The Kingdom of God

Explain Jesus' understanding of the Kingdom of God and how it related to his preaching and what was the basic message proclaimed. How does the Christian church today relate to the Kingdom of God? Explain their similarities and differences.

Whatever controversies exist concerning Jesus, one thing is clear, according to Michael D. Guinan, namely that the early followers of Jesus saw in Jesus, the fulfillment of God's promise to David. Guinan understands Jesus' role upon earth as realizing the genealogical promise most clearly delineated in the first book of Matthew, that Jesus is the fulfillment of David's line and promise, a man who brought God's kingdom of peace, justice and love to ...

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earth in a much more concrete sense, given the political situation of Israel at the time.

Today, many millennial Christian movements, usually of a Protestant nature have used the concept to justify a millennial, or end of the world interpretation of the present. Today, the Catholic Church is more apt to view Jesus' view of the Kingdom of God being realized upon earth as a responsibility of all Christians to realize in terms of their actions towards others, and as a guide for their own conduct, rather than something that is likely to be literally witnessed in their lifetime.


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