I do not believe that Democracy will be in it. Democracy like other Governments are the result of our rebellion against God. Democracy is the Government that arguably reduces the evils of this world more than other forms of Government. We will be reunited to God fully and each person will not be their own sovereign.
---Martin_nz on 10/7/08|
So many of the denominations of today have taught the people that Christ is going to come back and set up a Kingdom here on earth. This is a man made falacy...
a man made falacy? Really? ...then WHICH part of scripture do you believe ....or is scripture ALL big lie?
...all prophets spoke about Gods Kingdom (Acts 3:19-21) ...what is God restoring?
god of this world 2Corin 4:4 ...Christ is RETURNING to REMOVE satan from the world
AND Christ LIED in Rev 11:15 when HE said the Kingdoms of this world will become HIS
Luke 1:32 Christ SITS on Davids throne in Jerusalem ...Christians INHERIT the earth RULING with Christ Rev5:10, 20:4, Matt 5:5, Psalm 25:12-13, 37:11
---Rhonda on 10/4/08|
1st of all, a Kingdom is ruled by a King, not a dictator. Eccl8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
- Does this sound like a democracy? -
2nd, Christ is reigning currently as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord. So many of the denominations of today have taught the people that Christ is going to come back and set up a Kingdom here on earth. This is a man made falacy never taught by the Christians of old. Christ said - John18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
---trey on 10/2/08|
This is where a Christian's lack of understanding concerning Torah hurts them.
When The children of Israel came out from Egypt, God gave his Law. Yes, it was a social code of conduct dealing with how they were to worship, as well as deal with those around them. At the same time, if you continue reading into Deut., you see it becomes more than just a moral code of conduct, or a set of guidelines dealing with worship...it became the judicial system of the "nation" Israel. In the millenium there will be a King, judges, priests, etc. However, and this is important, the Law will be written on our hearts instead of stone. We will be incorruptable because sin can no longer abound, how can it? The Law will be in you!
---ken on 9/30/08|
It doesn't matter what kind of government is on earth during the millennium. We won't be there. We are seated in the heavenly places, not on earth. Ephesians 2:6.
---Kim2u on 9/27/08|
holy mackrel,dictator?democracy?well iam sure if you rule with jesus during this time as scripture tells us we will ,then you will know your place,and his place.lets see jesus is God,right?God IS or has the right to rule over his creation,right?his rule is based on love ,right?and righteousness.as a child i thought at times my mom and dad were dictators,but as I grew and eventually married and had my own children I realized what love was,and righteous judgement.
---tom2 on 9/26/08|
Revelation states 24 chairs and Elders in an Authority position. But, as now we know that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are in charge.
But, no Democracy. He doesn't run His Church likes a Democracy. So why would He decide to run His Kingdom as such.
Dictator is a harsh word. Dictator does not give freedom to his subjects.
We have and will always have free will.
---Nicole on 7/26/08|
I did not know that there is politics in the kingdom of god or you are just self-righteous.
---mike on 7/25/08|
There's no such thing as a literal earthly millennium.
That's like asking, "When diamonds fall from the sky, will it lower the price of oil?"
However, Christ reigns in His Church, which is a monarchy based on unanimity and consensus.
---kumquat on 6/26/08|
Alan I love the thoughts of being filled with so much awe before the Lord that we can worship in any way that is our best way. Dance and praise before the Lord, or lay on our faces in divine worship.
Often when I am in deep prayer and praise and worship I walk around, sometimes stopping and kneeling in reverance. Its your choice now, and will be your choice when you stand before the Lord I think.
---NVBarbara on 6/24/08|
The Kingdom of God is so avant-garde that Christ constantly had to revolutionize the thinking of God's chosen people, because they consistently failed to comprehend God's heavenly principles. Christ teaches that one of the most important principles in operation in God's Kingdom is the humbling of the exalted, and the exalting of the humbled (the first is last, last is first parabolic teaching). Needless to say, the majority of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and so forth do not practice this principle. Therefore, that should let you know that the Kingdom of God is neither Republican nor Democratic.
---Nadine on 6/24/08|
The kingdom of God is sovereign.
It's not democratic, dictatorial, republic. It's not a kingdom of virgins waiting for wayward men who believe in works over God's sovereignty.
God is sovereign, His kingdom is without end and He is faithful and just in all of His ways.
---Marcia on 6/24/08|
jesus rule will be based on Gods word.love,truth,holyness,righteousness,all that is of God.there will be no voting or political parties,no war,it will be heaven on earth.which means people won,t be in charge.jesus will.
---tom2 on 6/23/08|
God made us free, and that's what we are with him, he will have all such things as he intended in the beginning.
The common bond for this Christian church is our subjection to his Lordship through the Holy Spirit, and subsequent mercy and love one to another.
---Pharisee on 6/23/08|
it will be ruled by a loving creator.jesus will be KING.satan will not be in the world,so there will be perfect peace.
---tom2 on 6/23/08|
Leon ... I hope both arms waving or not will please the Lord, and that we will have the choice.
---alan_of_UK on 6/22/08|
I would say he is neither. Thank God. God don't care about politics or who is a Republican or who is a Democrat. Why does this matter anyhow? When we live with Christ forever, politics will not be on my mind.
---Rebecca_D on 6/21/08|
Catherine: Under no circumstance should God be thought of as a dictator. Dictators are selfish oppressors, bullies (caesars, pharoahs, fuhrers, false prophets, etc.) who suppress the free will of the people they dominate.
God is self-sacrificing, the ultimate blessor (sovereign, ruler, king of kings, lord of lords, majesty, royal personage, etc.) who always has our best interest at heart & allows us freedom of choice.
Dictators aggressively herd/drive their people, like cattle, to market. God leads his sheep (children) to heavenly green pastures.
