The kingdom of God in the New Testament
Monday, January 3, 2011 3:27:20 AM
1) Jesus and the kingdom of God
Israel, the kingdom of God through the establishment of order to the land hasyeotdeon brutally failed to God's plan. The world order of nations is never as simple as that did not. The old Cain could not hang on to his brother's jesaman yeolrapdoeneun, as well as the eldest son and second son of Isaac blessing to be able to understand the situation and pretend, and deprived of a blessing from his brother could not accept the situation as , and Joseph, brother of the brothers could not recognize the situation as jeolhaeya, and even the eldest son of Joseph, than the blessing of the firstborn being the second son Ephraim could not admit that, as the country of the world order, the order of a stubbornly rebel against the kingdom of God was.
The order of the kingdom of God is the kingdom of the world continue to be frustrated with mugs of the resistance collapsed. Chosen by a special grace of God, suffered, especially Israel's failure was fatal. God of Israel being drawn from the country of the pyramids to build a nation yeokpiramideuui said. But the end of Israel also became a kingdom of the pyramid.
Nevertheless, despite these failures of the situation continues to advance the kingdom of God went to sea. Slow but not stop, but never to advance the kingdom of God! Poets and prophets who saw it. Even now, one day, but not the kingdom of God is founded on the ground that they say was the singing and prophesy. All the prophecies of the prophets gradually emerged as the focus of a person and he finally started to have emerged. He just am Jesus!
What is the first time he's preaching? "Repent. The kingdom of heaven is nigh at hand. "Had brought him to heaven. Jesus, he is not heaven. Construction of the new world Jesus prisoner. This new world is a triangle of servanthood is a world dominated by chains. Now with their new world has been erected he declared. And he is indeed worthy of this declaration, did you see the example. Philippians of Christ hymn (Christ-Hymn) 'is equivalent to the existence of God, Jesus singing the Sinai became like a man, he humbled himself Shea. Palace, but the beast was born in us. The world order is upended with Jesus. Little big man who will serve the arrival of the order of the kingdom of God.
But people do not understand the existence of Jesus. Wick of the teachings of Jesus and his disciples followed him did not understand. The reason they went after him 'a place' because of trying to get the ambition. So James and John, "the glory of the one we in the mail, Help me to sit down one on the left hand" [Mark 10:37] I asked. Huffing a secret deal to the rest of the disciples, it is a wonder. The greater among pupils who did not have a never ending debate, even Jesus was betrayed, bamekkaji ensued. Disciples indeed a world dominated by the food chain decline was only the people of the country.
But to them he would show the order of the kingdom of God. Gird up the loin cloth himself to wash the disciples' feet will be started. Jesus, a small cut by the largest order of serving the kingdom of God is revealed to himself. And the famous words does leave. "Ruler of the Gentiles so that they are organized randomly, we are adults and tried to power us, Ye know that .." [Mark 10:42] Jesus, the spirit is exactly what the serpent, the triangle soon dominate the world of food chain revelation of the order and will tell the country. Those who are at the apex of the triangle 'ruler' or 'adult' referred to marshland. They tricked and authority. This is an order of the world.
Most notable is the cruel dictatorship, where Jesus was evil ruler or ungodliness, and to talk about the ball game, but is a fact. Jesus the kingdoms of this world order is common to point out the revelation. In Luke they are adults "called by benefactors receive," said neundago. I mean, Jesus, Hitler, now is not the same evil ruler being praised by all the people to receive praise for a great leader and does his own words. In other words, he ruled the system is inhumane and immoral but very powerful and effective governance systems in mind, is revelation. But I say again, this is an order of the world.
Jesus says this to his disciples. "You shall not, young Ginny is greatest among you as one who bosses the same shall serve the parties." [22:26] where he now emphatically the order of the kingdom of God and does his own paradox. The kingdom of God is the world largest self-serving little man. And when he invited his disciples to the citizens of those countries, and burning. Immediately after these words, Jesus said to them. "You were with me all my exams, am always in the country entrusted to me by my Father upon you straight to me as" gigetnorago. [Luke 22:28-29]
This is an order of heaven. The Gospel of Matthew, in his summary of the teachings of Jesus is so. "You do not get called, rapbira. Does your teacher and you are all brothers and him. Do not cut in the land of the father. For one is your Father in heaven shall soon. Also called 'teacher, do not. Are you a leader unto Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall whoever humbles himself will be exalted. "[Matthew 23:8-12]
All the teachings of Jesus a new covenant with his disciples who was most dramatic in the last supper was announced. In its place, Jesus washed his disciples' feet and hands Not only the best model of servanthood gave his own flesh and blood. Serve a small man who looks great right cross and take the extremes. "Argument is not that the whole thing trying to get served but to serve his life as a ransom for many people and that by trying." [Matthew 20:28] Jesus on the cross to break the food chain to chain the new yieu did servanthood. And on the cross, the order of the kingdom of God fully revealed in the cross. As a rot on the ground and standing wheat flour in the end the kingdom of God is like leaven, began to progress rapidly.
