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Discuss the meaning of the Kingdom of God in relationto present-day Christian belief and life

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Discuss the meaning of the Kingdom of God in relation to present-day Christian belief and life One of Jesus's first teachings is that "the kingdom of God is at hand". That means that you can reach it hear and now. The Kingdom of God is also called the Kingdom of Heaven. In Christianity it is the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God's will. The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels. It is generally considered to be the central theme of Jesus' teaching, but widely differing views have been held about Jesus' teaching on the Kingdom of God and its relation to the developed view of the church. ...read more.


They tell me to consider this and live my life accordingly. This is the extremist belief. But who am I to say whether this is true or not. Another thing the Kingdom of God does is that it gives people hope. In war the Christians believe that if they die they will go to meet their maker. That is a strong fear reliever. It also helps people who are in grave trouble to hang on. If a man is poor and is in a tremendous amount of debt then the story of Lazarus comes to mind. He will hang on because in the kingdom of God he will not face the problems that he is facing now. But there is another side. ...read more.


The problem is in the world today is that no one believes God. In fact no one has a fear of anyone or anything. It is a far too cynical age. People look for faults in the bible. They say that Jesus was not the son of God. They say God does not exist. Look around you they say how can a merciful God let people suffer in the conditions that they do. My view is that the belief in God has been so obliterated that the only place you are ever going to see it in the Churches on Sundays. In the hearts of the faithful you will still find that the Kingdom of God is a safe haven. A place which people in dire situations look to a place where they will be compensated for the suffering they have endured in this life. /Continued ... - 2 - May 10, 2007 C:\My Documents\Course Work-Christianity\Rs Coursework 3.doc ...read more.

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