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The kingdom of God - The kingdom of God is described...

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The kingdom of God is described throughout the New Testament in parables that, as Tame pointed out (2005), are rather outdated and no longer relevant in today’s society. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult for a reader to understand what is meant by the term “kingdom of God” and to understand Jesus’ role in delivering people to this kingdom. The idea of the kingdom has evolved since it was first written about in the early years of Christianity. As such, it is helpful for a person to develop a personal interpretation of the kingdom and Jesus as the Messiah. In the first century A.D., Jews would have had a much different view of the kingdom of God. Because of the covenant that God made with Abraham, the kingdom of God would have evoked an idea that the kingdom is the Kingdom of Israel that had been promised and to be the Messiah, Jesus would deliver this kingdom to them and fulfill the prophecy (Wright, 1997). Indeed, when Gabriel foretold of the birth of Jesus in Luke
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