2) Paul and God's kingdom
Paul, the order of the kingdom of God who is one of the most keenly understood. He was a monster of a sinner. Then his Lord taekhasieo bepusyeotda grace. And he apostleship to the Gentiles, to minister to him, said high shear. Paul indeed a triangle in the servanthood of the chain rule and order of the kingdom of God is being repeated once again.
G. Ropingkeuui say he towards the church at Corinth, like his father, a teacher, not confess seomgyeotnora them, and also towards the Thessalonian church as an infant the nurse tells them seomgyeotnora. Vena his fellow workers, he did not, as always brother, or co-workers that were magnified. He also issue Onesimus, Philemon's disposal, even when you write a letter to the matter as far as you can, or to exercise authority as an apostle, but instead he 'comrade' is a plea to Philemon. Paul practiced what they preached Jesus and the will.
But then the early church still does not understand the order of the kingdom of God there were things. So the church at Corinth and is divided into at least four factions, who were arguing over whether more. They were those who would still belong to the world. Towards the church at Corinth, Paul must appeal to unite in love. In this process, I Corinthians Chapter 12 'analogy of the body' is given. "The eye does not bother you or me sondeoreo baldeoreo the head does not bother you, or I shall not" [Corinthians 12:21] he says. Paul's point is clear. Nobody can meoriil. Geuriseudoman meorida only. And all the rest is all the same jicheil.
3) Invite the kingdom of God Church
Jesus Christ is the lightness of this world, he said, the salt of the earth. The existence of which Christians serve the world there will be a revelation to say that. Christian Peter, a servant for the theme is repeated in the teachings of. "A chosen people, you, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, for his own people," he said. [I Peter 2:09] The Lord called us from the darkness deep down "into his wonderful light of him that beautiful virtue to proclaim, "is, which flavor of the salt shed a little light into the world means a servanthood ministry. And this is just a repeat of Abraham's covenant and the covenant of Sinai is also important to remember that.
Servanthood chain dominated order in the kingdom of God at least three centuries in the early church was constantly. Anonymous Christians "video letter to the Tooth lf> According to the church at the time of inviting appearance is described thus. "The members of this body and soul while I hate to be put to it, as Christians should love those who hated them. Soul to the body trapped, yet the body entirely held shares, as Christians, also a prison, as the world is being held, yet with a heart the world bears. "Anonymous member of the church to describe the early Christians the triangle of the order, within their conducted to know the exact location. He anointest grace to his people, said they are serving the world.
Invite the world to serve the Church to preach their means for the way it was not. The purpose of their existence, they would serve the world were keenly aware of the fact. G. Ropingkeuga well as a summary showing nothing to do with them I do not see their imprisoned him, turning the sick, poor and looked back. Even to persecute their enemies, the Samaritan charity, and cared for orphans and widows without any conditions, and by the church to arrange the funeral of an unbeliever was well known within the empire. Indeed the early church was the embodiment of God's kingdom and order were the people of the kingdom of God.
4. Oblivion Heaven's History
1) Early Church Paradise Oblivion
Heidegger's horse. The history of philosophy, there is a history of forgetting. But the history of Christianity is a history of forgetting the kingdom. And began to proclaim the coming of Jesus to heaven, may be discarded forgotten how quickly the Churches of Christ. Clean away the temptation for the pyramidal system chronically awful enemy. Roman administration and military organization in the implementation of the pyramidal system is not simply a social order. It is located in the heart of all the people of the inherent order of the universe was like. If the idea of a line from Plato, and Aristotle, in this case 'cause Part 1' is from God, and if sinpeulratonjuuijadeului 'date (the One)' from the immense hierarchy of being 'daeyeonswae' image of the early church, Christians Patsy said the will was not to be able to escape.
