Christ’s Kingdom: Now Established or Yet To Come?

Christ's Kingdom Now Established or Yet To Come

Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-21

I. Prophecies concerning the kingdom

    A. Daniel 2:31-44
    B. Isaiah 2:2-3 (cf. Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Timothy 3:15)
    C. Joel 2:28-32

II. The establishment of the kingdom

    A. Acts 2:1-21 (cf. Acts 11:15)
    B. The nature of the kingdom (Acts 1:6; John 16:12-13; 18:36; 1 Samuel 8:1-7)

III. Modern misunderstanding of the nature of the kingdom: premillennialism and its consequences

    A. Makes God false to His promises (Mark 1:14-15; Deuteronomy 18:18, 22)
    B. Alternates Judaism and Christianity (Hebrews 8:13)
    C. Demotes Christ from His place at the right hand of God in heaven to the earth (Hebrews 1:3; 8:1)

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