The Kingdom Of God: how many thousand, maybe millions of times have we heard that expression—and what does it mean to you? I would suggest to you that likely it has a different meaning for each person alive, or who ever lived. I am allowed to say that because, definitely, each person has a different mental picture from any other. It’s sort of like Santa Clause to a four or five year old—each one has its own image. The reason for that malady is identical for each entity. No one has ever defined the “essence” of Santa—neither has anyone before me ever defined the “essence” of God. It goes without saying that, without an “essential definition”, no clear, identical picture is possible. Therein lies all the conflict our earth has experienced since the beginning of recorded history. The earth has been in perpetual conflict and discord over one concept, God and its Kingdom. Millions of people have been killed, with many as sacrificial offerings to that God.
The obvious question is why are we and have we been fighting over the same idea. The obvious answer is, we are not. What we are, and have been, doing forever is fighting over an un-described and indescribable idea which has been named variously from Zeus to Allah to God, etc. If there had ever been an “essential definition” applied to that deity entity, then there would be no room for opinions, only truthful recognition, and, therefore, no discord nor lack of understanding. We would all be like-minded. Why have we not and still are not fighting over the concept that 2+2=4. Simply because it is a mathematical truth which not even the most simple minded can deny—we have like-mindedness, and therefore peace over that matter.
Now back to the subject of God and its Kingdom—we must define the “essence” of God so we may be like-minded about it and be at peace. That “essential definition” is as follows: God is a Perfect Rational Being— six simple words that say it all—no misunderstandings nor misgivings. That picture of essence removes all doubt about who/what God is, and more importantly what and where its Kingdom is. Science has shown us that everything in existence is made of identical particles of energy with different names, collectively known as quanta. We know that each if its kind is perfect in form and function. We also know that not a single one more nor less exists now that has not existed since the moment of the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. Each of those tinniest particles of energy continue to do in perfect fashion exactly what it was designed to do—the result is a constantly changing universe(s) which we call evolution. God with its Perfect Intellect decided to transform its invisible perfection into visible perfection for the world to see, recognize, respect, honor and be thankful for. So the Kingdom Of God is the Universe(s)—God’s Perfection is in all things and all things are in its Perfection. I should note here that because of the Patristic society which has prevailed for millenea, God has been given a gender designation of He/Him. Of course, God has no gender–it is not capable of breeding and producing other gods. Even if it were capable, what or with whom would it mate? So, it sounds crude to use the pronoun “it” to describe God, but it is mandatory.
All the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity) have categorically separated their God from its creation. Likewise, they all have presumed a hostile, vengeful God who seemingly is looking for any chance possible to torture and torment us both in this life and hereafter. All of that ideology was/is based on their ignorance of the science of the universe in which they lived, and their minuscule interpretation of events in their lives. Considering the definition of God as Perfect in all respects mandates God’s Perfect Love—perfect love is acceptance without conditions. Therefore, it is impossible for God to do anything except “accept” us with open arms no mater what we do or don’t do. That was Jesus’ only message—Love of God and Love of neighbor. Jesus understood fully that God was in all and that all was/is in God. He was the messenger, the Messiah, the Christ, who gave us the “Good News”(gospel) about God’s love for us and everything in existence.He knew he would be considered a treasonist and would be crucified for his teachings. Therefore, he spent three years in the shadows and on the fringes attempting to spread his message to and through his apostles—I don’t believe any one of them fully grasped what he was saying. However, because the written word has been so distorted from that time on, we really don’t know whether they did or not. Certainly, organized religion does not. When the apostles asked Jesus when was he going to restore the kingdom, he responded that “the Kingdom of God has already come; it is spread out all over the world around you and you do not see it” (paraphrased). We, along with every tree leaf, every grain of sand, every star, every bacterium, every molecule of oxygen we breath, and every entity in existence, are The Kingdom Of God. God is Perfect—therefore its creation is perfect. Is it possible for God to reject its own Perfection? I think not. When we, if ever, become like-minded about the “essence of God”, peace will prevail—not until. My book , Wilderness Cry, and my soon to be published book, Peace in Spirituality, spell it out precisely and concisely in irrefutable terms. You might want to investigate farther.