What Is the Kingdom of God?

Reflections

One of the topics Jesus and other New Testament writers talk alot about is the Kingdom of God. For many of us, this concept gets lost in our understanding. It can leave us asking many questions…

What Is the Kingdom of God?

By:  Norton Herbst

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“Repent, for the kingdom of God is near!” Well, what is the kingdom of God, anyway?

At the center of Christianity stands the historical figure of Jesus, a Jewish teacher from the first century CE. He taught about God’s love, the evils of this world, the power of forgiveness, and how to show compassion toward others. But more than any other topic, he talked about one thing over and over: the kingdom of God.1

In fact, the historical document that scholars believe is the oldest collection of his teachings records Jesus’ very first public words as these: “The time…

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