Christ's Mediatorial Kingdom

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    A Christian brother had offered some teaching that I see as helpful, how do you see it. ?The same, different or other?

    http://www.truecovenanter.com/refor...atechism_section_01_mediatorial_dominion.html
     
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    Q. What is the extent of Christ’s mediatorial dominion?

    A. It is universal.

    Q. Is it not limited to the church?

    A. No. The church is the special kingdom of Christ—the great central province of his empire, around which all other provinces are made to revolve. Therefore the dominion of Christ necessarily extends beyond its hallowed precincts. Eph. 1.22, “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.”

    Q. Why is it necessary that Christ’s mediatorial dominion should extend beyond the limits of the church, or be universal?

    A. It is necessary, 1. That he might give a general commission to his ministers to go forth among the hostile nations and preach his gospel. Matt. 28.18, 19, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth; go ye, therefore, and teach all nations.” 2. That he might gather from among them his elect. Jno. 17.2, “ Glorify thy Son, as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.” 3. As a reward of his mediatorial sufferings. Rev. 3.21, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me on my throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father on his throne.” See also Phil. 2.8,9. 4. To subdue all his own and his people’s enemies. “He must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet,” 1 Cor. 15.25.

    Q. Is not the gospel call, as it is general to all that hear it, founded rather upon Christ’s kingly than his priestly office?

    A. Yes; for Christ says, Matt. 28.18,19, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth: go ye, therefore, and teach.” The commission to teach, or preach, proceeds evidently from his universal dominion.

    Q. Does not this view of the matter obviate the objection made to the doctrine of a definite atonement, derived from the fact of the call being general? {16}

    A. Yes. Because the ambassadors are not authorized to declare, as the ground of Christ’s invitation to those addressed, to believe, that Christ died for them, but that he died for sinners, and, as Lord of all, Christ, by them, commands all men, who hear the voice of the gospel, to believe and repent.
     
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    Some believe it was postponed....but it was not....here from [Grace to You];
    It does not say it was postponed.
     
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    Here is the next part of the GTY discussion;
    lets see;
    But he has kept the promise. He has came and inaugurated His kingdom.....it was welcomed by the elect remnant;
    4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

    5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

    6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

    7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

    8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

    9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

    He offered it, it was welcomed while many were still in rebellion. there is no need to offer it again.. Those who rejected Him will be in hell.
    Yes...and that is exactly what has happened....
    46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

    47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

    48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

    49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

    50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

    51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

    52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

    He already has....

    This begins from a false premise and continues from there.
     
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    GTY continues with this;
    I was taught to believe this at first and did not question it much as it was said to be the truth. let's look at it;


    For all biblical Christians the Kingdom of God has come in their heart. I believe it is also here externally.

    In it's fullness? ...No....not yet.It is a living and growing Kingdom. The obvious intent of the article is that it is only when Jesus is visibly present that the external part can happen. Some look for that, others suggest that is indeed the last day.

    If indeed both elements of the Kingdom are going on right now, those awaiting a future earthly 1000 yrs are living at half speed as they "hope" for a future day, rather than come to grips with the implications of a current reign.

    Individual salvation, rather than Kingdom discipleship becomes the focus . This was not the pattern in Acts.

    This explanation flies in the face of biblical revelation, that is biblical theology itself.
    There is no....WHAT IF.......THERE IS ONLY WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINED.

    There is no.....what if Adam had not sinned in reality.There is no what if....anything...that goes against clearly revealed truth.
    Why is there no what if?......Jesus would not have accomplished redemption in such a what if world of speculation.
    These kind of thoughts began to erode my "confidence" in that system of teaching.
     

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