Bible Doctrines: Subjects & Texts

#3

Jesus: King Now, Or Coming King?

 

As with the NEW EARTH and NO RETURN OF JESUS TO THIS EARTH subjects, the question before us about Jesus' Kingship is a black and white, yes or no issue with no grey area and no compromise.  Biblical facts on this subject include:

 

Luke 17:20,21 - "…Jesus answered them [Pharisees] and said: the Kingdom of God comes NOT with observation…the Kingdom of God is within you."

Comment: Jesus made it plain: The Kingdom of God is within us, i.e., not visible.

Acts 15:18 - "Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world."

Comment: Nothing changes God's Plans. (cf. I Pet.1:20; Heb. 4:3; Rev. 13:8; Titus 1:2; etc.)

The teaching that because the Jews rejected Jesus as their King, God postponed the Kingdom until a future date is The Great Parenthesis Theory. IT IS NOT BIBICAL! Note:

Luke 11:20 - Jesus: "If I with the finger of God cast out devils, NO DOUBT [that proves] the Kingdom of God is come upon you." [Matt. 17:18; Mark 5:8; Luke 11:14; etc.]

Comment: The Kingdom and its King came before His crucifixion & resurrection!:

Matthew 21:5 - "Behold thy King cometh unto thee, meek and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass."

Comment: The Holy Spirit didn't lie here when He called Jesus "King", did He?

Luke 19:38 - "Blessed be the King, that comes in the name of the LORD."

Comment:The Holy Spirit through Luke said Jesus was already King at that time.

John 18:36 - "My Kingdom is not of this world [Jesus told Pilate]: if My Kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight…." Pilate then asked Jesus:

John 18:37 - "Art thou a King then? Jesus answered: You say that I am a King. To this end I was born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth. Everyone that is of the Truth hears [understands] my voice."

Pilate tried to let Jesus go, but the Jews wouldn't allow it. Pilate said to them:

John 19:14,15 - "Behold your King!  But they cried out, Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him. Pilate said unto them, shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no King but Caesar."

Comment: At 9 AM Jesus was crucified. This sign was hung over his head:

Matthew 27:37 - "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

The chief priests of the Jews told Pilate not to let the sign stay with that message:

John 19:21,22 - "Write not, The King of the Jews; but that He said, I am King of the Jews.  Pilate answered: What I have written, I have written."

Comment: Jesus has been King since before His crucifixion, and will remain so until the end of this old earth's history. Note:

I Corinthians 15: 24,25 - "…Then comes the end, when He [Jesus] shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God, even the Father…for He [Jesus] must REIGN till He [Father God] has put all enemies under His [Jesus'] feet…."

Then, of course, Jesus has another Kingdom on the NEW Earth (Rev.5:13;15:3,4; 22:3; etc.)

The Truth about this vital Doctrine is expanded in three short Audio Sessions: [1 BDP #4].

Even more diligent seekers will find all the relevant Scriptures in this 22 page essay: [2]

Next, (#4) has Biblical facts about Martyrs giving more proof that all Millennialist teaching is false:

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