“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Jesus @ Matthew 24:14)
The Good News of the Kingdom? What is that? What message? Is this message written down anywhere?
After explaining to his disciple’s events that would lead up to the temple where (1) “not one stone here will be left on another; everyone will be thrown down”; (2) sign of his coming and (3) the end of the age, Jesus mentions at Matthew 24:14 a worldwide announcement that would culminate in the end of human rulership forever.
It must be noted and understand that the temple buildings that will be thrown down at Matthew 24:1-2 are not the literal temple buildings in Israel that were looted and destroyed by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar long ago. The temple buildings refer prophetically to the system of things built upon the earth. Namely, the governments of the world and everything within them.
If asked, “What is the Good News of the Kingdom Message?,” no one can provide a definitive answer. No one can lift from the pages of the Bible what that message is.
What has occurred, however, is that organization create their own brand named Good News of the Kingdom message and activity.
With the WTBTS, “preaching the Good News of the Kingdom message” – the one they created – involves getting their many publications in the hands of others via the public activity called “Field Service,” getting others to engage in “Bible Study” (which is really a study of Watchtower publications), getting them to attend Kingdom Hall meetings (where the subtle indoctrination continues), with the end goal of the person making a decision to making a dedication and getting baptized (in water) as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The WTBTS is not the only “Christian” organization that has a system of rules and regulations one must accept before being granted membership. Thus, organizations of men decide who and who is not a worshiper of God and a follower of Christ.
Yet, not one person can explain what this Good News of the Kingdom message is and where it is written down. Thus, any today claiming to preach such a message, where are they getting it from? Because an organization claims that it preaches the Good News of the Kingdom message, should we take their word for it? Are not followers of Christ tasked with putting to the test any utterance, not from God?
This is what I know:
- There is no Good News of the Kingdom message in the Bible?
- Imperfect humans not will be entrusted to preach or declare such a perfect and important message.
- An angel – one angel – will be entrusted to preach it. (Revelation 14:6)
- The Good News of the Kingdom message has not been given yet.
- It will be given in a future time period after Christ’s 1000-year kingdom over the earth has ended. And, even then, Satan must set up his beastly kingdom over the earth for an unspecified period of time.
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