Preaching the Kingdom of God

After a Bible Study that Mr. LeBlanc had conducted, a lady approached Mr. LeBlanc to discuss his presentation. She commented that she was a regular church goer, but she had never heard the minister discuss what Mr. LeBlanc had explained. In effect, she said she had never heard Christ’s message about the Kingdom of God. Her minister had never addressed the central message of the New Testament.

The Kingdom of God is the first message Christ brought to the public in his ministry. (See Mark 1:14-15, Matt 4:23, Luke 4:23, and John 3:5)

How could this be? How could a minister who had attended college to learn the Christian religion not explain the most basic message Christ was sent to deliver? Paul explains why this happens. Instead of teaching the true gospel in their seminaries, man’s religious institutions teach another gospel – not the gospel Christ brought. Paul describes their error twice:

Galatians 1:6-7: 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

What was that other gospel? That other gospel that was used to pervert Christ’s message was a gospel that created a cultish following after a false Jesus. This false Jesus carries a lying spirit that is against God’s law, and blurs the simple message about the coming Kingdom of God (See 2 Cor. 11:1-4).

In this modern age it is a struggle for the church to keep the true gospel before the world. Modern technology and global communication make it possible for the message to go out; but the overwhelming abundance of the use of that technology is used to drown out the church’s efforts. It is difficult to be heard when it seems the whole world is shouting with a multitude of entertainment, business, and other distractions.

The work of the church in this noisy world is not complicated. We are to prach (announce-proclaim) the Kingdom of God, and teach, to those who will listen, all things concerning the true Jesus Christ with clarity.

Acts 28:30-31 Acts 28:30-31: 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

Anyone who attends Mr. LeBlanc’s Bible Studies will hear Christ’s gospel preached. Pray that God protects the ability of the Church to continue this work.