Posted On March 29, 2016

Thoughts from The Theocratic Kingdom: Proposition 85

by | Mar 29, 2016 | Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Contending

In Proposition 85, George Peters states:

“Neither Abraham, nor his engrafted seed have as yet inherited the Kingdom; hence the Kingdom must be something different from “piety”, “religion”, and God’s reign in the heart.”

Peters walks down the through process one step further, noting that since we have yet to inherit the Kingdom as clearly the Kingdom is not yet fully re-established, the Kingdom itself and its final ultimate construct must be something different than piety, religion, and God’s reign in the heart. In truth, it will be those elements on a level we do not currently experience, namely the full and total perfection of obedience, the beauty of religion in the vein of a perfect restored relationship with our Creator, and living for all eternity in the presence of our God.

The most notable observation Peters presents in Proposition 85 is the following:

“This is virtually to make “piety” inherit “piety”. This is a substitution of the means by which the Kingdom is obtained for the Kingdom itself. The saints with Abraham, the Father of the Faithful, inherit the Kingdom because they are pious, religious, and acknowledge obedience to God. The ancient and the Christian believers receive their inheritance on the same conditions.”

Some continue to claim that we experience the fullness of the Kingdom at present. Peters has aptly challenged and shown how such an argument is theologically incorrect. He also correctly notes being pious (i.e. holiness), religious (i.e. having a relationship with God), and obedience are to be hallmarks in the life of the believer. With that said, to substitute the means by which we inherit the Kingdom as representative of experiencing the fullness of the Kingdom at present is quite simply an incorrect approach to the doctrine of the Kingdom.

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