More glosses for “Kingdom of God” in the NT

“Kingdom of God” in the NT means:

“God is taking over as King” (RT France)

“God’s way of doing things” (John Drane)

Essentially, these glosses complement one another because to “recognize” and claim God as King and to become a subject under his royal rule means that you submit yourself to his particular way of doing things. I think this is helpful. I can see now why some people see “kingdom” as a centralizing concept in the Bible, especially in view of “kingdom” meaning “kingship.”

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