Posted On April 15, 2016

In Proposition 102, George Peters states:

“Neither the visible nor the invisible church is the covenanted Kingdom.”

This proposition is really a summation of the preceding few arguments made by Peters. Here, he concludes his thoughts on the visible and invisible church as being the promised Kingdom by correctly noting that neither entity can be asserted as the covenanted Kingdom. They simply do not meet the requirements noted in Scripture and the description of the coming Theocratic-Davidic Kingdom that will be ruled by the Messiah.

The most notable observation Peters presents in Proposition 102 is the following:

“Some make the visible church the Kingdom, others the invisible; some unite both in the same Kingdom, and others that both are the same Kingdom, but in two different, a higher and a lower, aspects. Having shown that neither one nor the other is the predicted Kingdom, it follows, from the reasons given, that a combination of both cannot transform them into such a Kingdom.”

Regardless of how many singular descriptions (visible or invisible) or how many combinations of the two one might come up with, none of them can be asserted as being sufficient enough evidence to transform those entities into the covenanted Kingdom. The proof is quite simply non-existent from Scripture for such a notion to be taken as serious theological truth.

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