The Kingdom of God and the Restoration of Israel

by Sir Anthony Buzzard The restoration of the Kingdom to Israel is the principal theme of the message of the Hebrew prophets. With one voice they look forward to a great day coming when the Messiah, God’s agent, will rule the earth from Jerusalem. No New Testament writer ever doubted this. They do not need … Continue reading The Kingdom of God and the Restoration of Israel

Are They Telling You the Truth About the Gospel?

by Sir Anthony Buzzard http://www.focusonthekingdom.org Ask any Christian and student of the Bible and they will probably tell you that the Gospel message of salvation consists of two great truths: 1. Jesus died for our sins. 2. Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to the Father. Few have stopped to ask themselves: Is this … Continue reading Are They Telling You the Truth About the Gospel?

The Amazing Shift Away from Jesus in the Popular Gospel

Author:- Sir Anthony Buzzard http://www.focusonthekingdom.org "Jesus came to do three days work" —Billy Graham Protestants have inherited a Gospel from their Protestant heritage. The question is, does this Protestant Gospel do justice to the Bible’s and particularly Jesus’ definition of the Gospel? Jesus was the initial preacher of the saving Gospel: “How then can we … Continue reading The Amazing Shift Away from Jesus in the Popular Gospel

The Simplicity of the Christian Message

The point and purpose of Christianity has been buried under a mass of theological tradition. There is general agreement only about the ethical demands of the present Christian life: a Christian must love and serve his neighbor. But almost nothing at all is known of the ultimate purpose and goal which Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, intended for those who follow him. Contemporary religion, which claims the name of Christ, has abandoned the purpose of the faith which is clearly spelled out by Jesus in his Gospel message — the Gospel about the Kingdom of God To understand the Christian message, words must be taken as any child would take them — in their natural and normal sense. The Kingdom of God, about which Jesus spoke constantly, is thus a real Kingdom, a divine government on earth, to be administered by Christ and the saints, with a renewed Jerusalem as its capital.

Why does Matthew use “the Kingdom of Heaven”?

If we were to look for one single theme that seems to be the most central and most important theme of the entire gospel of Matthew, it would be the theme of the coming of the kingdom. We see in the first instance that the term gospel refers to the gospel of the kingdom — … Continue reading Why does Matthew use “the Kingdom of Heaven”?

Jesus is Not Yet Seated on David’s Throne

Copyright © Tim Warner Some progressive dispensationalists believe the Davidic Covenant is partially fulfilled by Christ's being seated in heaven at the right hand of the Father. Other progressives hold that Christ's being seated on David's throne is exclusively reserved for the Millennium, (as do traditional dispensationalists). The purpose of this article is to show … Continue reading Jesus is Not Yet Seated on David’s Throne

Preterism Proof Text Hebrews 12:28

Copyright © Tim Warner 2003 Introduction Preterists use Hebrews 12:28 to prove that the Kingdom was currently being received by believers in the first century, and did not await a future establishment on earth. "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence … Continue reading Preterism Proof Text Hebrews 12:28

The Kingdom Hope in the Parables of Jesus

Copyright © Tim Warner The Nature and Purpose of Parables The Gospels contain several Kingdom parables. But, before we address the meanings of these parables, we need to first look at parables in general. Matthew 13:34-3534 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to … Continue reading The Kingdom Hope in the Parables of Jesus

The Gospel is about the Kingdom of God

The gospel that Jesus taught was about the Kingdom of God. Mark 1:14-15 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." There are 69 … Continue reading The Gospel is about the Kingdom of God

The Millennial Kingdom in the Early Church

Some have tried to malign premillennialism by suggesting that it is a relatively novel development of recent times—that it is not a view which finds support among the early Church. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, in the earliest church, prior to the time of Augustine and Roman Catholicism, premillennialism was the dominant view … Continue reading The Millennial Kingdom in the Early Church