The Gospel of the kingdom is the same Gospel as the Gospel of Christ and the Gospel of God's Grace ! The Gospel of the Kingdom means that they only who have been birthed Spiritually into the Spiritual kingdom of Christ will be given faith to believe the Gospel mysteries. Mark 4 11Brother Civic, I hope and pray that this response is what breaks the veil that Calvinism has put before your eyes; and not only you but all Calvinists. As in your original post, I disagree, not what you have written about the gospel of Christ....it is true and Calvinists have it right. But there is the gospel of the kingdom which Calvinists don't know.....or.....don't understand, and hence their error.
The second gospel of the two, is the gospel of the kingdom, which I am commissioned to proclaim and hope you will join me. Jesus tells us this gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world then the end will come. It is the good news to the children of God of the promise of entering into His rest at the conclusion of this age.
We are told that if we are faithful and obedient the promise of entering that rest still stands. That rest is the Sabbath rest of God, the age to come, the millennial kingdom that lies ahead for those who overcome and are worthy to inherit this blessing. So, "Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." Ps. 95 and Heb. 3/4.
Herein is the problem with the Calvinist dogma. You have the gospel of Christ down pat and know God's love for His children is eternal. That the gospel of Christ is pure grace, undeserved and forever. But you fail to grasp that receiving the promise of the Holy Spirit is not a guaranteed event for the children of God. God's grace makes the children of men into children of God. But , just because one is a spiritually alive child of God, does not mean he is going to be faithful, obedient, love Jesus more than himself,, wise......quite the contrary, God's children are more than capable of being rebellious, disobedient, loving money more than Jesus, foolish, etc. And these children will not receive the promise of the Holy Spirit nor be part of the first resurrection, nor partake of the marriage supper, nor be a priest or king with Jesus in the age to come.
PLEASE......again I say please.....please realize that this rest of God, this "age to come", this kingdom yet to come.....IS NOT eternity. Many of God's children are already missing it and many will miss it. Prayerfully it won't be you or any Calvinist. This has been brief. I could spend hours proclaiming and teaching the gospel of the kingdom.
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: