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1 Corinthians 6:9,10 Unrighteous Won't Inherit Kingdom

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Cardinal:
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Green-Arrow:

--- Quote from: jabcat on December 01, 2010, 02:13:42 AM ---1 Cor 6:9-10   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, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

--- End quote ---

A Kingdom is a type of government that permeates every facet of the life of it's subjects with the will, prosperity, and justice of it's King.  It's defined by: it's boundaries, the reputation of it's King, the peace, prosperity, and happiness of it's people, by it's system of justice, by it's might and rank among the nations, and by who fears it.  To not be ranked among it's heirs implies being subject to those who are.  It implies having no say in it's laws, no sharing in responsibility for it's prosperity and expansion, but it does not address citizenship nor one's future prospects at all, beyond not being an heir.

MaryEllen:
Sons and daughters inherit.

This verse speaks of those who have become sons and daughters through Christ, who can then call God "Father."  It says nothing of what happens to those identified by their behaviors as non-family members, other than they are not qualified to inherit or legally "own" the Kingdom all are intended to inhabit at some point.

MaryEllen

MaryEllen:
LOL! Just finished reading the rest of the responses. I agree with Green-Arrow who said it better than me.

gkm:

--- Quote from: Green-Arrow on January 07, 2012, 12:16:02 PM ---
--- Quote from: jabcat on December 01, 2010, 02:13:42 AM ---1 Cor 6:9-10   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, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

--- End quote ---

A Kingdom is a type of government that permeates every facet of the life of it's subjects with the will, prosperity, and justice of it's King.  It's defined by: it's boundaries, the reputation of it's King, the peace, prosperity, and happiness of it's people, by it's system of justice, by it's might and rank among the nations, and by who fears it.  To not be ranked among it's heirs implies being subject to those who are.  It implies having no say in it's laws, no sharing in responsibility for it's prosperity and expansion, but it does not address citizenship nor one's future prospects at all, beyond not being an heir.

--- End quote ---

Hi Green-Arrow:

You said much of my current understanding on this. I would add that to ENTER a place is not the same as owning it or inheriting it. The position of the saved in the kingdom is determined by their faithfulness. Christ speaks of this on a number of occasions. So none will enter the kingdom UNTIL they become righteous by believing in Jesus. So many will ENTER the kingdom who were unfaithful in life, and will not "inherit the kingdom, will have no possessions, no rulership, etc.," but nevertheless do enter since they are  born again. The place where I've changed recently, that the I believe that ALL will eventually enter the kingdom, but ONLY one way, by faith in Christ.

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