God bless. :)
---Leon on 6/21/08|
Alan: Jesus said true believers worship God the Father in spirit & in truth. (Jn. 4: 23-24) As such, blood-bought & washed believers "willingly" (in a sincere attitude of gratitude) "choose" to do what pleases the Lord. (Phil. 2: 5-11)
---Leon on 6/21/08|
Shirley, we're talking about the Millennial Kingdom Reign...1000 years only before Heaven. This is Christ's Earthly Reign.
And you are correct...no one in heaven is going to be ruled with an Iron Rod...why would we? The final overthrow of Satan in the lake of fire, at the end of the 1000 years,all tears wiped away... and a New Heaven and Earth after that where NO EVIL can enter in.
Eye has not seen or heard the things God has prepared for those who Love Him, but the Holy Spirit in us gives us those moments and little glimpses..not visually or anything, but just those moments when you are so close and Intimate with the Lord, all you can wonder is....WOW, !!
---kathr4453 on 6/21/08|
Well if you want to put it that way Christ will be our supreme ruler,king,dictator if it's proper to call Him that.There will be no voting in heaven.Of course in heaven we will be changed to be like Christ and should never want to control things.Of course Satan tried to take over heaven and was cast down to Earth for that sin.
---shirley on 6/21/08|
26He that overcometh, .. to him will I give power over the nations:
27He shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
She brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne
Yes He was crucified and sat at the Right Hand of the Father:
UNTIL He comes back :
15Out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: ..
---kathr4453 on 6/21/08|
He makes you glad to do what He wants.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/21/08|
Democracy means that those who are dumbed down by the government get to vote for what the government intended in the first place. It means that the mob rules and the minorities have no protection. A republic means the rule of law which protects minorities. I used to be democrat, after I was a socialist, but I am going further and further to the right. We have gone so far left I am really just trying to find a central position that protects everyone. Liberals are out to destroy Christianity, please don't support them thinking you are helping minorities, that is a deception.
---frances008 on 6/21/08|
I wonder whether we will have the choice of how we worship God?
Will we be forbidden to raise our arms and dance, or will we be made to do so?
I rather hope we will have a choice!
---alan_of_UK on 6/21/08|
God is somewhat of a dictator. However, He is a good one.
---catherine on 6/21/08|
Hey Barbara! I'm just quoting the no frills, sage words of Beverly Hills own patron saint (?), Saint Jedidiah Clampett. :)
I like the name Jedidiah, which means "beloved of the Lord" & was a nickname given Solomon by Nathan, the prophet. (2 Sam. 12:25)
---Leon on 6/21/08|
Rule with an Iron hand!
A dictatorship led by Jesus will be a GOOD thing!
If you don't think that God has Absolute Authority over man when this is all over, you better read it again.
Some people will serve God Night & Day and never leave the New Jerusalem that descends from heaven.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/21/08|
Christ will NOT make things a democracy or a dictatorship. Democracy means choice, and Dictatorship means by ruthless (violent) force. Christ will rule in Theocracy, meaning the Christ calls the shots, and man does not question, however, Christ will not be ruthless about it. Christ is just, not ruthless.
---Leslie on 6/21/08|
barb,me too.about the dictator thing.God too me is the perfect parent.we are his rebellious children.sorta like perpetual teenagers,wow thats an ugly thought.but kinda hits the mark dont it?
---tom2 on 6/21/08|
mima, i know you know better.our God is a loving father,who by his own word,and nature will judge his children on the decisions they have made during their life.after which those who lived in obidience,and submission too his will and word will be his sons bride,aka the church.
---tom2 on 6/20/08|
Mima, it will be a Theocracy. The first and ONLY God ordained Theocracy was in Israel, and the Millennial Earthly Reign of Christ, AKA the Kingdom restored to Israel Acts 1:6,7 will be that as well.It will be ruled with an Iron Rod/Fist.
Read Matthew about those who must poke out an eye or cut off a hand if it offends before they enter in. Doesn't sound like Heaven to me. But because there will be no wars, etc, and swift justice and judgement,it will be the time when those who pray"On Earth as it is in Heaven. Deliver us from Evil, forgive us as we forgive others... Me thinks by the time everything is delivered up to the Father after this time,and we are all in HEAVEN for eternity, we won't need to ask such things.
---kathr4453 on 6/20/08|
I used to tell the kids in my house that 'this is a dictatorship, not a democracy'. Parents have to be in control!
However, our Father would not require, nor need to make that statement.
God is LOVE, as HIS children we would take joy in pleasing HIM, as we should be doing NOW!
"Those things are controlling factors of this world and will not enter the new heaven or new earth."
---Shawn.M.T on 6/20/08
Just so Shawn, very well put!
"Wheeee doggie" also profound Leon! :-) I so relate to you!
---NVBarbara on 6/20/08|
Wheeee doggie Mima! Where do you get this stuff? Good question. :)
God is Sovereign! His rule is by divine attributes, e.g., infinite love, infinite goodness, infinite wisdom, infinite mercy, infinite justice, omniscience, omnipotency, omnipresence, imutability, holiness, glory, light, majesty. (Matthew 6:9-13)
God is a republican, a democrat, a this or that? No, God is God!
---Leon on 6/20/08|
The new "millennial kingdom" as you call it will be a kingdom of LOVE not democracy or absolute dictatorship. Those things are controlling factors of this world and will not enter the new heaven or new earth.
---Shawn.M.T on 6/20/08|
mima, I think God is a Republician .
God is Love, right? Does a God of Love dictate? Didn't he give people a free will to choose? Dictatorship comes from being insecure and wanting to control people. God doesn't operate that way, amen?
---donna8365 on 6/20/08|