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The Kingdom of God as critical principle

Underlying everything I wrote about the distinction between "justifiable" and "just" in my previous post is my belief that the coming Kingdom of God on earth is the Christian's and the churches' critical principle for discerning whether something (such as a violent act) can be celebrated.I have adopted Isaac Watts' 1793 hymn as my anthem for the coming messianic Kingdom on earth:Jesus shall reign where’er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to s … [Read more...]