Your Questions Answered
Q. What did Jesus mean when He said, The kingdom of heaven is at hand?
The kingdom of heaven is defined by Christ in the disciples prayer. They were instructed to pray, Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10). The Gospel of the kingdom offered heaven on earth for all who would repent and believe the Good News of Christs offer of the kingdom. Alas, the Jews did not receive that offer and so the offer of the kingdom was lifted. Therefore, it was necessary for Christ to pronounce desolation upon the House of Israel (Matt. 23:38). The Jews ultimately crucified their King. This was a tragedy, but out of it came the Gospel of the grace of God and the amazing offer of Gentile salvation.
Q. Is there a different way of salvation for Jews as distinct from Gentiles?
However, when the Tribulation comes, the gospel of the kingdom will be preached and the kingdom will be offered anew to believing Jews and Gentiles. Salvation will always be by faith, but the results of salvation after the Church Age will be different from now. Believers, Jews and Gentile proselyte believers, will inherit a redeemed earth. By contrast, the Body of Christ will rule the universe in eternity. Christians will inherit all things (I Cor. 3:21).
Q. I have two friends who attend different churches, but both say We are the true church! Which one is right?
Q. Is the Bible our authority? If so, how can human beings claim final authority in matters of doctrine or control of people?
Q. Will we know our friends in heaven?
Q. When will Christ come again?
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