This article traces God's promise of a king to his people, Israel. The account shows the difference between God's plan and the people's expectation of what a king should be like.
We do not find the expression "kingdom of God" in the Old Testament. The sovereign rule of God, however, is affirmed in various ways throughout the Old Testament. The royal rule of God is expressed in the kingdom of heaven. This essay reflects on how the presence of the kingdom functioned in the teaching of Jesus Christ and the future expectation of the kingdom in the return of Christ.
Looking at the themes of the kingdom of God and justification, this article looks at the question of the relationship between Paul's and Jesus' preaching. Evaluating the paradigm shift in Pauline studies (e.g., by James Dunn), the author discusses the relationship between the kingdom and individual justification.
Christ is king of the church, but is also king of the world. Christ rules over these two kingdoms differently. This article shows the implications of this different rule for the Christian.
How should Christians advance the kingdom of God? This article answers this question by pointing to a wrong way of advancing the kingdom of God; namely, dominionism (advancing the kingdom of God by laws and force). Dominionism - as found in the spiritual warfare movement, the rise of apostolic claims, and other movements - fails to understand the nature of the kingdom of God.
This article is about the reality and the last days of the kingdom of God.