The greatest idea that has ever been born is “The Kingdom of God”

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An idea that has changed the world more positively than any other was first announced by a Galilean carpenter twenty centuries ago. In The Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ, Theologian James Stewart writes: 

Every new idea that has ever burst upon the world has had a watchword. Always there has been some word or phase in which the very genius of the thing has been concentrated and focused, some word or phrase to blazon on its banners when it went marching out into the world. Islam had a watchword: “God is God, and Mohammed is his prophet.” The French Revolution had a watchword: “Liberty, equality, fraternity.” The democratic idea had a watchword: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” . . . .

Every new idea that has stirred the hearts of men has created its own watchword, something to wave like a flag, to rally the ranks and win recruits. Now the greatest idea that has ever been born upon the earth is the Christian idea. And Christianity came with a watchword, magnificent and mighty and imperial; and the watchword was “The Kingdom of God.” 

Jesus began his public ministry with the proclamation, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). He taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). 

He encouraged us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). When he returns, Jesus’ name will be “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). 

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