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Kingdom of God

(Matt. 6:33; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:43) = “kingdom of Christ” (Matt. 13:41; 20:21) = “kingdom of Christ and of God” (Eph. 5:5) = “kingdom of David” (Mark 11:10) = “the kingdom” (Matt. 8:12; 13:19) = “kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 3:2; 4:17; 13:41)

all denote the same thing under different aspects, viz.:

  1. Christ's mediatorial authority, or his rule on the Earth

  2. the blessings and advantages of all kinds that flow from this rule

  3. the subjects of this kingdom taken collectively, or the Church