The first written document known as the Clement issued a letter when I already know he organized the order of the church and the military system compared with can see that. Maybe as a coach in the history of Rome, he organized the Roman army and administration of the organization may doeeotneunjido fascinated as intently. He confused the church rather than a well-appointed meeting and disturbed orderly organization wanted a. Inside his mind is already the world jilseoin pyramidal system of the country are starting to come.
When the 2nd century Ignatius of Antioch will emerge. Drawn to the pyramidal system as these people think someone else? He directed the throne of the world, was the first person granted. Even if the yijeonman did not distinguish between directors and the elders, the leadership of revenge by the church was moved. But now, since Ignatius coach is the king of the local church.
Origen of Alexander keulrementeuna Plato, such as the presence of hair, they print is applied to the order of the church. They like the idea it to assume the church cheonsangjeok course they borrowed from Greek philosopher of the will and the imagination. Rihanna key figure of Origen and his contemporaries in the church of Christ and the same self-emptying, or the reunification of brotherly love between them is found in the succession but was looking for in the supervision system. Now 'If the church is directed by' the thesis holds. Ryan Keefe of the universal Catholic Church, the whole world is united under a single leader of the ruling or the dreaming of the church.
2) Christianity qualified and forgotten heaven
AD 313 years, just this year of the persecution of Christians throughout the empire that was stopped. The property had been confiscated were returned without any conditions, all the persecution was hushed as the lying, the empire has been recognized throughout the Christian faith. Now recognized by the Roman Empire, Christianity the official religion of Rome was one of the. The Emperor and the Empire, as well as ammunition and several of the Christian-friendly policies took yeokchabyeoljeok. Can this much drama in the history of another? But the history of the case, he can not ironic that much?
Christian the best heavyweights ever to win the collapse of the Roman Empire. Clearly, this victory seungriyo of Christ, God's kingdom on earth is a victory for the country. In the bottom of this victory a little larger by an order of the kingdom of God minister who could hold a digit. The first Christians were only truly worthless to Biryu. Women, slaves, poor and uneducated who were the majority of their believers. As always, the grace of God that the rulers of Rome, not just those headed lower. Triangle of the Roman Empire in order to infiltrate the kingdom of God is coming. And the order of the kingdom of God system, the collapse of the Roman Empire was a neat pyramid. But Christianity is now part of the Empire rose to the top. This victory was also the most disastrous defeat.
Christian faith at this moment quickly sucked into a pyramid system fell. Church of the triangle so quickly abandoned the order to rise to the pyramidal system of the top part was delighted. Christianity is a highly reasonable for several reasons Rome is quickly absorbed into the administrative organization entered. The priests were government officials, church activity is part of the administrative functions of the empire went. Order not to mix any two, soon to dominate the food chain pyramid system is dominated by national chains and servanthood yeokpiramitui order to meet the kingdom of God became one. Two variants of the so-called strange country - Underwood '. Christian faith, such as the hegemonic power of the industry are now countries will become.
3) the primacy debate and forgotten heaven
Coming a part of the food chain chain servanthood of Christ Church came to dominate. Yet it appeared the so-called primacy (首位 权) is controversial. Controversial bishops around the world is the primacy of the director of a church debate arguing whether it is the most high. The debate took a final, but the two directors, each of which was directed by the Roman church's director and konseutantinopeulgyohoeui. Victory in this war, raise your hands to give the Roman Church is directed. Thus the birth of the pope is my.
Interestingly, the Roman Church the primacy debate 'of the twelve who are most nopeunya' argument that the trial of the disciples of Jesus (再版), respectively. Funny how there? In the old days of Jesus' twelve disciples arguing with each other and saw their high hasyeotneunde Now, 500 years after Jesus rebuked the sons back to fathers, 12 fathers, one of the most high nyago datudani said.
1st and 1-year-old Leo Gregory plays the winner in the debate, thanks to the Primacy of Peter was anointed as Peter's successor, the director of the Roman Church and the Church is mounted in place of the championship. Gregory indeed ironic that a tax position of the head of the universal Church, the name of the best 'kind of species' is the fact that he was named.
