Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.

Kingdom of God

(Mt. 6:33; Mk. 1:14,15; Lk. 4:43) = "kingdom of Christ" (Mt. 13:41, 20:21) = "kingdom of Christ and of God" (Eph. 5:5) = "kingdom of David" (Mk. 11:10) = "the kingdom" (Mt. 8:12, 13:19) = "kingdom of heaven" (Mt. 3:2, 4:17, 13:41), all denote the same thing under different aspects, viz.:

  1. Christ's mediatorial authority, or his rule on the earth;
  2. the blessings and advantages of all kinds that flow from this rule;
  3. the subjects of this kingdom taken collectively, or the Church.


Original from The Bible Foundation - bf.org. They claim public domain status for their original text.