Re: The Old Testament in Revelation 20 (Why are there no "millennial" references?)
(Sorry I haven't been more active in this thread, but I have mid-term exams this week and next, and only post when I need a break from studying.)
Originally Posted by quiet dove
The belief that Jesus is not reigning now as king over all nations is, to me, a bizarre stance for a Christian to hold to. Every tribe, tongue, and people call Jesus their messiah, king, and God. This alone makes Him "King above all kings." Not to mention that He never dies, is seated at the right hand of God, and has all authority. Let me ask you this: Was the Caesar king over the Roman Empire? Yes, he was. Did all within that empire obey him as king? No, they didn't. Did that somehow mean he wasn't king? Of course not. I could use the same analogy with the U.S. President. Is Obama the head over America? Yes. Do all Americans obey him? No. That doesn't mean he's not "actually" the President. Disobeying the law (God's Law or the law of the land, such as running a traffic light) doesn't somehow mean that law has no authority over you - it means that you are rebelling / disobeying that law / law-enforcer / law-giver. Jesus is King over all kings, even though many do not submit to Him and His ways.
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