The kingdom of God was misunderstood in Jesus' time, and it continues to be misunderstood today. Over the centuries some have seen Jesus as a revolutionary with fiery message of political upheaval. They expected the kingdom of God to come when unjust social and political structures were overthrown. Other have understood Jesus to be a great moral leader whose example, when followed, would establish a temporal, earthly kingdom of righteousness.In truth the kingdom Jesus Christ proclaimed and initiated was more profound and more radical than anything anyone envisioned. As Martin Lloyd ones shows conclusively from Scripture, the kingdom of God comes to us in power in the person and work of Jesus Christ himself-his substitutionary death on the cross and his triumph over death and sin. Here alone is the kingdom of god that cannot be shaken.
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Review 1 for The Kingdom of God
Date:May 5, 2011
I appreciate Lloyd-Jones as his works are generally collected, transcribed sermons - endorsed by his authority as a pastor. That is, he preached these messages under authority of God, and was obediently accountable. I might suggest that this be read with Bonhoeffer's "The Cost of Discipleship". Unless one is a hardened premillennial dispensationlist, the issue of the Kingdom must be resolved, and not simply and with a facile attitude "delayed". The dominionist preterists also treat this subject without mercy, claiming that everything was completed in 70AD and that of a consequence the Jews are kaput.
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Review 2 for The Kingdom of God
Date:February 11, 2010
Typical Martyn Lloyd-Jones book--quite insightful, helpful, & practical application. I would recommend his book to anyone looking to understand the Kingdom of God better..JBL