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The Gospel of the Kingdom
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2. How extensively did He say this should be preached?
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matt. 24:14.
3. What shows that it has always been God’s purpose that all the world should hear the gospel?
“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Gen. 12:1-3.
“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.” Gal. 3:8.
4. How did God warn Israel against formalism?
“Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men: therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people: . . . for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.” Isa. 29:13,14.
5. What shows that they had substituted the ritual service of the temple for heart service?
“Thus saith the Lord, . . . Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, Baying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these.” Jer. 7:3,4
6. What national disaster did they bring upon themselves by their apostasy from God?
“So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.” 1 Chron. 9:1