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In which respect is Christ's kingdom already in the world; in which sense is it to come in the future? Why is the inseparable connection of the two very important?


But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:

Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

-I Peter 2:9-10

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

-Romans 2:28-29

And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

-Luke 17:20-21

Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His Name.
And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord; and all the Gentiles, upon whom My Name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

-Acts 15:14-17

2.Premillennial thought portrays Christ's kingdom as something which is not here yet but is to come, while Scripture testifies of its presence already in New Testament times.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

-John 3:3

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

-Luke 17:21

But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

-Matthew 12:28

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence.

-John 18:36

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.

-Colossians 1:13

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

-Matthew 5:3

3. Premillennial teaching separates the occurrence of major events of eschatology by years, up to one thousand, while Scripture testifies of their fulfillment simultaneously or in rapid succession.

These major events include the resurrection of the righteous and wicked, the judgment of righteous and wicked, the end of the world, Christ's coming in glory, and the execution of God's judgment upon the saved and the lost.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the

Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

-Matthew 24:29-31


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