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What is God's Kingdom?

 
dgall3

Asked by dgall3 at 7:04 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • The Kingdom of God is a real Government, complete with rulers, subjects and laws. It is the means by which God will accomplish his purpose toward the Earth and mankind and sanctify his Holy Name. By means of His Kingdom, he will rid the earth of wickedness, sorrow, pain and death, war, misery, lies and deceit. By means of His Kingdom he will bring about global peace and security, plenty of food, adequate housing, no need for a healthcare plan because He promises perfect health fo all earth's residents. in short, God's Kingdom WILL do all that man's kingdoms are unable to do.

    69humblepie

    Answer by 69humblepie at 12:07 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • The Kingdom of Heaven is within you! It is Jesus! :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:38 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I believe peace, tranquility, spiritual fulfillment....
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:39 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I love you, Shaneagle !

    Beautifully put ! Much more succinct than my wordy meanderings !

    You always manage to say the same thing with such simplicity !
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:32 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • In Judaism, it's my understanding that it refers to G-d restoring the land of Israel after the coming of the Messiah.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:16 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • We have the mineral kingdom. Physical existence.

    There is the plant kingdom. Physical existence with the addition of life.

    There is the kingdom of animals, the animal kingdom; with a physical body, life, and the quality of soul added - sensations and reactions to those sensations.

    We then have the kingdom of man. We have physical bodies, the quality of life, the soul-nature which we share with the animals, and the addition of an individual spirit. This individuality, the "I am", which a person can only say about himself, is the gift which Christ worked so hard throughout the milennia to bring to mankind. First He had to bring about a physical brain structure which could manage the clarity of thought required for self-awareness, and He had to cultivate a soul-nature pure enough for that clarity - hence all the life-style rules imposed upon the Hebrews. They were being refined in their physical and soul natures (cont'd)
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:33 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • The Hebrews were being refined in their physical and soul nature, over the course of a definite number of generations (because traits skip a generation, so improvements take place in waves). They were the Chosen People. Chosen to be the ones to eventually produce a body and a soul nature strong enough and pure enough to be a vehicle for the intensely powerful Christ Being.

    Once that task was accomplished, the strictness with which they needed to avoid mingling with Gentiles was no longer necessary.
    And the entry of Christ's power into the realm of the earth, with His death on the cross, made this strengthening of brain and soul available to all people.

    The Kingdom of Man, then, is the state of having a self, an ego.

    The Kingdom of God is the state of being in touch with the divine - able via a feeling intuition or a more conscious perception to understand and cooperate with divine inentions for the world.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:39 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • In Hinduism

    God's Kingdom is known as "Vaikuntha " (Param Padam : the Supreme Abode) . Only enlightened souls who have gained liberation from the cycle of birth & death will enter Vaikuntha. Vaikuntha is a place of no return, one can not enter in bodily form, only an enlightened soul enters. All souls who reach enlightenment enter Vaikuntha . When I finally ascend, I will not find Hindus in Vaikuntha, nor Sikhs, nor Christians, nor Buddhist..etc..etc.. All who enter will have become free of such designations through obtaining enlightenment.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 7:43 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Whatever you want it to be. I don't think its anything anyone can explain at our current level of comprehension of such things, assuming it actually exists and isn't just something mankind created like Valhalla and the Elysian Fields.
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 10:43 AM on Oct. 19, 2010