What is the difference between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
While some believe that the Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven are referring to different things, it is clear that both phrases are referring to the same thing. The phrase "kingdom of God" occurs...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
Daniel 2 describes the God of Heaven establishing a Kingdom - so we can call it "Kingdom of God" and "Kingdom of Heaven" at the same time. He describes this kingdom that starts from a tiny rock of divine origin "not by human hands", and from this tiny rock, it grew into a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.

Jesus picks up on this theme in Matthew 13, where he describes the same kingdom as a mustard seed, and by divine power, grows into a huge tree. Without divine power, it would be impossible, as mustard seeds do not grow into trees.

2000 years later, we can see what happened to the Catholic Church - started out small with a group of disciples, and by divine power grew in number, and covered the whole earth.

October 10 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Doktor D W Supporter
In context, both are the same, both referring to the Kingdom of God / Heaven on earth after the Tribulation and after Armageddon. One must approach these two examples with caution, carefully, Spiritually, examining context, context, context, since the Apostle Paul identifies a "Heavenly Heaven" which is, indeed, "not of this world!" THAT is the Heaven we Christians occupy at normal death or in the Rapture.

August 10 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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