Is the Kingdom of God "Within"?
NCW 6, November 1993
Q. How does the New Covenant Church of God look upon the New International Version's translation of Luke 17:12 which reads, "The kingdom of God is within you"? What is your attitude to the NIV footnote which says the text can also be translated, "The Kingdom of God is among you", meaning in the person of Christ? What is the "Kingdom"?
New Covenant Christians accept both propositions (as does the Amplified Version which incorporates both meaninings in the text) and therefore accept both renderings in the NIV. The Kingdom of God is within a person because of the Light of Christ which is in everyone. It is also present wherever Christ is physically present. The Light of Christ is Christ within each soul.
For a detailed treatment of this subject, request our booklet, The Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Mark (SE/NT2), 1992.
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