The Berean Expositor
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by the figure Hendiadys. In this context is the precious message of John 3: 16 which
has been the means of salvation to thousands in this present age.
God is using more than one way of bringing Gentile sinners to Himself in order to
realize His earthly kingdom. He is using the Gospel of John with its emphasis on "he that
believeth in Me hath everlasting life". He will later on use the gospel of the kingdom to
all the nations of the world (Matt. 24: 14). He will also use redeemed Israel after His
second Advent to be His witnesses `to the uttermost parts of the earth' (Luke.xxiv.46-48;
Acts 1: 8), so at last the time will come when "the kingdoms of this world are become the
kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever"
(Rev.xi.15). Then the Lord shall be not just the King of Israel, but "king over all the
earth" (Zech. 14: 9).