Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"City of God" XX.9

Chapter 9:
Just as with the binding and loosing of Satan, so with the kingdom of heaven and the reign of the saints we should understand multiple levels of meaning. Right now, for example, the saints "reign" with Christ over the earth, though as with Christ's reign it is not necessarily a direct one since Satan is temporarily loosed.
Likewise there will come a day when the kingdom has fully come and the Church of God is purified so that it truly is the City of God unmixed with the world. Until then, those with the mark of the beast and those of us who have believed the Gospel are mixed together even in the gathering of the visible church, which will be the case until the final judgment.

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