Many theories have developed about what Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God and why He called it a mystery. The Mystery of the Kingdom explores the relevant biblical passages and uncovers Christ’s purposes for presenting some of His teachings in often-misunderstood ways.
The e-book begins: “When Jesus ‘began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”’ (Matthew 4:17), most people didn’t understand His message. The reason is quite simple: He purposefully spoke in a way that hid key aspects of the truth. Though multitudes of people thronged to hear Him, most didn’t comprehend what He was saying about the Kingdom of God.”
From there The Mystery of the Kingdom examines the biblical answers to questions such as:
• What is the gospel?
• What is God’s purpose for you?
• Can we enter the Kingdom now?
• What does it mean to repent and believe?
• What is the punishment of the wicked?
• What does it mean to be led by the Spirit?
• Is the Kingdom within you?
• What is the meaning of God’s holy days?
“Most people today don’t realize that Jesus simultaneously spoke to two different audiences,” said David Treybig, author of the e-book. “Of course, that is what makes it an ongoing mystery. The Mystery of the Kingdom provides intriguing insight into the original, first-century Christianity taught by Jesus and His apostles.”
This e-book is the first of several planned publications covering important biblical subjects. The e-book is available in an e-book reader format, as well as a PDF for downloading. You can find The Mystery of the Kingdom at http://cogwa.org/
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About the Church of God, a Worldwide Association:
The Church of God, a Worldwide Association (http://cogwa.org), is a vibrant and mission-driven community of Christian believers living throughout the world. Its mission is to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God and make disciples from among those whom God calls. Its values are developed from those of the New Testament Church and are based on both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. For more about the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, see “About Us” at http://cogwa.org/