QOTD: The Kingdom of God
The kingdom of God, long awaited, has come in Christ (Matt. 3:2; 4:17; 12:28). The gospel is the gospel of the kingdom (4:23; 9:35; 10:7); the Sermon on the Mount, the ethic of the kingdom (5:3, 10, 19, 20; 6:33); the Lord’s Prayer, the prayer of the kingdom (6:10); the parables, the mystery of the kingdom (13:11). The church has the keys of the kingdom (16:19). The kingdom of God has come. Christ the King has been raised to God’s right hand, where he has authority over all things (28:18).
John M. Frame, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief (Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 2013), 89. ↩