The Mystery of the Kingdom

George Ladd, in The Gospel of the Kingdom, writes about the mystery of the Kingdom of God (mystery meaning that something was hidden for a time is now revealed): This is the mystery of the Kingdom: that the Kingdom of God has come among men and yet men can reject it. The Kingdom will not experience uniform…

Neither Rosy Optimists nor Despairing Pessimists

George Eldon Ladd, in The Gospel of the Kingdom, writes about the proper Christian attitude as the world continues toward its end. He says that Christians should have a healthy “biblical realism” rather than dogged optimism or pessimism. We are not rosy optimists, expecting the gospel to conquer the world and establish the Kingdom of God. Neither…