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The Kingdom of God, 

What is the Kingdom of God?

The Kingdom of God is an alternate form of government taught by Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ and the early Church among others that is in accordance with the way of God the Father.

How does the Kingdom of God differ from other governments?

The Kingdom of God does not exercise authority, but depends on the perfect law of liberty.

What rights do I have in the Kingdom of God?

All the rights given you by God. You give up no rights at anytime but remain free souls under God.

What responsibilities do I have in the Kingdom of God?

All responsibilities of dominion on earth as given you by God, dress it and keep it, have no other gods, honor your Fathers and Mothers, love your neighbor and his rights as much as your own...

Wasn’t the Kingdom of God postponed because the Jews did not accept Christ?

The power was not restored for another ten days after the ascension. The apostles who had been called out and appointed the kingdom which Jesus had already received were told to go back and wait in Jerusalem. At Pentecost thousands of Judean citizens and others accepted Christ as king and were cast out the unfruitful government system of the Pharisees. Jesus had already taken their rights in the kingdom away from them and they had agreed they had no king but Caesar.

Doesn’t Romans 13 tell us to obey government?

Jesus preached a government that operated under the perfect law of liberty, by faith, hope and charity and Paul said let every soul remain subject to The Higher Liberty. The word he used means the right or power to choose. It does not mean government. The word ‘exousia’ is even translated liberty in 1 Corinthians 8:9.

Is the kingdom for everyone?

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

How is the government supported in the Kingdom of God?

Freewill offerings of the people, through a network of ministers chosen by the people. These ministers for the people are the public servants of the kingdom who form the body of the Church under the criteria of Christ.

What was wrong with Christians? Why were they persecuted?

Christians would not apply for the benefits of authoritarian benefactors. They remained within each family, freely congregating and choosing titular leaders who served their needs through a community bound only by faith, hope and charity. Specific reasons including stating they had another king rather than participating in civil schemes and social contracts or registering births to obtain these benefits. They had their own government and altars.

What was the doctrine or error of the “Nicolaitians”?

The Nicolaitian or error of Balaam is when the people eat of the tables or altars of benefactors who exercise authority. The people do not remain under the higher liberty or right to choose but are trapped in a state where others choose for them. Ruling elite obtain the authority to decide what they will contribute and what they will receive. The people are no longer free souls under God the Father but are literally the conquered people, Nico Laity.

"Are men the property of the state?
Or are they free souls under God?
[1]

In most national governments the people are property of the state. They are subjects of the state called human resources who work first for the benefit of the State or as Peter said they are "merchandise". [*]

How may we become free souls under God?

We must repent and seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. We must forgive so that we may be forgiven and we must give of ourselves so that we may be given.

What is His righteousness?

The Greek word translated into righteousness dikaiosune from the word dikaios righteous or just. The word "dikaiosune" is defined as the “state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God.

His Church and His Congregations

How does that kingdom relate to that Church?

The Church in its most general sense is the kingdom of God on earth. It consists of every man and women in their respective Families, freely congregating. And it includes Ministers, of several kinds, and their families in a network of service. Each family and family member is an altar of clay serving the community while the ministers are living stones that minister to the whole community including widows and orphans and families and communities in special needs. The Ordained Ministers act as a representative body for the people in free congregations.

What was the role or purpose of the Church?

The Church has many duties and function including proclaiming the kingdom. They are to maintain an entrance to the the everlasting kingdom and facilitate the choice of seeking the kingdom as free souls under God. If the Church does its job the people will have an alternative to going under authoritarian benefactors like Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, Caesar and more modern rulers who exercise authority but call themselves benefactors.

How does Church relate to us in our lives and in God’s plan for us?

God has always wanted us to be free souls under Him alone. He took us out of Egypt and told us to never go back. He provided us a redeeming king who appointed men to keep us free in the world but not of it. This plan has not changed. To be free under God we must be responsible, charitable and active souls according to His ways.

What is this thing called the Church?

"In its most general sense it is the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances."

Is the Church incorporated?

