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Kingdom of God, the Resurrection, Eternal Life

This is part of a series of posts on my understanding of faith, ministry and the church. I would enjoy feedback and your response to my answers to these questions.

Question – What is your understanding of the kingdom of God; the Resurrection; eternal life?

Response – My response begins:

I currently understand the kingdom of God to be the reality that was initiated in Jesus Christ and is present and growing through the work of the Holy Spirit. The full realization of the kingdom of God will be found in a new heaven and a new earth at the eschaton. I believe that glimpses of the Kingdom of God can be seen in our every day lives – when a hungry person is fed or reconciliation changes the life of a community. The kingdom of God is a reality in which Christians are called to live and a reality for which Christians are called to hope. The kingdom is not static. It is open to all persons and open to the future.


  1. How would you respond to this question?
  2. Where do you agree with my response?
  3. Where do you disagree with my response?

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner