The mere thought of no one going to heaven sends traditional churchites into a tailspin. Their entire message of salvation is built upon the foundation that all adherents escape an eternal hell and fly off to “a pie in the sky” heaven. They continually reassure each other that it will be great when death comes, and they can leave this troublesome earth for that wonderful heaven. When there, they can float down an endless milk river, eating honeycomb while playing golden harps.
It is amazing that all of them don’t leave now, but they just keep plodding along in a world of sorrow. Their refusal to end this life and immediately take their heavenly journey only proves that deep down inside of each one there remains a nagging doubt that their dogma is only a man made myth.
Blind faith is the key ingredient for their heaven-bound story since it can never be found in the Bible. The scriptures never state that anyone is going to heaven when they die.
If the good news of the Bible is not heavenly salvation, then what is it? It is the message that the Kingdom of God will be established upon earth. The gospels open by saying, “Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,” (Mark 1:14), “From that time Jesus began to preach, and say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17), and He says, “I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also; for therefore am I sent.” (Luke 4: 43) In Luke 9:1-2 He “called his twelve disciples together…and he sent them to preach the kingdom of God.”
Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God over 130 times in the gospels, and even instructed His disciples to pray that God’s kingdom come on earth. (Matthew 6:10 & Luke 11:2) Even after His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus still spoke “of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3), and Rev. 11:15 announces that grand age when “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.”
The churchites, in their attempt to get their heavenly salvation doctrine off the ground, say that the kingdom of God is not a literal physical kingdom that will be established upon earth. They point to what Jesus said to Pilate in John 18:36. “My kingdom is not of this world.” But this does not mean it is not a real physical kingdom that will be set up on earth. Notice what Jesus says about Himself and His disciples in the preceding chapter, John 17:16. “They (disciples) are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” What Jesus really said is that the kingdom of God is not like other kingdoms of this world, just like He and His men were not like other men.
Another point is raised by the “fly awayers” in their attempt to pervert and side track the truth about the kingdom of God, they shout that it is in your heart, if you are saved. To try to prove this they lift out of context what Jesus says in Luke 17:20-21 to the wicked Pharisees who sought to kill him. He told them, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” What the literal Greek translation of this passage is, “the kingdom of God is in your midst”, but these wicked Pharisees never perceived it. Even the heavenly bound bunch have to confess that according to their dogma the kingdom of God is not in the hearts of the “unsaved,” and could not possibly be in the hearts of the wicked murderous Pharisees.
Regardless of denominationalism’s vain attempts to hide the truth of the scriptures, the kingdom of God will be a real physical kingdom that will one day rule this whole earth. It will be centered in a nation, but not Palestine as Jesus points out in Matthew 21:43 where He tells the Jews in Jerusalem, “Therefore say I unto you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a NATION bringing forth the fruits thereof.”
All the parables and teachings of not only Jesus, but also the disciples center around the kingdom of God. The biblical book called Acts is a shortened title for the “Acts of the Apostles,” and is a running narrative (go to top)
of how the apostles carried on after the ascension of Jesus Christ. It begins with “things pertaining to the kingdom of God, (Acts 1:3). This was the same message that Paul took everywhere he went. “And he (Paul) went into the synagogue (at Ephesus), and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” (Acts 19:8) Paul aware of his impending arrest, instructs his followers, “and now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.” (Acts 20:25) He continues his work even after arrested, “and when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging: to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God.” (Acts 28:23) The very last verse in the book of Acts gives the account of Paul “preaching the kingdom of God.” (Acts 28:31)
In their confusion the church dogmatists even say that the kingdom of heaven is different from the kingdom of God. This misconception occurs because Matthew used the phrase kingdom of heaven while all the other writers used the phrase kingdom of God. However, there is no difference in the two since the same parables are used to describe both the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God. (Matthew 13:31-32 is exactly like Luke 13:18-19, and Matthew 13:33 is identical to Luke 13:20-21). The kingdom of God is the same kingdom of heaven that will be established upon this earth.
It is important to understand what the kingdom is since it is our destiny to establish and live in it. The word kingdom denotes a particular type of government. It is monarchial in form, and its rule is according to definite laws. The laws in the Kingdom of God will be God’s own divine laws. Contrary to the teachings of organized religions, the laws of God have not been done away with. As Jesus clearly points out in Matthew 5:17-19. He did not come "to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy (the law), but to fulfill (the prophets). For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all (the prophets) be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore, shall break one of these least commandments (in the law), and shall teach other men so, he shall be called the least (a slave) in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach (the law), the same shall be called great (a ruler) in the kingdom of heaven.”
Does faith do away with the law of God? No! Listen to Paul in Romans 3:31 “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law,” Well, what does he mean in Romans 6:14, “for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Paul speaks of two different laws through these passages, and clearly refers to this in Romans 7:22-23. “For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.” It is the “law of Sin” that we are not under, but we are still under the rule of the law of God. “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandments holy, and just, and good…for we know that the law is spiritual” (Romans 7:12, 14). Paul concludes in Romans 7:25, “So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” We “have been made free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2) 1 John 3:4 says that “sin is transgression of the law,” and if the law of God has been done away with, then there IS no sin. The same churchites that are always shouting that the law has been done away with are also the same ones that are going to send everyone to hell for their sins. They are too blind to see their own contradicting confusion, and are the corrupted creatures spoken of in Jude 4 that have turned “the grace of our God into lasciviousness (lawlessness).”
The only change in the law of God that the Bible speaks of is where it is to be written. Instead of it being written on tables of stone, it is the purpose of the new covenant to write the law upon every adamic, Israelite, white western heart. The kingdom of God is coming to earth with all its divine laws in full force. YAHWAH’s faithful servant - warriors will administer these laws, and oversee the entire earthly Kingdom. At this time, our daily request in the Lord’s Prayer will be answered for “Thy Kingdom has come, and Thy Will is done on earth as in heaven”!!!