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To what extent do miracles complement Jesus teaching about the kingdom of God?
Jesus will apply his ransom sacrifice to humans on earth and lift from them the curse of inherited sin. He and his corulers will raise faithful mankind to perfection. Yes, humans will then enjoy the life that God originally purposed for them when he told Adam and Eve to multiply and fill the earth. Even death that resulted from Adam's sin will be no more! Thus, Jesus will have accomplished all that Jehovah asked of him. At the end of his Thousand Year Rule, Jesus will hand over the Kingdom and the perfected human family to his Father. Regarding this marvelous act of humility on Jesus' part, the apostle Paul wrote: "When all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone."-1 Corinthians 15:28. Clearly, Jesus plays a vital role in accomplishing God's glorious purposes. And as those purposes continue to unfold throughout eternity, he will live up completely to the description he gave of himself: "I am the way and the truth and the life."-John 14:6.
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When the true church is upon the earth, where there is a prophet, a priest or a righteous man unto whom God gives His oracles, there is the kingdom of God; and where the oracl…es of God are not there the kingdom of God is not.
Jesus taught that the kingdom belonged to those who obey God and dogood. He also said that those who believe in Him will dwelleternally with Him in the kingdom.
Jesus' disciples asked Him this question: And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to themin parables?" He answered and said to them, "Because it has been gi…ven to you toknow the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has notbeen given. -- Matthew 13:10,11 In His reply, Jesus distinguished between the unbelieving crowd andthe believing disciples. The crowd, a cross-section of the nation,was obviously rejecting Him, though their rejection would not becomplete until Jesus was crucified on the cross. They would not bepermitted to know the mysteries (secrets) of the kingdom of heaven,whereas His true followers would be helped to understand. .
to show what the kingdom of god is capable of
No, Quran tells us that Jesus(PBUH) is a mighty messenger of Allah sent to the people of Israil.. (5) (Remember) when the angels said: "O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives y…ou the glad tidings of a Word ("Be!" - and he was! i.e. Iesa ( jesus ) the son of Maryam (Mary)) from Him, his name will be the Messiah Iesa ( jesus ), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah." ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #45) 6) And He (Allah) will teach him (Iesa ( jesus )) the Book and Al-Hikmah (i.e. the Sunnah, the faultless speech of the Prophets, wisdom, etc.), (and) the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #48) . 8) Then when Iesa ( jesus ) came to know of their disbelief, he said: "Who will be my helpers in Allahs Cause?" Al-Hawarioon (the disciples) said: "We are the helpers of Allah; we believe in Allah, and bear witness that we are Muslims (i.e. we submit to Allah)." ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #52) (10) And they (disbelievers) plotted (to kill Iesa ( jesus ) ), and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of the planners. And (remember) when Allah said: "O Iesa ( jesus )! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you (of the forged statement that Iesa ( jesus ) is Allahs son) of those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you (Monotheists, who worship none but Allah) superior to those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah, or disbelieve in some of His Messengers, e.g. Muhammad SAW, Iesa ( jesus ), Moosa (Moses), etc., or in His Holy Books, e.g. the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), the Quran) till the Day of Resurrection. Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute." ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Verily, the likeness of Iesa ( jesus ) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - and he was. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #59) Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #55). Verily! This is the true narrative (about the story of Iesa ( jesus )), and, La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the One and the Only True God, Who has neither a wife nor a son). And indeed, Allah is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #62) And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed Messiah Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah," - but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of Iesa ( jesus ) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not (i.e. Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary) ): ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙØ³Ø§Ø¡ , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #157) But Allah raised him (Iesa ( jesus )) up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever AllPowerful, AllWise. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙØ³Ø§Ø¡ , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #158) O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, ("Be!" - and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Rooh) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: "Three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is AllSufficient as a Disposer of affairs. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙØ³Ø§Ø¡ , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #171) And in their footsteps, We sent Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary), confirming the Taurat (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Taurat (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqoon (the pious - see V.2:2). ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙ Ø§Ø¦Ø¯Ø© Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allah is the Messiah (Iesa ( jesus )), son of Maryam (Mary)." But the Messiah (Iesa ( jesus )) said: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙ Ø§Ø¦Ø¯Ø© , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #72) , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #46). The Messiah (Iesa ( jesus )), son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother (Maryam (Mary)) was a Siddiqah (i.e. she believed in the words of Allah and His Books (see Verse 66:12)). They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth). ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙ Ø§Ø¦Ø¯Ø© , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #75)
- Muslims believe that all the prophets sent by the Almighty God to the people had taught them the same MAIN teaching which is to believe in the God, the Creator, the only one… God with no one associated to Him, no parents, no partner, no son. Consequently, this is what Jesus peace be upon Him had taught about this belief & certainly He also taught good morals, wisdoms.
