Doctrinal · Kingdom of God

Inherit the Kingdom? Who knew? – Part 2

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

Ephesians 5:5

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
94 adikos unrighteous x
139 hairesis heresies x
167 akatharsia uncleanness x
169 akathartos unclean person x
727 harpax extortioners x
733 arsenokoitēs abusers of themselves with mankind x
766 aselgeia lasciviousness x
1370 dichostasia seditions x
1495 eidōlolatria idolatry x
1496 eidōlolatrēs idolaters x
1496 eidōlolatrēs idolator x
2052 eritheia strife x
2054 eris variance x
2189 echthra hatred x
2205 zēlos emulations x
2372 thymos wrath x
2812 kleptēs theives x
2970 kōmos revellings x
3060 loidoros revilers x
3120 malakos effeminate x
3178 methē drunkeness x
3183 methysos drunkards x
3430 moicheia adultery x
3432 moichos adulterers x
4123 pleonektēs covetous x
4123 pleonektēs covetous man x
4202 porneia fornication x
4205 pornos fornicators x
4205 pornos whoremonger x
5331 pharmakeia witchcraft x
5355 phthonos envyings x
5408 phonos murders x
and such like x

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