The Church is the “body” or “corpus” of Christ by his appointment only. It is "A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies." [2]

What does observance of the same rituals and ceremonies mean?

All governments have rituals and ceremonies. The Church is no different except in a few important distinctions. As an example, in the recording of marriage the governments of the ‘world’ also establishes an exercising authority over the married couple. The Church also recognizes and records marriages but only to establish that no one has an exercising authority over the Family unit. In order to notice this difference the Church uses outward signs, consistent rituals and ceremonies, to mark a distinction from those who wish to live in the world but not of it and those who want to live of the world coveting its benefits and going under its authority. See Article 7 of the Polity.

What is a congregation?

A congregation is an unincorporated fellowship of men both free and bond that look to the servant Church appointed by Christ to assist them in their search for the kingdom and its righteousness as an alternative to the authoritarian and subjugating systems of the world.

How many people are needed to make a congregation?

A congregation is at least two or more people and one representative minister. The ideal size of a congregation is ten families.

What does a congregation do?

The people in congregation are the government and the ministers are their public servants. The homes or tabernacles of the congregation rely on the good and freewill of their neighbors to supply them with all the social assurance of a Christ like people. In thanksgiving they are there for the needs and emergencies that life often brings.

What do the Ministers do?

They, like any other public servant of other governments, are in charge of the health, education and welfare of the people in community. They are the titular and representative government. They also manage the funds, freely receiving and freely distributing of and for the people, and they manage the reserve funds in the form of tangible properties, both real and personal, held in trust, both for the long term and immediate needs of the congregation.

How do we live in the world but not of it?

By learning not to depend upon the subjugating systems of the world but look upon the freewill faith, hope and charity of your brothers in Christ in free congregations under God’s perfect law of liberty.

What form of government is the Church?

The Church is not like other nations which “exercise authority” but remains an institution of God to provide service of “the government of the people, for the people and by the people” [3]

by the appointed of the Messiah. The kingdom of God is a pure Republic under Him.

Who is a member of the Church?

There are different types of members of the Church in its general and specific senses. There are the members of the congregation in general and members of the Church ministry and orders.

What must I do to become a member of the congregation?

Repent and be baptized. Water baptism is a ceremony where we express our intent or vow to seek the kingdom of God in all things and its righteousness in an ongoing spiritual baptism of forgiving and thanksgiving.

Is the Church a trust?

The ministry of the Church is appointed by Christ in trust including an obligation to serve His kingdom and it may also receive contributions of the people for His purpose in trust.

What must I do to become a member of the ministry of the Church?

You must become an ordained, licensed or commissioned minister or a member of a religious order.

What must I do to become a licensed minister?

A licensed minister is elected by a congregation and appointed by and ordained minister to act ex officio on behalf of the Church.

What must I do to become a commissioned minister?

A commissioned minister is someone appointed by an ordained minister to act ex officio on behalf of the Church on matters that he cannot or should not do himself.

What must an individual do to become an ordained minister?

They must obey the requirements of Jesus Christ according to His calling and be ordained by an ordained minister of the Church. This usually involves the laying on of hands, anointing with oils or some form of recording of the event by witnesses or documentation within a congregations of ordained ministers called an Order.

What is an Order?

An order is a congregation of ordained ministers. It usually is not much larger than 10 or twelve ordained ministers, and their Families.

What is the purpose of an Order?

Like a congregation it serves the needs of the ministers and their Families and is a part of an over all network of the kingdom binding the people in faith hope and charity in practical ways.

Are only Ministers members of Orders?

Orders consist of Ministers and Members and their Families and domestic and ministerial servants.

Who are Members of an Order?

Members of an order are either those seeking to be full time Ministers, are retired from active ministry of congregations or support the order with special skills, piety or devotion?


Footnotes:


1 Cecil B. DeMille in “The Ten Commandments.”

2 Black's Law Dictionary 3rd ed. Page 325. also 4th, 5th 6th Ed.
3 The introduction to John Wycliffe’s translation of the Bible in 1382.
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