Are the kingdom and the church the same thing?
John 3:3-5 and Acts , 41, 47, 1Cor 12:13The kingdom and the church are entered the same way
Heb. 12:22-24 the church and Heb. the kingdom interchangeable.
Saved the best for last Mat. 16:18-19
When did the kingdom/church begin.
Dan 2: 31-45
Head of God – King Nebuchadnezzar
Breast and arms of silver– Medo-Persians
The belly and thighs of brass –
Legs of Iron and feet of iron mixed with clay –
Verse 44 gives a time frame that Gods kingdom would be set up during
2: 1-3 speak of the kingdom being set up in the last days and it is to have it
The kingdom was not set up while Jesus was on the earth.
Mat. 3:1-3 John said the kingdom was at hand.
Mat. Jesus said the kingdom was at hand.
Mat. 6:9 Jesus prays for the coming of the kingdom.
Mat. 10:7 Jesus sent the 12 out and told them to preach that the kingdom was at hand.
Mark 9:1 Kingdom would come with power
Luke 24:44-49 The spirit and the power were to come together
If we can show when the spirit came we can also show when the kingdom came.
Acts 1:8 Jesus tells the apostles to wait in
Acts 2:1-4 The spirit came on Pentecost so the kingdom came at Pentecost.
According to Isaiah the kingdom was to start in
You will also notice that before the day of Pentecost the kingdom is spoken of in a future sense but After the day of Pentecost it is spoken of as present reality.
We can clearly see that the church/kingdom had its beginning at the day of Pentecost.