Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Where is the kingdom of God?



*** bh chap. 8 p. 77 par. 4 What Is God’s Kingdom? ***

God’s Kingdom is a government established by Jehovah God with a King chosen by God.

*** bh chap. 8 p. 77 par. 5 What Is God’s Kingdom? ***

that is where God’s Kingdom is—in heaven.

The kingdom of God

What? - God's government

Where? - in heaven

(Matthew 13:41-43) . . .The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out from his kingdom all things that cause stumbling and persons who are doing lawlessness, 42 and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace. There is where [their] weeping and the gnashing of [their] teeth will be. 43 At that time the righteous ones will shine as brightly as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him that has ears listen.

The wicked gathered from - God's kingdom

The anointed will be in - God's kingdom

If the Watchtower's view of the kingdom is correct:

The wicked gathered from - God's government in heaven

The anointed will be in - God's government in heaven

However, the most logical and biblically consistent position would be:

The wicked gathered from - the earth

The anointed will be on - the earth

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

One thing that i noticed while having a book study with JW was that i felt that their theology was very coherent. They often have the answers on many of the philosophical and common questions about the bible.

The problem as i see it is that they often use single verses from around the whole bible to prove their point(s).

As a result they don´t bother to care much about the biblical context which is held back so that JW instead can prove their point(s).

Thanks for a good and interesting Video!

Mike Felker said...

Yeah I agree. Its amazing how the look at phrases like "little flock" and "other sheep" and real all this stuff into it when, in fact, the context tells us exactly what is being talked about.