The Gospel of Mark opens, "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Messiah" (Mark 1:1). A few verses later it is described as "the gospel of other kingdom of God" (v 14). These are not two gospels, but one. The gospel is the good news about Messiah Jesus and God's kingdom. Unfortunately, in most circles today "Jesus" is preached without reference to his messianic role or to the kingdom of God.
We have departed so far from the authentic gospel that the difference is like night and
day. If asked to give a definition of the gospel of the kingdom, most
believers would be hard pressed to give an adequate response. Something
is wrong with this picture!
Are we preaching "another gospel"
that is not good news at all--a gospel of our own imagination or
tradition? When we stand before God, how will we respond?
important that we study the scriptures and wrestle with the texts until
we understand the essence of the gospel of the kingdom.
me on the journey. A good place to start is reading "Heaven on Earth:
Experiencing the Kingdom of God in the Here and Now." Available from
Amazon in pb or Kindle
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