Friday, January 27, 2023

Who can ENTER the KINGDOM of GOD?


Mark 1:14-15

King James Version

14 Now after that John was put in prison, 

Jesus came into Galilee, 

preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.

Who can see the "kingdom of God"?

What does the Bible say?

Mark 10:17-25

King James Version

17 And when he was gone forth into the way, 

there came one running, and kneeled to him, 

and asked him, 

Good Master, 

what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

18 And Jesus said unto him, 

Why callest thou me good? 

there is none good but one, 

that is, God.

19 Thou knowest the commandments, 

Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, 

Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, 

Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

20 And he answered and said unto him, 

Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him,

and said unto him, 

One thing thou lackest: 

go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, 

and give to the poor, 

and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: 

and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

22 And he was sad at that saying, 

and went away grieved: 

for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus looked round about,

 and saith unto his disciples, 

How hardly shall they that have riches 

enter into the kingdom of God!

24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. 

But Jesus answereth again, 

and saith unto them, 

Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches 

to enter into the kingdom of God!

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, 

than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:61-62

King James Version

61 And another also said, 

Lord, I will follow thee; 

but let me first go bid them farewell, 

which are at home at my house.

62 And Jesus said unto him, 

No man, having put his hand to the plough, 

and looking back, 

is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 18:26-30

King James Version

26 And they that heard it said, 

Who then can be saved?

27 And he said, 

The things which are impossible with men 

are possible with God.

28 Then Peter said, 

Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

29 And he said unto them, 

Verily I say unto you, 

There is no man that hath left house, or parents, 

or brethren, or wife, or children, 

for the kingdom of God's sake,

30 Who shall not receive manifold more

in this present time, 

and in the world to come life everlasting.

John 3:3

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

Acts 14:22

King James Version

22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, 

and exhorting them to continue in the faith, 

and that we must through much tribulation 

enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 14:17

King James Version

17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; 

but righteousness, and peace, and joy 

in the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

King James Version

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God? 

Be not deceived: 

neither fornicators, nor idolaters, 

nor adulterers, nor effeminate, 

nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, 

nor revilers, nor extortioners, 

shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:47-49

King James Version

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; 

the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, 

such are they also that are earthy:

 and as is the heavenly, 

such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, 

we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

1 Corinthians 15:50

King James Version

50 Now this I say, brethren, 

that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; 

neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness,

 revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past, 

that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:1-5

King James Version

5 Be ye therefore followers of God, 

as dear children;

2 And walk in love, 

as Christ also hath loved us, 

and hath given himself for us an offering 

and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

3 But fornication, 

and all uncleanness, or covetousness, 

let it not be once named among you, 

as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, 

which are not convenient: 

but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, 

that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, 

nor covetous man, who is an idolater, 

hath any inheritance 

in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Colossians 1:12-13

King James Version

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, 

which hath made us meet to be partakers 

of the inheritance of the saints in light:

13 Who hath delivered us 

from the power of darkness, 

and hath translated us

 into the kingdom of his dear Son:

We wrote another post that explains a verse on the "kingdom of God" which may be subject to misinterpretation.

Click here to read "The OFFENDING eye".

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