Posted On April 3, 2016

Thoughts from The Theocratic Kingdom: Proposition 90

by | Apr 3, 2016 | Apologetics, Biblical Worldview, Christian Life, Contending

In Proposition 90, George Peters states:

“Members of the Church, who are faithful, are promised this Kingdom.”

Faithfulness should be a hallmark of the ekklesia. Faithful to what is the obvious question. If we are in a peculiar and special relationship with Jesus as His bride, that requires us as the betrothed bride to pay special attention to the terms of the marriage contract. A chaste and faithful bride who is awaiting the coming of her bridegroom, will be spending time in preparation for that coming, doing the things required of the betrothed bride as evidence of her faithfulness. The faithful are promised the kingdom. This means the unfaithful are not promised this Kingdom. When the Messiah returns, will He find us faithful?

The most notable observation Peters presents in Proposition 90 is the following:

“Prophecy does not predict a Kingdom to exist between the First and Second Advents of Christ as a prelude to the Kingdom of the Eternal Ages. To make out such a prediction, prophecy must be wrested from its connection, or else it must be spiritualized to make it sufficiently accommodating.”

Peters by necessity continues to drive home this point. If we are to remain faithful to examining how Scripture describes the Kingdom and our relationship to it, both present and future, we have to admit that nowhere in prophecy do we find the existence of a fully established Davidic-Theocratic Kingdom until the Second Advent. To suggest the existence of one before its proper time is to add to Scripture, something that is a serious cause for concern and which should be rejected by any serious student of Scripture.

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