Some folks have asked me to write a bit about the “Already Here but still to come Kingdom of God.”
i have decided to approach this with a series of simple single thoughts each time I post on the subject.
It is really important that we understand this. Do you know what Jesus said the Gospel is?
There is no need to try and work out the answer. He told us plainly:
“The time is fulfilled. The kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the Gospel.” (Mark Chapter 1 verse 15.)
Is this in your mind as you think of what the gospel is? If not…why not?
I notice the verse says ‘repent’ before ‘believe’. This is the approach taken by David Pawson too, with his RBBR acronym: repent towards God is the first R.
The Journey Into Life booklet doesn’t follow this.
I had found confusion in the various recommended ways of ‘becoming a Christian’.
Repenting demands a close encounter with conviction of sin in contrast to a sense of God’s stunning goodness touching our consciousness and conscience.
I like your Thought 1, thank you!