Inheriting the Kingdom
Recently (yesterday!) I blogged on Paul’s passage in Ephesian 5:5 about inheriting the kingdom, and it got me thinking about the other two passages in the New Testament that line out lifestyles that are restrictive to inheriting the Kingdom.
The three passages are as follows
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
1Corinthians 6:9 – 10
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Galations 5:19 – 21
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
I have this weakness, you see, of taking data and compiling it to compare information. This is my intent with this post. I simply offer a table showing the characteristics of those who will not inherit the kingdom.
A bit surprising, being in the religious culture of the American life!
|Gk Strongs #||Greek Transliteration||KJV Translation||1 Cor 6:9-10||Gal 5:19-22||Eph 5:5|
|733||arsenokoitēs||abusers of themselves with mankind||x|
|and such like||x|