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The New Testament Church 0006 - Lesson 1

Its Future

  1. ITS FAILURE TO BRING THE KINGDOM
    1. The Church and the Kingdom
      1. The root of most false doctrine
        1. Replacement theology
        2. Charismatic movement
        3. Roman Catholicism
        4. Christian Science
        5. Sabbath keeping
        6. Works salvation
        7. The location of heaven
        8. The inhabitants of heaven
        9. Faulty concepts concerning the coming of Christ
        10. Baptism and circumcision
        11. State Church
      2. Some obvious distinctions
        1. The position of Christ
          1. In the church – He is the head of the body (Colossians 1:18).
          2. In the kingdom – He is the king of the world (Psalm 10:16; Zechariah 14:9).
        2. The presence of Christ
          1. In the church – He is in heaven (Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Peter 3:22).
          2. In the kingdom – He is seated on a throne in Jerusalem (Isaiah 9:6; Jeremiah 23:5; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30).
        3. The mention in the Old Testament
          1. The church – A mystery (Ephesians 3:1-12)
          2. The kingdom – Widely mentioned (Psalm 2 and many others)
        4. Judgment for sin
          1. The church – There is certainly some immediate judgment for sin, but the main punishment occurs after death at the various judgments.
          2. The kingdom – Judgment for sin will be exact and immediate (Zechariah 14:16-19).
        5. Sacrifices
          1. The church – Our sacrifices are spiritual in nature (Romans 12:1; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5).
          2. The kingdom – Animal sacrifices will return (Zechariah 14:21).
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 14:27

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.