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violence in the kingdom of heaven

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by smellycat, May 20, 2009.

  1. violence in the kingdom of heaven

    12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. could somebody explain this to me please.?
  2. Adam Clarke, LL.D., F.S.A., (1715-1832) in his book "Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible."
  3. Perhaps a better translation would be "From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has been advancing with power and powerful men seize it.

    It is the forceful who seize the opportunity to enter the kingdom of heaven. Remember the last words of Jesus to John the Baptist are "Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me" Matt. 11.6 John the Baptist preached the Kingdom as something "near", and from that time on the kingdom had been advancing until its implementation through the death and resurrection of Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

    Being a Christian requires power, and that power is given to us by the Holy Spirit. The force of the Holy Spirit is unstoppable and the Kingdom will go on advancing until that great day when the Lord appears and it is complete.
  4. so you don,t believe of rapture.?

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