The False Teaching
Billy Graham: The Bible says that lasting peace will only
come when Christ
set up His Kingdom. Only then will all evil be banished
and the world
will know perfect peace.
2818 The kingdom will come in glory
when Christ hands it over to his Father. . . .In the Lord's Prayer, "thy kingdom come" refers
primarily to the final
coming of the reign of God through Christ's return.
Christians ought to
pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come and God's will be done on
earth. The full
consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the
end of this age.
United Church of God: We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus
founded in the early first century. We follow the same teachings,
doctrines and practices established then. Our commission is to proclaim
the gospel of the
coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and
teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded.
Church in America:
The incarnation invites us
beyond these burdens, to recognize that while we still live in a fallen
world, the victorious Kingdom
yet to come is already fully present to us in the Church,
if only we respond to Christ's call: "Come... and I will give you rest."
|Exposing the Error
the erring voices in the left column show, Christians often believe in
a yet coming kingdom, when the Lord will make a paradise of
earth. This is known as Premillennialism,
based on the erring Book
Their view springs from love of life on earth, which locks them into
the vain hope of earthly glory in a yet coming kingdom. Yet
this love and all that harbor it. This hope is an
earth bound treasure, but he commanded: Mt.6:20
be treasuring up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust
corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
21 For where your
treasure is, there will your heart be also. Where is the heart?
This is the crucial question!
Many stumble on this verse from Mt.5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. This faulty translation (also
in KJV) is from Psalm
37:11, whereby the ancient Israelites, if meek,
inherit the land of
Canaan. The correct word is land, not earth.
This hope of earthly glory is evil in that it contradicts the will of
the Father, which Christians tend to believe is paradise on
earth. It is normal for them to see it this way from this
petition of the Lord's Prayer: Mt.6:10
(FNT) : Your kingdom come Your will come to pass
as in heaven, so also on earth.
is true -- the coming of the kingdom to earth is by the doing of the
Father's will on earth. The error arises from a radical
misunderstanding of the
will of the Father, due to not listening to the Voice of
Jesus. They read the Word but, blinded by the love of life,
they do not hear or see and conclude that the will of the Father is an
|Declaring the Truth
listen with care to the Lord:
I am come down from heaven not
in order that I do my will, but the will of the
[one] having sent me. 39 This is the will of the
[one] having sent me, that of all he has given me I not lose [any] of
it, but raise it up in the last day. 40 For
this is the will of my father, that everyone beholding the son and
believing in him have zoe-life eternal, and I will raise him up in the
father in the heavens,
your name be holy,
10 Your kingdom come
will come to pass
as in heaven, so also on
And going forth [a] small ways he fell on his face praying and saying: My father, if it is possible,
let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless not
as I will but as you will.
After this Jesus knowing that already everything is fulfilled, in order
that the scripture be fulfilled, says: I thirst. 29 There lay [a]
vessel full of sour wine; placing hyssop around [a] sponge full of sour
wine they brought it to his mouth. 30 When therefore Jesus received the
sour wine he said: It is
finished, and having bowed his head he gave
up his spirit.
question for you: Why ask for the wine before saying, It is
finished? Now hear
him: Lk.22:18 I
will not drink of the product of the
vine from now until the kingdom of God come.
Do you hear the preachers, or the Lord?