Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jesus: "My kingdom IS of this world"

"People often read John 18:36 as saying that Jesus said 'my kingdom is not of this world,' but as the influential British theologian N.T. Wright pointed out in a recent Christianity Today interview, what Jesus actually said is 'My kingdom is not from this world.'

'That’s ek tou kosmoutoutou,' said Wright. 'It’s quite clear in the text that Jesus’ kingdom doesn’t start with this world. It isn’t a worldly kingdom, but it is for this world. It’s from somewhere else, but it’s for this world.'
-Brett McCracken

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