Or, described in Christian language, the kingdom of God
is within, and yet develops into a Church or external kingdom; "the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens," is reduced to the proportions of an earthly building.
For the beloved kingdom of God
, was first rent, and broken, by ill counsel; upon which counsel, there are set for our instruction, the two marks whereby bad counsel is for ever best discerned; that it was young counsel, for the person; and violent counsel, for the matter.
Ah, my dear friend, our divine Saviour's words, that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God
, are terribly true.
The kingdom of God
is like a fisherman who found the most beautiful lake and sold all that he had so that he could purchase a lakefront lot.
Matthew 1:40) The only definitive sign we will get concerning the in-breaking of the Kingdom of God
is the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.
The Galileans believed that if Jesus became their leader, he would lead their guerrilla militia to victory and extend the kingdom of God
throughout the earth.
Great Catholic saints and martyrs, who experienced persecution and prison, nevertheless treasured the Kingdom of God
He announces that there are tax collectors and prostitutes who will enter the kingdom of God
ahead of respected religious and national leaders.
So I wonder how he stands on another small detail, namely the one which warns that a camel will pass through the eye of a needle before a rich man enters the Kingdom of God
He closed his work with a thirty-five page discussion titled "The Consummation of Salvation; the Coming of the Kingdom of God
Such thinking, of course, represents a vulgar distortion of the real gospel, in which Jesus (who, let's remember, never mentioned homosexuality) declared that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God