This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I began the project on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed it on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. I still do that every once in a while.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kingdom of Heaven and Kingdom of God

QUESTION: Do the expressions "kingdom of heaven" and "kingdom of God" mean one and the same thing?

ANSWER: Yes, also "the kingdom of Christ," "the kingdom of Christ and of God" (Eph. 5:5), "the kingdom of David," the ancestor and type of the Messiah (Mark 11:10), and "the kingdom" (Matt. 8:12). They are all synonymous, signifying the glorious reign of Christ in the hearts of believers. This definition the enemies of the Messiah did not like. Hence they crucified him.

Steele's Answers, pp. 227, 228.

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