Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God is the community of followers of Jesus Christ who have been baptized and accepted the teachings of Jesus.

Jesus said, "'Who is my mother and my brothers?'  And looking at those who sat around him, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers!  Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.'"  Mark 3:33-35 (NRSV)

I believe that Jesus regarded the Kingdom of God to be those people brought into the New Covenant with God which was born of his mission on earth.

But the statement: "Whoever does the will of God"  Mark 3:35 (NRSV) is broader than that.  It includes followers of other religions who do God's will.

And what is God's will?

That we love one another.

[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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