year reign.  A post-millennial believes that the Church will convert the world during a thousand year period and then the Lord will return. The Amillennial believes that Christ is already sitting on the throne of David.

England still to this day has the monarchy as the head of the church.  As such the queen is seen as the representation of God’s theocracy on the earth. In America, some Christians place emphasis on the President being Christian, and in the same sense establishing God’s reign and rule, we call this Dominion Theology and associated with Pat Robinson, Rod Parsley, and Liberty University.

About 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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