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Hoekema on the Kingdom of God

Just finished teaching on the Kingdom of God at our church.  In my opinion, Anthony Hoekema still has the best definition of the Kingdom of God.

The kingdom of God, therefore, is to be understood as the reign of God dynamically active in human history through Jesus Christ, the purpose of which is the redemption of God’s people from sin and from demonic powers, and the final establishment of the new heavens and new earth. It means that the great drama of the history of salvation has been inaugurated, and that the new age has been ushered in. The kingdom must not be understood as merely the salvation of certain individuals or even as the reign of God in the hearts of people; it means nothing less than the reign of God over his entire created universe.

Hoekema, The Bible and the Future, p. 45

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