4) summit oblivion, and heaven
Gyohwangjwa declaration by an age of Gregory (Ex Cathdra) had since, and now the debate has advanced to a new phase. 'The Pope and the King, who is higher during the' pyramid to climb the top step in the system under which only one is. Two days the sun in the sky said to be a competition. Initially, the pope could not be compared with the power of the king dare. However, three-year-old Leo excellent resourceful as he carried forth the powers of the king to secure the authority of the Pope. The papacy gradually thereafter to a position comparable to a king and have been rising. During the Middle Ages, the two authorities competed with each other and fought to win a high place.
Finally, in 1077, the year of truly historic. Pope Gregory the age of 7 years old Heinrich 4 kanotsaeseo yield fell Shiki Goya. Church leaders on the pinnacle of the pyramid is a great moment right place. Pope Innocent 3, at the age he claims that the emperor's patronage, and with "the pope sun, the Emperor months," he argues. But what the hell the Pope economic and military power to secure this sovereignty can bring the event to happen? Knives do not have money for the Pope. Instead, he put a curse on a person or even a ripple of an entire nation could have pamunhal were ecclesiastical patronage, and the emperor had to appoint. If you need another Inquisition had authority to convene. And God has given all of this will guarantee both the Bible and the tradition that was touted.
Is fortunate that the pope's authority was soon to crash. Uz 8 years I Woonam sell sangtam (Unam Sanctam) to declare the emperor and his two geomyirago the top of their lungs over the land claim, but his claim was a complete disregard. Avignon's famous, the failure of the Crusades, the advent of a new world that sadly has fallen due to the authority of the Pope. And finally the Reformation! In addition, the authority of the Catholic Church and the Pope went ahead and breaks down without irreversible.
5) after the Reformation, the history of the forgotten paradise
Bizarrely, however, indeed the authority of the papacy and the church, despite the crash was not a separate state and church. Even the reformers of the kingdom of God and the world order, the order of the country by heterogeneity between not paying much attention. Adhesion between Luther and the German aristocracy through the relationship's not hard to discover the world countries as well as the Reformation, those who did not exit from the pyramidal system. They all can be used if necessary, that the pyramidal system was active. Thus, the Reformation was the religious issue not from thee, him, the war sparked by religious and political problems in a matter of faith shuffled like become an ugly old helmet. Protestant and Catholic sides fought to win the camp, each trying to climb the pyramid's top minor mobilize all possible means. The results draw! In the process, and the nature of the kingdom of God is neglected and fell once again.
Christians at the top of the pyramid system and the party can climb reasonably think that the Catholic or the stars were not different from the gaesingyona. That ignited the French Revolution, France's angsiangrejeum (Ancien regime) in the Catholic Church's top cleric called the social structure was occupied, according to the Reformed Protestant theology with material wealth and worldly success and a sign of God's grace Yo, even the cover instead of complaining believed that salvation. Victory Christian care and attention these strange encounters, worldly success, even today, are still fueling the heavenly oblivion.
Also pointed out the relationship between church and state waters Millwall. Calvin's Geneva seongsihwa exercise the priesthood of Oliver Cromwell, politics, politics, and through Abraham, Kai buffer Christian fundamentalism of the Republican Party to support the physician or the American proponents of Korea's MB power between church and state, ranging from the honeymoon still continues. The pyramidal system of the common country of the world for the construction of the kingdom of God can serve the idea. Of course, all these attempts ssajapah useless or harmful, and I do not want to say. Apparently there were any significant results. But importantly, the order of these attempts in the kingdom of God and the world order in the country a significant heterogeneity between the fact that too often is ignored. In fact, the ruling model of the Old Testament, New Testament, but that model was in most cases, if necessary, the Inquisition, violence, murder, war, also did not hesitate to prove a case history notes.
5. Mega Church and the kingdom of God
I finally turn to discuss the treatment was mega. Speaking at the conclusion of the world mega-treated pyramidal system of the country that religious forms can be caught. Mega thorough treatment can exist only in the law of the jungle law of the jungle is a deformed church. As a mega-church outside the Church, the Church is founded upon the principle of competition, and the Mega-Church, inside the church itself is a perfect pyramid system.
1) The external aspect
First, let's look at external factors and the church. As mentioned earlier geuleseodo aid of modern mega market conditions (market situation) was in the quickening. The division of the church, and my parish is collapsing, by opening the era of missions, religion and denomination, unlimited choice of churches made possible if not for today's market conditions of today's mega-intervention could never arise. In other words, the market is the result of mega-Aid. In this regard, Mega-Church in the nature of capitalism surprisingly similar.