This is the central message Jesus brought with Him for mankind. There are many places where He speaks of the Kingdom of God but for an quick 'story' suggest reading Mark 4, Lu…ke 13 and 18. Luke 4:43 New King James Version (NKJV) 43 but He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.".
that he is the only way to God and that you should be saved basically Additional thoughts: God's Kingdom is a 'government' by God(Daniel 2:44) and Jesus is the king of tha…t Kingdom government(Isaiah 9:6)(Revelation 11:15) which will solve ALL of mankind's problems from war (Psalm 46:9; 72:7), to starvation (Psalm 72:16) to crime (Psalm 72:12-14) and all pain and suffering (Revelation 21:4). Because of it's import, Jesus spent most of his 3 1/2 year ministry, preaching and declaring the good news of the Kingdom of God(Luke 8:1)(Luke 9:11)(Luke 4:43), and teaching his 12 apostles to do the same(Matthew 24:14) (Matthew 28:19+20)(Luke 9:2)(Luke 16:16)(Acts 1:3). When he was on earth, Jesus said " the kingdom of God is in your midst" (NIV), or ' among you ", because he was the representative of that Kingdom (Luke 17:20-21)though the religious leaders of his day did not want to accept that. At Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:23-25,and Luke 18:25 Jesus describes what would be needed to be approved for the Kingdom. He says that it will be easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to get into the kingdom of God , because of the tendency of the rich to become haughty and dependent on their riches, rather than God.....Whereas others who had been wrongdoers, but were humble enough to learn what God's will is and change their behavior, would be approved for the Kingdom because of their repentance and 'child-like' trust in God(Matthew 21:31-32)(Mark 10:14-16)(Luke 18:16-17) And once we know the truth about God's Kingdom, we must follow God's directions closely to get there(Luke 9:62). Jesus apostles did not understand when the Kingdom would take effect(Acts 1:6) and Jesus showed that alot of time would pass before it came(Luke 19:11-15), and that we would need signs to understand when it has arrived(Matthew 24:33)(Luke 21:29-31) The hope of ruling in that Kingdom was taken from the Jewish Nation as a whole, and given to a group who would obey God,(Matthew 21:42-43)(Hebrews 8:9) Jesus' followers (Luke 8:10). It was with this group that he made the covenant to serve with him in God's Kingdom(Luke 22:14-18)and be 'born again' spiritually(John 3:3-5)(Revelation 5:10)
Yes it is very true , and there are no false teaching in this . As the prophet Isiah said 700 years earlier to the birth of christ , that avirgin would give birth , and the ch…ild will be called Jesus. THE SAVIOUR.
Jesus, being the divine son of God, always did things "in the family's style", so to speak. Therefore, when we read about the miracles of Jesus we see what God desires for all… of humanity and the world. For example, Jesus fed the hungry because God desires that they be fed, Jesus healed the sick because God wants us to be well, and Jesus turned water into wine because God wants us to be happy. (Not drunk, but to enjoy life).
Parable, a form of illustration, was used by Jesus extensively in his teaching because it accomplished his goal. It was, and remains, a very effective teaching tool.(Matthew …13:34-35) . It : 1. holds the hearer's attention 2. gets us thinking 3. stirs our emotions 4. aids our memory and 5. works in any culture, at any time period. Teaching with illustrations (mental pictures) helps people get the sense of what's being taught, as it puts things in terms they are familiar with (ie: God is like a "father"(Luke 15:11-32), Jesus is like a "shepherd"(John 10:11-15), Faithful worshipers are like "sheep"(Luke 15:1-7), False religious leaders are like 'blind guides' (Matthew 23:24). It also: 6. motivates right-hearted ones to take action, and eliminates those who really have no interest in truth, as they can't be bothered to take the time to question things they don't understand(John 6:54, 60-66)(Mark 4:33, 34)(Matthew 13:13-15, 36)(Matthew 22:15-21) 7. provides a quiet, but clear, rebuke to those who need it, without opening up a clear line of retaliation. (Matthew 9:11-13)(Luke 7:36-50)(Luke 10:30-37) and 8. makes things out of our realm of understanding, understandable (such as the Kingdom of God(Luke 13:18, 19),(Matthew 13:3-8,18-23),(Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, 47-50)(Matthew 13:31, 32; Mark 4:30-32)(Luke 17:6)(Luke 11:5-8)(Luke 13:1-9)(Daniel 2:31-35+44). As humans, we would have no way of relating to things in the spirit realm, unless someone put them in terms we were familiar with.
A few thoughts: In the Bible, Jesus taught that : *...God is his father (John 20:17)(Matthew 16:16)(Luke 1:35) (John 8:16-18) (John 8:54)(Matthew 20:23)(Revelation 3:2+12;… 2 Corinthians 1:3+4)(John 16:28) and prayer to God was important to Jesus(Matthew 14:23) *...God sent Jesus to be a sacrifice for the sins of mankind (John 3:16)(Romans 5:8)(John 1:29 /Isaiah 53:7 /Matthew 26:28)(Romans 5:12+18; 6:23),to teach the truth(John 12:49) and break up the works of the devil(Hebrews 2:14) (1 John 3:8) *...all things are possible with God (Mark 10:27)(Luke 1:37)(Mark 13:32) *...learning about God and Jesus means our life(John 17:3) and God is looking for people who will then truthfully PRACTICE what they've learned(John 4:23) (Romans 10:2+3) *...it is possible to love God with our whole heart, mind and strength(Mark 12:30) because of the kind of person God is....God is LOVE (1 John 4:8) *...that God has a name (Matthew 6:9)(John 17:26) *...that God loves us, and as long as we put his will first in our lives, we will be blessed (Luke 12:6+7)(Matthew 6:31-33) (1 John 2:17) *...God has a specific way he wants to be worshiped(Matthew 7:13,14, 21-23) and will not accept man-made doctrines or hypocrisy(Matthew 15:1-9)(Titus 1:16)
in the Christian faith, he is the son of god
Jesus didn't really use miracles to teach about His Father or The Kingdom Of Heaven.... he used a parable. Now, a parable is like a story, a story used to teach a lesson. He t…old the people so in a way he was a preacher. But like all good stories, these had messages and hidden symbols inside of them. Sometimes a thunder cloud would represent God but in other stories it would rain from the cloud and that would represent forgiveness or repent. So you see he told them stories about the goodness of the Lord and the beauty of The Kingdom Of Heaven.
Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God will grow with proper care and feeding.