Building His Kingdom?
If you were wondering if we are to be building His
kingdom, in that text
Jesus clearly answered your question.
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. (John 18:36)
The world is getting worse, not better. Everything in
this world tends to get
worse (e.g. things wear out, rust, rot, decay, erode, etc.) This is called the
second law of thermodynamics.
In those scriptures God makes it very clear that the
world is running down. So
now we cannot dispute that:
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: (Psalms 102:25,26; see also Isaiah 51:6 and Hebrews 1:10-12.)
The world is running down.
If you are trying to set up "Christ's Kingdom", this
seems like a bad place to
set it up to me. It does to God too; see the first verse in this article. This
place is running down. Why would anyone want to set up a kingdom when they know
everything is running down?
Some "Christian" people are under the false influence
that their job is to
raise many children, and then to get their children into government, or places
of worldly "importance" to make big changes, to turn the world around for
Christ. They think this world is going to get better.
They are waiting for Christ to return to Earth to rule
the kingdom they set
up. Christ will not come when they want, but someone else will; the Anti-Christ
will come and claim to be Christ instead!
As for families, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a large family,
as long as you are raising your children Biblically and not with “big plans”.
Please consider for a moment what the Apostle Paul writes:
If you remain unmarried, you are not going to have a
big family for "Christ".
Is this not quite obvious? Yes, Paul is saying that it is best for people to
remain unmarried (bear in mind that the Bible certainly does not forbid
For I would that all men were even as I myself. [unmarried] But every man hath
his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say
therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even
as I. (1Corinthians 7:7,8) for more read entire chapter 7
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart
from the faith... Forbidding to marry... (1 Timothy 4:1,3)
...He that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may
please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the
Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married
careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. (1 Corinthians 7:33,34)
Obviously it is better to care for the things of
the Lord, which the married
person cannot do as well. This is what God’s Word says.
Is the world getting more Christian?
Many people are becoming Christians. Many, many more
are being born. People do
not want to admit to their sin. This world is wicked, and we will not turn it around this side of Heaven.
Do you see any evidence that the world will soon be
mostly Christian? I
certainly do not. Wickedness is being practiced everywhere in this world. The
toys children are playing with are evil. The broadcasts on television are evil.
The movies are evil. This world is full of wickedness, and it is not getting
We Christians are to be doing His work down here, namely:
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
Notice that there is no mention of building "His
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19,20)
If you are reading this and not a believer in Jesus, you can be saved by Jesus Christ, and He alone can save you from hell. If your
name is not written in the Lamb's Book of Life, you will go to hell. Only those who trust in Jesus can go to heaven. There is still time to be saved.