Capitalist profit motive for the human, in other words to the extreme greed of man justified the unprecedented economic system. As in the history of the modern capitalist system is the desire of human praise and two had never received. And this is a huge desire to run the capitalist system is the engine. Principles of this system is applied as the law of the jungle, he can system. Only the strong survive ten thousand and two in the capitalist system that creates a lot of the most profitable enterprises and individuals on the pinnacle of the pyramid rises. And the world is against them, cheers and applause, not spared from the respect.
But mega-intervention follow exactly this system. The market for the first time in the history of Christianity (market) has been calling me a name. Everything in the market by buying and selling items will be replaced. Even the faith even. Buyer Seller pastors and believers, and disbelief gyohoego prisoner. In this market situation, only the strong survive ten thousand and two. Faith in the market is strong, 'the most spiritual man or the church' referred to. Also towards the Church and the Rev. cheers, applause and respect do has endless.
Since the principle of free competition in the market competition, the winner of the faith and mega-destination that pledge. Too simple, easy to bury the truth They do not understand is so true. Blasphemy indeed a competition between the pastor and the church, 'the performance of the Great Commission' Is' God 'Passion' Is that a word will be packed. Competition for the honesty to admit the situation of people, "It's fair competition" or 'motive is, Christ is preached that anyway' excuse is that it simply is. It's ridiculous. To say this, what can I say to her? These. Elrulsikeuro 'I'd rather paint and color it gold to the devil', as a horse.
Those who serve the small kingdom of God is a big country. In the kingdom of God to be great, but wears a small party favor. Blessed are the poor, not so rich. The poor become rich, but rich, and usually the numbers. "Shea called the weak to mean heaven sends along" as the lyrics of a hymn to the will of God to achieve your high character, strong characters, not rich, low, weak, poor, is calling. I say again, in order to accomplish the will of God in the world you 'force (power)' does not need to. But the mega-Church party in power, ability who, those forces in order to succeed Underwood 'kingdoms of this world.
Market situation is a zero-sum (zere-sum) game as. If the losing party has won by a horse. Who's gonna lose sleep if it is at the tables is no different. The same goes for religious market. Mega-Church victory in the race night, so there is bound to be a loser. One of dozens of mega-Church, hundreds of smaller churches can not stand only on the defeat. Some of those who, despite a respectable attempt to upset the root plate is almost impossible.
Winners in the competition for wealth, fame, respect, are given, for losers, poverty, shame, and is given ten thousand and two drooping shoulders. Worse still for the winner 'to them that love God,' your 'kind of power' are you a loser who slept in turn, have a disability, and wicked, lazy servant best go to the stigma. Relief for the world even in countries loser, but the Christian faith there is no guarantee of a just society in the market. Yet a sense that, 'the revival praying jideul driving right.'
Thus, even a loser at the top of Triangle Mountain cry or have a sore throat any more power or a church growth seminar today that is where the prewar. Also adapt to market conditions, only a loser in the end .. Gradually all the pastors and churches are built in a pyramid system. That is not where? Those who look at successful people envious eyes to so many people call the seminary. Their Christian faith, fierce market competition makes the situation even more. Mega Church terrible imbalance is even more brilliant. Is a vicious circle. Yeonameun one hand, people are worried about bringing meals to the ministry of the pastor's poorest people, on the one hand the world where every other chains stand to see gamyeo worship. God will get any comfort to worship? Church worship and praise of truly mega ascended to heaven, do you believe will last?
2) The inner side of
Let us look at the inside of mega-Aid. Children's eyes look huge mega-intervention in its own right and a neat pyramid of a system that can tell BREAKTHROUGH. Moyeodo that only two out of three people, one has to follow the leader has to say. And leaders around the inevitable concentration of power. However, thousands, tens of thousands gathered around Mega Church pastor in concentrated money and power that is inevitable, how is he not? Mega Church should leave all your problems right here. A man said to have concentrated money and power.
And the scale of this phenomenon grows, the Church is revealed more clearly. Julyieoseu ssijeoga Rome was to be the size of the problem on this issue was presented as an alternative to the imperial church is becoming a large concentration of power and a few are bound to accelerate. To move a group of large-scale much faster situation assessment, decision making, is essential for the delivery of the decision. For this large scale take the form of church pyramid system is inevitable.