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Building His Kingdom?

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)
     If you were wondering if we are to be building His kingdom, in that text Jesus clearly answered your question.

     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.

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.)
     In those scriptures God makes it very clear that the world is running down. So now we cannot dispute that:

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:
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
     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 marriage:)
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.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
     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 more Christian! We Christians are to be doing His work down here, namely:
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)
     Notice that there is no mention of building "His Kingdom".

     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.

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